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Of Light and Shadows

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Of Light and Darkness: The Vampire’s Daughter by Shayne Leighton (Decadent Publishing Company, 2011, 292pp.)

Of Light and Darkness: The Vampire’s Daughter is a love story that takes place against the background of genocide. The titular “vampire’s daughter” is Charlotte Ruzikova, a mortal teenager living among the witches, shapeshifters, elves, and vampires that make up the hidden town of the Bohemian Occult. Abandoned as a baby on the streets of Prague, she was rescued by Valek, a lonely, kind-hearted vampire who has since raised her as his own daughter. Now in her late teens, Charlotte confronts the undeniable attraction she feels for her adoptive father just as the Regime, a group of high wizards, takes over the supernatural community and seeks to eradicate the vampire species.
Overall, the novel carries through as an interesting story, but I felt there were some flaws in the characters and plot worth pointing out. While I can accept the premise of an adopted daughter falling for her …