I really love this series for a lot of reasons. The kids lives are really realistic (if you don't count the town full of raging vampires) in that they have everyday problems like everyone else. School, jobs, insecurities. I also really like that there is always consequences for their actions. It a series full of great characters. Each one strong in their own way and each book is a lot of fun.
This addition to the book wasn't my favorite of the series though. I started out a little slow and didn't really pick up to the normal Morganville action level until about 1/2 way through. The gang gets passes to go out of town so that Michael can record in Dallas. The beginning of the book was more about the teens emotions and insecurities, the action doesn't start until they leave town. It was alot of fun to see them out of their normal Morganville context and still finding trouble where ever they go! Only this group of kids could get into more trouble OUT of Morganville than they do IN it!!
All in all, it was a good addition to the series, even if it did start out a little weak, and I'm as anxious as ever to see where the next book will take us.
I finished it quickly,but,it seems like The Gang is always in trouble.
Reviewed by Jennifer Rummel for TeensReadToo.com
Claire just made a deal to save her life, but before she can meet her end of the bargain, she and her friends gain passes out of town. Record producers want to hear Michael perform. Claire, Eve, and Shane will accompany him to Dallas. They can't believe their good luck, until they learn they will be escorted and supervised by Oliver.
First, Oliver disappears on business. Then they offend people at a truck stop. They find a nearby motel to crash for the night. Instead of a peaceful night, though, trouble finds them. The men from the truck stop torch their car before they go missing. After shopping for a new car, Claire, Eve, and Shane return to the motel to find the police waiting for them. They're arrested in connection with the men's suspicious disappearances. They know it will be nightfall before the rescue party comes knocking, but the vampire rescuing them is the vampire who wants to kill them.
Now, they're fighting for their lives once again. Will the human trio become a vampire snack, or will Oliver be their only chance at survival?
Claire and her friends find deadly trouble wherever they go, even outside Morganville. KISS OF DEATH continues in this series of wild adventures, fatal danger, and trouble at every turn. Through it all, these four friends remain together and united. Rachel Caine delivers another winning chapter of this addicting series.
Another rollicking good vampire time in Morganville...er Dallas. Michael has an offer to record music in Dallas and Amelie gives permission for all four to attend. The road trip with the hated Oliver as a chaperone is a typical day in the life of Claire, Eve, Shane and Michael - one thing after another, danger, danger, danger. Loved it!