Solace & Grief, by Foz Meadows

They’ve broken into my house and my dreams on the same night. Which ought to sound crazy. Except for the fact that I can bend metal. Except for the fact that if I sit still and concentrate on a quiet day, I can hear conversations from two streets over. Except for the fact that my teeth are wickedly sharp.
Except that I’m a vampire.

When Solace Morgan turns 17, she realises that the reason she has always been different than the others in her group home as that she is a vampire. With that realisation, she also realises that it is time to move on. When she finds others with similar strange gifts, Solace feels content – but that feeling is not long-lived, as the mysterious Professor Lukin takes an interest in Solace and her friends, and begins a disarming chain of events.

Solace and Grief is a brilliant new supernatural fantasy from a debut novelist. With an amazing blend of contemporary urban setting, supernatural and mysterious elements, with a good dash of humour and hope, this is an engrossing read for teen readers, who will eagerly await the sequel.

Great stuff.

Solace and Grief

Solace and Grief, by Foz Meadows
Ford Street 2010

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