Fans of urban fantasy should prepare for a new kind of vampire–one that feeds off of tears instead of blood. Descended from an ancient line of creatures that gain their energy from human tears, Cassandra Gray depends on human sorrow to live. Only Cass has grown tired of living this life and wants to live like a human, especially now that she's met someone worth fighting for.
Why I want this book: After reading vampire books for possibly a decade (or more actually--I seem to remember some elementary school books that were 'horror' books or as close to them as those kid books got), I read both YA and adult vampire books of all gneres. Having said that, it's always amazing to find a book that takes a new approach to the 'vampire book' genre whether through the vampire mythology (like Night Road or Peeps for instance) or the characters. This book definitely sounds like it could start something new with vampires--heck, it takes away the whole blood craving/drive that have driven vampires since Dracula and Carmilla, how can that not be different?
I definitely, definitely hope I get a chance to read this one soon!!
Out September 1, 2009