Review: The Vampire Hunter’s Daughter: Part 1 – Jennifer Malone Wright
For fourteen years, Chloe has lived a sheltered existence. Her beloved mother has been her constant companion, providing her with whatever she needs. In school, she’s content to keep to the shadows and avoid bonding with others at all costs. Her way of life suits her. It’s the only one she’s ever known. Yet her entire life changes the night a group of vampires break into her home and murder her mother.
Salvation arrives in the form of an unruly group of vampire hunters intent on eliminating the threat to their existence. Watching from the sidelines, Chloe never once imagined just how much her world would come crashing down within the blink of an eye. Her mother was dead and she now had a grandfather to contend with. Knowledge of the supernatural plane that now exists around her is overwhelming and she finds herself floundering in a dark abyss as she tries to make sense of what’s been kept from her for so long.
Given the opportunity to learn more about who and what she is, Chloe agrees to her grandfather’s demands. Her goal is to learn enough so that she can kill the vampire that took her mother away from her. Part of her also wonders if she can live up to people’s expectations. There’s one thing she’s definitely sure of, she’ll do anything to avenge her mother’s death. But first she’ll need to come to terms with the secrets that have slowly risen to the surface.
This was quite an intriguing story, a unique spin on the dhampir and hunters versus vampires twist. Chloe’s innocence shines through every turn of the page and we’re able to catch a glimpse of her vulnerability as she tries to deal with loss of her mother and the consequences of being a half human and half vampire hybrid. Her life is far from easy, but she’s willing to make the most of the situation at hand. That, in itself, is endearing.
I did catch a couple instances where there were a couple grammar and punctuation errors, but nothing too major, so to speak. At least, nothing that detracted from the storyline itself. There were also a couple places in the story that I thought could use a bit of tightening up, but other than that, it’s a good read.
Fourteen-year-old Chloe witnesses her mother’s murder at the hands of a vampire. Before the vampire can kidnap her, there is an unexpected rescue by a group of vampire hunters. Overwhelmed by the feeling of safety, Chloe passes out and they whisk her away to their small community.
When Chloe wakes, she comes face to face with the only other living relative, besides her mother, whom she has ever met: her grandfather. Chloe’s mother kept her hidden from the family; now, Chloe tries to unveil the family secrets.
Through her grandfather, she learns her mother was a vampire hunter. In fact, her entire family is descended from the powerful bloodlines of vampire hunters. Chloe agrees to join the family she has never known for one reason only: Chloe vows to kill the vampire responsible for her mother’s murder.
With vengeance in her soul, Chloe is even more determined to follow through on her vow when she discovers the true identity of her enemy and how he is connected to her.
About The Author:
Jennifer Malone Wright resides in the beautiful mountains of northern Idaho with her husband and five children. Between the craziness of taking care of her children, whose ages range from fifteen all the way down to one year, and being a homemaker, Jennifer has little time left for herself. The time she does have left, usually leading far into the night, is spent working on freelance work or her beloved fiction.
When she grew up, Jennifer always had her nose in a book. She has been writing stories and poems since grade school. This love of the written word and her strong interest in the paranormal is what has led to her first novel “The Birth of Jaiden.”
In addition to being a mother and homemaker, Jennifer is also a very proud military wife. Moving around the country for the last eleven years has made her a bit of a nomad and she finds it difficult to be in one place for too long.