Jane Vows Vengeance
Michael Thomas Ford
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Source: Goodreads win!
You can read the Goodreads summary here.
When I entered to win this giveaway on Goodreads I was really intrigued by both the plot summary given and the cover art. What I didn't realize was that this is the third book in a trilogy...whoops. But I read it anyway and it was fantastic!
Jane, a vampire, is getting ready to wed her fiancé Walter when he suggests they give up on planning the big wedding and get married in Europe, where he is scheduled to take an architecture tour crossing several countries. Fed up with planning the wedding with her future mother-in-law (who is, incidentally, a vampire hunter) she agrees. But soon a secret from Jane's past comes to light and someone is murdered. Can Jane solve the mystery and get on to wedded bliss?
I was drawn in right away by both the author's voice and the plot. Jane is a really unique character, modern but also a touch of old fashioned - obviously since she is the Jane Austen! My favorite character was, strangely enough, Lilith - the little dog. She has such a little doggy attitude! And of course who can forget Charlotte Bro- uh, I mean "Our Gloomy Friend." What a hoot - I'm looking forward to reading the first two novels to figure out what the deal with that is.
Four stars! I loved the quirky plot and characters as well as the Agatha Christie-esque murder mystery. I will definitely be checking out the first two books in the series, they're already on my PaperBackSwap wish list.