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Published June 30th 2011 by Rose Pressey
Source: Author, for purposes of an honest review
Genre: Paranormal mystery
Series: Veronica Mason, book #1
What a great read! I love finding something new and different from what I typically read and that is exactly what this is. Veronica Mason, lipstick witch and rockabilly singer extraordinaire has been having some scary dreams that are about to become a crazy scary reality. Late one night after a gig and a couple of days before her big performance in front of a record producer she finds her vampire bass player staked and nothing more than a pile of ashes. The craziness ensues from there. She’s being followed by a strange car, she can’t figure out if her sexy new bass player is friend of foe, she’s having visions, she doesn’t know who to trust and strange new people seem to be popping up all around her. Once the police get involved she doesn’t know whether she’s a victim or a suspect that’s about to be singing Jail House Rock, rockabilly style.
I love the paranormal worlds where the humans are aware of the paranormal beings that live amongst them and also where there are more than one species of paranormal beings. I got both of those elements with this book. I also got a fun rockabilly atmosphere. I loved the retro diner, the cars and the attire of the characters. It was something new to me. I will definitely continue reading this series. I am very eager to see where Veronica and Buzz go with their careers and side jobs. That is really the only way I can phrase that without giving away a HUGE spoiler. I loved Veronica and the fact that this book is written from her point of view. I also greatly enjoyed the mystery. The author did a wonderful job of keeping me guessing as to who the murderer was. The moment I had decided who the evil villain was my suspicions would immediately be thrown elsewhere.
I think this book would be great read for anyone high school age of older who like paranormal beings and a great mystery in a unique rockabilly setting. With that said this book is not what I would define as YA, it just does not have the sexual romance aspect that would make it an inappropriate read for a younger crowd. There was plenty of attraction that I hope builds to something more in the next book. (This Diva is crossing her finger)
“Seriously? I’d discovered another expired vampire and I was worried about my lipstick? Issues-I had them.” I loved Veronica’s personality!
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