Review of Tempted (House of Night #6) by P.C. and Kristin Cast

It took me a little while to process this book before I could review it. The book starts off right where the last one left off and deals with the aftermath of the events that occurred. This one didn’t waste as much time recapping things, which I liked, and the chapters focused on various characters. The book kept my interest the whole time, especially the last few chapters.

I’m happy that Zoey (Spoiler alert) finally broke up with Erik. He’s annoying.  I really loved the character Heath in this book. The fact that he’s completely human, yet is willing to help Zoey and her friends fight, is really cool. The readers get to see a lot more of his thoughts and feelings in this book, which makes it sadder. I also like Stark’s character and I think he’s good for Zoey.

I got annoyed with Stevie Rae in this one. She keeps making stupid decisions and doesn’t seem to care about the consequences. She hides things from her friends, uses her Earth affinity selfishly and is starting to get like Zoey with the multiple boyfriends. She’s sort of at 3. Just pick one already, people!

One of the other things that annoyed me was that the authors replaced the word “love” with “heart” in this one. I think it would’ve been ok a few times, but they hearted everything.

There are two deaths in this one, so it’s one of the saddest books in the series so far (for me anyway). I was reading on the bus when the second one happened and I gasped, causing another passenger to ask if I was ok. I felt kind of silly explaining that it was because of the book, but I get really into things when I read.

I already have the next two books in the series and I’m starting Burned today.

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Review of Undead and Unwed by MaryJanice Davidson

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Undead and Unwed is about a shoe-obsessed secretary named Elizabeth “Betsy” Taylor who gets turned into a vampire.  The book is pretty funny and moves along nicely.  One of the things that I really like about the book is the way it portrays its gay and lesbian characters as regular people instead of making a big deal about it. I wish more books would do this.

She gets help from her best friend Jessica and makes a new friend, Marc, after she snacks on him.  All of the characters are well developed and work well in the book’s universe.  The story takes place in her first week of being undead, so it’s pretty fast paced. I loved that she wasn’t worried about being a vampire at all, but she was worried about whether or not her cat would hate her and where her expensive shoes went. That’s definitely something I would worry about if I ended up a vampire. Cats rule.  She can be a bit simple at times, but she admits to being a bit shallow in life and not always paying attention in school.

Betsy meets two powerful vampires, Sinclair and Nostro, and has to decide who’s side she’s on. Then there’s that whole vampire prophecy thing to deal with. In the end she makes the right choice, but what does it mean for her going forward?

There are some sex scenes in the book (3 to be exact), but they’re not overly descriptive and the last one leads to a funny moment.

I’ll definitely be on the lookout for other books in the series. If you like books that are funny, with a good story, good characters, action, and a bit of romance then this is a book for you!

If you’re interested in purchasing this book, you can do that here: http://www.amazon.com/Undead-Unwed-Queen-Betsy-ebook/dp/B002YKOXGG/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1393888514&sr=1-1&keywords=undead+and+unwed