Fledgling by Octavia E. Butler
Paperback – Grand Central Publishing – Nov 2022 – 310 pages
Shori is a mystery. Seemingly a young girl, she wakes up alone in the woods with critical wounds and traumatic amnesia, only to learn she is actually a fifty-three-year-old vampire: the lost child of an ancient species that is driven by blood and lives in dark symbiosis with humanity. Genetically modified to be able to walk in daylight, Shori must use her rare gift to uncover whatever she can about her old life and figure out who wants to destroy her–and the rest of her kind.