Waiting on Wednesday [240] – ONLY THE DEAD KNOW BROOKLYN by Chris Vola

Waiting on Wednesday is the brainchild of Breaking the Spine, although Jill isn’t hosting this meme anymore. In any case, I will continue to post Waiting on Wednesdays, simply because it’s one of my favorite posts to do each week:-D

I spotted this book on another blog (thanks Mogsy!) and I knew I had to feature it this week. I’ve read a string of really good vampire stories lately, and I’m always looking for more:

Ryan Driggs has lived in Brooklyn for 128 years, 96 of them as one of the last members of a tribe of blood-eating immortals who have called the borough home since before colonial times. Besides the occasional hard-to-control thirst, his life in the twenty-first century is uneventful, until he meets Jennifer, a human from Manhattan with whom he falls in love.

Unable to leave Brooklyn without reverting back to his original, cancer-stricken human state, Ryan knows he must tell Jennifer who and what he really is. But before he can find the words, she is kidnapped by a tribe of Manhattan vampires and Ryan discovers that, for a reason unknown to him, he is a target too. After contacting the oldest member of his tribe, a former slave named Frank Lafayette, and after an attempt on their lives that leaves two of Frank s employees dead, Ryan realizes he s been thrust into a world that is more dangerous than anything he d imagined.

As he travels to Manhattan to rescue Jennifer, forsaking his immortality, he gets caught up in a roller coaster of violence, lies, manipulation, and a power struggle that stretches back thousands of years. In a world where conspiracies are more than just theories and where he is the key to an ancient secret, Ryan must decide to fight or forsake both of the species he s called his own.

Only the Dead Know Brooklyn by Chris Vola. Releases in May 2017 from Thomas Dunne Books. Not too long of a wait for this one! There’s also a short story by Thomas Wolfe with the same title, so I’m curious why the author decided to use it. In any case, vampires in New York, and what sounds like a unique take on the subgenre. I’m in!

Let me know what you’re waiting on this week:-D

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Posted March 15, 2017 by Tammy in Waiting on Wednesday / 19 Comments


19 responses to “Waiting on Wednesday [240] – ONLY THE DEAD KNOW BROOKLYN by Chris Vola

  1. I like the fact that this vampire book sounds like some gritty vamps and I’m all for that. I really loved Certain Dark Things and The Suicide Motor Club so I’m hoping this one is along the same dark lines. Great choice and thanks for sharing it (that’s it, I’m starting #Tammymademedoit to go along with my #Stormimademedoit).
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    • Tammy

      LOL! I’m flattered!?? Yeah, I was thinking Suicide Motor Club and Certain Dark Things when I read this description, so hopefully!

    • Tammy

      You almost have to have a twist with vampire stories these days, right? Hopefully this will fit the bill:-)

    • Tammy

      I’m very jealous that you live in New York! Although you are probably buried under snow at the moment:-/

    • Tammy

      It does have that twist, right? I think with vampire books you almost have to go out of your way to write something a bit different:-)

  2. Jeez, 128 years. o_o Oh wait, I just read the part about the vampires. I haven’t read a book featuring a vampire (even remotely) in a long time! It’s been even longer, for a book like this. I’ll look out for your and Mogsy’s opinion. I hope you enjoy this book when you get the chance to read it!

    Have a great week, Tammy. =)

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