Vampires Michael and Ronan return in Unwelcome by Michael Griffo, the second book in the Archangel Academy series (after Unnatural). While Michael learns to adjust to being a vampire and being in his first relationship, dark forces arrive at the school. Even immortal, Michael is still a teenager, filled with rage and hormones. The new headmaster is not what he seems, nor is Michael’s father, posing a threat to Archangel, and the water vampires. Like many stories, the conflict would be resolved sooner if only the characters were honest with each other and not kept secrets. Aimed at teens, Unwelcome is light of graphic details, including sadly vampires feeding. As water vampires Michael and Ronan are good, feeding only once a month and then from those about to die. They don’t savagely attack innocents, while the regular vampires do, but we hear very little of their attacks. The third book, Unafraid, will be released in the Spring.

Book description: At Archangel Academy, Michael Howard has found new friends, new love, and a place that feels more like home than Nebraska ever did. But the most important gift the school has given him is immortality. Life as a just-made vampire is challenging for Michael, even with Ronan, an experienced vamp, to guide him. Michael’s abilities are still raw and unpredictable. The ancient feud between rival vampire species is sending ripples of discord through the school, and the new headmaster’s charismatic front hides a powerful and very personal agenda. Yet everything Michael’s discovers about the Academy pales compared to what he’s learning about himself. And choosing the wrong person to trust – or to love – could lead to an eternity of regret…

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