Review: Kiss of Death


Kiss of Death
Kiss of Death by Rachel Caine
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Kiss of Death is a lot like other books in the Morganville Vampires series. It was interesting and had the potential to be awesome, but somehow fell short. That seems to the be the norm in this series. The book was a little different in that the four residents of the Glass House (plus Oliver) leave Morganville to go to Dallas. Of course, vampire-related chaos and drama ensues. Unfortunately, the chaos isn’t really all that interesting, as usual. I always seem to enjoy the chapters leading up to the chaos, but find the actual action in the books to be boring.

It is nice to see Claire coming out of her shell more with each book. I like that the heroine of the series can be geeky and kickass. That is rather empowering.

The interactions among the characters are always entertaining. (They’re the best part of the whole series.) I especially love the snarky sibling-like relationship between Shane and Eve. It can always provide a laugh or two. It’s also cool to see the romances between the characters developing.

I would say that I hope weaker parts of the stories improve, but I figure that this far into the series, that seems unlikely. I guess I might grow accustomed to it soon. Either that or I’ll just continue to feel a bit disappointed in the series.

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About Janet Morris

I'm from Huntsville, Alabama. I've got as many college credits as a doctorate candidate, and the GPA of some of them, too. I have a boss by the name of Amy Pond. She's a dachshund. My parents both grew up in Alabama.