Monday, September 1, 2008

Review - The Bride of Casa Dracula by Marta Acosta

The Bride of Casa Dracula
Casa Dracula, Book 3
Marta Acosta
Pocket Books
September 16, 2008
ISBN# 978-1-4165-5963-4

From the author’s website:
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 ghostwriting 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?

My thoughts:
Milagro De Los Santos is a writer, a gardener, and soon to be wife of Dr. Oswald Grant. Her life could be perfect if there weren’t so much meddling going on, but since her best friend Nancy has taken over as wedding coordinator, Milagro has high hopes that at least this area of her life will play out without a hitch. Then the Vampire Council steps in to insist that they perform a vampire marriage ritual as well, and sends the worst candidate possible to help Milagro through the process.

As things appear to be coming together, Milagro takes on a writing job for a strange little man and soon after finds herself the target of an unknown enemy. Add to that the ever increasing annoyance of working with Cornelia Ducharme, and the chance meetings with her brother Ian, and the wedding may be the least of Milagro’s problems.

In this third installment of the Casa Dracula series, Milagro jumps in with both feet to plan her future as Oswald’s wife, taking fans on a mishap studded journey to the alter. Ms. Acosta adds new blood to the list of characters and ensures a wild and emotionally bumpy ride. The pace is fast and the plot is peppered with humorous misfortune, but it’s staying true to the characters that make Casa Dracula such a well loved series. Readers will find that the skillfully executed twists in The Bride of Casa Dracula make this the most surprising installment to date.

To learn more about The Bride of Casa Dracula, please visit Ms. Acosta’s website: Here

Kimberly Swan, Darque Reviews


Enchanted by Books said...

Ahhh. Now I finally get to read your review since I did mine now. Great review! :)

Kimberly Swan said...

Yay, and you loved it right?! :)