Darling girls isn’t my usual kind of novel, but I do like vampire books and tropes. The setting and feel of Darling girls is more like Pretty Little Liars meets Vampires than it is Underworld. I’m more an Underworld kind of guy (so take my review with a grain of salt.) I also love White Wolf/WoD stuff and this book really has a World of Darkness kind of feel, but more with battles of intrigue than straight up adrenaline fueled slugfests.
That’s not to say that there is not blood and action. There certainly is, but the book also has plenty of plots and scheming and some elements of mystery. Thorne and Cross’s narrative shines particularly well in dialogue. During some of the action the text begins to wax passive, but that may be my editor brain frowning at verbiage choices (I especially noticed it in passages later in the book, so it may have been an issue of editing—the first 60% always gets more revisions than later sections—there were a few other minor things, but nothing that really took away from the narrative.)
I really did love this cover, too. It helped set the tone of the book.
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