Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Book Review: Pretty When They Collide (Pretty When She Dies #0.5) by Rhiannon Frater

  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Publication date: 3/14/2013
  • Source: eBook provided by the author for review
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An exciting new novella set in the world of Pretty When She Dies...

Cassandra is a dhamphir-the offspring of a vampire and mortal woman-and a thief of occult relics.

Aimee is a full-blood witch that is bound to a powerful vampire who traffics in the slavery of supernatural beings.

Both are powerful, lonely, and trapped in the dangerous world of the vampires.

When Cassandra steals a relic from Aimee’s vampire master, he targets her as his next acquisition. What he doesn’t realize is that a chance encounter between Cassandra and Aimee ignited a spark between them that they cannot deny.

To survive, the women must find a way to band together and fight against the ruthless evil that conspires to enslave them forever.

My Thoughts

I have read the first two books in the Pretty When She Dies series, so when I saw this novella I knew I wanted to read it. I love the world and I will take more where I can get it until the next installment of the series is out. This read so much like a full length novel and I really enjoyed that about it. It was short enough that it was a quick easy read, but long enough that I was able to really get into the story. It had a lot of great action to it, and the brutal vampire violence that I love!!!

Cassandra is a really great character. I loved getting to know her better. She is half vampire and all badass!! She has got some massive skills when it comes to retrieving items, and killing off the enemy. She's smart, sassy, and knows how to get things done. She's been through a lot, but she doesn't let that make her weak. She's not a pushover. She is just herself and I really enjoyed that.

Aimee is a witch, and I really liked her. She is powerful, but has been enslaved to a horrible power hungry vampire. He tires to control her, but she is able to fight it to a point. When she meets Cassandra she knows that she is her chance to get away from him. She will do whatever she has to to break the bond. She knows that he only wants her for power, and she isn't happy. At one time she was fond of him, but that is long past. When she meets Cassandra, she is drawn to her. They have an undeniable chemistry right off. I liked that Aimee wasn't afraid to go for what she wanted either.

This was so awesome. It starts off with a bang and continues all the way through. I was instantly drawn in and connected with the characters, and I loved that characters I already knew from the other books were part of this. It all ties together so well and I think that this really adds to the series. It's not just a filler novella like some tend to be. This was a story in itself, but flows with the bigger story also. It was suspenseful and had my heart pumping. I enjoyed every page of it and it has me really needing more of this series!!


  1. Like I said on your other post I need to start this series! The world sounds utterly fantastic and the characters too. The way it reads like a full length novel and flows so well is also a definite bonus because those are just reflect traits in a book. Great review Amy!

    1. It's a really great series. I hope you get to the series soon.

  2. So glad you continue to enjoy the series!

  3. When I read that the second book is good, I want to pick it up. I have this fear of sequels. First being good, then the

  4. I really need to start reading this series, I've heard so many great things about it.
    Glad you enjoyed this book.

    Nazish @ Nazish Reads

  5. I haven't read this series though I know a lot of people are a HUGE fan of it. I think it would maybe be a bit too scary and intense for me.

  6. I haven't read this series. Glad you're enjoying it.


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