Pretty When She Kills (Pretty When She Dies, #2)
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Pretty When She Kills (Pretty When She Dies #2)

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Amaliya Vezorak never believed in happy endings…

When Amaliya harnessed her necromancer powers to defeat her greatest enemy, she believed she had finally found a happy ending with Cian, her lover and the master of Austin. That happiness is short-lived when the vampire ruling over San Antonio attempts a takeover of Austin in order to capture Amaliya and use her power for his...more
Paperback, 246 pages
Published December 18th 2013 by Permuted Press (first published September 4th 2012)
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Lori
Rhiannon Frater fans (like me) will not be dissapointed with this new book. Everything gets better. Amaliya is still that smart mouthed vamp that we love. Cian...oh man! Samantha--my new hero/fucking hilarious! Jeff is such a sweety. I'm not as attached to Jeff as I am to the other three but he is growing on me. I don't really want to talk about the plot. I will give too much away. This book is sexy, scary, and heart breaking. I was bawling at one point. Come on dudes. It's Rhiannon. She's ruthl...more
Giselle
May 10, 2012 Giselle marked it as to-read
Dude! I didn't even have this on my GR shelves yet! *blasphemy*

*taps hand* Bad stalker!
Glass
This was such a fun book to read! I enjoyed in it even more than with Pretty When She Dies.

Rhiannon Frater continues to write story about Amaliya in the same doomed and gloomed mode. Right from the opening scene you will already be forced to cover your head and scream "Bloody hell!!!"

Biggest difference compared to the first book is that Pretty When She Kills has this... how to put it? Romantic side? But let me assure you that romance in this book is more like something that you could find in...more
Shelley aka Gizmo's Reviews
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Rating: 3.5-4.0

*First Thoughts*

Amaliya Vezorak is back in the sequel to Pretty When She Dies. As a matter of opinion, this book was well worth the wait. Amaliya continues to be a badass vampire necromancer. She and Cian, the vampire master of Austin, are in a relationship that has become smoking hot. They are still under attack by outside forces who want to take over their territory and capture Amaliya. There are other dangers awaiting them as well, and it will be a miracle i...more
jD
This is the second book of the trilogy "Pretty When She Dies" and once again, I am blown away.

I don't normally read unfinished duologies and trilogies because there is always a "Game of Thrones" out there that can take 20 years to wrap. It's never worth being left hanging. So when I initially picked up Pretty When She Dies, I didn't know it was a trilogy. I didn't learn it until I read Ms Frater's remarks at the end of this one. I don't normally read these notes but I wanted to know when the ne...more
Smash
Courtesy of Smash Attack Reads

Interest in Book: After the ending inPretty When She Dies, I definitely needed to know where the story would take Amaliya and Cian. The book ended on a good note, but there was a lot left up in the air. And, in true Frater form, she doesn't make it easy on her characters or readers!

World-Building: The world-building just gets me all giddy and excited in this series! I think Rhiannon is pretty masterful at this process, but I just love the little twist she throws int...more
Kimba
Pretty When She Kills is the second book in Rhiannon Frater’s dark, gritty vampire trilogy. I was delighted to step back into this dark world and it was quite the adventure. Vampires do not sparkle in Frater’s world and instead have uncanny abilities and territorial rivalries. I quickly became enthralled in this action packed tale and consumed this in a single afternoon.

The tale picks up a few months after book one ended. Cian and Amaliya are wrapped up in their romance and she is dreaming of ha...more
Hannah (Jaedia)
This series is a fantastic example of indie authors who do it right. It feels as polished as any traditionally published novel. Oh and if you've been wondering what happened to all the dirk and dirty vampiric urban fantasy after the Twilight implosion - here you go.

Pretty When She Kills begins with the resurrection of Bianca, another of the Summoner's progeny, and Rachon's (the Summoner's most loyal offspring) need to kill her before she wreaks too much havoc as a newborn vampire. Except when sh...more
Jennifer Bielman (Bad Bird Reads)
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At A Glance
I was disappointed with Pretty When She Kills but I have high hopes for the series. Too many character POVs and unnecessary deaths but there was some redeeming qualities.

The Good
Pretty When She Kills starts off with a bang! I was drawn in right away. Amaliya and Cain are in a tough spot. It seems like everyone is after them, but friends and family are always there to help. But even with the support, some enemies are just too hard to kill...and...more
Kassa
I may write a real review of this but I'm on the fence. I liked the first one but this second one annoyed me. The females are all idiots. "Huh?" is the response to almost anything. I could figure out what was going on well before Amelia or Samantha ever clued into the obvious. I'm not sure why the females never act with much intelligence and they react first before rational thought seems to kick in.

Furthermore the author says over and over that Cian and Rachon are siblings but that would mean t...more
Mary
"The girl stood drenched in blood in the center of the graveyard." That, my friends, is how you begin a book about vampires.

All of the major players from PWSD are back - Amaliya, Cian, Innocente, Sam, Jeff, Sergio. Even some of the secondary characters play a more major role - Pete, Rachon. And, we meet Bianca, Eduardo, Cassandra, Aimee and more.

Others are after Amaliya for her powers. She and her own Scooby Gang have to fight the big bads to not only save her but also....well, I don't want to g...more
Lorre
This trilogy only gets better with each book! I loved the prequel and the first book but Pretty Whe She Kills was even better!

It was nice to see Cass and Aimee from the prequel again, Cian sure got a surprise when he met them :)
I knew from the start that Ethan guy was bad news and that he wasn't there to help at all but I never guessed what was really coming and how disasterious is would be for some of Amaliya's entourage.

One of the charchters that suprised me in this book is Samantha. I didn't...more
Gabriella Andhari
I love the the 2nd book, even more than the first. So much more drama with a perfect ending. The supporting characters each had their own special ability which added spice to the initial plot. They weren't just an unnecessary extension but their presence had a purpose and added life to the story. Rhiannon did a good job as well in connecting these intricate personalities and the decisions they made into an exciting, funny, and intense story line that makes sense.

I adore stories like this, where...more
Sarah
This book was disappointing. Not as well written as the first one and NOWHERE near as good as her As the World Dies series. I know she can do much better and hope she delivers on the next book.
Fred
Good vampire / zombie pulp. A solid sequel, but not sure it's as good as the first one.
Sofia Galvez
The book was okay. Nowhere near as good as the 1st book.
Michelle
Review to come soon.
Regina
2012!!!!!!
Becky Stephens
Pretty When She Dies, the first book in the trilogy, had a somewhat happy ending, and I didn't have a clue where the story would go. But, once again, Rhiannon Frater takes us on one hell of a ride! The plot is well paced with twists that will surprise and delight.

I enjoyed getting to know each of the characters a bit more in Pretty When She Kills. They are all truly unique, not cookie-cutter at all. And we are introduced to new characters, who are all interesting. One, in particular, made me sa...more
Stéphanie
Rhiannon Frater has done it again by writing this amazing novel. The sequel to Pretty When She Dies, PRETTY WHEN SHE KILLS is as interesting as the first book of the series. Amaliya was a great main character to read about in the previous book and I was overjoyed to read more about her in this installment. However, since I enjoyed the first book so much, the original novel still remains my favorite Rhiannon Frater book. PWSK is a close second and should be read by anyone who liked PWSD.

One thing...more
Amanda Croley
I have been waiting forever to read this book, and finally finished it.
In the first book Pretty When She Dies, Amalyia wakes up after being turned into a vampire against her will. Her sire, which was also her professor, The Summoner left her to awake alone. Left on her own, she has no idea how to overcome the blood lust, and several people die. She returns home, but Pete her ex freaks out when he finds out what she is. Somehow (I can't remember) she ends up in Austin with Cian, and they defeat...more
Stephanie Ward
'Pretty When She Kills' is the second book in the paranormal horror trilogy that focuses on our heroine, Amaliya, as she continues adjusting to her new life as a vampire. Aside from being turned in the first book, Amaliya figures out that she is also a necromancer (awesome!) and had to defeat her enemy. Not everything was bad - she also fell in love with Cian, the vampire master of Austin. In this second installment, Amaliya is faced with even more problems as a huge paranormal war seems imminen...more
Amy Fournier
I want to start off by doing some crazy fan girl dance or something. For real, this book was amazeballs!! I thought I loved the first one, but this one was just overflowing with awesome!! Rhiannon turned up the heat, the action, and the creepy factor in this one and I loved every second of it!! The character development is really great too. I love getting to know the different characters better.

Amaliya is still one kick ass chick and things get a lot more crazy for her. She of course still has...more
Nika *YA Guru*
Original Review Posted @ Oh My Shelves


Pretty When She Kills picks up where Pretty When She Dies left off. I was enthralled with this book from the very beginning. Amaliya is attempting to adjust to life as a vampire and a necromancer. After she was able to eliminate the threats that were looming in the first book she soon realized that her and Cian will never be safe with her by his side.

This book was riveting; as I turned every page it only got better. Pretty When She Kills was far from predic...more
Kristin (Blood,Sweat and Books)
I received this book for review from the Author. All opinions are my own and I was not compensated in any way for them.

Review:

Pretty When She Kills continues following the story of Amaliya Vezorak the badass vampire established in Book 1 Pretty When She Dies.

The Good

The Characters- OMG I didn't think I could like these characters anymore than I already did but I totally do. I still think Amaliya is my favorite but shockingly I found myself liking Samantha (Cian's Ex)more and more as the book pro...more
Kat
This day is a very important one in my reading history. It's the day when I finally proclaim that I will no longer avoid vampire books, that I actually LIKE reading vampire books and that Rhiannon Frater is now firmly in my lists of favourite paranormal AND zombie writers.

Pretty When She Kills is a fantastic mixture of vampire, witches, dhamphirs, necromancers and several other paranormals, coupled with larger-than-life characters and an action-packed storyline with allegiances, betrayals, roman...more
Jackie
It begins a depiction of a horror scene.

Bianca Leduc rises as the latest necro-vamp created by The Summoner, but Rachon decides to keep her for herself. Being Amaliyas college friend, we get the impression Bianca is friendly when she appears as a ghost to Innocente. Amaliyas mother had a dream where Bianca is asking for her help. She says Amaliya is in trouble , that Rachon wants to kill her. OK

This book is full of terror and excitement and humor. As you can imagine Amaliya can raise the dead a...more
Erin Hayes
This is the same review I posted on Amazon:

I preordered an early copy from Ms Frater and devoured this book from the second I downloaded it to my Kindle. The buttons on it are probably still jammed from me pressing too hard to turn the page.

Book one, Pretty When She Dies, was one of the very first indie ebooks I ever bought. And I loved it. It opened up the whole world of indie authors that I now proudly support - my Kindle is full of indie books now. Some have been awesome, some have been real...more
Kevin Ranson
I thoroughly enjoyed this sequel to Pretty When She Dies. It's always nice to revisit favorite characters and experience what they've gotten up to, but in a world where vampires and other supernatural creatures are real, nothing can remain static. As a sequel to a book that was - for the most part - complete unto itself, it's no secret here that the second book builds toward a trilogy, nor is there any shortage of details to fuel both the second book while foreshadowing the planned third.

The she...more
Chapter by Chapter
If you loved Pretty When She Dies, you are definitely going to love Pretty When She Kills. I, personally , loved it even more than the first. Probably because Amaliya seems more comfortable with her badassness, and because…you know…she and Cian are together. I love this couple! Seriously best undead couple ever!

Pretty When She Kills pretty much picks up from where the first left off. Amal and Cian are together, Samantha is still coming to grips with the end of her engagement with Cian and is now...more
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Rhiannon Frater was born and raised a Texan. Though she has lived in various towns all over the state, she finally settled in Austin, Texas where she met her husband and worked as a governmental consultant.
During her travels for her job, she was inspired to write the story of two women fleeing into the Texas Hill Country in an attempt to survive the zombie apocalypse. Originally published as a se...more
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