Language in the Blood is a unique and entertaining vampire story. Twenty-year-old Cameron Blair began his life as a vampire after being shot during WWI. His maker, unfortunately, didn’t stick around to teach him how to live his new life. Cameron had to learn about being a vampire through trial and error and, as a result, he made a lot of mistakes. One painful lesson that Cameron ended up learning the hard way was never to fall in love with a human. Angela Lockwood’s tale takes the reader around the world as it follows Cameron’s ever-changing residences and identities. The book alternates between the 1900s and the twenty-first century. I found Cameron’s obsession with Facebook and a vampire chat-room to be, cleverly written and quite funny.
Although, Cameron is self-serving, manipulative and even ruthless at times, his charm and quick wit makes him a likable character. Language in the Blood is not your typical vampire story. Cameron would rather kill a human than deal with their irritating behavior, but to keep a low profile, he does his best not to. To curb his ever increasing appetite for human blood, though, Cameron develops a taste for dogs, cows, and even an occasional horse when necessary.
This story is well-written with dark humor, witty dialogue, intriguing characters and a meticulously crafted plot. Kudos, to Angela Lockwood for writing such a compelling and entertaining tale. Anyone who loves a good vampire story, look no further, Language in the Blood is the book for you.
~5 out of 5 stars~Review by Peg Glover