Imagining vampires at the heart of the social struggles of 1920s, Moonshine blends a tempestuous romance with dramatic historical fiction, populated by a lively mythology inhabiting the gritty New York City streets Zephyr Hollis is an underfed, overzealous social activist who teaches night school... show more
Imagining vampires at the heart of the social struggles of 1920s, Moonshine blends a tempestuous romance with dramatic historical fiction, populated by a lively mythology inhabiting the gritty New York City streets Zephyr Hollis is an underfed, overzealous social activist who teaches night school to the underprivileged of the Lower East Side. Strapped for cash, Zephyr agrees to help a student, the mysterious Amir, who proposes she use her charity worker cover to bring down a notorious vampire mob boss. What he doesn’t tell her is why. Soon enough she’s tutoring a child criminal with an angelic voice, dodging vampires high on a new blood-based street drug, and trying to determine the real reason behind Amir’s request—not to mention attempting to resist his dark, inhuman charm.
Publish date: May 11th 2010
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Pages no: 278
Edition language: English
Series: Zephyr Hollis (#1)
I picked up this book ages ago on a blog's recommendation and only just got to reading it. I enjoy urban fantasy these days, but sometimes it all starts to run together. This book had some unusual elements for the genre that I found intriguing: the setting in the Prohibition era isn't one that's muc...
I was just not invested in any character except Amir. I really wanted to know what his deal was so I kept reading for that information only. I couldn't stand do-gooder Zephyr. This book takes place in the 1920s during prohibition and mobsters (in this case vampire mobsters) rule the streets of New...
4.5/5This was such a delightful mess of a book with everything through in for a good measure - gangsters, vampires, social activists, demon hunters, jazz and The Prohibition, of course. Can't have roaring 20s without it!Oh, I forgot djinn! The mysterious stranger with a dark sex appeal, the client w...
Alaya Johnson, dopo una serie di pubblicazioni per giovani e giovanissimi, decide di scrivere e pubblicare un libro per adulti e, a tutti gli effetti, ci riesce perfettamente.E’ un lavoro autoconclusivo (per adesso, visto il finale decisamente “molto” aperto) che ci trascina in una New York alternat...