Published by Entangled Teen on February 2, 2021
Series: Afterlife #1
Genres: Young Adult, Paranormal, Romance
Source: Finished Copy from Publisher
The bestselling author of the Dead Is… series is back with a snarky, hilarious take on the vampire romance novel.
When my best friend Skyler told me about this party in the Hollywood Hills, I was less than enthused. As it turned out, my feelings were more than justified. That party ruined my life.
Tansy didn’t even want to go to the party. It’s hard enough living in one of your best friend’s shadows and secretly in love with your other best friend.
And now she’s leaving it a vampire.
Now her best friend Skyler is stuck on the road trip from hell, on tour as a groupie with a literal band of vamps. Tansy sets out with Vaughn, her other BFF turned maybe more, to save Skylar’s life and take down the band. But when they find themselves in the middle of a vampire war, will Tansy be able to make the ultimate sacrifice to save her friends?
The Afterlife of the Party is the first book in the Afterlife series by Marlene Perez. The afterlife of the Party is a young adult paranormal romance with a great dose of humor added in. This is not your typical vampire story and I loved it! I cannot wait to read the next book in the series and in general, read more books by Marlene Perez. This book, and trilogy is going to be great for fans of young adult paranormal like enjoy lighthearted fun reads. It’s like a paranormal rom-com, with a slow burn romance that is totally swoon worthy. I really loved this book.
In The Afterlife of the Party, we meet our main character Tansy. At the start of our story Tansy is dragged to a party by her friend Skylar, where her boyfriend and his band are playing. Tansy goes to the party with her best friends Skylar and Vaughn. Everyone quickly learns that there is more to this party than meets the eye. The band, called the Drainers, are really vampires (hehe), and Tansy ends up getting bitten and Skylar gets taken by the band. So Tansy and Vaughn set out to save their friend. This book was a lot of fun. Tansy and Vaughn set off after Skylar and the band, all the while Tansy is dealing with becoming a vampire. Technically, she is a a half-vampire/half-witch combo, and I have to say it was pretty interesting to learn about her capabilities.
There is romance along the way, lots of bad guys and adventure for our friends to get into. I thoroughly enjoyed the ride The Afterlife of the Party took me on. I can’t wait to see what is in story for our trio in the next installment. There are some interesting secondary characters, like Granny, that I hope to see more of in the next book as well. Bottom line: If you are a fan of young adult rescue adventure stories with plenty of paranormal action thrown in, then I think The Afterlife of the Party will be a lot of fun for you. I appreciated how lighthearted this book felt. It really felt like a unique vampire story. All I have to say is- bring on book 2!
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