I am a vampire fiction fan, so I freely admit to my bias towards this month’s pick.
“Our Miss Engel” is a short but sweet read that is written journal-style from the perspective of a teacher in the early 1900s. Employed to teach a group of small young girls at a convent school, a young woman finds that her charges are a little more of a handful than young children normally are. Much is strange about how these young girls are taught and cared for at the academy, and at first our Miss Engel is enchanted and determined to do her very best for her young charges. But then she begins to realize that there is a lot about these girls that are far from normal.
The story unfolds at a comfortable pace with a little mystery, a little charm, and eventually quite a bit of horror. The ending is as astonishing as it is satisfying. This is a story I would recommend over and over again to anyone with a penchant for vampire fiction. And personally, I think I just might go have another read myself.