Tuesday, July 10, 2007

The Night Wanderer: A Native Gothic Novel by Drew Hayden Taylor

Tiffany tries to fit in with everyone in her school, but she’s the only Native American around. When her boyfriend, Tony breaks up with her and blames her father as part of the reason why, Tiffany gets really mad. She’s already mad at her dad for driving her mother to run away. He puts a lot of pressure on her and finally Tiffany’s decided that she’s had enough. What Tiffany doesn’t account for is the mysterious stranger who’s staying at her house. While he looks like any other Native in the reservation, he is in fact a vampire who has come home for the first time in many years. When Tiffany runs away, it is her encounter with the vampire Pierre that helps her to make the right decision.

I’m a fan of vampire novels, and this one was different from any other that I’ve read. I loved how the main characters were Native American. Not many stories are about Native Americans and it was a nice change. Also, the plot wasn’t a typical vampire story. It was a bit confusing to follow, but overall, it was good. This book isn’t for everyone, but I would recommend this novel to fans of vampire and gothic novels.

Rating (0 - 10 scale): 8

Reviewer Age: 20
Reviewer City, State and Country: Philadelphia, PA USA