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Thursday, December 16, 2010

Almost to Die For by Tate Hallaway

Released:August 3, 2010
Publisher: NAL Trade
Rated: YA

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.



What I thought:

Ana is such a lovable character! I loved this story, it was unique. Being a ya novel, there wasn't an overload of whining. Ana isn't the most popular, she gets bullied by the high school hotty, but it isn't over done. It gives it a real feel without making me want to throw down the book after too much teen drama and reach for something else. I can't wait to see what happens in the next book, who will Ana choose, what her role will be, if she will ever get to see both her parents at the same time again.

I was irritated, however, by her mom a bit.  I don't want to give anything away, but I had a hard time with her mother and the secrets that she kept and the people she kept away from Ana.


2 comments:

Avery said...

This book sounds great! I will have to check it out!
:)

Aimee said...

I think you'll like it! I did, a lot. I think it had some really good conflict in it.

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