Zoe is a typical fashion-conscious seventeen-year-old, except for the fact that she is a vampire hunter. Her character is a little reminiscent of Buffy, a strong and intelligent young woman. The author has created a leading female that young adult readers will gravitate towards. Her boyfriend, Sam, and Uncle Julian round out the cast of fascinating characters.
Vampire Bay is the third book of the Hunter series. I enjoyed the whole air of the story; it was a fun read, but it didn’t lack conflict. Zoe’s past could very well come back to haunt her. I haven’t had the opportunity to read the first two books of the series, but Vampire Bay was able to stand alone pretty well. Cox is a talented writer and I look forward to her other works.
My name is Zoe Tempest. Don’t let this blonde-haired, blue-eyed Barbie Doll exterior fool you. I’m a vampire hunter. I have been ever since Dere, the king of bad-ass vamps murdered my parents and I went to live with my uncle, Julian Kilmer. Maybe you’ve heard of him. He’s a renowned paranormal metaphysical author. But in the world of the undead, he’s known and feared as a vampire slayer. Besides slaughtering my parents, Dere destroyed everyone that Uncle Julian ever loved. In doing so, Dere forged a bond between us thicker than the blood that binds us. After I moved in with Uncle Julian, and learned to fight, I got my revenge and turned Dere’s butt to dust. At least, I think I did. Since Uncle Julian and I came to Vampire Bay on a vamp hunting expedition I’ve begun to wonder.