Review: Bad to the Bone by Jeri Smith-Ready

bad-to-the-boneFrom the back of the book:


If you’re just joining us, welcome to radio station WVMP, “The Lifeblood of Rock ‘n’ Roll.” Con-artist-turned-station-owner Ciara Griffin manages an on-air staff of off-the-wall DJs – including her new boyfriend Shane McAllister – who really sink their teeth into the music of their “Life Time” (the ear in which they became vampires). It’s Ciara’s job to keep the undead rocking, the ratings rolling, and the fan base alive – without missing a beat.

For Halloween, WVMP is throwing a bash sure to raise the dead. They’ve got cool tunes, hot costumes, killer cocktails – what could go wrong? Well, for starters, a religious firebrand ranting against the evils of the occult preempts the station’s midnight broadcast. Then, when Ciara tracks down the illegal transmission, the broadcast tower is guarded by what appears to be…a canine vampire? And behind it all is a group of self-righteous radicals who think vampires suck (and are willing to stake their lives on it).

Now Ciara must protect the station while struggling with her own murky relationship issues, her best friend’s unlikely romance with a fledgling vampire, and the nature of her mysterious anti-holy powers. To make it to New Year’s in one piece, she’ll need to learn  a few new tricks…

Jeri Smith-Ready’s vamps are my favorite. I love how they are stuck in their “Life Time” and how they have their little OCD quirks. In BAD TO THE BONE, Ciara is dealing with going to school, dating her vampire boyfriend, and some uber-radical group taking over the WVMP broadcasts. Ciara is one tough chick, but in BTTB we see a little of her soft side. I felt that there was some emotional growth throughout the book. Ciara begins to look toward the future in regards to her relationship with Shane and her work at WVMP. I can’t wait to read the next WVMP book and find out what happens next.

the book girl gives BAD TO THE BONE 4/5 stars!

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