- Hardcover: 480 pages
- Publisher: Candlewick; 1 edition (January 25, 2011)
- Author: Cynthia Leitich Smith
- Cover Art: Best yet!
- Overall rating: **** out of 5 stars
- Obtained: From the publisher for an honest review.
Quincie P. Morris, teen restaurateuse and neophyte vampire, is in the fight of her life -- or undeath. Even as she adjusts to her new appetites, she must clear her best friend and true love, the hybrid werewolf Kieren, of murder charges; thwart the apocalyptic ambitions of Bradley Sanguini, the seductive vampire-chef who "blessed" her; and keep her dead parents’ restaurant up and running. She hires a more homespun chef and adds the preternaturally beautiful Zachary to her wait staff. But with hundreds of new vampires on the rise and Bradley off assuming the powers of Dracula Prime, Zachary soon reveals his true nature -- and a flaming sword -- and they hit the road to staunch the bloodshed before it’s too late. Even if they save the world, will there be time left to salvage Quincie’s soul? (Synopsis provided by goodreads)
*This is the third book and picks up where book 2 left off.
I have to say that I simply love the premise of this series. I love Quincie's character and we get to see her character develop throughout the book. Smith paints a vivid picture in her word building and her the way she shapes her characters.
All of the relationships felt believable and I never felt like they were forced. The dialog is strong and Smith isn't afraid to show that her characters have flaws, which is really refreshing as there are a lot of books where I feel you have to search for the characters flaws.
I am very excited to see what comes next! I would recommend this book and this series to anyone who likes paranormal books!