Turning someone you don't know into a vampire probably violates the Hippocratic oath. But Alex wasn't really thinking about that when he found a girl bleeding out in his shower.
Being turned into a vampire isn't as cool as it sounds. Especially when all Hannah wanted to be was dead. She thought she had finally escaped her brother. Until she woke up. Alive? Undead? Whatever. And now Hannah is stuck with the uncoolest vampire in existence.
As Alex and Hannah feel each other out — breaking some bones along the way — Alex’s oldest friend comes looking for help, and Hannah’s brother comes looking for her. What none of them see are the forces pushing them all on a collision course.
Zimmerman's debut is stocked with shallow characters and a rambling story. When vampire Alex finds a teen girl bleeding out in his shower, he inexplicably turns her into a vampire. Hannah wakes and greets the news of her transformation by surprising Alex with her strength and nearly crushing his chest. Alex is a dull do-gooder vampire; despite having "some of the most powerful vampire blood in the world," he tries to be nice, is afraid to let people get close, and works as a doctor. After the initial encounter, as Alex and Hannah eat leftover Chinese food and watch episodes of People's Court, Alex bizarrely suggests that Hannah should stay with him forever. Hannah's angst-filled characterization relies heavily on her shallowly depicted relationships with her mind-controlling brother (who killed her boyfriend) and her mother, who was driven crazy by telepathy. Disconnected flashbacks meander through the aimless narrative until a run-in with vigilantes embroils Hannah in vampire politics. Unconvincing characters and unclear plot make this one forgettable.