Newly undead shifter-turned-vampire Kita Nekai is coming to grips with the reality that her cat has not awakened since her change. What she needs is a little time to adjust to her new liquid diet and the increasingly complex attraction to her sire, Nathanial. What she gets is a headless harlequin.
With the body count rising, Kita is dragged into a dangerous game of vampire politics. Her involvement draws the attention of an ancient vampire known as the Collector who has a penchant for acquiring the unusual - like a pureblood shifter-turned vampire. Kita still has unfinished business of her own and finds herself deeper in magical debt. It's a bad time to be a kitten who can't slip her skin.
Kalayna Price's debut novel, Once Bitten, earned rave reviews and reached #1 on Amazon.com's "Fantasy Bestseller List." Twice Dead returns readers to a dark, seductive world where magic rules and ancient loyalties collide with modern challenges.
©2010 Kalayna Price (P)2011 Audible, Inc.
I understand that stories need excitement and momentum - and I enjoy that, but this series is all doom and gloom with no humor or light moments to break up all of the negativity.
I also hope (if I do another one of these stories) that Kita finally gets with the program and begins to embrace being a vampire on some level - it is just annoying at this point.
This book was exciting to me because of the detailed structure of people, place and things. falling within the parameters of the genre. which is expected to be dark and gloomy with the loss of hope, love etc. Is it an easy read? no; but it was well written with a taste of some originality within a tired storyline.
Yes if you had read the first one but hard going due to the ongoing drama after drama and i caught myself rolling my eyes and fast forwarding only to do so again. This got really boring as you just wanted resolution and the story to pick up not another drama to start
It could have been halved and more enjoyable
Great story line, great characters - ruined by the monotony of every turn creating more and more drama which made it feel so negative and never ending. I fast forwarded many times and still would get to a bit and do it again as it just went on and one. I nearly stopped listening on numerous occasions just as so sick of the ongoing story and no resolution. Great book but couldve been halved and been better and less dribbly. Looking forward to next book but hope like heck it doesn't get lost like this one
PG-13 style fantasy, complete with the hard headed heroine, that frustrates the reader from start to finish.She's a shape shifter turned vamp, that finds herself with a bullseye on her back with most everyone that she meets. Kitta doesn't want to be a vampire and acts like a spoiled brat most of the time, leading Nathaniel on and making his life miserable by rejecting him and doing as she pleases. Leaves you in a cliffhanger, that doesn't look like it will be resolved since the book was released Aug 2011, and the final book isn't on the shelf yet.
Great character interaction!
That I did not like the main character! Its a good thing when the characters are either loved or hated. The writer has done their job! I hated the main character for being rebellious, whiny, foolish, and troublesome.
Neither! No extreme reaction, except to the ending when the "judge" shows up! Sequel?
Twice Dead has another world whence come the shifters and this adds a good bit to this story. Kalayna Price is a top notch author in this fantasy genre and I like all of her books. This book is one of my top ten from Audible especially in the fantasy genre.
Piper Goodeve is excellent narrating this story.
Kita is a very interesting character she is a shapeshifting cat before Nathaniel turns her into a vampire to save her life. She HATES being a bloodsucker and tries to survive by living off wild animals. It doesn't work because she needs a base level of "master" vamp blood and she finds drinking from Nathaniel too intimate. Nathaniel defies the "master of the city" (his brother) for Kita because he obviously loves her. There is a group of scholar magic wielders, necromancers, and everything else you can imagine. You would think it would be confusing but the author works them all in story well.
Well worth the time and money if you like fantasy genre.
The main character, Kita, is so frustrating I wonder why I bother listening to the book. If I was her vampire master, I would put either myself or her out of my misery. She is always making bad decisions. She never listens. Everything has to be her way. And she has not faith in others. With all that said, Nathaniel, her vampire master, is not much better. He never sits done and explains anything to her. Therefore, she is always breaking vampiric law. She comes close to getting both her and him killed. Of course, I don't understand why Nathaniel does not stand up for himself and her. I don't know if I will continue listening or not. At least, I am experiencing an emotion. I just keep hoping the story get better as the books more on and the character start to grow. Then, that brings me to the question. Will they grow??? I guess you will have to listen like I do to find out.
"Oay - but our heroine still hasn't grown up!"
I don't really agree with the other reviewer about the narrator - I think she does a pretty okay job of personifying the various characters. But...
I said in my review of the first book in this series (Once Bitten) that I found the heroine adolescent and whiny, and she hasn't changed that much! The first 10 or so chapters (about 2, 2.5 hours of listening) were, for me, quite uncomfortable, in that Kita is coerced, totally against her will, into actions and behaviours that are out of character. That the result of some of these actions was a form of sexual relief, made this section uncomfortably close to rape. AND, if Nathaniel hadn't been such an indulgent idiot, and Kita such a head-in-the-sand idiot, the whole section would have been avoided. But then there'd have been no first section of the book... Anyhow, once that section is over with, things do improve, but I wish Kita would stop saying "Crap" every time things go wrong, especially things she reeeeealllly should have see coming!
This is a tense story line, with a blood and body filled resolution very late in the day. Bobby doesn't get much of a look-in, we get a hint of changes in Kita that are extraordinary, she and Nathaniel get no closer to resolving or even flaming talking about their relationship, so no doubt book 3 will start with all the misunderstandings, mistrust and mistakes of books 1 and 2. Will I be reading or downloading it? Not totally sure - but don't' get me wrong, this is a reasonably exciting, nail-biting, cliff-hanging sort of book with suitably bad baddies and are-they-or-aren't-they goodies that is a good way to occupy a few hours - but be prepared for the occasional desire to smack some heads together!
"Nice story shame about the narrator"
Enjoyed the story line, but what really spoiled it was the narrator, her voice is so flat and un interesting that I nearly gave up on this audiobook after listening to it for 30 minutes. Having nothing else to listen to I decided to persist, the narrator didn't get any better but the story line was interesting enough to keep me going. Lets hope if there is a follow on from this story they will use another narrator.
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