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Dark Matter Heart (Cor Griffin Bloodsuckers #1)

3.6  ·  Rating details ·  536 Ratings  ·  79 Reviews
A new town. A new school. A new beginning. Seventeen year-old Cordell Griffin and his mother move from Los Angeles to the Pacific Northwest to deal with his "allergies," and start a healthier new life. Cor has one goal: To blend in and be invisible. Unfortunately for him, no matter how far he goes, he can't run away from his secrets. Secrets about who he is. Secrets about ...more
Kindle Edition, 1st Edition, 193 pages
Published May 11th 2011 by Dalton Gang Press (first published May 8th 2011)
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 Lissa Smith Reads'~Bookaholics Bookshelf Reviews
Little Lass Muses:

Genre: Young Adult, Paranormal, Romance, Vampire
Cover: Not that great
Thumbs: 4 Out 4 Up
Overall: It was a cool read. I can't believe it took the self-published challenge to remind me that my mom had this book. I'll read it again.
Characters: Fun, and a bit different
Plot: I Moved fast
Page Turner: Yes
Recommend: Yes
My Book Boyfriend: Cor, because he will move on and Taylor caught my eye for this brains! Intellegent guys are far between or is it few between,
Cate (The Professional Fangirl)
Jun 23, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fans of vampire fiction who are tired of Twilight
Shelves: 2011-reads
This is a Reading Good Books review.

* In compliance with FTC guidelines, it should be noted that I received the book for free.

I came across this book while browsing several book blogs. I saw the author’s post saying that he was willing to give readers a free copy of Dark Matter Heart in exchange for a review. I figured, why not? (If you want your own copy, I will post details under the comments.)

Dark Matter Heart is the first book in the Cor Griffin Bloodsuckers Series. Our hero is Cordell “Co
By my rating, you can see that I didn't really care for this book....and here is why:

The book is primarily narrated from the point of view of the MC, and at times the author will randomly start narrating from the POV of someone else, in the middle of the page, without warning.

All the action scenes, feature...Stabbing! And Punching! And action words with exclamation points after each one!!!

On the first day of school Cor makes a friend, who of course is one of those people who know everything, ho
May 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
Well I'm hooked 4.5 stars

The book starts with seventeen year old Cor Griiffin and his mother Jane relocating from LA to the Pacific Northwest for 'a new beginning' we know Cor is different, after a terrible accident when he was thirteen he's developed an extreme sensitivity to sunlight leaving him weak and sickly throughout the day and suffers from Insomnia at night, he's hoping to settle unnoticed into his new school but since he's the new kid starting mid-term who's also very pale and just som
Jun 04, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: on-my-kindle
I won a copy of this from Elle Casey's blog so thanks to her and the author.
Cor just wants to fit in but since his accident he cant. He is weak and sickly because of the sun and trouble just seems to find him. He moves to a new town and starts school where he just wants to be invisible. He meets Taylor and they become friends. Trouble follows Cor from LA and his life gets real complicated.
I am pleasantly surprised with Dark Matter Heart. Ive been wanting to read it since I first heard of it and
Dec 29, 2011 rated it it was amazing
This book is 'FANGTASTIC' !!! I am sooo happy that i read this one . What starts off as a teen / superhero movie with a new guy in town , first day at school , friends with a geek , messing with a bully and crushing on the bully's girlfriend kind of thing turns into a fast paced action thriller . Wooohoo what a ride ! Nathan Wrann is awesomeness in the making . He has this vision , this story that is driven with so many elements . And he manages to bring it out in the most uniquest of ways . The ...more
Apr 06, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: vampires
After Cor was almost killed in a car accident four years ago, when he was 13, he developed allergies. His is allergic to the sun. He is weak and sickly during the day, and can't sleep at night. After getting into some trouble in Los Angeles, his mom Jane decides to move to the misty Pacific Northwest, with two hundred and forty overcast days per year. He makes a new best friend Taylor. But it seems that trouble has followed him.

Nathan Wrann has done a fantastic job of weaving a paranormal romanc
Benjamin Jones
Jun 22, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Dark Matter Heart by writer and filmmaker Nathan Wrann is a delightful and quick read.

The book opens with our lead protaganist, a young teenager named Cor Griffin who has moved to the Pacific Northwest from Los Angeles in the hopes of controlling his "allergies" as well as to escape some other issues that he may or may not have been a part of (I will not spoil that for you). All Cor wants is to make it through high school and be as invisible as possible - no new friends, no sports; just getting
Carly Wallace
Jan 23, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Hea y'all so I finished Dark Matter Heart by Nathan Wrann and what a cool story to set off a series. The book is centered around Cordell Griffin a lost and withdrawn teenager looking for his place in life but his debilitating sickness keeps him weak and closed off from the world. When his mom leaves LA for the north western solitude and climate Cor prays it can bring a new fresh start, only to find out he's been followed by an unknown menace. Cor quickly makes a friend with forensics geek Taylor ...more
Jun 22, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Dark Matter Heart was a pretty good book. I found it a little slow at the beginning but ways through it, it really picked up! I loved the connection between Cor and his new “best friend” Taylor. The friendship between them was great and so easy going. I always find it interesting to see how different authors use the vampire myths; killing them, sun, how to turn and Nathan Wrann didn’t disappoint with his interpretation. Dark Matter Heart was a good, easy read and I’m looking forward to the next ...more
Jul 05, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Good book for sure, and a must read. The start was a little slow but I think after reading it was because there needed to be a story told and I loved the story, I really liked how it was a different vampire story and I am very very excited to get to the next book. The ending was a great one!!;)
Mar 02, 2015 rated it liked it
The only reason I gave this book 3 stars was due to the last two chapters picked up. So I will give the next book a chance.
Jan 04, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: ebooks
Good book. It started out a little slow, but all-in-all, good! I liked the characters a lot, especially the connection between Taylor & Cor. I enjoyed this nice change of normal vampire stories.
Jun 20, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very good book... Looking forward to reading more with this char. Although some things were predictable like who the teacher is, I really liked the different view on the myth of vampires.
BS book with a BS writer, wtf is it with pushover cliche kid? really? new kid after the football team's girl? and he wants to go invisible? FUCK YOU and the stupid crap i just read.
Michelle (In Libris Veritas)
It seems I have managed to find yet another enjoyable vampire novel, I’m hoping the luck lasts.

Dark Matter Heart starts on a rather curious note, with Cor surrounding himself in mystery right from the start. There are various little hints to his past and why his mom decided to move, but no clear explanation. There is also the fact that he doesn’t really act like a normal guy though it seems he’s trying his best…All of this really piqued my interest and I ended flying through this.
The writing is
Jessica Hansen
Jun 30, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
So, going into this book I was thinking that it might be a typical vampire read. Thankfully I was wrong.
Yes, Cor prefers to come out at night.
Yes, he has to drink blood to live.
But he's not 100% sure that he actually IS a vampire, and that's what I loved!

When mysterious murders start happening the day that Cor & his mom move into a small Pacific Northwest town, Cor's hopeful new beginning is squashed. All he wants to do is be invisible, not make friends, and graduate.
On his first day of sc
Aug 23, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book latches on to you and doesn’t let go. I loved every minute of it.

Though he is sickly, Cor just wants to blend in and finish high school and with juice box in hand at a new school that’s just what he plans to do. But of course trouble finds him on his first day. While his new friend Taylor guides him through his classes he happens upon the jocks. Who by all means are terrible and violent. But when Cor refuses to fight back something seems odd. What is it with this new kid?

Cor needs to k
Jul 25, 2012 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: books-i-have
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Jul 16, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reviewed-written

Nathan Wrann's first book "Dark Matter Heart" was a bit slow in the first few chapters for me, but Nathan sure did make up for it later in the book.

The main characters Cor Griffin and his mother have just moved from L.A. to the Pacific Northwest to help with Cor's allergies, that he received after having a accident when he was younger, but it's not just Cor and his mother that have made the move to Pacific Northwest, something or someone has followed them and with every new person that Cor meets
Eric Dunn
Aug 08, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
To be honest, I was not in love with this book when I started it. I thought it had some Twilight type undertones to it. I also thought that it moved along way too quickly and I wasn't sure how there was going to be any good closure to the story. This just goes to show that you can't judge a book until you are done with it. By the time I was through with this book I was loving every minute of it. I understood why the plot was moving along so quickly and Nathan did a fantastic job of wrapping it u ...more
Anthony Paolucci
Aug 07, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a cool, fun read. I really dug the "scientific" explanation of the vampire's abilities and traits--they were a little different than the norm and didn't rely so much on the supernatural, which made them interesting and refreshing. The author's use of language was colorful, and had a lot of character and personality--the way a book targeting young adults should. There were a lot of nuances that I appreciated as well: referring to the football players as the numbers on their shirts rather ...more
Nathan Wrann writes a pretty decent story with Dark Matter Heart. I really enjoyed the book, and couldn't put it down. While it was a little slow moving towards the begining, the action picks up furiously towards the end of the story, and then, in true Amazon Kindle published author fashion, ends with a link to purchase the second book in the series, instead of wrapping up some of the loose ends left in the climax.

I won't use this review to comment on the marketing styles of my fellow authors by
Many others have said that the book was slow in the beginning. I didn't consider it to be slow, but when the vampire plot came out all of a sudden I was a little taken aback. To be honest I had kind of forgotten that the book was supposed to be about vampires simply because it hadn't been mentioned for a good portion of the book. So I can see why people called it slow in the beginning.

HOWEVER, I thought the story showed an interesting take on vampires that I haven't read about before. I really l
Richard Hayes
May 20, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Although this is listed as book 1, the review is for the entire trilogy. It consists of three books:
Dark Matter Heart
From Out Of Chaos
Paths Of Thorn And Flame
If you are going to read these books they should be read in order as each builds on characters from the other books and if read as a stand alone, there will be a lot the reader doesn't know about the characters.
Mr Wrann has an interesting twist on the characters as the main hero is a hybrid vampire, who doesn't want to be one. He just wants
Lindsay Kendal
Firstly, I would like to say I really liked the cover. It gave me high hopes for the work.

This book was good, but not what I had hoped for. I’ve read some amazing reviews on this work but I can’t write one myself. The writing style simply wasn’t for me and really distracted me from the story. This isn’t a particularly long book at yet its taken me four days to read it. In the end I just skimmed over the pages.

The idea behind the awkward writing was pretty good. A young guy who suffers terrible
Aug 22, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Dark Matter Heart reminded me of one my favorite series The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod. I totally enjoyed Dark Matter Heart it was a light easy read that was suspenseful and kept my attention. I like Cor’s and Taylor’s character. This was another refreshing novel that had the best friend accepting that their best friend may be a supernatural creature. I like how Nathan made it seem like you were guessing between if Cor was a vampire or just had a weird allergy to the sun. I really liked Taylor a ...more
Aug 22, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Dark Matter Heart reminded me of one my favorite series The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod. I totally enjoyed Dark Matter Heart it was a light easy read that was suspenseful and kept my attention. I like Cor’s and Taylor’s character. This was another refreshing novel that had the best friend accepting that their best friend may be a supernatural creature. I like how Nathan made it seem like you were guessing between if Cor was a vampire or just had a weird allergy to the sun. I really liked Taylor a ...more
This was "okay" but I was a bit disappointed in it because I was ready for an in your face vampire story and shucks for the biggest first half of this story it never even mentioned a word about vampires just a boy moving to a new town with sun allergies. I gave it a third star just for the scientificness it aroused in me when it prosed the question how do we really know "they" don't exist? Not the movie creatures with all the crazyiness but ordinary people that could be considered vampire. I mea ...more
Dora Okeyo
Three stars for:
1. Pulling off another vampire story
2. Characters that are lively and I must say I found Taylor a fresh of breath air even when he couldn't believe that his new friend Cor was a Vampire that could get beat up and still get up like nothing happened to him.
3. The suspense was worth the story- because in reading the book all I ever wanted to know was who Cor's Father was and for the writer to have the story go on and then simply let this one quest for information at the end was awe
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