Pretty When She Kills

Pretty When She Dies, Book 2
Narrated by: Kristin Allison
Series: Pretty When She Dies, Book 2
Length: 8 hrs and 20 mins
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Amaliya Vezorak never believed in happy endings....

When Amaliya harnessed her necromancer powers to defeat her greatest enemy, she believed she had finally found a happy ending with Cian, her lover and the master of Austin. That happiness is short-lived when the vampire ruling over San Antonio attempts a takeover of Austin in order to capture Amaliya and use her power for his own devices.

To make matters worse, Samantha, Cian's ex-fiancée, is seeing ghosts, the untested vampire hunters of Austin are running scared as a supernatural war looms, a mysterious man is hunting Amaliya with the help of her one time lover, Pete, and Racho?, the Summoner's favorite progeny, appears to be out for revenge.

When Amaliya's grandmother, a powerful medium, experiences terrible visions that reveal there is another necromancer vampire and she is crying out for help, Amaliya realizes happy endings do not come easily....

©2012 Lyssa-Noel Rhiannon Frater (P)2012 Lyssa-Noel Rhiannon Frater

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Equally great as the first audiobook! More please.

I love it when a series can maintain its momentum and keep me drawn in with each audiobook listen. And that's definitely happening big time in this series. Book 2 of pretty when she dies: pretty when she kills is a solid truly engaging listen. Such a nice unique spin on vampiric abilities and story line, makes for creative twists and an awesome vampiric soap opera. The narrator continues to impress. Please bring the rest of this series books to audiobook version. I m so excited and look forward to this. And make this series appear on screen too!

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Surprise Plot Twists!

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The plot twists were well done and I wasn't expecting a return of certain characters. The detailed areas of planning for fights and traveling could move along a little faster though.

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A great sequel!

Where does Pretty When She Kills rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

It's up there definitely in the top 50 out of about 300!

What other book might you compare Pretty When She Kills to and why?

My life as a White trash Zombie by Diana Rowland
Both character are learning to live with their new circumstances!

Which character – as performed by Kristin Allison – was your favorite?

Amilyia

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes!

Any additional comments?

I'm looking forward to book 3! I wish it wasn't just a trilogy!

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Dont buy any books to this series.

I bought the first book, it had some problems. I thought I was being overly critical so i decided to give the second try. That was a mistake. There were too many characters. I had to restart one chapter 3 times because I could not figure out who was who. I would hear the narrator say 2 lines and then after the fact realize it's 2 different people. When that was not happening I was getting lost inside the writer's schizophrenic storyline jumping from one group of characters to another. I think the final straw for me was some mysterious ring that was inserted into the story inorder to con us into thinking all of the past random scenes were leading up to this "planed" part of the book. It was just stupid. I am sorry for being so harsh but it was. Someone mentions a ring one other time then all the sudden it's like the most important thing ever. I turned off the book without finishing it.

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Pretty When She Kills

Rhiannon Frater does an amazing job creating a story about vampires and other supernatural creatures.

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Even better

After finishing the first book in the series, I immediately moved on to this book. It was even better than the first. The main character seems to be maturing, and she wasn't the only main focus of the book which was nice to see what was going on with everyone around her. I'm excited to start the third book.

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Amazing!

Absolutely love this book I am hooked! I can't say enough how captivating this series is.

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Action packed vampire adventure

Action packed vampire adventure. An incredible cast of characters with an awesome story line. A young woman is killed by her college professor and buried in the woods. She wakes up and dig her way out of the grave to begin adventure to destroy her creator and evil vampire. This is book number two in the series in the battle has begun. Read the story to see what has happened since book number one. Then you’ll be looking forward to book 3 to find out what the outcome is. Incredibly entertaining with lots of action and even if you send notes at times. An easy read that will keep you entertained from beginning to end.

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Wonderful listen!

I loved this as a middle. I couldn't wait to listen to the next book!

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Completed book one...

Book one story wrapped up and the addition of more characters means a series with more stories to come. I like but do not love this one enough to continue on though...

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  • M. J. Harper
  • 02-11-20

Good Sequel

As a sequel to Pretty When She Dies this book had plenty of action, suspense and surprises, it was almost as enthralling as the first book, but plenty to keep it enjoyable and keep me listening. Amaliya was every bit the 'take no prisoners' heroine, but Cian was more stubborn and bull-headed in this book, which left me feeling very frustrated! Along with the 'good intentions' of her family who never seemed to consider whether their actions were in Amaliya's best interests or not, I felt there should have been more interations between the characters. Overall it was an enjoyable book and I definately want to listen to the next book. The narrator Kristen Allison was pretty good and easy to listen to.

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  • Linda
  • 12-11-19

Audiobook gold

This book is a fantastic follow up to the first book. New characters and threads develop to make this an engrossing listen. People die and it is merciless!

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  • M. Paddon
  • 11-19-14

Fairly average to be honest.

Is there anything you would change about this book?

The actions of the main characters family members would be what I'd change. They charge off with a plan that just wasn't believable to me, and trusting someone with a story that sounded to good to be true. Not to mention not even considering to ask the MC what she wanted.This got covered by convenient lack of cell service so they couldn't talk to her. They were on the road for hours and I'm sure Texas is not that lousy for cell coverage that they would have zero coverage for the whole trip. They even had rather weak reasons they could not use a landline, and no mention of looking for a payphone on the trip.

Would you recommend Pretty When She Kills to your friends? Why or why not?

Not really. Story had too many flat spots where it didn't seem to be going anywhere. I think that for me the reason was that the book was short but had many characters in different locations. This meant that it all felt a bit weird on time line and not enough time for each character group to really shine or have a decent plot point.

Have you listened to any of Kristin Allison’s other performances? How does this one compare?

I have listened to a couple of hers. Her character voices and acting was fine, but I really wasn't a fan of her narrative narration. She delivers it all pretty flatly and too quickly as well I thought. And I didn't understand why. She was fine with the voices but did very little changes of pace in the narrative, which makes the narrative feel flat and dull.

Was Pretty When She Kills worth the listening time?

Just about. It's not bad, it's not good. Fairly average really and not the authors best work in my opinion.

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  • Drax17
  • 03-25-17

Still Pretty

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Amaliya's universe has expanded in this sequel. Other characters such as Samantha get more screen time as their characters have evolved due to the actions from the first instalment, which means we don't get as much Amaliya time which I did miss as I enjoy her character so much. Samantha & Amaliya have become more linked to each other & can't wait to see where it leads in book 3. New characters are introduced to help deal with the fall out of The Summoner & what his final plan is.
There were parts where it did jump between characters a little to choppy , did get confused for a second. But over all did really enjoy & ready to start listening to book 3.