Monday, January 5, 2009

Wicked Game By Jeri Smith-Ready

I'm rereading this book right now. I really liked it for its interesting take on vampires, action, and for a certain sexy vampire dj named Shane. I definitely recommend it. And bonus--I think theres a sequel coming out in May 2009. (Tomorrow I'll post about a Grimm and Z~Z appropriate series!)


Recovering con artist Ciara Griffin is trying to live the straight life, even if it means finding a (shudder!) real job. She takes an internship at a local radio station, whose late-night time-warp format features 1940s blues, '60s psychedelia, '80s goth, and more, all with an uncannily authentic flair. Ciara soon discovers just how the DJs maintain their cred: they're vampires, stuck forever in the eras in which they were turned.

Ciara's first instinct, as always, is to cut and run. But communications giant Skywave wants to buy WVMP and turn it into just another hit-playing clone. Without the station -- and the link it provides to their original Life Times -- the vampires would "fade," becoming little more than mindless ghosts of the past. Suddenly a routine corporate takeover is a matter of life and undeath.

To boost ratings and save the lives of her strange new friends, Ciara rebrands the station as "WVMP, the Lifeblood of Rock 'n' Roll." In the ultimate con, she hides the DJs' vampire nature in plain sight, disguising the bloody truth as a marketing gimmick. WVMP becomes the hottest thing around -- next to Ciara's complicated affair with grunge vamp Shane McAllister. But the "gimmick" enrages a posse of ancient and powerful vampires who aren't so eager to be brought into the light. Soon the stakes are higher -- and the perils graver -- than any con game Ciara's ever played....

6 enjoyed the bouquet.:

Erin said...

I am so sad I didn't read that while I had it. I will definitely read it!

(I have the fourth House of Night book stashed away for my hospital stay!!)

Ginger @ GReads! said...

Hmm.. this one sounds interesting! I might have to check it out. I need all the books I can get my hands on to tie me over until City of Glass comes out in March!! haha It's KILLING me! I am so thankful I didn't get into the Twilight series until ALL 4 books were out. Waiting for each of those would have been BAD. haha

heatheryruth said...

Sounds good! Just requested it from the Library! Thanks Alison!! I'm excited to get it!! :)

Ginger @ GReads! said...

I am currently reading Marked from House of Night and I can not get into it! I'm about half way through, Heath and Kayla just showed up to "rescue" Zoey. Is it worth sticking it out and reading through?! I just can't seem to find the urge to keep reading.

I hate when you read something really good (Twilight series, CoB series) and everything else just doesn't measure up! I've spoiled my brain LOL.

Ryah said...

It will get better. If I remember, it took me a while to get into the books as well.

Ginger @ GReads! said...

I started reading this book, Wicked Game, and am almost done with it! Just wanted to say thank you for recommending it. I'm really enjoying it so far! Talk about a hot & steamy sex scene with a vampire!! haha I don't remember other vampire books being this HOT! Wowzers.

I am very anxious about the potential sequel. Do you know anymore about it??

Oh and fyi: I finished House of Night, Marked. Don't think I'll continue that series. The first one didn't do much for me, sorry.