I downloaded this book based on all the other positive recommendations, and I was not disappointed! Just plain fun. Very well-written and narrated.
(Spoiler alert!) Unlike many others, I am truly struck by how much Jane is like Sookie Stackhouse! They both live in the south in big, old, historic homes just outside of town that they inherited from beloved, older, women relatives. Neither of them have dated in a long time before they are both pursued by a couple of different vampires—one bad, and one good (and the good one is from the Civil War area). Jane and Sookie are both good friends with men who are seriously dating women werewolves. Both books mention Elvis sightings. Even the name “Hadley” comes up in both series.
I disagree that it was funnier than other books I've read like the “Sookie Stackhouse" series. That said, Jane’s sense of humor is definitely more *sarcastic* than Sookie’s. To me, wit and sarcasm are not synonymous. As someone who laughs a LOT and laughs louder than is probably appropriate in many situations (hehe!), I had expected to laugh at this book. If dry sarcasm is your sense of humor, you may love this book. Since it is very much not mine, I didn’t laugh at all.
Overall, I was a little bored reading this. I felt like I kind of just went through the motions to get to the end.
This author confuses me, although I keep coming back to her books and the reader. They are light listening that I always think, “ugh”. Then I think about them, enjoy the thoughts, and buy another book. I guess that I am just learning to appreciate this type of comedy. I LIKE her books!
Reminiscent of True Blood. Easy to get in to and just enough action to keep me interested.
Enjoyed the main character, her name escapes me. She was just ignorant and sweet enough to be funny.
If she's the narrator, she adds humor :)
I enjoy reading many books genres. But I love listening to fantasy books.
The narrator is perfect. The book is funny. I really like the female characters - definitely people I would like to spend time with. I am enjoying the series so far (almost done with book 2).
Snarky, witty, sexy and fun. Amanda Ronconi gives depth and flare with her sarcastic inflection. I would highly recommend this and all other Molly Harper books.
I have so enjoyed this series of books. What a refreshing and funny take on being a vampire! It was touching and yet so funny, I laughed aloud many times. And the narrator is one of my favorites! Enjoy!
Humorous, engaging, likeable
The mental and social state of mind with which the heroine dealt with her situations as well as the modern-day perspective she used to talk about it all.
The attitude of a 27 year-old woman with a bit of a chip on her shoulder was brought out very well by the narrator.
Not really unless you can call laughing out loud
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I'm a DJ who travels a lot and listen to books while I drive 4 hours in each direction weekly. I've been an avid reader since the age of 5!
I was looking for something a little bit lighter and fun after some heavy topics. This definitely hit the mark. I had read the reviews and wasn't disappointed. Some parts had me actually LOLing. I liked it enough to download the second one which I'm currently enjoying.
Southern, entertaining, fitting
Definitely worth a listen