August 1, 2013

Pretty When She Destroys Blog Tour: Review & Giveaway

Welcome to my stop on the Pretty When She Destroys blog tour being hosted by Xpresso Book Tours! Today I have my review of the book and don't forget to scroll to the bottom of the post to enter my blog's giveaway as well as the grand prize giveaway!

Pretty When She Destroys (Pretty When She Dies #3)
Author: Rhiannon Frater
Genre: Paranormal/Horror
Release Date: August 27, 2013


Amaliya Vezorak always believed she was destined to live a failed life in obscurity until she was brutally murdered by an ancient vampire named The Summoner and reborn as a powerful vampire necromancer. Now it is up to her to save the world… 

Pretty When She Destroys is the final book in the Pretty When She Dies trilogy. The book continues to follow vampire necromancer Amaliya Vezorak as she struggles to save the world - literally. After being turned into a vampire by an ancient named only The Summoner, she then found out that she was a necromancer as well. Now Amaliya and her friends must figure out a way to finish the war that was started and save the world - all while trying not to get themselves killed in the process.

This book lived up to all the expectations and hopes that I held for it - and then surpassed them all. I continue to be blown away by the phenomenal writing of Rhiannon Frater. She is an incredibly talented writer and it shows in every single page of her novels. Amaliya continues her journey to find a way to stop the war that's raging around her and save the world. She's an awesome main character for this trilogy. She's strong, smart, brave, and all around badass. I mean, she's a vampire necromancer! How much cooler can a girl get? The plot continued from where the second book left off and didn't miss a beat. The novel continued to be totally unique and original to the genre, without having any of the usual cliches or stereotypes that vampire or paranormal fiction has. The narrative has a great mix of several genres including action, horror, adventure, suspense, and tons of paranormal elements. All of these easily combined to create a book in a trilogy that surpasses genre labels and is simply in a class of its own. The characters were all very well written with distinct personalities, complete with individual strengths and weaknesses. It was surprisingly easy to identify with the characters - especially Amaliya - and I was definitely rooting for her from the beginning. The writing was impeccable with a really fast pace and vivid details and descriptions that had me feeling like I was right in the heart of the book with the characters. I honestly can't recommend this author, her novels, or this trilogy enough. If you haven't read this trilogy - DO IT NOW. You will not be disappointed. Although I am sad that the trilogy is over, I will definitely be eagerly awaiting the author's next book and reading up on all her previous works.

Simply EPIC! One of the best out there!!


About the first two books in the series:

Pretty When She Dies (Pretty When She Dies #1)
Author: Rhiannon Frater
Release Date: November 28, 2008

Buy Links: Amazon / Barnes and Noble 


Amaliya wakes under the forest floor, disoriented, famished and confused. She digs out of the shallow grave and realizes she is hungry...

... in a new, horrific, unimaginable way...

Sating her great hunger, she discovers that she is now a vampire, the bloodthirsty creature of legend. She has no choice but to flee from her old life and travels across Texas. Her new hunger spurs her to leave a wake of death and blood behind her as she struggles with her new nature.

All the while, her creator is watching. He is ancient, he is powerful, and what's worse is that he's a necromancer. He has the power to force the dead to do his bidding. Amaliya realizes she is but a pawn in a twisted game, and her only hope for survival is to seek out one of her own kind.

But if Amaliya finds another vampire, will it mean her salvation... or her death? 

Pretty When She Kills (Pretty When She Dies #2)
Author: Rhiannon Frater
Release Date: September 5, 2012

Buy Links: Amazon / Barnes and Noble 


Amaliya Vezorak never believed in happy endings…

When Amaliya harnessed her necromancer powers to defeat her greatest enemy, she believed she had finally found a happy ending with Cian, her lover and the master of Austin. That happiness is short-lived when the vampire ruling over San Antonio attempts a takeover of Austin in order to capture Amaliya and use her power for his own devices.

To make matters worse, Samantha, Cian’s ex-fiancée, is seeing ghosts, the untested vampire hunters of Austin are running scared as a supernatural war looms, a mysterious man is hunting Amaliya with the help of her one time lover, Pete, and Rachoń, the Summoner’s favorite progeny, appears to be out for revenge.

When Amaliya’s grandmother, a powerful medium, experiences terrible visions that reveal there is another necromancer vampire and she is crying out for help, Amaliya realizes happy endings do not come easily… 

Rhiannon Frater is the award-winning author of the As the World Dies trilogy (The First Days, Fighting to Survive, Siege,) and the author of three other books: the vampire novels Pretty When She Dies and The Tale of the Vampire Bride and the young-adult zombie novel The Living Dead Boy and the Zombie Hunters. Inspired to independently produce her work from the urging of her fans, she published The First Days in late 2008 and quickly gathered a cult following. She won the Dead Letter Award back-to-back for both The First Days and Fighting to Survive, the former of which the Harrisburg Book Examiner called ‘one of the best zombie books of the decade.’ Rhiannon is currently represented by Hannah Gordon of the Foundry + Literary Media agency. You may contact her by sending an email to 

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   Giveaway: (1) Winner will receive the entire PRETTY WHEN SHE DIES TRILOGY in ebook format! Open Internationally!

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Grand Prize Giveaway: All 3 books in the series + vampire jewelery - US/Canada only

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