2020 Book Review: The Vampire Armand by Anne Rice

I’ve never hid my love of Anne Rice’s work. Reading Interview with the Vampire is what inspired me to try being a writer, taking it more serious. Her words have given me hope to challenge myself and to grow as I grew in my writing, perfecting my skills. I haven’t been truly excited to do a review as I am of this book.

The Vampire Armand is one of my most favorite books. I have re-read books, but this book along with Blood and Gold I’ve sat and read back to back. As if they’re two pieces broken apart that must be completed together. This review will only cover one of the books, obvious with the title.

This book engulfed me, like all of her work always has to me. I have read it many times and it all began when I was a teenager. The story of Armand, like any good life tales, has its ups and downs. From his creation until the end of the piece I felt like I was right there.

Rice has a style that is a testament to her skill. There is a reason she is a legend; why she is a beloved gem. Many have mimicked her, but no one work can ever be just like hers. This book is one of the ones I can for sure say if I had to compare. It reflects on her research, how you’re drawn into the historical elements in a believable way.

I could ramble for ages on her work, this book, get giddy and excited as my former self bubbles up, but I’ll keep it brief. Her work, this book, has been one I’ve recommended for years. I’ll recommend it again.


This review is a part of my 2020 yearlong self-challenge to read and review. I have reread some books for the purpose of reviewing them on my website whereas I have read others for the first time. Check out Book Reviews and Recommendations to find other book reviews, book recommendations, and more information about the books I’m reading, have read, or are sharing.

Have you read this book? What were your thoughts? Do you agree with me? Do you disagree? Let’s have a conversation about it.

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