Book Review: Vampire Miami
You’ve heard of CSI: Miami. You’ve heard of CSI: Las Vegas. But have you heard of Vampire Miami?
I hadn’t either until last week.
I liked Vampire Miami a lot more than I anticipated I would.
It’s not a romance.
It’s not a love story.
It does have the supernatural and the vampires are more like what we associate with Dracula than what I generally read.
The United States was torn apart by a war between the vampires and the humans. Five years after signing the treaty which handed Miami and Los Angeles to the vampires those two cities are what you would expect: martial law states where the vampires rule although they do try to seem benevolent by allowing movies to be filmed and Amnesty International and the Red Cross have access to help the humans living inside The Wall.
There are the ritzy areas: places where everything seems to be as it was before the treaty was signed
There are the slums where all you see are burned out or looted buildings, overturned cars and, I think, some tumbling tumbleweed.
Then you have the areas in between the two. Places where humans have formed communities for their own safety.
Enter a 17-year-old young woman from New York City. No longer a child but not quite an adult. A young woman who’s father has inexplicably gone missing so has petitioned the courts to be put into the custody of her grandmother who lives in Miami.
Include a little supernatural which is so rare it has only been seen three times in a hundred years.
Now imagine the mayhem that girl could cause in such circumstances.