Kiss of Death (Kiss Trilogy #2)
by Debbie Viguié
In the wake of a failed attempt to defeat the vampire Richelieu, Susan and her friends are weakened and divided. Raphael must set aside his animosity and join with his enigmatic sire Gabriel to discover a powerful weapon before Richelieu claims it. Meanwhile, Susan and her cousin Wendy translate a 12th century diary belonging to their ancestor, Carissa, to learn the origin of their family's connection with the vampires. As Carissa's story of love and betrayal unfolds, they discover the secrets of the present will only be revealed by solving the mysteries of the past.
The Kiss Trilogy
it's been a while since I read the first book so it took me some time to remember who was who and how they got where they were ...
I really enjoyed this book ... more so than I remember the last one
Susan and Wendy translate a diary of their many times great aunt, Carissa, and learn about the past and the family connection to vampires.
It was very exciting and dangerous ... we learned much about Gabriel the vampire and his connection to Carissa and how they formed unlikely partnership in the 12th century ... they each help the other to escape those who hunt ...
however, there is certainly more to the story as Susan and Wendy didn't finish reading the diary
Susan has Carissa's cross necklace and is guarding it with her life but the cross still holds secrets and she's waiting for a package from home to help figure out that secret ... again, we are left without the answer ... cliffhangers are only awesome when you have the next book in hand ... HAHA and thankfully I do
Debbie Viguie blends religion with her vampire world and I rather enjoyed that despite my not being catholic or overly religious ... I think it lent the story more realism
Her Vampires are pretty average in that crosses and holy water burn them, stake through the heart, garlic and sun light and being drawn to sleep during the day light ... blah blah it's all pretty common but the story isn't as average as that ... they evolve as they age and can control the blood thirst and even learn to resist the sun
I look forward to learning more about the vampires, Carissa, Susan and Wendy ...