Title: Spiral X
Author: J.J. Westendarp
Rating: Four And A Half Siren Stones
Keywords: Vampire Hunter, Vampires
Word Count: 101,000
ISBN E-Book: B004A14QAA
Price: $2.99 (Kindle)
Spiral X is a very well written story in the vampire hunter genre. The vamps in question are not sparkly little boyfriend types but instead blood drinkers bent on re-asserting their position at the top of the food chain. In a slightly different twist from the normal undead vamps that we are used to, this version of a vampire is possessed of a demonic spirit which entered the victims near/at death, otherwise they are very like the typical evil vamps of literature.
Cheryl Erikson is the main vampire hunter that this story focuses on; however, we do meet a few more including government types throughout the course of the tale. Cheryl is spoiled rich kid that has no need to work, due to an inheritance, and at night she hunts the vampires vigilante style as revenge for the death of her father. This story is well written and entertaining even in the face of hundreds of other vampire tales. It has some mysteries within it which remain unanswered hinting that a series could be in the future. The characters of Cheryl and her trusty cyber-sidekick Virgil are nicely developed and well supported by the characters of Tank and Father Harold. Together they make a wonderful vampire hunting team that could, in fact, make a lovely TV series.
With tons of action from beginning to end, this is a book that fans of the vampire lore will thrill to consume.