Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Review: Almost to Die For by Tate Hallaway

ALMOST TO DIE FOR by Tate Hallaway
Pub. Date: August 2010
Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Format: Paperback, 256pp
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.
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.

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

41 comments:

elaing8 said...

greta review. I've been wanting to read this book since I heard about months ago.

fredamans said...

I added to my wishlist yesterday, but after reading your review I HAVE to have it! Fantastic review!

Natalie Aguirre said...

Great review. The feud between witches and vampires sounds interesting. I'm going to add it to my to read list. Thanks.

Ladytink_534 said...

I love Tate Hallaway! I'm so excited to hear about her venture into YA.

Dwayne said...

This books seems like a mix of cuteness and suspense.

latishajean said...

Great review I love vampires and witches so this one sounds very good!

Lisa_Gibson said...

This sounds great! I can't wait to read it. Terrific review.
Lisa ~ YA Literature Lover

bkobsessed17 said...

Woo-hooo! SOunds great, I love love triangles! Can't wait!

brandileigh2003 said...

Sounds great! I like triangles, and I like funny!

Heather said...

This is the first time I have heard of this book. I like the cover and the book sounds amazing!!

Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

I like that this book has witches instead of just vamps :)

marian said...

this book sounds very interesting. a book about vampires, witches, and has a love triangle, i definitely will read it. great review!!

Liz said...

Great Review :) You totally convinced me to add this book to my Wishlist!

Anonymous said...

Ooh, I love a book with some humor! Awesome review!!

~Sara S

Anonymous said...

This book has been on my wishlist since I heard about it, and you did a great job on the review
-Elizabeth

Meredith said...

Great review! Ana's so young to be making such a tough decision!

Caitlin said...

Awesome review! This sounds like a great new series to start! I'll make sure to check it out. Thanks!

Barbara E. said...

Very nice review, I want to read Almost to Die For even more now.

Natasha said...

Awesome review! I was wanting to read this book for a while. I'm a HUGE fan of Tate Hallaway and LOVE her adult series. I will be picking this up shortly!

linaramz said...

Thanks for the great review! Almost to Die For sounds awesome! And it's funny too! Can't wait to read this!

Jenny N. said...

Nice review, I like the story with this one. I love romance in books and with the love triangle in this one makes me want to read it so much more.

KimiKayKristie said...

Great review! I can't wait to read it now!

KStewartFan said...

Sounds AWESOME :) Hope to find the book soon. Thank you for the review. Definitely on my wish-list now :)

Laina said...

Yay for witches!! I don't read enough witch books.

Lisa R said...

I love books that make me laugh so this is one for the TBR pile.


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Briana said...

Awesome review!! :) I want to read this book so bad, vampires and witches.. kind of reminds me of The Vamp Diaries :P

lyan said...

This is something i would read :)

mbreakfield said...

Great review. I'm putting this one on my wishlist. I love humor.

donnas said...

Great review. I loved her last series. Glad to here this sounds just as good.

Maddie McPhail said...

Awesome review! This is at the top of my wishlist!(:

Nova said...

After reading this review I really want to read the book itself =)

heatherzilla said...

Sounds like a good read! Thanks for introducing me to this author and book.

Linda Henderson said...

Thanks for the great review. My daughter and I both have been wanting to read this one.

Daisy said...

I actually didn't here about it until a week ago. But it is almost to Die for ( get my pun... people *groan*). Awesome review!

Maddie McPhail said...

great review.(:

Jessica @ Confessions of a Bookaholic said...

I've seen this book around but this was the first review I had read. Thanks for the great information!

Pokadots1121 said...

This sounds like a book I would be into. It has love, danger, magic, and power so whats not to like about it. Thanks for the review

Aik said...

I'm so going to get this book!

Dee (GoodChoiceReading) said...

Great review! I really like the cover to this book. Can't wait to read it!

ylime1981 said...

This book sounds really good!

starbuckstogo said...

A book about vampires and witches!? Omg! Awesome!! Sounds interesting. Adding this to my long tbr pile. Haha

 

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