Gangpire

Gangpire Trilogy Volume 1

Fiction - Urban
300 Pages
Reviewed on 08/11/2014
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Author Biography

Reading books was always something I liked to do. I favor horror/ vampire stories, and even though there are many, I never found a good book that relates to african american urban hood horror. I started researching various obscure African originated myths, and inspired by them, day dreamed a bloody, crazy tale into existence. This is my first book, and part 1 of a series, with Gangpire 2 coming out soon. I hope you take a ride into this dirty, twisted, and comedic story with me. My favorite writers are too many to name, and tend to change, but Chuck Palahniuk and Blake Crouch are usually on top of that list.
Thank you for stopping by, and make sure to order a copy of Gangpire today!

Yours truly
Sentu Taylor

    Book Review

Reviewed by Faridah Nassozi for Readers' Favorite

Tacoma's whole life revolved around his 12-year-old sister Seattle. With an out-of-the-picture father and a crackhead mother, Tacoma and Seattle were on their own. He would do and sacrifice anything to give his little sister a chance at a brighter future. They were all each other had and had accepted their life, living it to the best they could. But everything turned upside down with the sad, brutal and dark turn of events that ended Seattle's life and left Tacoma with nothing to live for. Blinded with rage, Tacoma and his best friend Raider used spells from Raider's grandmother's magic book to turn themselves into vampires and seek revenge against the people that had so brutally ended Seattle's life. The two set out on the dark journey of revenge, but everything quickly turns chaotic after they enlist the help of their friends and turn them into vampires too.

Gangpire by Sentu Taylor is an engaging young adult tale of the dark streets of a drug infested neighbourhood, the brutal ending of a beautiful life and vampire magic. The way Sentu Taylor portrayed the characters is so incredible that they touch your soul. Tacoma's fight to provide a better life for his sister, despite their situation, is so touching and completely inspiring and Seattle's maturity of mind is awe-inspiring. The bond between 17-year-old Tacoma and 12-year-old Seattle is so incredibly beautiful and strong that it was overwhelming. This explains Tacoma's dark actions after her death. Gangpire by Sentu Taylor is a captivating YA and fans of the genre will love it.

Amazon Reader

I was completely blown away!! Wasn't expecting to like it very much because of the whole guts and gore stuff, but I was very impressed, it was very different then what I'm used to. I loved the relationship that Tacoma & Seattle had & the friendship that they had with Raider. I even liked loony Starburst and her crazyness. I can't believe the things that they did to get revenge on the people that hurt Seattle. Great job Sentu Taylor!!! I stayed up till I finished it, and hands down one of the best books I have read, can't wait for Gangpire 2 and 3!!!!!

TY

Enjoyed this read. Completely out of my normal material in my book club, which was great. I was caught up emotionally to the characters and storyline.Laughed out loud, became mad, and glad before the ending which was nicely done. I recommend to the fullest.

Igwe

Gangpire or die! This book has been a rollercoaster with unexpected turns from beginning to end. Extremely creative. There were times I put the book down, went to bed, and picked it right back up because the story would not stop lingering. Tacoma is a great lead, and I loved how the love story between him and Helen played out so realistically. Slow Poke was another fantastic character, I could see him getting his own spin off series. The gore was dope, and the humor was absolutely unrivalled. I probably looked as crazy as the Starburst character when I was bending over in laughter holding the book. It's a must read! Good job Sentu Taylor, and hurry up with part 2, Sir.

Taryn

Can't stop reading this book, its entertaining from beginning to end. Its a mix of Twilight, Games of Thrones, and Boyz In the Hood, all Quentin Tarantino style, can't find anything better and its really a book for everybody. Its definitely worth buying. I will definitely order Part 2 and 3 as soon as they come out!