Book Review: Lust for Life by Jeri Smith-Ready

May 9, 2013 Adult Book Reviews 1

lustTitle: Lust for Life (WVMP Radio #4) [Goodreads][Amazon]
Author: Jeri Smith-Ready
Publisher: Pocket Books
Format: Paperback
Pages: 352
Release Date: November 27, 2012
In My Opinion: Add to cart!
One Line: A nice ending to a interesting and unique story about vampire DJs.

About the Book: EVERYONE’S OUT FOR BLOOD—HERS Ciara’s con-artist parents taught her three keys to survival: keep low, keep quiet, and most of all, keep moving. But managing WVMP, the Lifeblood of Rock ’n’ Roll—not to mention becoming a vampire herself—has kept her in one place long enough to fall madly in love, adopt an undead dog . . .

. . . and make more enemies than she can shake a stake at.

A psychotic DJ, a wanna-be necromancer, and a posse of vengeful hippies would all love to see Ciara get her day in the sun—literally. To protect Ciara, her fiancé, Shane, has traded his flannel shirt and guitar for a flak jacket and crossbow. If she survives to walk down the aisle, will she recognize the man waiting at the altar?

One of my favorite things about Jeri’s writing is that she sure knows how to close out a series. Lust for Life is every bit as exciting, engaging, and entertaining as its predecessors and everything wraps up quite nicely. I’ve definitely grown to like the characters over time and really get invested in Ciara & Shane’s relationship. Another thing I’ve come to expect with this series is that I never know where the plot is going to go! Jeri added quite a few twists, brought back some pivotal characters, and introduced readers to a few new and important ones. All in all, it was one crazy ride.

I know a lot of readers will like how Ciara and Shane’s relationship ends up, but personally, I thought it was a bit too convenient and it wasn’t what I was expecting at all. Jeri did a great job with weaving it into the story, explaining it all, and setting it up with the way Ciara is, but I was kind of disappointed it didn’t go the other way. Regardless, all the characters, once again, had a good amount of spotlight, and I like how Jeri can do that without it being too much. I also liked Ciara’s OCD as a vampire. It’s pretty funny and works its way in during the most inane moments, which made me laugh.

Lust for Life is a very nice conclusion to a very unique vampire story that I think a lot of readers will enjoy. Jeri makes sure to answer all your questions about this gang of vampire DJs and also leaves room for you to make what you will of them. If I haven’t said it before, this series is very much character-driven and Jeri knows how to create memorable ones that you’ll easily love.

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