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Thursday, April 1, 2010

Review: Twice Dead by Kalayna Price


where I got my copy: Belle's Publishing
where to buy: Amazon, A1 Books, BN

Newly undead shifter-turned-vampire Kita Nekai is coming to grips with the reality that her cat has not awakened since her change. What she needs is a little time to adjust to her new liquid diet and the increasingly complex attraction to her sire, Nathanial. What she gets is a headless harlequin. With the body count rising, Kita is dragged into a dangerous game of vampire politics. Her involvement draws the attention of an ancient vampire known as the Collector who has a penchant for acquiring the unusual - like a pureblood shifter-turned vampire. Kita still has unfinished business of her own and finds herself deeper in magical debt. It's a bad time to be a kitten who can't slip her skin. Kalayna Price's debut novel, ONCE BITTEN, earned rave reviews and reached #1 on's "Fantasy Bestseller List." TWICE DEAD returns readers to a dark, seductive world where magic rules and ancient loyalties collide with modern challenges.

Kita is clearly in a more vulnerable state in Twice Dead. Our Calico shape-shifter turned undead is now more in demand than ever, and I don't mean that as a good thing. No. Kita is being stalked, wooed, wants to be collected, killed, you name it. A necromancer, a skin walker, the collector- a powerful vampire, to name a few. Besides that awful predicament... Am I awful for being thrilled that The vampire king Tatius is out to get Kita away from Nathanial? Will you blame me if I find Tatius amusing? Am I being super critical towards Nathanial? Am I the one who thinks he's a bit boring? And is it me or "authorities" in this book keep blaming everything on Kita? In Once Bitten she was blamed for rogue shifters and now she's being blamed by beheading and draining vampires? Seriously, how can someone manage to always look guilty? I can't say that I blame the company she keeps because on the first book she was alone when all the blaming happened.

Twice Dead is definitely a must read if you're a fan of YA Urban fantasy. Action pack and full of intrigue and frustrating sexual tension. I can't wait to see what's going to happen on Haven # 3 book - Third Blood.

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