Monday, March 7, 2011

Blessed by Cynthia Leitich Smith

Source: Publisher
With a wink and a nod to Bram Stoker, New York Times best-selling author Cynthia Leitich Smith unites the casts of Tantalize and Eternal in a delicious dark fantasy her fans will devour.
Quincie P. Morris, teen restaurateuse and neophyte vampire, is in the fight of her life -- or undeath. Even as she adjusts to her new appetites, she must clear her best friend and true love, the hybrid werewolf Kieren, of murder charges; thwart the apocalyptic ambitions of Bradley Sanguini, the seductive vampire-chef who "blessed" her; and keep her dead parents’ restaurant up and running. She hires a more homespun chef and adds the preternaturally beautiful Zachary to her wait staff. But with hundreds of new vampires on the rise and Bradley off assuming the powers of Dracula Prime, Zachary soon reveals his true nature -- and a flaming sword -- and they hit the road to staunch the bloodshed before it’s too late. Even if they save the world, will there be time left to salvage Quincie’s soul?

I loved Quincie in Tantalize. In Blessed, I saw Quincie struggle with being a vampire, while still running Sanguini's: A Very Rare Restaurant. I also liked that she finally realized how strong her feeling were for Kieren finally at the surface. I loved Zachary. You could definitely feel the regret that he had from what happened in Eternal. I loved the plot. It was really intense. I also loved that the plot referenced Dracula a lot. I also liked that the story blended all of the previous books characters together. Several parts of this book were really original and had me surprised about what would come up next. Smith was an exordinary writer and I enjoyed the plot that she twisted. The cast of characters were all very unique and made this series amazing. I can't wait to see what she write next. I recommend this book to fans of the previous books and paranormal readers.

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