Also by this author: Eternity, Mother, The Ghosts of Ravencrest, The Crimson Corset
Fang Meets Fang
The vampires of Candle Bay and Crimson Cove come together for the Biting Man Festival in Eternity, California, to celebrate a centuries-old tradition that quickly turns murderous as they’re faced with old enemies, uncontrolled bloodlust, and the unpredictable antics of a self-proclaimed vampire slayer who is hellbent on destroying them all.
How is it possible for 2 authors to write so many books that have never let me down? I may call them mean names sometimes, but their writing always surprises me and leaves me wanting more, but not in a bad way.
Darling Girls is no different. It takes place in Eternity during a Vampire festival that formerly sweet Amanda is trying to crash and force a wedding. She is a horrible person and vampire. She was so nice in the first book, but something went terribly wrong with her in the time since then.
We get a nice in-depth, barf-worthy glimpse into the pig that is better known by his human name, Neil. Neil is a self-proclaimed vampire hunter with an enormous unwarranted ego. He is the epitome of disgusting. Every time I read anything about him it made me cringe. In fact, my notes actually say, “disgusting, immature, lazy, self-absorbed douche” in one place and “his mother should have swallowed” in another! He uses the phrases “little slut” and “little bitch” that lead me to believe he has “little” issues down below if you know what I mean. I feel so bad for his mom.
As usual, I love the chapter names throughout the book such as “So Long, and Thanks for All the Blood” (similar to Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy) and “Are you there God? It’s me, Neil.” They also refer to someone as “The Mad Shitter” and that had me laughing so hard I may or may not have fallen off the couch.
The Darling twins, “Juicy” Lucy and “Poison” Ivy were a different sort of character that at times left me somewhat grossed out but also somewhat curious. I will say I didn’t love the ending, but not because it wasn’t awesome and well written, but because I’m just mad that I didn’t like what happened.
I recommend Darling Girls to anyone who likes dark vampire books that aren’t all lovey-dovey but not aren’t cold either. Try to check out the other books about the Candle Bay and Crimson Cove vampires before you read Darling Girls if you can. They aren’t completely necessary to read first but will give you a better understanding of the dynamics of the story.