Saturday, May 19, 2012

Kerrelyn Sparks - Wanted: Undead or Alive

Phineas McKinney thought New York City was tough, until he was attacked by Malcontents -- evil vampires who consider mortals to be snacks. Saved by the good vampires, Phin swore to devote his now undead life to stopping the Malcontents. He's got his job cut out for him when word comes that their enemy may be hiding in Wyoming. What does a city boy like him know about horses and campfires? Good thing he's got Brynley Jones with him . . . if only she didn't hate every vampire on earth. Bryn believes vampires are seductive and charming, and that makes them dangerous. So she's more than a little annoyed about teaming up with Phin, even if he is the only bloodsucker able to make her inner wolf purr. But as they hunt down the new leader of the Malcontents, danger threatens . . . and Phineas and Brynley discover a passion that will rock the foundation of their supernatural world.

Comment: Another book in this series.
This is the latest book in the Love At Stake series and it's Phineas turn.
Phineas was rescued in book #3 and has been working with the god vamps and enjoys being part of the big family that they all are.
Brynley is the twin sister of Phil, the hero of book #7, and she is a rebel at heart because her father wanted her to marry someone for power. These two keep fighting because it's the best way to fight their attraction. They're very different and both think it would be impossible for them to be together. But when they go on a mission together they talk and realize maybe it wouldn't be as difficult as they think to be together.
This story follows Phineas, a good vampire but he feels alone because everyone around him is finding someone to love and he jokes about being the Love Doctor but is still alone. I felt for him and it was interesting to see him gaining the protagonism. We always have an idea about characters and sometimes in their books we see them be honest I never saw Phineas as protagonist but I liked seeing trying to be happy.
Brynley was funny and caring and I think they are a good couple. She obviously had her issues but it was a nice change from the usual heroines (he's a shape shifter). I liked them together because they're an odd pair and in the end an even stranger one, but it was ok, I enjoyed it.
This story also moved things along in terms of plot. Once again, we see more conclusions about the bad guys, although some of them are still very mysterious and I'm actually quite interested in seeing what next will come from them.
It's always fun to watch beloved characters and how they're still happy with their lives, this is one of the reasons I love series, we get to watch our favorite characters all the time even when they're no longer the protagonists.
Just one thing bothered me here, well it's not exactly a bad thing, jut a little small tiny thing...Phineas told the truth to his brother and he's now a part of the vamp world, still human, but knows about them. I mean...did he really? I guess it's ok but the why he had to know I didn't buy, it was too easy.
Apart from this, I liked the whole book. Like I said once, not the best books in the whole world, but mostly light, funny and entertaining stories to decompress. I'll keep reading them, for sure.

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