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
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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.
Reading this book contributed to these challenges:
- 2016 Audiobook Challenge