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Ryan Driggs has lived in Brooklyn for 128 years, 96 of them as one of the last members of a tribe of blood-eating immortals who have called the borough home since before colonial times. Besides the occasional hard-to-control thirst, his life in the twenty-first century is uneventful, until he meets Jennifer, a human from Manhattan with whom he falls in love.

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Hardcover, 304 pages
Published May 30th 2017 by Thomas Dunne Books
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Craig
Jun 28, 2017 rated it liked it
A bit of a mess, really. Starts off very well, very promising and then loses its way. Then it regroups a bit and starts to shine again before falling off yet again. Vola isn't particularly strong at writing action scenes and it's a bit hard to parse out just what the heck is going on--the overarching scheme that drives everything in the book. But his tale of vampire-like creatures in New York, limited to the boundaries of their boroughs, and the history behind this, is largely entertaining. I ju ...more
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May 23, 2017 rated it did not like it
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I think I was expecting too much from this book. I'm always on the lookout for new vampire stories because, frankly, YA vampires nearly destroyed my love of urban fantasy and I've been slowly trying to recover from that. Only the Dead Know Brooklyn puts a spin on vampires in that they're undead warriors bound to the region in which they were turned. If they leave, they return to their mortal human self.

Okay, cool, I like it, adds a nice twist. It brought in the inclusion of Native Americans into
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