Sunday, December 9, 2007

Thirsty by M. T. Anderson


Thirsty
M. T. Anderson
Candlewick Press
August 9, 2005
ISBN# 978-0-7636-2750-8

With the usual issues a teen suffers through, Chris is your typical high school student. Then the changes begin manifesting in subtle ways, and escalate into sleepless nights and bloodlust. While Chris struggles for a note of normalcy in his life, his friendships and family eventually take a backseat to the turmoil he’s facing within. When ‘Chet’ pays him a visit and insists he’s been sent as an avatar of the Forces of Light to ask for help, Chris begins to think that he may actually have the chance to use what’s happening to him for the greater good. In return for his help, he’s been promised to be freed of the vampirism coursing through his veins. An opportunity he can’t refuse.

Avoiding the vampire community as best he can, Chris follows through with his end of the deal in placing a magic disk with the Vampire Lord, Tch’muchgar. Once done, Chris questions the wisdom of trusting Chet, and is forced to wait out the results of his actions. While Chris continues his personal battle to remain human, vampires are being judged and executed without trial. That’s a fate he could face one day soon.

Thirsty is a paranormal written for young adults and easily reads as such. Chris is on the cusp of change, and for him the challenges he’ll face are more than your average teen is forced to endure. Mr. Anderson pens a story of the trials of adolescence and adds a paranormal element that complicates that already difficult time in life. A fast moving and suspenseful read that’s pleasantly entertaining.

Kimberly Swan, Darque Reviews

6 comments:

RachaelfromNJ said...

Great review! I havent heard of your next book either..hmmmm.

I'm about 100 pages from being done with Blood Dreams by Kay Hooper. It's really good so far. I'm liking the whole psychic thing. :) Nice change of pace after so many vampy books.

Kimberly Swan said...

Thanks! This was really a great young adult read. :)

Getting close, and it sounds like you've really enjoyed it!

T.C. said...

Really great review! Sounds like a good read.

Kimberly Swan said...

Thanks T.C.! It is a good read. While life as a teen can sometimes be confusing and difficult, this teen had the added horror of becoming a vampire.

T.C. said...

A lot of them do nowadays...Stephenie Meyer causing some of that. :)

Kimberly Swan said...

I haven't gotten to read Stephenie Meyer yet, but I love Rachel Caine's Morganville Vampires.