Overview - Underemployed by day. Undead by night. Underachieving film theory graduate and vampire Fortitude Scott may be waiting tables at a snooty restaurant run by a tyrannical chef who hates him, but the other parts of his life finally seem to be stabilizing. Read more...
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Underemployed by day. Undead by night.
Underachieving film theory graduate and vampire Fortitude Scott may be waiting tables at a snooty restaurant run by a tyrannical chef who hates him, but the other parts of his life finally seem to be stabilizing. He's learning how to rule the Scott family territory, hanging out more with his shapeshifting friend Suzume Hollis, and has actually found a decent roommate for once.
Until he finds his roommate's dead body.
The Scott family cover-up machine swings into gear, but Fort is the only person trying to figure out who (or what) actually killed his friend. His hunt for a murderer leads to a creature that scares even his sociopathic family, and puts them all in deadly peril.
Keeping secrets, killing monsters, and still having to make it to work on time? Sometimes being a vampire really sucks.
- ISBN-13: 9780451418418
- ISBN-10: 0451418417
- Publisher: Roc
- Publish Date: January 2014
- Page Count: 305
- Reading Level: Ages 18-UP
- Dimensions: 6.7 x 4.1 x 0.9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 0.3 pounds
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Brennan’s second Fortitude Scott novel (after Generation V) is a funny and refreshing urban fantasy tale. Vegetarian film geek Fort is a fledgling vampire reluctantly coming to terms with his condition. He chooses to wait tables and drive a clunker rather than accepting money from his mother, vampire queen Madeline Scott. When his roommate is mysteriously murdered, Fort is certain that the incident is somehow connected to his supernatural family. Suzume Hollis, an occasionally stereotypical sexy kitsune sidekick, helps him delve deeper into a world of murderous elves who are fanatically obsessed with genetics. Though Fort’s good-natured personality occasionally verges on the absurdly Pollyannish, and all the women he’s not related to have the hots for him, geek-inspired humor and unexpectedly sympathetic characters (particularly the deadly Madeline) help make this a novel worth reading. (Jan.)