They Thirst is a book about a thirst on a mission, to empty and refill every throbbing vein in LA until an army deep and dense arises to serve a new ruler, Vulcan the ancient evil, the king of Vampires. It sounds fantastic but placed against a realistic backdrop of a real city with its residents the tale weaves an ebb through the characters and makes them real. I loved how the city was modern but the ancient castle in its midst gave it that old creepy feel that made the story even better not to mention the weather control and the animal attacks so cleverly written in. We get a handful of mortals who end up in the way of the destructive force; a priest, a cop, some kid who lost his parents and a tv star - they all end up on path, a path that will either lead them to salvation or speed them to the hungry death that has swept up their city even if no one believed it to be real. The background info and writing on each person is fabulous, I bet everyone will have their favorites by the time they read this great story. I loved the vampire theme which was quite vicious, not much romance here and it would jump from character to character and shift gears only to attack from another side. I wish all books were this much fun!
- Kasia S.