Series: Morganville Vampires #8
Publisher: NAL on April 27, 2010
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Vampire musician Michael Glass has attracted the attention of a big- time producer who wants to cut a demo and play some gigs-which means Michael will have to enter the human world. For this, he's been assigned escorts that include both a dangerous immortal as well as Michael's all-too-human friends. And with that mix of personalities, this is going to be a road trip from hell...
“Shane was silent a moment, then let out a long breath. ‘I bet I could convince you if I could get through these bars…’ ‘You’d get arrested all over again.’ ‘Well, you’re just that tempting. Jailbait.’ He kissed her fingers, which made her shiver all over; his lips lingered warm on her skin, reminding her of what it felt like to be alone with him…”
Favorite Character: Claire. She’s really coming into her own.
“The way the Glass House worked, on a practical level, was that there was a schedule for the stuff that had to be done–cooking, cleaning, fixing things, laundry.”
My Musings: Kiss of Death was an interesting installment in that it did not take place in the usual place of Morganville with the typical characters. Instead, this novel followed our favorite foursome, and their bodyguard, Oliver, as they trekked to Dallas, where Michael was set to record a demo.
I found this novel the most interesting out of all of them. This is because it showed life outside of Morganville, which we have not seen more of. And let me tell you, it was not what I was expecting. I was not expecting all of the twists and turns that came from being outside of Morganville City limits. I thought that it would be a calm, relaxing installment, filled with fun, and only a little bit of danger. I was quite wrong. It was action packed and suspenseful the whole way through.
The most interesting characters of this book would have to go to Oliver and Morley. We see more of their humanistic sides, especially Oliver’s. I’m starting to really think that he’s not as bad as everyone thinks he is, and that he is starting to build a soft spot for Claire and Eve. It was really intriguing to see, and to watch it develop along the course of the novel. Claire also grew significantly during this novel. She has finally grown into a woman who won’t take crap from anyone–even the scary vampires. I cannot wait to see where this takes us for the rest of the series.
Overall, Kiss of Death was a very fun installment to the Morganville series. It will take you on a ride that you will not forget.