Rating: 3.75 stars out of 5
Kicked out of private school, Allen has to brave a public high school where most of the kids don’t know supernatural creatures exist. He expects to be miserable, but he finds himself romantically pursued by two people: a shy, but fascinating boy named Jeremy and a spunky girl named Chloe. The demon in Allen wants to feed off Chloe, but the human part of him is falling for Jeremy. Which will win?
I liked Half Breeds and thought the story was intriguing. I loved the characters and the plot. I only wish there was a little more of the backhistory filled in because in such a short story, this left some big narrative holes to leap over.
Allan and Jeremy are terrific together and you feel for Chloe. Sara Codair makes Chloe a girl trying to do the right thing for Allan, not realizing the danger she’s in.
This is a neat little story that actually could make a wonderful larger novel. It’s still one I definitely recommend and not just for the Halloween holiday season.
Cover art by Natasha Snow