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I read historical fiction, mystery, foodie memoir, and well-crafted YA (sometimes other genres).

The Taker

The Taker - Alma Katsu I liked how atmospheric this was- handling the mood and description of several historical periods very well. I know this is going to turn into a popular success- how could it not? The span of history for the immortal protagonist, has that sexy whiff of vampire. What's actually going on here does point to some vampire cliches- decadence and heightened senses, but the mythology underpinning it, and the particulars, are Katsu's own innovations.