Quincie P. Morris, teen restaurateuse and neophyte vampire, is in the fight of her life -- or undeath. Even as she adjusts to her new appetites, she must clear her best friend and true love, the hybrid werewolf Kieren, of murder charges; thwart the apocalyptic ambitions of Bradley Sanguini, the seductive vampire-chef who "blessed" her; and keep her dead parents’ restaurant up and running. She hires a more homespun chef and adds the preternaturally beautiful Zachary to her wait staff. But with hundreds of new vampires on the rise and Bradley off assuming the powers of Dracula Prime, Zachary soon reveals his true nature -- and a flaming sword -- and they hit the road to staunch the bloodshed before it’s too late. Even if they save the world, will there be time left to salvage Quincie’s soul?
When "slipped" angel Zachary and his werewolf pal, Kieren, arrive under suspicious circumstances to a mysterious New England boarding school, they quickly find themselves in a hellish lockdown with an intriguing assortment of secretive, hand-picked students. Plagued by demon dogs, hallucinatory wall décor, a sadistic instructor, and a legendary fire-breathing monster, will they somehow manage to escape? Or will the devil have his due? Best-selling author Cynthia Leitich Smith unites heroes from the previous three novels in the Tantalize Series - including Zachary's girl, Miranda, and Kieren's love, Quincie - along with a fascinating cast of all-new characters for a suspenseful, action-packed clash between the forces of heaven and hell.
Both of these were just so good! I enjoyed them so much, they were just awesome! I loved being back with Quincie and Kieran-and Zachary joins them! And how Bradley is now the main bad guy, which sucks, since the events of Tantalize! But then there's even more!
So Quincie is still dealing with the fact that she's become a vampire, like the fact of food, when her parents owned a restaurant that they passed down to her. But she deals, and she even tries to keep others from turning like she did. Zachary is a big help there!
I found it so funny, that the sword of Zachary's didn't work on Quincie, because she never killed her first victim-Kieran. So yeah, his surprise there, and how that effects things, well, that was a bit of a funny scene!
Then Diabolical, I was hoping that it was going to be as good as Blessed was for me, even though it was shorter. And it was! It was really great, it was really only the guys that we knew, and then some knew characters, which was really great! It was a great book, and a great wrap up!
I enjoyed both of these so much, they were part of a really amazing series, and I enjoyed them a lot!
Author: Cynthia Leitich Smith
Series: Tantalize #3, 4
Read: July 7th, 8th, 2012
Reason Why: Must finish the series!
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Published: January 25th 2011, January 1st 2012