Elizabeth Wheatley’s novella Fanged Princess, published January 2013, is narrated by a vampire princess with the Hebrew name Hadassah. Her seventeen-year-old brother Damian has fallen in love with a human girl, Madelyn, and their father has sent his enforcer to kill her. Hadassah is determined to save her brother and his girlfriend, and so begins the flight for survival.
This is a well written and enjoyable story, with a capable kick-ass vampire heroine, and despite the YA cast it didn’t feel like it was written for a YA readership. I am, though, a little disappointed that this uses the trope of ‘good vampires don’t stick their fangs into humans’; I’ve ranted often enough about that (see, e.g., but writing makes it so).
Anyway, I always like vampire heroines, and I’ll be interested to see what Hadassah does next. The sequel, Fanged Outcast, is out later this month. (See here for cover reveal.)
By the way, Hadassah answered questions for the Vampire Lover Blog Award back in August – see here:
Should humans tolerate the existence of vampires?
Eh. It would be nice if they did, but truth be told, I’d settle for not being bashed in the face with a shotgun every time I visit a Huntsman’s house.