Alia’s Angel by Rhea Rose


Title: Alia’s Angel
Author: Rhea Rose
In: Evolve (Nancy Kilpatrick)
Rating Out of 5: 3 (On the fence about this one)
My Bookshelves: Vampires
Dates read: 19th February 2019
Pace: Slow
Format: Short story
Publisher: Edge
Year: 2010
5th sentence, 74th page: ‘”Let me see.”

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Alia is trying to help her Angel survive. But, is there are more sinister, hidden relationship going on here? Will Alia or her Angel truly survive?


The idea of a vampire (which I’m assuming Angel is, because it’s never really explicitly explained) in the slums of an apartment building work kind of brilliantly. After all, I really don’t like those stories which tote vampires as the epitome of society. They’re predators. And generally the bad guy. So I kind of liked that there is a story that features one in a kind of horrible position. The dankness fits the theme a lot better than I was expecting.

This was one of those gloriously open-ended short stories. Although there is a beginning, a middle and an end. You can expect Angel returning to visit Alia again. The boy achieving his ultimate goal. Any number of endings and storylines that would work in so well.

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