Friday, August 26, 2011

Rock'n'Roll is Undead

Rock 'n' Roll is Undead (Veronica Mason, Book 1)
Rock 'n' Roll is Undead by Rose Pressey
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Veronica Mason—lead singer of the rockabilly band The Voodoo Zombies—discovers her vampire bass player staked through the heart. A vision of the murder flashes in Veronica’s mind and she wonders if she’s going bonkers. Up until now her supernatural skills consisted of a few botched love spells.
Using her sexy voice and pin-up style has paid off, she’s about to land a record deal. But suspicion soon turns to her when another vampire turns up as nothing more than a pile of ashes a vacuum would have a hard time sucking up. Veronica has another vision, and she has to hone her paranormal powers or lose her deal—and possibly her life.
When an utterly delicious mystery man steps in as the new bass player, Veronica can’t figure out if he’s there to help or cause more problems. What she does know is she can’t resist his good looks and sex appeal. She wonders if they’d make rockin’ music together. But helping the undead could stop her from finding out and leave Veronica dead—permanently.

Did anyone read my post last week about my Life's "To-Do"List, where I said I wanted to date an Elvis impersonator? Well this doesn't have much to do with that, except that author Rose Pressey is an Elvis fan, and I thought it was funny that I'm posting this a week after.

While reading this I said I was going to give it a five, so I was a little surprised when I rated it four instead. It's a high four though, high enough for me to consider changing it.
I've only read a few books containing vampires and I didn't even like them, which is kind of weird considering I love the paranormal.
But I keep trying different ones and this is by far the best I've read, I think it's mostly because they're not a huge deal. It's like they're just people, only difference is their bloody marys might actually be a girl named Mary.
Veronica and her werewolf best friend Kitty are awesome I so need to find some friends like that. The personality of all the characters were great because they actually have personalities, they're so distinct that's a huge reason I enjoyed the story so much.
The descriptions are amazing, at a certain point I was falling in love with the mysterious new bass player Buzz. And the mystery was pretty subtle so you can actually focus on the story and not go through the whole think trying to guess the killer, (although at times even that didn't stop me.)
Overall it's a really cute and fun read, I wouldn't be against reading more if it turned into a series.

Oh and not only that but it did something very few things can do, which is trigger one of my obsessions: Rockabilly.

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