There is a reason Rachel Caine is a New York Times bestseller, and Kiss of Death reminds us of this.
Caine who has written The Weather Warden series, The Outcast series, and The Morganville Vampire series, structures all her stories in the same way, in an adrenaline high adventure that leaves the reader begging for more.
Here’s the simple truth, Caine’s books are addictive. They read like the show “24”, in a high action serial that causes more questions to come up than answers. It doesn’t matter if one installment is bad, once you’ve started you have to finish, no matter what. And I must say this sensational writer has a way with introducing new plot twists that make even the most seasoned reader clutch at their armrests in excitement.
This particular book, Kiss of Death, brings something new to the series. It offers our first real glace outside of Morganville, and shows different sides of characters that we would have never expected. But like all of Caine’s books this episode ends with a bang, leaving the reader eager with anticipation for the next installment.
As you can tell I am a fan of Rachel Caine and all her works, but what I must caution against is starting the series in the middle. While it is possible to read these books out of order, Caine’s style of writing is significantly more enjoyable when read from the beginning, so the reader is not constantly guessing at what past relationships were.
I enjoyed this book a lot and would recommend it to both girls who have gotten caught up in the “Twilight” vampire craze and any fantasy reader looking for a good action packed read.
7.5 out of 10
Published: April 27, 2010