Title: The Mellification
Author: Nat Buchbinder
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, LGBTQ+
Page Count: 211
Publication Date: December 1, 2020
Publisher: Self Published
Themes: Vampires, Trans MC, Polyamorous relationships, Secrets,
Holly is a young transgender vampire in an underground society that values patience as their principle virtue. But as Holly watches his community become more isolated and reluctant to act in the face of danger, he begins to question if it might be better to leave.
Thank you to NetGalley and Nat Buchbinder for an eARC of this title.
The Mellification was an incredibly interesting story. I love vampires so a new take on vampires always gets me excited. I really enjoyed the vampire community and culture that Buchbinder built here. It was very interesting to see a different kind of community being created for these vampires.
I found this story super creepy in the best way. It was one of those stories where you know that something is off but you can’t figure out what it is just yet. I really felt for Holly and his struggle. It was so upsetting to feel like everyone was working against him. The atmosphere and general vibe of the story really made me feel like how Holly might be feeling throughout the story.
I really enjoyed this story and honestly I would love to read more about Holly in the future.
Rating: 4/5 stars