Wednesday, May 25, 2011
70) Almost Final Curtain by Tate Hallaway
Ever since high school student Anastasija Parker discovered she was vampire royalty, her life has been sort of crazy. The half-vampire- half-witch just wants some normalcy, and trying out for the spring musical seems like the perfect fix.
But when the ancient talisman that stands between vampire freedom and slavery to witches is stolen, Ana has to skip rehersal and track down the dangerous artifact before someone uses it to make this year's curtain call her last.
My Thoughts :
After reading Almost to Die For, book #1 in the Vampire Princess of St. Paul series, I couldn't wait to see what author Tate Hallaway was going to deliver in the sequel. I have been a fan of the author ever since she started writing her Garnet Lacey novels and even though she has moved to Young Adult for this series she has kept to the paranormal aspect.
However it saddens me to say that this next installment just wasn't as good as the series debut. It came across as a little flat and boring. I had a hard time building up any kind of relationship with the characters and didn't care for the school play or plot. This second part was just not what I was expecting after Almost to Die For.
On saying all that though I am still interested to see where the author takes Ana. I like the concept and I enjoy Tate's style. Sometimes second books are a bummer after the first amazing debut so I am keeping an eye out for book three and look forward to catching up with the Princess of St. Paul again sometime in the future. Definitely a must read for fans of the author and another Young Adult book to buy for that young lady in your life.