Our young anti-heroine is swept up into a strange world, meeting the oddest creatures, the craziest people, and her own past in an almost Alice in Wonderland fashion. Allison Dutch is seduced by Jeffery Beale and Mark Ashton, who seek to manipulate her into awakening Queen Aeryn, the most dangerous vampire that ever lived. She struggles to maintain normality, while learninOur young anti-heroine is swept up into a strange world, meeting the oddest creatures, the craziest people, and her own past in an almost Alice in Wonderland fashion. Allison Dutch is seduced by Jeffery Beale and Mark Ashton, who seek to manipulate her into awakening Queen Aeryn, the most dangerous vampire that ever lived. She struggles to maintain normality, while learning about the twists in the world she'd tried not to see. This is the first in a trilogy of Allison Dutch's life on earth. Follow along as she comes to terms with vampirism, sexuality, and the outer limits of reality. This book incorporates the realism of human growth and human potential while set in a highly unusual background of sci-fi, fantasy, and sheer horror. What does it take for a person to want to conquer the world? Find out in this coming-of-age story about a girl caught in the intersections of time, reality, sanity, normality. *Note: The material in this series may not be suitable for children or even some adults. This series deals with apocalyptic imagery, existential terror, and contains sexual content. Please use discretion while reading....
|Title||:||The Changing of Allison Dutch|
|Number of Pages||:||240 Pages|
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The Changing of Allison Dutch Reviews
Full admission- I watched a video by the author about their project that this book is part of so I had some expectations. I'll talk about the one problem that led me to giving this a 4 star- I knew to expect slang and narration written in the main character's voice. However at times the writing was so far from standard English that I struggled with a desire to fix the grammar, but then I fix everyone's grammar. While the writing forced me to stretch in a distracting way, I also really enjoyed it- enough so I bought another book from the author as soon as I finished this one.I was excited to see the "Cuil Effect" project list, even as I realized that I started with the "wrong" book. How fascinating to see where Allison Dutch's story crossed with other pieces of the story.Now for the parts of this specific book that I loved! I so enjoyed getting to know Allison and seeing the events unfold through her 15 year old eyes. The competing facets of her trust and skepticism helped tame any disbelief that could have caused with the paranormal portions of this book. Spoilers to follow: As Allison's vampire abilities come out, I loved the growing eroticism between her, Mark, and Jeff. With the further unraveling of the stories of Queen Aeryn, what/how Sam is, and other paranormal details, I love the depth the author brought to the story. Now I'm impatient to get to the other Allison Dutch books, especially with all the other books I should read first.
Fans of vampire stories with a little twist will find The Changing of Allison Dutch to be right up their alley. This story follows young Allison as she meets a sort of vampire family through new friend and love interest, Mark Ashton. She learns all about the differences between this species of human and everyone else. As the title suggests, Allison herself has some changes to go through.Michon Neal has created an interesting group of characters to interact with Allison who gradually matures over the course of events. I did find this book to be dialogue heavy. It could use less dialogue and more description overall. Otherwise, this is a good start to a series that might interest Twilight fans looking for something a little more risque.
There's not much I can say about this - perhaps I had a bad download / conversion.Bad formatting, bad punctuation, apparent missing chunks of story and a feeble ending.It's not often I consider abandoning a book but I nearly did with this one.I persevered though but wish I hadn't wasted my time.