Death A La Mode by Tawdra Kandle
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
This book was simply everything I wanted. I tore through it in a single sitting, sad to see it end but so happy (and hungry) having read it. Do you like pie? Do you like vampires? Then you will be just as happy reading this short little book as I was.
We join Jackie and Lucas immediately following the short story that mushed my love of Rafe/Nell and Lucas/Jackie together. While the world smooshing was awesome, the actual events were not so hot. Jackie was “possessed” by an evil old woman, and they all learned that the world is going to end. Sad news, right? Jackie copes in a way that is very familiar to me – by diving into pie. OK, so for Jackie it was more making and trying to win a pie competition, but pie is pie. While she is playing the avoidance game, Lucas is being pulled to the scenes of some deaths that only serve to stress Jackie more. Turns out, the singer that Jackie is looking forward to see perform at the festival is being surrounded by people dying. This murder/mystery kept the book rolling without taking away from the excellent and “real” dynamics between Lucas and Jackie as they both try to find their new normal.
Yes, we get a nice ending with a bow tied around everything (except, you know, the world ending), but we also get a great turning point that has me begging for the next installment. Where will this power couple of supernatural awesomeness end up next? And what food will the next book make me crave above all others? These books are happy little gems that leave me happy, hungry, and excited for more.
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