Sunday, May 5, 2013

Lust for Life by Jeri Smith-Ready

Genre:  Adult Urban Fantasy
WVMP Series, Book 4

Note:  I highly recommend reading the other books before reading the description and review here since it does contain spoilers for the overall story as one would expect with later books continuing with the plot.

Description (taken from Goodreads):
Everyone's out for blood-hers

Ciara’s con-artist parents taught her three keys to survival: keep low, keep quiet, and most of all, keep moving. But managing WVMP, the Lifeblood of Rock ’n’ Roll—not to mention becoming a vampire herself—has kept her in one place long enough to fall madly in love, adopt an undead dog . . .

. . . and make more enemies than she can shake a stake at.

A psychotic DJ, a wanna-be necromancer, and a posse of vengeful hippies would all love to see Ciara get her day in the sun—literally. To protect Ciara, her fiancé, Shane, has traded his flannel shirt and guitar for a flak jacket and crossbow. If she survives to walk down the aisle, will she recognize the man waiting at the altar?

In this final chapter of the award-winning WVMP RADIO series, Ciara must decide who to trust, whom to love—and whom to kill.

This final book of the series was a perfect ending to the series.  I think I'm going to keep this review fairly short to avoid spoilers.  As I've mentioned before, I was never really a fan of Ciara from the very beginning.  I didn't like her personality.  She kind of made me think of sewage water honestly.  But I don't have that feeling with the last book.  In fact, I'm rooting for her.  So I guess that goes to show you how much she grew throughout the series and how much of my prejudices I was able to let slide.

So Shane and Ciara, two vampires in love preparing to spend the rest of their lives together.  They're getting married!  Only problem is there's other vampires out there looking to destroy them first.  And we get to watch then take a whirlwind of a ride throughout the novel.  What we'd think as far-fetched and impossible suddenly becomes possible and probable when it involves Ciara Griffin.  And of course, we get to hear her inner-cynicism and snarky humor throughout it all.

Perfect ending to the series.  It gave me a warm feeling at the end even though I've been tainted by Ciara's cynicism.  My only regrets is some of the main side characters from previous books kind of took a backseat role in this book.  I wish I'd seen more of them.

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