Monday, June 22, 2009


Eternal by Cynthia Leitich Smith

At last, Miranda is the life of the party: all she had to do was die. Elevated and adopted by none other than the reigning King of the Mantle of Dracul, Miranda goes from high-school theater wannabe to glamorous royal fiend overnight.

Meanwhile, her reckless and adoring guardian angel, Zachary, demoted to human guise as the princess’s personal assistant, has his work cut out for him trying to save his girl’s soul and plan the Master’s fast-approaching Death Day gala.

I have to say I was impressed with this book. I liked the way the female character was never completely good. Miranda is turned against her will into the princess of the vampires, but before her old guardian angel Zachary (now fallen for trying to save her) showed up on the doorstep of her castle, she wasn't completely unhappy with the arrangement. I mean, the girl is treated like royalty after all...

Unfortunately, he reminds her of her human self - she starts reflecting on when she was human and finds herself meeting him halfway on the issue of blood - drinking cow and pig blood instead of human.

Of course, Daddy dearest - the Dracul - isn't pleased at all when he comes back from his supposed tour of the country.

But who will triumph over the Princess - her shining angel or the master and father of her vampire life?

I couldn't put this down yesterday. In fact, I read through Tropic Thunder while my fiance and I were at the soon-to-be-in-laws for dinner and movie time. And although I loved it, I was a little disappointed by the ending.

4 out of 5 roses

1 comment:

  1. I'm glad you liked it. I thought the ending was unexpected but that it needed to be that way. Can't wait for the next one!

    Have you read Tantalize?


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