May 15, 2021

#BookReview: The Afterlife of the Party (Afterlife #1) by @MarPerez @EntangledTeen






Synopsis: The bestselling author of the Dead Is… series is back with a snarky, hilarious take on the vampire romance novel.

When my best friend Skyler told me about this party in the Hollywood Hills, I was less than enthused. As it turned out, my feelings were more than justified. That party ruined my life.

Tansy didn’t even want to go to the party. It’s hard enough living in one of your best friend’s shadows and secretly in love with your other best friend.

And now she’s leaving it a vampire.

Now her best friend Skyler is stuck on the road trip from hell, on tour as a groupie with a literal band of vamps. Tansy sets out with Vaughn, her other BFF turned maybe more, to save Skylar’s life and take down the band. But when they find themselves in the middle of a vampire war, will Tansy be able to make the ultimate sacrifice to save her friends?

Marlene Perez is the author of paranormal and urban fantasy books, including the best-selling DEAD IS series for teens. The first book in the series, DEAD IS THE NEW BLACK, was named an ALA Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers as well as an ALA Popular Paperback. The first three books in the series have been optioned by Disney for television. She lives in Orange County, California with her husband and children. www.marleneperez.com.



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Rating: 4 Stars
My Review: Wow this vampire music story was fabulous!  I loved every page and can not wait for book two. If you are looking for a fun vampire story to get you to dive into then check this one out.  The action started right off and was spot on. I do think that parts of the story were slightly confusing so I hope that gets cleared up in book two.  I think that if you enjoyed books like Vampire Kisses then this one will get you. 








From School Library Journal

Gr 8 Up—Tansy is a teenage witch who pretty much lives a normal life, hanging with her best friend Skyler and crushing on her other best friend, Vaughn. However, when Skyler starts following a hot new band, The Drainers, and becomes lead singer Travis's number one groupie, life as Tansy knows it is flipped upside down. The Drainers are vampires, and it's more their powers than their musical skills that entrance their female following. Tansy and Vaughn agree to join Skyler at a party where the Drainers are playing. In an effort to break the trance that Travis has on Skyler, Tansy is bitten and is well on her way to becoming a striga vie, or vampire witch, who must save Skyler and other groupies, or "bleeders," before they are sucked dry by the band. This is a fun read for fans of vampire stories. The action starts right away and doesn't slow down until the end, which leaves room for a sequel. However, character development is a bit lacking and holes in the story may make readers think they missed something. VERDICT Readers of vampire fiction will appreciate the romance and slayer action all wrapped up in a light, easy read.—Betsy Davison, formerly at Homer Central H.S., NY

Review

"I have a feeling Perez has another hit series on her hands--and like the Dead Is series, this one might just be what compels a reluctant reader to keep turning pages." -Paige M., NetGalley  


"This was the fun and lighthearted paranormal read I needed right now. It's easy to root for Tansy's adventure to save her BFF and the slow-burn romance brewing between her and Vaughn is entirely swoon-worthy. Looking forward to the next book in this series!"-Dreamer J Book Reviews


"The characters in the book were great, it was swoon-worthy, as well as unique and compelling. I would highly recommend this book!"-Jess R., NetGalley

"I love Vaughn and Tansy's chemistry since the beginning and I absolutely enjoyed the plot, the dark vampires and the crazy twists that made for an entertaining ride!" -Nikki M., Goodreads

"This is an interesting and utterly bewitching novel. For all Twilight, Vampire Academy and Vampire Diaries fans." -Kimmy S., NetGalley

About the Author

Marlene Perez is the author of paranormal and urban fantasy books, including the best-selling DEAD IS series for teens. The first book in the series, DEAD IS THE NEW BLACK, was named an ALA Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers as well as an ALA Popular Paperback. The first three books in the series have been optioned by Disney for television.

She grew up in Story City, Iowa and is the youngest of twelve children. She lives in Orange County, California with her husband and children. Visit Marlene at www.marleneperez.com.










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