a book about Vampires by a Cronin, yes please.
this really seemed like 2 books. the first part was pretty captivating. you feel for the young girl and her desparate birth mother. Heartbreaking. Orphanage portions touching. 4 stars
then the book gets a lot less interesting as it jumps ahead a bunch of decades into a post-apocolyptic wasteland inhabited by mutant vampire-like infected folks. then it was just like every other book with a rampaging horde of . 2 stars or maybe a bit less.