"Absolutely brilliant--tragic, funny, eccentric, and so perfectly suited to this particularly weird time we seem to be living through. Claire takes the vampire trope and makes it her own in a way that feels so fresh and original. The spell this novels casts is so complete I feel utterly, and happily, bitten."--Ruth Ozeki author of A Tale for the Time Being A biracial half-human, half-vampire must find a way to balance her mixed heritage, her bottomless hunger, and her life in this stunning debut novel from a writer-to-watch. Lydia is hungry. She's always wanted to try Japanese food.