"Comic Gothic with real bite"
Mo is a young woman with a plan: top grades, university, internship with the UN then a job in politics or human rights. Even her best friend and fellow Mini Battenburg gourmand Lou thinks she works too hard, and her very existence irritates school bully Tracey Caldwell, so when she’s accosted by a vampire with the news that she is ‘the Chosen One’ and destined to become the Vampire Queen of Great Britain, Mo isn’t as pleased as some others might be.
It doesn’t fit with The Plan, and she really doesn’t fancy the vampire diet. There are some pros though, mostly gorgeous young (human) Luca, who will become her familiar if she takes the role. Can smart Mo find a way of having it all, the vampire lifestyle and the career she dreams of? She’s ready to give it her best shot.
The set up allows for lots of opportunities for comedy, and no shortage of thrills either as Mo prepares for the arrival of the Vampire King, but there’s humour too in the relationship between Mo and Lou. Simmons successfully mixes Gothic horror into the familiar, loving knockabout of teenage life and friendships and to great effect.