23 Hours (Laura Caxton #4)
After killing her former mentor-turned-vampire, U.S. Marshal Jameson Arkeley, Caxton was nearly left for dead. Taken to prison for assaulting a convict, she now faces her most harrowing hours yet. Locked up in a Pennsylvania correctional facility that holds the state’s death-row inmates, not to mention countless murderers and drug dealers whom Caxton herself has put away,...more
Vixens & Vampires Brawl Inside A Women’s Prison.
Author David Wellington has crafted one of my favorite horror serials and, as we hit book four in the series, the story of reluctant vampire hunter Laura Caxton shows little sign of losing momentum or the author any of the originality that has set this series apart from more standard vampire fare. Jailed for her actions at the end of the last book, Vampire Zero, 23 Hours opens with Caxton incarcerated within the walls of the Marcy State Correct ...more
The book is a cross between Orange Is the New Black and Nosferatu. The pacing was excellent and the characters well-drawn. I thought the ending was a little abrupt, though.
It's definitely worth a read, though, e ...more
The loose plot summary: cop-turned-con fights her way through vampire-infested prison, immediately perked my interest. Since I am ...more
When we last saw Caxton in Vampire Zero she had just hunted and killed Jameson Arkley, her mentor, who in a previous book accepted the vampire curse and was now offering the same thing to his family members. In order to catch the man turned v ...more
This series had to be one of the best vampire series that I read in a long time. Lately, with the YA vampire craze, the ‘goody little two shoes’ vampires have been running ramped through the book market. There are really only two ways to write a vampire book. The first, make them cuddly, and little sense of humanity left, or the second, make them the monsters that they are, and the motive is to destroy them. David chose ...more
Wellington throws you right into the prison with Caxton at the start and lets the whole situation implode within a matter of 60 pages or so. But you don't really notice that is it moving so fast because the action keeps you locked right in.
For all those who have gone through the series, you' ...more
Almost all the book takes place in the Marcy State Correctional Institution in Tioga County, Pennsylvania, where former state trooper and federal officer Laura Caxton is now an inmate. Not only do the other prisoners want to kill her, but the facility comes under the control of Laura's nemesis, Justinia Malvern, and the slaughter begins.
The clock is ticking. Something awfu ...more
Lots and lots of action in this one, right from the beginning. I didn't find it as draggy as Vampire Zero, hence the extra star. It was nice to have some human bad gals for a change... mix it up a bit, keep things interesting. Is it the end of the series? Only W ...more
Now playing hot the next one.
And there's so much action. A few times I had to stop and move back a few paragraphs because the situation changed so damn fast.
The plot is completely unchanged from Vampire Zero. Start w/ vampire hunter Laura Caxton. Put her in the worst situation possible. People die horribly. Somehow, the situation gets even worse. Repeat.
If that namby- ...more
If his zombie ...more
Happy Summer reading everyone!
all in all i enjoyed this book.
I only picked up this book because of the author's last name. :) It was an enjoyable book. Didn't know this was #4 in a series but the book can stand-alone. Rather interesting additions like the half-dead, vampires actually getting weaker in age, and vampires liquifying in their concerts in the day only to solidify at night.
His career began in 2004 when he started serializing his horror fiction online, posting short chapters of a novel three times a week on a friend’s blog. Response to the projec ...more