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Eleisha, a vampire, is far older than she looks? Then she usually kills them, since self-preservation comes first. So when an old vampire friend kills himself, Eleisha is shocked. And what she finds in his home shows how world-weary he had become?

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Error rating book. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Details if other :. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Preview — Blood Memories by Barb Hendee. Eleisha, a vampire, is far older than she looks and makes men yearn to care for her. Then she usually kills them, since self-preservation comes first. So when an old vampire friend kills himself, Eleisha is shocked.

And what she finds in his home shows how world-weary he had become; hoarding corpses and keeping records of vampires actual names and addresses. Now the police Eleisha, a vampire, is far older than she looks and makes men yearn to care for her.

Now the police know who Eleisha is, and more alarmingly, what she is. But she soon realizes that being known may have its uses, even if it puts her and her kind at risk. Get A Copy. Paperback , pages. Published October 7th by Roc first published November 1st More Details Original Title. Vampire Memories 1. Other Editions Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Blood Memories , please sign up.

Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 3. Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Start your review of Blood Memories Vampire Memories, 1. May 08, Wanda rated it liked it Shelves: fantasy , public-library , vampires , female-authors , read-in Great for those looking for just vampires.

No annoying werewolves, faeries, or other supernatural creatures. The vamps are after blood, not sexy times, and have limited abilities. The main character has been made a vampire against her will to do a specific task and left without instruction or assistance from her maker.

Chances to learn from another are limited and her abilities are changing in ways that startle her. There are also hints that vampire history may become a focus, as it does for the Vampire Lestat. Eleisha is in many ways an abused woman who is learning to own her power and to run her own life. What interests or skills will keep them anchored in their society and in sanity? It looks like I will have to request book 2 by interlibrary loan if I am to continue the series.

May 01, Kelly rated it liked it. Originally published in , Blood Memories is an odd book. In some ways, it's more in line with the gothic vampire-fiction trends begun by Anne Rice, while in other ways it's more reflective of the newer urban-fantasy trends influenced by Joss Whedon and early Laurell Hamilton. On the Rice side of the scales: Barb Hendee's vampires kill, but are presented as sympathetic characters who don't enjoy killing.

In current urban fantasy, it's more common to find vamps who rarely kill, or else vamps w Originally published in , Blood Memories is an odd book. In current urban fantasy, it's more common to find vamps who rarely kill, or else vamps who are wholly evil and like to kill. There's a focus on the angst and loneliness of eternal life. The present-day narrative is broken up by expository chapters in which the main characters' life histories are revealed. On the Buffy side: The present-day plot is fast-paced with plenty of guns and chase scenes.

The prose is simple and straightforward, not languidly descriptive as it is in Rice's novels. Most importantly, there's a streak of female empowerment running through Blood Memories. The heroine, Eleisha, starts out dependent on others, and in the end takes control of The result is a novel that sometimes feels like it doesn't know what it wants to be.

The juxtaposition of action scenes and "memory" scenes threw me at first. I eventually got used to the frequent changes in pace, but it was an issue at the beginning. The villain is a little anticlimactic when he finally appears. I realize that he has the power to make others fear him. It's good for him that he has that power, though. When he doesn't have it "switched on," he's not all that and a bag of chips.

I kept wondering why no one had stood up to him earlier, especially when he first went rogue in the s. The minor villain, a mortal, was scarier by far. However, I enjoyed the development of Eleisha as a character. I didn't like her much in the beginning. By the end, I was cheering for her. She's not the gun-toting, uber-tough type of heroine we're used to, but she grows to be strong in her own way.

Blood Memories was written at a turning point in the vampire genre, and I can almost see Eleisha's path as a metaphor for what was going on in the genre at the time. Out with brooding, in with strong heroines. This review originally appeared at Fantasy Literature's Hendee page.

View all 3 comments. Jan 08, Natasha rated it it was amazing. Blood Memories is an amazing book. Once I started this book, I was hooked. Blood Memories is about a female vampire named Eleisha Clevon who has been around since the mid-nineteenth century. She was turned into a vampire by another vampie named Julian, who wanted her to take care of his crazed father, William Ashton.

Julian turned his father, thinking the change would make him sane again. Then the following day he turned Elisha so she can take care of Willam for all eternity. Julian didn't teach Elisha or William the way of life of vampires, he just sent them on their way for them to take care of themselves.

More than years later, Elisha still survives, still caring for her charge William but is suddenly thrust into danger. Things turn upside down for Elisha and she is pushed to new territory with new allies. I personally loved this book. I love the characters and the plot. If I had to pick a favorite besides Elisha, I'd have to pick Phillip.

He's strong headed and old fashioned but has great potential. I am a huge fan of this series, I'm currently reading the next book, Hunting Memories and I'm loving that as well. Barb Hendee knows how to write a great story. The story is compelling and fast paced. I'm hooked! Synopsis: Eleisha Clevon has the face of a teen angel, but she is no angel.

Unlike most vampires, she doesn't like to kill, but self-preservation comes first. When an old friend destroys himself by walking into sunlight right in front of her, Eleisha is shocked. And what she finds afterward points to how very sick of his existence her friend had become--piling drained corpses in the basement and keeping records of other vampires' real names and addresses.

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Since I read the first chapter and found myself unable to stop until I reached the end, that turned out to be a good decision. Eleisha is a nearly year-old vampire. In this world, vampires have a gift, which is essentially a defining quality they had in life pushed to supernatural extremes. This gift can range from sexual magnetism, irresistible charm, to mindnumbing fear.

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Oh, thank God! A vampire story that's not a Harelquin romance with fangs. The plot unfolds organically from the point of a view of a vampire for whom life didn't change much by dying. Until suddenly

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