Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Let Them Eat Stake by Sarah Zettel
Genre: Mystery (cozy)
My rating: 4/5
Charlotte is asked to cater one of the most talked about weddings of the year. She can't possibly pass it up due to the publicity and the fee, something she really needs to keep her restaurant going. However the problem is that it's a wedding between a vampire and a powerful witch family. Not just any family but the Maddox family. She is kinda-sorta dating one of the Maddox's and has another one that hates her. Not only that one of the family members was killed in her restaurant in book one.
She feels there is something fishy as to why she was picked to cater this wedding after their first chef, Oscar Simmons, walks out on them. However she isn't sure what it is and she really needs the money.
Things go from bad to worse when Oscar Simmons is found dead. Was it an accident or was it murder? Could it have been somebody in the Maddox family? Charlotte knows her life could be in danger but she just can't help asking questions and trying to figure out what exactly is going on.
This is the 2nd in the series and I enjoyed it just as much as the first one. This is definitely one series that has a lot of potential to be around for a long time, love it!
Charlotte is such a wonderful character. I could see us getting along really well. She is funny and sarcastic and perfect. Ok, she's not perfect as everyone has faults, but to me she's such a wonderful character. She really makes the books for me.
I like the paranormal aspect to it, like the vampires and witches, yet it's not over-the-top or dramatic. It's there, it's important to the story and series, but it's not dramatic. It's woven in very well with the story and the mystery aspect of it.
I think those of you who like a touch of paranormal and a good cozy mystery would love this series.
oh..and check this out. I was checking out the author's blog and on the page for this book there's a quote from my review of book one. How cool is that?!
Thanks to the publisher for providing this book for review, it took me longer than I had wanted to get to it but I loved it and appreciate the chance to review it.