The Lost Girls is a fast paced urban revenge fantasy. I’ve been obsessed with vampires recently and so this one just hit the spot! Talk about a queer revenge vampire story! It was one I breezed through I was having so much fun. Keep reading this book review for my full thoughts.
Getting over Your Vampire Ex is as Easy as Killing Him and Stealing His Girlfriend
Holly Liddell has been stuck with crimped hair since 1987 when she agreed to let her boyfriend, Elton, turn her into a vampire. But when he ditches her at a gas station a few decades into their eternity together, she realizes that being young forever actually means working graveyard shifts at Taco Bell, sleeping in seedy motels, and being supernaturally compelled to follow your ex from town to town—at least until Holly meets Elton’s other exes.
It seems that Holly isn’t the only girl Elton seduced into this wretched existence. He turned Ida in 1921, then Rose in 1954, and he abandoned them both before Holly was even born. Now Rose and Ida want to kill him before he can trick another girl into eternal adolescence, and they’ll need Holly’s help to do it. And once Holly starts falling for Elton’s vulnerable new conquest, Parker, she’ll do anything to save her.
To kill Elton for good, Holly and her friends will have to dig up their pasts, rob a bank, and reconcile with the people they’ve hurt in their search for eternal love. And to win the girl, Holly will have to convince Parker that she’s more than just Elton’s crazy ex—even though she is trying to kill him.
(Disclaimer: I received this book from the publisher. This has not impacted my review which is unbiased and honest.)
The Lost Girls: A Vampire Revenge Story was all kinds of fun. It seems strange to keep referring to it as fun, because it’s a story about revenge, but it was! It’s a story about friendship and found family. About taking back our lives and potential. I fell in love with the concept before I even started. And having finished, I still love it so much! Fast paced from the beginning, what I loved about The Lost Girls: A Vampire Revenge Story is the friendship.
The bonds and banter we find in people we might never have picked ourselves, but who become our family. At the same time, Hartl never shies away from the toxic relationships, the ways we can become manipulated, and the perilous situations most of the girls found themselves in. How an escape of any means, seems better than the alternative. And how we can never see the toxicity when we are in the eye of the storm.
This group of queer vampires each have such detailed personalities. You can truly admire their similarities and differences. The lives they’ve lived and the sources of their dreams. The Lost Girls: A Vampire Revenge Story kind of advertises itself. If you’re intrigued by the premise, this is a must read. And if you aren’t sure, know that alongside revenge is a story of friendship, trust, and love.
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