Sunday Book Review – Vampyrie by Tina Frisco

Book reviews by D.G. Kaye



Today’s book review is on Tina Frisco’s book – Vampyrie. I will preface this review by saying that neither sci-fi or horror are my genres of interest and I wrongly presumed that these genres are what I’d apply to this book but more based on a different theory, a twist on the presumed folklore of the vampire, bringing in good vs. evil types of vampires with an intriguing story about a girl determined to discover the secrets of her family roots.


Vampyrie by Tina Frisco


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What if vampires were not the undead, but rather the dying? What if there were two factions among vampires: the sustained and the unsustainable? And what if those factions were at war with one another over the life of a young woman who promised them a future? Vampyrie brings the myth of the vampire into the realm of possibility.

Phoebe Angelina Delaney is a reluctant genius and compassionate hothead. She finds herself in a pitch-dark underground and doesn’t remember how she got there. Did she drink too much alcohol and wander off in a stupor, or was she kidnapped by a malicious element determined to make her life a living hell?

Sir Michael Alan David is a vampire – an enigma, charismatic and mysterious, who weaves in and out of Phoebe’s life. Does he intend to use his title as a ruse to draw her closer to an unearthly fate, or is he a cloak-and-dagger knight in shining armor?

Too many secrets have been kept for too long. Phoebe must unravel the mystery in order to survive. Two major characters from the author’s first novel, Plateau, join forces with Phoebe to battle the demons in Vampyrie.


My 5 Star Review:


A brilliant theory that Frisco brings to this story – good vs. bad (rogue) vampires and a story that takes us through fast-paced action with the protagonist, the impetuous Phoebe who finds herself abducted by a vampire in the beginning of this curious tale.

Although the story revolves around the theme of vampires, the story is a twist on the vampire theory, bringing unpredictable action with the characters who find themselves entangled in this alternative world of secret vampires.

Throughout the story we’ll find ourselves wondering why Phoebe’s father kept their vampire history secret, and why did her mother mysteriously disappear out of her life when Phoebe was a young child. But the events that follow the story keep us engaged and waiting to find out about – The Origin of the Vampyrie and how all the characters involved came to be part of the Vampyrie circle. Through this journey Phoebe discovers who she really is as we watch her grow through the learning process.

This book is far from the average vampire story containing blood and gore, but a delight to read with Frisco’s quick witted writing and her uncanny knack to be able to insert love and compassion even in a story about vampire lore. A recommended read.


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22 thoughts on “Sunday Book Review – Vampyrie by Tina Frisco

    1. Great Judith! I had to preface it because I have to laugh when I remember telling Tina “I’m sorry I can’t read your book because I don’t enjoy that genre”. She assured me it wasn’t a typical vampire story, but rather an idea about vampires within a story of family and friends. 🙂 ❤


  1. Cool review, Debby. I sometimes think that every vampire story has been told, but obviously not. Your review highlights how Tina’s book(s) are unique. “The Origin of the Vampyrie and how all the characters involved came to be part of the Vampyrie circle” is highly intriguing as well as Tina’s “uncanny knack to be able to insert love and compassion even in a story.” Thanks so much for the recommendation 🙂


    1. Thank you Diana, from both Tina and myself. I think you’d find this story quite engaging. I love that no matter the story, Tina adds a little bit of her compassionate nature in all of her stories. ❤


  2. I am so pleased to see Tina’s book getting this rave review as I have a copy of it awaiting me on my tablet 🙂 It’s nice to hear too of a twist on the typical vampire tale. It sounds like there are deeper levels to this one! Great review, Debby. Happy weekend xx


  3. I have this book on my Kindle but I keep thinking … ‘should I’…I am not a fan of Vampires and avoid dark fiction but your review has encouraged me. Thank you for telling us that this is not the usual blood and gore. 🙂


  4. Debby, this is a terrific review and I’m particularly impressed how you stated early on how this is not what you expected…I’m intrigued by the premise and hooked by your words about Tina’s writing being ‘…quick witted writing and her uncanny knack to be able to insert love and compassion even in a story about vampire lore.’ One to add to my TBR list!


  5. Deb, thanks SO much for the fabulous review. Glad you were pleasantly surprised and enjoyed the book. And thank you to everyone here for their lovely comments. I’m immersed in backlog after 7 weeks of being away, but I hope to surface soon ♥


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