Series: Generation V #1
Published by Roc on 5/7/2013
Genres: Adult SFF, Urban Fantasy
My Reviews in this series: Iron Night, Tainted Blood
*This book was provided by the Publisher for review. No compensation was provided and all opinions are strictly my own.
Fortitude Scott’s life is a mess. A degree in film theory has left him with zero marketable skills, his job revolves around pouring coffee, his roommate hasn’t paid rent in four months, and he’s also a vampire. Well, sort of. He’s still mostly human.
But when a new vampire comes into his family’s territory and young girls start going missing, Fort can’t ignore his heritage anymore. His mother and his older, stronger siblings think he’s crazy for wanting to get involved. So it’s up to Fort to take action, with the assistance of Suzume Hollis, a dangerous and sexy shape-shifter. Fort is determined to find a way to outsmart the deadly vamp, even if he isn’t quite sure how.
But without having matured into full vampirehood and with Suzume ready to split if things get too risky, Fort’s rescue mission might just kill him.…
Generation V will educate you on just how much being a vampire can bite the big one. Fortitude’s life isn’t all glitz and glam like it is for his siblings. So what if you were a vampire, but you weren’t strong or sexy, nor confident and enviable? – Instead you were just a somewhat nerdy, put upon guy, who everyone seems to get over on!? Well hell, it sure would suck to be you wouldn’t it?
Everything about Fort was written to draw you in, root for the underdog and seriously want to kick his ass and pound some sense into the young guy. He’s so packed full of ideals but is so passive aggressive about standing up for himself and yet he is willing to sacrifice so much to do so for others. Definitely a guy you can get to like despite himself.
There are plenty of good chuckles to be had in Generation V as the snarky chemistry between Fort and Suzume is palpable.
I stared. “That’s horrible.”
Lulu looked surprised, and shot a confused look at Suzume. “Are you sure this is a vampire? He sure doesn’t sound like one.”
“It’s amazing isn’t it?” Suzume said conversationally. “You’d think that his mother had fucked Jiminy Cricket.” – pg 200
Just what is really going on here? Spanktasticness that is what! I swear I was laughing every few pages!
But more importantly,if you let me use your witch I’ll take the judgmental bloodsucker away and you can get back to squirting elf juice in vajayjays. – pg 200
While Fort is good at getting his ass kicked, Suzume is good at kicking ass, ok most of the time. Not to mention she is a kitsune, the coolest supernatural creature EVER! Meaning she is a fox that can turn into a woman with some snazzy illusionary magic to boot.
An elf glamour spends its time screaming, Round ears, not pointy ears, round ears! If I pulled fox magic, mine would just say, Of course these ears are normal. You know, all Obi-Wan. These aren’t the droids you’re looking for is a lot more effective and easy than these droids are completely invisible. – pg 203
With a new and unique type of vampire lore, Generation V is definitely not one Urban Fantasy lovers will want to miss!
Be sure to read my interview of M.L. Brennan