This book does keep one's interest and I felt the addiction portrayal was very good. But there is no doubt about it the vampire theme was weird. It leaves a person with the feeling that vampires are born and that is all there is too it. The author's notes at the end really don't do much to dispel that idea. It was strange to have truth mixed with so much deception.
I just finished Thirsty, and I must say I thoroughly enjoyed it! Part of my enjoyment is what a unique premise Tracey used, and the execution of it I thought was very well done. I really appreciated the author's notes, where she explained why she wrote the story and why she used a vampire in it. With all the stories and movies going around lately about vampires, seeing them in a metaphorical light was intriguing. I could identify with Nina and her struggles, and appreciated all the characters in the story. If you want a challenging read as a Christian, pick this one up!
This is a controversial book with heavy addiction/marital issues and vampires which other reviewers have covered. If Christian authors don't cover these topics in their books, then how are we to deal with them or relate to others who are working through serious problems? Bravo for tackling the toughies! I liked how the author focused on Nina, but also gave snippets of other viewpoints. I do wish there would have been more attention to prayer throughout the book, but in the end I almost thought it was a Perretti-Light book because it dealt with hard issues with a deft hand.
I ordered this book for our church library to add to our Bateman collection. I was shocked to find she included vampirism, comparing mere fantasy to alcoholism, a real additction. I also resented the fact that neither the book catalog nor the book jacket was honest enough to say the plot included vampires. I disliked the vivid descriptions of what Eden (poor choice of name) did to her victims. Mutilating animals was enough--Bateman didn't need to include humans. The C. Horror site states that this lit's purpose is to show the redemtive power of God. The Nina character was indeed redeemed--there was no need to include the vampires. If redemption was the theme, why not redeem the vampires?? There's enough horror on the news-I read Christian lit to find hope and biblical application of God's Word. This book will not be placed in our library. I plan to trash it. I'm very disappointed that such genre is considered Christian just because God is mentioned.
If I had know this was a book about vampires, Ii would never have brought this book. I believe this book just puts a cute spin on something Christians should have nothing to do with, it just verifies the verse in the Bible calling evil good, and good evil.Once I realized what this book was about, I stopped reading it and threw it away, tell me something? How are these kind of stories any different the the !!Harry Potter books ?!!