Review ~ I’m Dreaming of an Undead Christmas by Molly Harper @mollyharperauth

Posted December 1, 2016 by Tanya in Paranormal Romance, Reviews / 6 Comments

Review ~ I’m Dreaming of an Undead Christmas by Molly Harper @mollyharperauthI'm Dreaming of an Undead Christmas by Molly Harper
Narrator: Amanda Ronconi
Length: 3 hrs 43 mins
Series: Half-Moon Hollow #2.7
Published by Pocket Books on December 5, 2013
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Pages: 132
4 Stars
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Experience the vampire world for the holidays through the eyes of Gigi Scanlon in this e-novella prequel to The Dangers of Dating a Rebound Vampire from beloved paranormal romance author Molly Harper!

College co-ed Gigi is headed home to Half-Moon Hollow for her first Christmas since her sister, Iris, was turned into a vampire by her beloved undead husband, Cal. Iris is working overtime to make this holiday as normal and special as possible. After all, it’s taken her months of working with Jane Jameson and the Hollow’s vampires to convince herself that she won’t bite her baby sister on sight.

Gigi has her own worries. She’s falling out of love with her high school sweetheart, Ben, and has no idea how to tell him. She’s got a secret job interview with terrifying teen Council official, Ophelia Lambert. And there’s a handsome but cagey vampire following her around town and then disappearing before Gigi can confirm that he’s not, in fact, a figment of her fertile imagination. Holidays with family are complicated. Christmas with an undead family can be downright dangerous.

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Iris thinks she is finally ready to have Gigi to come home after her change. She is welcomed by a huge group of friends that are there to support Iris.

Gigi has come home with some baggage. She has romantic, employment and family issues. Gigi wants to keep all these secrets under wraps so that Iris and Cal don’t get involved. The pair have been sneakily inserting themselves into her live even while she was at school.

There are a lot of secrets going on and all these extra problems turn into an interesting story. As most people trying to find their freedom, Gigi is trying to establish her own life. I didn’t find her as quirky and fun as her appearance in The Care and Feeding of Stray Vampires, but then she was a lot younger then.

This book sort of sets up the stage for the next book. Gigi is growing up and that means changes and doing things on your own. Throughout I’m Dreaming of an Undead Christmas, you see Gigi in a lot of positions that just keep her confused and unbalanced.

I’m Dreaming of an Undead Christmas was a quick read that could probably be read alone, but I think you would get the full effect when read in order. The gang all have a wonderful holiday together despite the lovely cooking fun they all get into. Despite Gigi’s problems weighing her down, you can’t resist the entertainment factor of vampires trying to do the holiday thing when they can’t eat food!

The narration as usual for this series increased the fun of the story. Amanda Ronconi really hits the mark with these characters and their snark.

About Molly Harper

Molly’s books are published by Pocket Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster. They are available in print, as e-books and audio books at major book stores and on Amazon. Molly is a native of Kentucky. She lives in Paducah with her husband and children.

Reading this book contributed to these challenges:

  • 2016 Audiobook Challenge
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  • Thank’s for the review. I prefer to read series books/novellas in order. Well if the novellas have been written, but some get written later. I’m really thinking about picking this series back up. It’s funny and I remember enjoying the books and quirky characters.

    • I love the characters. It is so hard to keep up with the novellas. I’m so glad these ones were released on audio so I didn’t have to switch to ebook!

  • I remember listening to this one when it first came out. I think it was released as an audiobook even more before ebook. I have it on my iPod to listen to when I get closer to Christmas. 🙂 Great review.

    Melanie @ Hot Listens & Rabid Reads

    • I was really glad it was in audio. I hate jumping from audio into ebook to get the novellas in. I miss so much by not getting the novellas in.

      • I wish more novellas were on audio. Even if they put them in an anthology to make a full length book to get them on audio.

  • I thought for sure I had listened to this one, but I didn’t recognize the blurb. It turns out I purchased it, but I haven’t listened yet. I did listen to Driving Mr. Dead, and I agree. Amanda Ronconi is such a great narrator.

    I’ll have to give this one a go. It’s the perfect time of year for it!