Tuesday, September 30, 2008
I was lucky enough to have found such an amazing author through a blog called The Book Girl that I recently found through Book Blogger Appreciation Week. Marta Acosta is such an amazing author and I was happy that I found out about her on that blog when I was surfing through blogs. I was also lucky enough to get all of her novels personally autographed by Marta Acosta. I love paranormal novels and I thought that the comedy in the novels just made them so much more fun to read. Well let me get onto the review of the third novel in this wonderful Casa Dracula series, which is different from other novels because it's about a hispanic woman who I at times identify with because I'm also a hispanic woman.
The heroine of the novel and series is Milagro de Los Santos, which in english is translated to mean Miracle of the Saints, a latina Ivy league graduate who hasn't found her place in the world or a man to go with it in the first novel. In the second book of the Casa Dracula series Milagro is in a serious relationship with the man who gave her the "vampire" infection in the first place, Oswald Grant. She has a wonderful yet crazy relationship with Oswald's grandmother Edna, his cousin Sam, Sam's new wife and Oswald's ex-fiance Winnie and their new born baby girl. Now in the third and latest book of the Casa Dracula series Milagro is engaged to Oswald and has been fighting with the Council with lawyer Sam as her representative in order to get Milagro accepted into their community.
I'm not much for a first person novel because sometimes I wonder what is going on with the other charcters of the book during the novel when the main character is not with them. I have to say that this book is among one of the exceptions because even though at times I wanted to learn more of what is going on with the other charcters it didn't take anything away from the novel. I think that Marta Acosta has struck gold with this novel because it was hilarious to read and the paranormal element, the hispanic heroine and the suspense and danger made this third book in the series all the better as did the first and second book.
I have to say that Milagro does attract some crazy and strange people now that she is super strong, has super sight and hearing and can heal instantly from almost all types of wounds. I'm really loving Milagro's ex-lover Ian and I secretly hope that she will get together with him because I think that they have more chemistry than she and Oswald don't have. By the time I finished reading the third novel I knew I was hooked and I was sad about how things ended but it gives me hope to know that some time in the future Marta is going to finish writing the fourth book in the Casa Dracula series because I really need my Milagro fix. I need to know what happens between Milagro and Oswald, Milagro and her relationship with Edna, Sam, Winnie and baby Elizabeth and of course what happens between Milagro and sexy Ian. I really recommend this novel/series to all you paranoramal and comedy readers out there and also to anyone who loves to read a good book that makes you laugh with so much enjoyment to get this book and the rest of this series immediately. Here is the description of the book from the back cover and picture:
THE BRIDE OF CASA DRACULA $ 14.00 (Book 3)(286 Pages)
WEDDING BLISS AMISS
Milagro De Los Santos is having serious problems planning her wedding to fabulous Oswald Grant, M.D. Her future in-laws loathe her, her dog just died, and Oswald’s family has a genetic anomaly that makes them crave blood. Then her extravagant best friend hijacks the role of wedding coordinator, and the secretive Vampire Council assigns conniving Cornelia Ducharme to guide the couple through the ancient vampire marriage rituals.
To top it all off, Milagro’s career is on the skids. She’s reduced to ghost-writing the memoirs of a loony little man who claims to be a shapeshifter. And why does Cornelia’s decadent, way too attractive brother, Ian, always show up whenever Milagro is away from Oswald? When a series of accidents interferes with wedding plans, Oswald worries that Milagro is cracking under the pressure. Is she just paranoid, or is a hidden enemy trying to make sure Milagro doesn’t wed the undead?

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