Vampires Of The Sky by Michael L. Preble was a book given to me to review in trade for the author reviewing my book. It’s a historical short story with a hint of romance.
Vampires Of The Sky synopsis from Amazon
It’s the summer of 1940.
On the eve of the Battle of Britain, an American girl, Sofia, meets William, a fighter pilot with the Royal Air Force who is about to take to the skies in the face of the Nazi threat . . .
I was pleasantly surprised to find that this book was not about undead people but actually about the name German propaganda in WWII gave the English pilots, vampires.
Although a short story and not something I would normally read I actually really enjoyed this book. It’s only approx 40 pages long which made it a nice quick and light read. It flitted between past events and present right up until the last part of the book which was actually something I enjoyed. I found it drew me into the story and I doubt it would have actually done so had it been told straight.
My only real drawback was that with it being so short I didn’t feel like I had quite enough description of places, surrounding and activities and I also didn’t feel like I had much time to really get to know the characters. It was very well edited and paced, however, so I was immersed in the story without being drawn out of it.
I’d give the book 4 out of 5 stars.
Disclaimer: I was in no way paid for this review or otherwise persuaded to give a favourable book review, this is entirely my own opinion.