Paranormal Bromance by Carrie Vaughn
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
This shows up as 12.5 in the series, but is totally not set there. It’s set where Rick is still in charge of the vampires of Denver and still his amazingly chill self.
This is a very short read that gives us an insider look at the lives of some “normal” vampires who want no part in the politics (or long game). There are some truly relatable ideas about what to do with forever, assuming you have no larger plans than become good at Xbox. This band of nerds, plus one less nerdy guy all end up being pretty excellent at just barely scraping by. We see a brief cameo by Kitty in the form of a helpful call-in made by Sam. Sam, as it turns out, has made a new friend during one of his friend’s failed attempts at making him social. I guess it actually wasn’t so much a failure, just less successful in said friend’s eyes.
Sam struggles with where to go next in this new-to-him world of having a new friend. He even goes as far as addressing the fact that he could be her father, though they look the same age. Bravo – for actually confronting this idea head on! This was a cute and quirky addition to this universe but probably totally unnecessary in the larger scheme of things. It was nice to see old Rick again, though.
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