Almost to Die For by Tate Hallaway
1st in Vampire Princess of St Paul series
US Release: Aug 3rd 2010
Link goes to and teaser from Goodreads.com
"On her sixteenth birthday, Anastasija Parker's present winds up being the shock of a lifetime. When her mom referred to her absentee dad as a deadbeat it was actually half true -- he's a vampire. And a king, no less. A king who wants his daughter to assume her rightful position at his side. But, thanks to Ana's mother, the blood of a witch also runs through her veins....
Too bad vampires and witches are mortal enemies.
With her parents gearing up for an all out brawl over her destiny, Ana's about ready to scream. But things get even crazier when a male witch and a brooding bad boy vampire start vying for her affection. Then the barely leashed tension between the vampires and the witches starts to boil over, and Ana has to figure out once and for all if she wants to become heir to her dad's throne. And deciding your eternal destiny is a pretty big deal for a girl who just wants to get through high school."
**My rating: 4 of 5 stars**
Overall this was an easy, quick, and enjoyable read. I had a few minor complaints, but really, who doesn't want to read about a mixture of witches and vampires..
What I liked: the smoking hot men! This is a well done love triangle, one witch, one vampire, each relationship has its complications, but both guys are desirable. Ana is also a good narrator, and I could really step into her shoes. Tate Hallaway has a smooth and flowing writing style, and she wrote the guys so well that I just can't choose. I really devoured the story.
I can't wait until the next one! (I know there will be one, but Tate's site only says forthcoming)
I would love to hear what you think and if you have reviewed this book, feel free to link and I will check out yours and comment!