Every review I’ve read of Almost to Die For so far has had nothing but praise for this book… and I’m no different. I loved this book. It’s short, I read it in less than a day. It’s just long enough to drag you into Ana’s world and make you want to come back and find out what’s going to happen next to this unique set of characters.
Raised her entire life to be a “true witch” Ana believes she’s doomed for failure when it comes time for her initiation into her mother’s coven and she’s never done even a spark of magic. Her best friend, Bea, is a super witch with a less impressive pedigree than Ana’s. Enter Ana’s long lost, never discussed, father. The vampire king. And vampires just happen to be the worst of the worst enemies of the “true witches,” poor kid.
This is another book (I seem to have discovered several this summer) with vampires that aren’t entirely yummy. I will admit that there are a couple that are closer to yummy than not, but the vampire society as a whole presented in this book is kind of squick worthy.
A sixteen year-old who can avert a massive act of witch on vampire street violence, and gets accidently engaged to a vampire hottie (did I mention that she is also dating a vampire hunter?) is someone I want to read more about.
I enjoyed that, while this is a YA book, it doesn’t sugarcoat teenage life. Ana’s fears and misgivings about her parents, friends, the mean kids at school, it all rings true to me. All in all, I can’t wait for the next one in this new series.