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High Stakes (Vampire Beach) - Book Review

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by Lisa Shen (subscribe)
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Published July 15th 2013

Jason thinks he's got it good, with the great girlfriend, great place to live and great friends. But all that goes down the drain when Sienna's older sister Paige unexpectedly returns home from her studies in Paris. Paige is charming, gorgeous, and elegant. She suggests they spend their spring break in Las Vegas.

From the luxury suites, the casinos, food, clubs and the champagne running 24 hours, Jason feels a little overwhelmed at how ridiculous amounts of money his Malibu friends are spending. But for all the glam and excitement that Paige has brought them, she has also brought her own kind of trouble in the form of an ex-boyfriend, Mark Lessard. Things makes a turn for the worst when Sienna gets kidnapped.

First of all I'd like to say that I'm constantly amazed at how Duval writes Jason's character into the middle of all the dangerous actions scenes. It's so different from all the other paranormal romance books that involves vampire and human relationships. I particularly enjoyed the action sequence in this book and that unlike previous books the ending wasn't as abrupt so it didn't feel like you were in a rush to read the last few pages, rather it came to a natural ending. There was a lot more depth into Sienna's family with Paige being a main part of the plot line. I really enjoyed having that little bit of insight to some of the less prominent characters such as Paige and Adam.

I would recommend this to anyone who's up for a fast paced, sleek, sexy YA Fiction.
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Why? Great page-turner for the young adults.
Where: A relaxing place or on the go
Your Comment
Vampire and human relationship is ever mysterious. Lisa has nicely focused on this aspect in the book. She writes clearly Paige and Adam. Really the novel has a natural ending.
by drrb0 (score: 0|2) 1933 days ago
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