Hallaway's ALMOST TO DIE FOR brings readers a fresh and exciting take on feuds between witches & vamps along with humorous dialogue and brooding characters.
Age Range: Young Adult
Twilight meets The Princess Diaries in the new series from the author of Honeymoon of the Dead
On her sixteenth birthday, Anastasija Parker learns that her so-called deadbeat dad is actually a vampire king. And he wants Ana to assume her rightful position at his side, in spite of the fact that she has witch's blood running through her veins-from her mother's side.
Too bad witches and vampires are mortal enemies. And now Ana's parents are at each other's throats over her future. It's up to Ana to make a choice, but deciding your eternal destiny is a pretty big deal for a girl who just wants to get through high school.
Ana had me laughing from the start with her insecure thoughts about being the black sheep at school. She's shy but at the same time to be inside her head you wouldn't know it. If she said most of the things she thought, I believe people would stop ostracizing her. She's known as a freak with her looks and unbeknownst to her best friend (who’s also a witch), Ana can't pull off a spell. To make matters worse, it's her sixteenth birthday and she's worried about her initiation in the Inner Circle where she has to perform a spell. Well, it doesn't look good for Ana. And to top it off, her long absentee father appears asking her to join his side - Vampire side. What’s a girl to do? Ana has a tough choice to make that involves a long standing feud between witches and vampires. I enjoyed following alongside her as she tried to figure things out.
I know I wouldn't mind being in Ana’s shoes. She has to deal with both sides of her heritage. I know I can't knock the quirks that come along with being the center of attention. Did I mention love triangle? Need I say more? When I first read the synopsis of this book, Ana's dual heritage caught my attention then the mention of two guys vying her attention just revved up my interest even more. Whoa. Ana has her hands full now. This book was so entertaining and hilarious. I ended up finishing this book in just a few hours. Once I started, I could not put it down. Love, Danger, Magic, and Power -this book packs a nice punch in the supernatural genre.
I enjoyed this installment tremendously. I can't wait to get my hands on the next installment in this exciting new series. If you’re a fan of vampires and witches and you’re looking for some humor and great dialogue to tickle your funny bones - go grab this book.
Rating: 4 out of 5 Stars