Book Review: Fashionably Dead by Robyn Peterman

Fashionably Dead by Robyn Peterman is the first book in the Hot Damned series. Astrid has had a less than typical life. She has an ice cold mother, and has just lost her grandmother who just happened to have raised her and just left her a tidy inheritance. As she tries to get her life together Astrid decides it is time to quit smoking, and somehow ends up as a vampyre. Now she has an obscenely profane Guardian Angel who looks like Oprah and a Fairy Fighting Coach who’s teaching me to annihilate like the Terminator. Then there is the possibly killer rogue of a vampyre that she is lusting after, who happens to want her in return, and the fact that all the other Vampyres think she is some sort of Chosen One.

Fashionably Dead is a fun and quirky book that combines romance, urban fantasy, and a whole lot of humor. Astrid teaches art at the local senior center and loves Prada a little too much for her budget. When she discovers that her attempt to quit smoking came with the side effect of not being able to breathe her life is turned upside down. Now she is adjusting to life as a vampyre, which includes having an angel that swears more than she does, and fairy trainer, a best friend that is ore than she appears, joining a vampyre house, and an abundance of people with celebrity names or appearances. It is a fast paced, and laugh filled ride that keeps you guessing. While I did see some of the big surprises coming I still enjoyed the ride. 

Fashionably Dead is a fun book for a quick read. There are tons of jokes and puns, some hot moments, and some serious action. A series that I will continue with for fun and light reading. I was annoyed with the cliff hanger ending, but the southern "bless your hearts" balanced that out for me.

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