Reviewed by ShellyFiona McGier where have you been all my life?!? This is my first but definitely not my last of her books. I’m actually hoping for a series out of this story (yes, this is a shameless plea).
Prophecy of the Undead starts out with a bang and it doesn’t let up. Neurobiologist Keisha Brown is working for a company with some slightly shady (to say the least) financial backers. Growing up poor and being the first in her family to graduate high school much less going on to college, Keisha is on a mission. Not only does she want to be better that where she came from, she’s determined to solve the mystery behind intelligence. Yuri Kazakov, hottie Russian vampire, has his own agenda. He’s been reading up on Keisha’s research to see if she can help him find out the biological (or non-biological) reason that vampires came into being.
McGier writes a fun and interesting take that pleasantly strays from the formulaic vampire tale. There’s no mistake that these people are even remotely alive, and I think it’s with this rationale that we’re able to see them do things that are clearly not for the living and sometimes just plain old silly. I couldn’t agree more with the social commentaries, so thanks for saying it (‘cause it’s true). But I’m drifting – back on task.
After Yuri’s rescue of Keisha from some straight-up-vicious foul-mouthed thugs, the rubber meets the road and Keisha has to choose if she wants to live. She makes the right choice. Then finding out the repercussions of her newly ‘differently animated’ anatomy, these two set off on a fast-paced adventure to find out more about Yuri’s questions. There’s a lot of information (some will make sense, the other will give you a nice giggle) that’s found out along the way.
I can’t give away too much because the book is relatively short and is a very quick read (I read it in one sitting). Before I go, I have to tell you about Casimiro and Apolinar – these are two OLD vampire dudes are also lovers. Argh, I couldn’t stand them initially, because they were two of the most pompous and self-aggrandizing vampires EVER. But but but, they actually turned out to be a bit more than meets the eye and I found myself really starting to like them after their experiences with Keisha. Oh, and then there’s Caesar, the Latin Lover, who is such a sweet talker you couldn’t help but like him from the get go.
I really enjoyed this story and I would like to see Keisha and Yuri in a follow up, not because the story was left without satisfactory resolution, but because McGier really created a world that I would like to read more of.
"What happened with the sex?" you say – well, these two are no slouches in that department either. Yuri knows where his bread is buttered and he’s definitely taking care of business (if ya know what I mean).
Happy Reading Folks!
*ARC provided by author for review
Prophecy of the Undeadby Fiona McGrierRelease Date: November 7, 2012Publisher: Eternal Press