Vampire Appetites beware! Great Read!
The master vampire Marquis de Sade is determined to find the woman who has made his life hell for two centuries and to destroy her once and for all. His quest leads him to a seemingly normal suburban family in America--but they, too, are vampires . . . and are as dangerous as Sade.
This was a great read, a tear jerker for me. Sad, a mother having to choose her children like that. I didn't see it as significant amongst the saga of stories, but did find that it answered some questions about the Marquis' past. It does, as all of Mary Ann Mitchell's work does, leave you begging for more.
Overall this book is dark and demented. These vampires are not your young adult romantic vampires. These vampires consist of a dominatrix, a baby vampire named Chuckie (shudders), two hideously evil child vampires, wacky mom and dad vampires (who brought their children over to the undead), a psychotic vampire slayer wanting to do nothing but die, and of course the perverted Marquis de Sade .
The creep factor hits high in the Hugheses family. Mr. Hughes had an affair with Marie, the dominatrix and Marques de Sades mother-in-law, and ended up being turned into a vampire. He then proceeds to turn his wife and two of the older children. His wife couldnt help herself and turns the baby of the family also. So now you have a family that only ages in mind (which makes Chuckie the baby extremely creepy). Now Marie is coming for visit to her American family and she has a hidden agenda that involves payback to Marquis de Sade in the form of a vampire slayer. She knows he will follow her to Hugheses because he just cant resist the temptation.
One paragraph pretty much sums up this book. From page 188:
Everything seemed to be in upheaval. His sister was preparing to kill his brother. His brother had killed a little girl. Aunt Marie, who was afraid of nothing, was terrorized by the sight of his little sister. Babette was bonkers. His father wanted to kill his brother, and his mother might be in the basement with a naked Uncle Louis.
This is my first book (that I can remember) that I have read of Mary Ann Mitchells and I do think I need to read some others that involve her Marquis de Sade characters just to understand them. Definitely for the horror vampire genre lovers and for adults only.
Yet another enjoyable Marquis de Sade novel. These are well written novels about a monster you can't help but love.
don't like this kind of book have not read but will to trade it.