Author: Tate Hallaway

Book Review: Almost to Die For by Tate Hallaway

Posted March 31, 2011 by Sherri in Reviews / 0 Comments

Book Review: Almost to Die For by Tate Hallaway
Almost to Die For by Tate Hallaway
Series: Vampire Princess of St. Paul #1
Genres: Paranormal, Young Adult
Published by NAL Trade on August 3, 2010
Format: Paperback
Pages: 241
Source: Library Copy

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Book Description:

Book Description:
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.


Sherri’s Review:
The story is a solid read, but I found myself neither getting really excited about the story but not really disliking it also.

The strongest character is Anastasija (Ana). She is an outcaste in school and has few friends.  We learn in the story that her mother is a witch and her father a vampire.  She is their child through a marriage that was supposed to ensure peace between the species, but hasn’t.

I disliked the parents characters throughout the book, especially the mother, whose attempt to control her daughter through casting a spell on her left me with a very negative impact on me.  I did enjoy the two male love interests which were at opposite ends of the story, of course.  But an event at the end of the book did set up an interesting scenario for the next novel.  There were a couple of these “twists” but they really didn’t really add anything solid to story. The next book in the series is Almost Final Curtain and is due out May 3, 2011.