Alone (Vampires and the Life of Erin Rose)
by Steve Perlow
Erin Rose is a twenty something who woke up in an apartment with no memory of how she got there, the belongings in the apartment, the clothes she has on or the face staring back at her out of the mirror. The only reason she knows her name is because her wallet with her Identification was on the dresser.
That’s how the story begins and she restarts a life with no memory of her past in this world ruled by two camps of vampires. The Sanguans who still drink from humans, legally between four and five AM, and the Spectavi. I think Spectavi is supposed to be vampire for vegan though lines blur as the tale unfolds.
I give this a five out of five star for world building and four stars for the protagonist who seems to wander through the story becoming a serial victim. Four stars because she develops later. The alternate belief systems adopted by the vampires is interesting as is the political twisting in which they engage. I recommend this series to vampire aficionados. Enjoy.