The Vampire and the Virgin Rose – One-Shot Yaoi Manga Review

Vampire romance could be considered a romance of its own, with classic titles like Bram Stoker’s Dracula and the masterpiece that is The Vampire Chronicles by Anne Rice to the modern movement that one must confess was popularised in the new millennium with the rise and fall of the Twilight fandom and like any romance genre, there are many yaoi titles within it, though not many are talked about alongside other vampire titles to which I ask why? One can not deny that there is a deep eroticism about the vampire, even those sparkling ones that many will admit they did for a time drool over, though the sparkle really did kill it for me. But we are not here to write about sparkly vampires, today I want to write about one of my latest reads over on Bookwalker, The Vampire and the Virgin Rose a short one-shot read that hits many a cliche vampire trope, and remember my reader cliche does not always mean bad.

Set in a world where vampires and humans live side by side and many humans give themselves willingly to be fed upon by the vampires that walk among them young Yayoi cannot fight his feelings for his vampire classmate Chitose, but Chitose is not just any vampire he is a pureblood vampire. In the context of this story, this makes him nobility that looks down upon humans as nothing more than cattle to feed upon and Chitose can see right through Yayoi’s feelings for him. But once he has a taste of the young man’s blood feelings between the two begin to blur because blood from someone you love can taste intoxicatingly different.

As I said this is a very cliche vampire story with at the end a touch of taboo love because a pureblood must marry another pureblood and this part of the story I found most interesting because we are not told this final part of the story by either character, but by an outsider who is brought into their home.

Overall this is a cute quick read that I would recommend to any yaoi fan that has a liking for vampire stories, just don’t go into it looking for anything too deep.

This Manga can be purchased from the following sources:

Bookwalker

Amazon

Kobo

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