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Friday, February 11, 2011

Blessed by Cynthia Leitich Smith

From GoodReads: Quincie P. Morris, teen restaurateuse and neophyte vampire, is in the fight of her life -- or undeath. Even as she adjusts to her new appetites, she must clear her best friend and true love, the hybrid werewolf Kieren, of murder charges; thwart the apocalyptic ambitions of Bradley Sanguini, the seductive vampire-chef who "blessed" her; and keep her dead parents’ restaurant up and running. She hires a more homespun chef and adds the preternaturally beautiful Zachary to her wait staff. But with hundreds of new vampires on the rise and Bradley off assuming the powers of Dracula Prime, Zachary soon reveals his true nature -- and a flaming sword -- and they hit the road to staunch the bloodshed before it’s too late. Even if they save the world, will there be time left to salvage Quincie’s soul?

I have to say first off, that I ADORED Eternal and Tantalize and have been eagerly anticipating this novel which ties in characters from both books.  
And I was not disappointed.  Blessed is a PERFECT blending of the two books, bringing in a big dollop of Bram Stoker.  It was BRILLIANT! If you haven't read the first two books, I highly reccommend that you get out there and check them out so that you are ready for Blessed.  

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