Saturday, August 28, 2010

Book Review: Haunted Honeymoon by Marta Acosta

Haunted Honeymoon (Casa Dracula, Book 4) by Marta Acosta
  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Gallery; Original edition (September 28, 2010)
Goodreads Description:

THERE’S MORE THAN HER HEART AT STAKE. . . .As the only human to survive vampire infection, Milagro de Los Santos has become quite a celebrity among the blood-drinking elite. Too bad the perks of her condition—increased strength, super-fast healing—don’t pay her condo fees. There are other complications too. She’s feeling guilty about her fling with enigmatic Vampire Council member Ian Ducharme, and pining for her ex-fiancĂ©, Dr. Oswald Grant . . . the fabulous man whose kiss changed her life. It’s when Milagro—irked by Ian’s attentions to his neighbor—travels to London and enjoys a sexy flirtation of her own, that the blood really hits the fan. Suddenly, those around her are dying gruesome deaths and Milagro’s being interrogated. Who would kill to set her up as a murder suspect? Milagro just wants to turn back the clock and have another chance to make things right, but no sooner has she escaped to Oswald’s ranch than an accident obliterates her memory. Will the murderer come after her now? And will amnesia spark a romantic do-over with Oswald—or will she make all the same mistakes before she ever gets to say "I do"?

Sadly, Haunted Honeymoon is the final installment of the Casa Dracula series. I will miss reading about Milagro's adventures but all good things must come to an end I suppose. On the bright side, the book is absolutely fantastic! Despite the horrors Milagro has been through she maintains her wit and humor but we also get to see why Milagro behaves the way she does and how she may use that wit to hide her real feelings from others and herself. It is a great insight into what makes her tick. I believe that going through what she did and realizing things about herself results in her know more firmly who she really is and what she wants and deserves.

Marta ended the series on the best possible note...we finally get to see who Milagro ends up with. I laughed. I cried (tears of happiness for Milagro of course). I am not an overly sentimental person, but over the course of the series I have fallen in love with these characters. When I read about them I feel what they feel whether it is confusion, happiness, grief, etc. I am there with them. It is hard to say goodbye to these wonderful and interesting people, but everyone is happy and so I am too.


I received a galley of this book to review from the author, Marta Acosta. Any opinions expressed are my own.


Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

wow 5 stars!! this looks awesome!

Natasha said...

Amazing review! I've been dying to read this book. I love the cover art, and the synopsis is awesome!

Thanks for this great review! :)