Book Review: Intern With The Vampire May 16, 2011Posted by Jaidis in 5 Tree Reviews, Book Reviews, Jaidis Shaw Reviews.
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Human medicine is easy. On her first day at Grace General Hospital, new intern Aline Harman risks vampire infection, demonic possession, and having her heart torn out of her chest… and this from her colleagues.
Juggling transhuman politics only becomes more difficult when a patient’s life is at stake. With a zombie to resuscitate and a mermaid in critical care, Aline has her hands full. At least the doctors are good-looking.
Intern With The Vampire is book one of the Vampire General series by Kit Iwasaki. Doctor Aline Harman happens to be a two-year resident at a local hospital and not only loves her job but loves saving lives as well. What started out as a normal day took a drastic turn when a patient is brought in with ‘undead’ characteristics. Accompanying the patient is his personal doctor who will stop at nothing to ensure his patient’s secret is safe, even if that means costing Aline her job.
Finding herself jobless and alone, she leaves the only hospital she has ever known and attempts to make sense of what happened. So when the mysterious doctor shows up on her doorstep with a job offer, her curiosity and worry of financial security gets the best of her and she enters into the weird world at Grace Hospital. Thrown into a world full of charismatic vampires, guilt-ridden mermaids and cold-hearted widows, Aline must try to make sense of the chaos and focus on doing what she does best: saving lives.
Intern With The Vampire spans the course of one very long work shift, which is fine because Ms. Iwasaki did a fabulous job with this story. I am so glad that this is part of a series because it really has a lot of potential. The only thing I would have loved to be different is the actual length of the book. Intern With The Vampire comes in at approximately 35,000 words, with an average read time of three hours. This book definitely has the potential to be expanded and I hope that Ms. Iwasaki considers this with future books in this series. Regardless of length, Intern With The Vampire is a must read and is the perfect fit if you’re looking for a quick and exciting read.