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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.