by Harper Allen

November 2006
ISBN: 0-373-51427-4
Reviewer Graphic Button Silhouette #113
Mass Market Paperback

The Crosse sisters received the shocking news that they were descended from a long line of vampire hunters in the first book of this trilogy. After coming to terms with their destiny, they were surprised again to learn that only one of them would be the true Daughter of Lillith a slayer. One of the remaining sisters would have healing powers, and the third sister, infected as an infant, would in fact become a vampire.

I have to say that the second book, Vampaholic, has still not convinced me that this series is all that it could be. The author, Harper Allen, has a good idea, but the execution is still falling short (pardon the pun). Her three main characters, the Crosse sisters, are not very likeable, at least in my opinion, and Kat Crosse, the main character in this book, irritates the heck out of me.

Not only is she shallow and self-absorbed, but she is trying to drown her destiny in Absolut. She is convinced that she is the one who is going to turn vampire, and subtle changes are beginning to convince her family too. She has taken to becoming exclusively nocturnal, and sunlight is affecting her skin and eyes. This might also be caused by the abuse she is heaping on her system, but there is no way to tell for sure.

When vampire bounty hunter Jack Rawls finds her, he is convinced that she is headed straight for a real Bloody Mary, yet he does not finish her off. Apparently she is still retaining enough humanity that he is prepared to wait for the final transformation. I would have killed her just to stop hearing her whine. And the overuse of French slang is driving me insane.

I hope that the final book in the series brings it all together, or it is hitting the wall.

Reviewed in October 2006 by Paula.

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