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Monday, October 21, 2013
Pretty When She Dies by Rhiannon Frater
So I'm a read-a-thon addict, which isn't news to anyone. We just finished a read-a-thon called Fraterfest, hosted by Kimbacaffeinate at The Caffeinated Book Reviewer, the whole point of which, aside from reading in general, is to read books by Rhiannon Frater, Kimba's a fan. So being in the spirit of things but unfamiliar with the author, I picked out one to try, and managed to not start it at all last year during Fraterfest. Go me. This year I was determined, it was Fraterfest, I was going to read a Frater book, darn it! So I did, and even though I didn't finish it during the read-a-thon, finish it I have, and I enjoyed it!
I like Amaliya, poor thing gets beat up in about every imaginable way yet comes out fighting every time! She has a feisty little Grandmama too, do not mess with little Mexican Grandmamas, no sir! The vampires in this world have the traditional weaknesses of legend, so in a way it's a good old-fashioned, but in a modern setting vampire story, with some necromancy thrown in for good measure. I do like Cian, and even though she's kind of annoying, Samantha is pretty spunky too, but it's definitely Amaliya for me. She just doesn't quit!
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