Sunday, October 23, 2011

Bad to the Bone (WVMP #2) by Jeri Smith-Ready

Bad to the Bone is the second WVMP book from Jeri Smith-Ready.  I'm reading these as part of the Read Along that is being hosted all month long by those super hip chicks over at Fictitious Delicious.  The whole premise of the series is genius- but honestly, I expect nothing less than genius from Jeri.  Basically, in her world vampires don't really live forever.  They just can't handle what they feel is the fast forward motion of time.  They do the best when they are allowed to live as if they are still in their "Life Time."  This means that a vampire who was changed in the fifties still wears dark wash jeans, a white t-shirt and slicks his hair.  In the case of Shane, super hot vampire DJ, he looks a lot like Kurt Corbain.  Shane wears lots of flannel, loves grunge rock circa 1990 and owns a pair of wicked old school Converse.  I love this about him because I REMEMBER that time.  I really hope you all will check out this super series.  Here's the Goodreads blurb for Bad to the Bone:


If you're just joining us, welcome to radio station WVMP, "The Lifeblood of Rock'n'Roll." Con-artist-turned-station-owner Ciara Griffin manages an on-air staff of off-the-wall DJs — including her new boyfriend Shane McAllister — who really sink their teeth into the music of their "Life Time" (the era in which they became vampires). It's Ciara's job to keep the undead rocking, the ratings rolling, and the fan base alive — without missing a beat.

For Halloween, WVMP is throwing a bash sure to raise the dead. They've got cool tunes, hot costumes, killer cocktails — what could go wrong? Well, for starters, a religious firebrand ranting against the evils of the occult preempts the station's midnight broadcast. Then, when Ciara tracks down the illegal transmission, the broadcast tower is guarded by what appears to be...a canine vampire? And behind it all is a group of self-righteous radicals who think vampires suck (and are willing to stake their lives on it).

Now Ciara must protect the station while struggling with her own murky relationship issues, her best friend's unlikely romance with a fledgling vampire, and the nature of her mysterious anti-holy powers. To make it to New Year's in one piece, she'll need to learn a few new tricks....
This was another great book by Jeri Smith-Ready.  Lots of good Shane interaction in it.  A super dog- I'm not kidding.  I think I even liked Ciara more in this one.  I didn't really like her much in the first book but I think she's growing on me.  We get to see more from the DJs and that is super interesting.  I really wonder about Jim and the others because we don't see as much from them as we do Shane so it was nice to see more about them in this book.  Overall this is a great series and I really encourage you to try it!  These are adult books with a decent amount of violence and some sex.  Jeri is real with her Shade series and this series is much the same- anytime you have vampires, there will be violence.  I am really excited to start the third book, Bring on the Night.  It is supposed to have zombies.  I am SUPER creeped out by zombies but I kinda love them at the same time.  I'm saving reading it for this weekend when my husband will be home at night with me!

You can find Jeri on her website and you can follow her on Facebook and Twitter, where she routinely tweets as at least two of her characters.  She's hard at work on the revisions to her third Shade novel, the end of the trilogy.  I love Jeri to bits, she's an awesome chick and you should really check her out!

Bad to the Bone earns 4 Fairies from me for the epicness that is Shane and the general awesomeness.

1 comment:

Kendra said...

I am so glad that you are liking this series. It is so good, as are all of her books. You are going to have to check out the Aspect of Crow series next.