YA Corner: Tail of the Devil by Danielle DeVor

Hello everyone out there.  I hope your having a great day.  Today on my young adult feature I have a wonderful paranormal book by Danielle DeVor.  Tail of the Devil is a great book in the world of vampires.  It’s quite fast paced and exciting to read.  Be sure to check out my full review after the book blurb.  I hope you all have a great day and enjoy today’s spotlight.

17383481Book Blurb:

Like many homeless kids, fifteen-year-old Mathias Drvar died on the streets. Unlike the rest, he came back– as a vampire.

If Mathias thought being homeless sucked, being a vampire is worse. The vampires who transformed him believe he is the reincarnation of an ancient king. They expect him to quit swearing, use a napkin, and play by their weird, ancient rules. F— that.

But after the reigning queen assaults Mathias, he has visions of a past life in which he was that king. Turns out the current queen killed him then, and wants to kill him again. He’d better grow up fast, because if he doesn’t his second life may be shorter than his first.

Review:

Mathias is just a street kid trying to survive.  He does what he must to get money for food.  When one of these errands for a really suspicious character goes horribly wrong he wakes to find himself in a whole new world.  He is now in a world of vampires.  Things he only read about are now his reality.  While adjusting to his new world and those around him is a challenge even without the Queen who holds a grudge.  Mathias soon finds that while he is now a vampire he is the reincarnated vampire king.  His memories from his previous lives start flooding back and he realizes that the Queen is a much bigger threat to him than initially thought.  The dangers of his new world abound and everything is compounded with the myth of his previous selves that all expect him to live up to.  Mathias, the street kid, must learn quickly or his new vampiric life will be wiped out similarly to that of his last one.

Danielle DeVor does a great job with this story.  I loved Mathias.  His character is very well-rounded for a teenage kid.  I also enjoyed the additions of Nosferatu and Vlad Tepes.  They are great for Mathias’ character and actually put a new spin on the legendary characters themselves.  The use of flashbacks to Mathias’ previous life was very well done.  It can be quite a challenge for some authors to navigate this Danielle does this so adeptly that it helps to move the story forward without it hindering it.  Her storytelling is great and I guarantee I will be reading more of her works.  If you are paranormal fan,  you will love this vampire world and the characters in it.

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