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American Vampire, Vol. 2 by Scott Snyder
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Nov 21, 11

bookshelves: graphic_novels_and_comics, horror_and_thrillers
Recommended for: vampire and horror genre fans, graphic novel readers
Read on November 21, 2011, read count: 1

This excellent series continues. We get two stories: one for Skinner Sweet, which is the main story in the book, and one for Pearl Jones. Skinner has now moved to Las Vegas just as it is booming with the construction of Hoover Dam. One of the strengths of the series is the historical detail, which enriches the series, and it is very apparent in this volume. We learn not only more of the vampires, but now a new secret group of vampire hunters emerges as well to complicate things. Overall, we get a good fast paced story. The Pearl piece is a bit slower, but it is still good and worth reading. It does leave a bit of a cliffhanger, which is fine as I will definitely be looking up the third volume when it is out; it's to be set in World War II, so it should get even more interesting. I wish Pearl's story would have had a bit more depth, the reason I only give this four stars. Otherwise, this is a great series. The series continues to get better and maintain its good story lines and new take on the vampire genre.

If you are sick and tired of wussy vampires, and about to give up on the whole genre, do yourself a favor and pick this series up. It will restore your faith in the genre. Plus, if you like your stories with historical settings, the series does very well in depicting good Americana and history of the times the characters live in.
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