Review: Pretty When She Kills by Rhiannon Frater

September 24, 2012 Blog Tour, Review 29

I’m super excited today to be part of the Pretty When She Kills blog tour! Everyone can follow the entire tour by clicking on the banner above.

You can find my review of Pretty When She Dies HERE

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Title: Pretty When She Kills
Author: Rhiannon Frater
Published: September 7, 2012
Series: Pretty When She Dies #2

Amaliya Vezorak never believed in happy endings…

When Amaliya harnessed her necromancer powers to defeat her greatest enemy, she believed she had finally found a happy ending with Cian, her lover and the master of Austin. That happiness is short-lived when the vampire ruling over San Antonio attempts a takeover of Austin in order to capture Amaliya and use her power for his own devices.

To make matters worse, Samantha, Cian’s ex-fiancée, is seeing ghosts, the untested vampire hunters of Austin are running scared as a supernatural war looms, a mysterious man is hunting Amaliya with the help of her one time lover, Pete, and Rachoń, the Summoner’s favorite progeny, appears to be out for revenge.

When Amaliya’s grandmother, a powerful medium, experiences terrible visions that reveal there is another necromancer vampire and she is crying out for help, Amaliya realizes happy endings do not come easily…

I read Pretty When She Dies, the first book in the trilogy, about a year ago and loved it!  So I was excited to jump into Pretty When She Kills.  Honestly, as excited as I was, I tried not to set my expectations too high, because I didn’t want to be let down.  Just in case.  Thankfully, there was nothing to worry about. PWSK was great!  It was gritty and kick-ass, just how I like it.

Amaliya, Cian, Samantha, Jeff, Innocente, and Sergio are all back in PWSK.  I love this six pack!  Amaliya and Cian are hotter than ever, Sam and Jeff are too stinkin’ cute, and Innocente and Sergio are still fiercely loyal and protective.  I have to say, I didn’t care for Sam when I first met her in Pretty When She Dies, but she definitely grew on me by the end.  Now, I love the girl!  And of course, Amaliya is kicking major ass.  There are some new characters, as well, and they’re quite the bunch.  I’m looking forward to seeing more of them in the next book, especially Cassandra, a badass dhampir.

It’s been a few months since Amaliya killed The Summoner, but the peace doesn’t last long.  Something big is heading to Austin, and everyone is going to be put to the test. Unfortunately, not everyone makes it.  It was great getting to know all the characters more, and to go on a crazy ride with them.  I admit, Rhiannon totally surprised me with this.  I was expecting the story to be pretty straight forward, but she added a nice twist in there.

Overall, this was a great sequel.   I can’t wait to see what happens in the 3rd and final book!  There is sex and a lot of profanity in this, so you may want to pass if that’s something that bothers you.  I definitely recommend this series to people who like their supernatural beings more on the dark and gritty side.

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Rhiannon Frater is the award-winning author of the AS THE WORLD DIES zombie trilogy and the author of several other horror novels.  She was born and raised a Texan and presently lives in Austin, Texas with her husband and furry children (a.k.a pets).  She loves scary movies, sci-fi shows, playing video games, cooking, dying her hair weird colors, and shopping for Betsey Johnson purses and shoes.

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29 Responses to “Review: Pretty When She Kills by Rhiannon Frater”

  1. Erin D.

    I have wanted to read Pretty When She Dies for a long time, but it seems to be a very hard book to track down. Thanks so much for reviewing and giving me a chance to win the 1st two. That’s AWESOME!

  2. erinf1

    Thanks for the great post and giveaway! I’ve read such awesome reviews for Rhiannon’s books and I’ve been dying to read this author :)

  3. Candace

    I know a lot of people really love these books. I’m not so sure that it’s a series for me, but it’s exciting when an author gets the attention this one’s been getting!

    BTW, and totally off subject, I have an updated blog button if you want to change that. Thanks!
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  4. Julie S.

    Thanks for participating in the tour and giveaway! I’ve been wanting to read these since I really enjoyed Rhiannon’s other works :)

  5. Sam

    I don’t mind sex in books… as long as it is between the right people. ;) I’ve heard many good things about this author’s books so I will need to give them a try one day! I’m glad you enjoyed this, Christy. Brilliant review as always. :)
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  6. Heidi

    Sex and profanity awesome! Luckily I already have these books and they are coming up on Something Wicked! Also like ass kicking! Now get your one hand in gear and leave me a snarky reply it isn’t the same without your amusing responses to my witty comments. i hope it was your left hand so you don’t have a hard time doing things….I would hate to break my right arm it would be hard to do stuff but both arms….how would I wipe my behind?
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    • Christy

      It is my right arm and I’m a righty! Apparently I just pulled or twisted it weird, so it should be better soon. My middle finger still works just fine though.

  7. Barbara

    I have got to read this series! I keep coming across it and reminding myself but then I forget again. I’m going to just buy it and put it on my TBR pile for Fraterfest at the beginning of October. Great reviews, I think with my own potty mouth, a little profanity will make me feel very comfortable. ;)
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  8. Seyma Shabbir

    R. Frater is a great horror writer! I am reading the Last Bastion now! Already read all of the As the World DIes

  9. Artemis

    This series sounds really good and the cover is amazing! I loved your review and thank you for the giveaway.

  10. joannie sparks

    Hi this is a Kick -BUTT series. Can’t wait to see whwere this really goes. thanks joannie

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