Midnight Brunch (Casa Dracula #2)
What's a girl to do when she discovers she's the main course on the menu?
Hip, funny Milagro de los Santos thinks she's finally found love and a home at the California ranch of fabulous Oswald Grant and his urbane relatives, who have a rare genetic disorder that some call vampirism. But Milagro is bewildered when she's excluded from an ancient and mysterious midnight ce...more
Midnight brunch is as interesting but more adventurous than the first book. Everything revolved around the choices of our heroine and i found myself getting to know her better.
She is completely realistic and a 3-dimentional character. Having faced a pirahna-like family that can make you doubt your own self-worth in matter of minutes, she showed...more
‘Midnight Brunch’ picks up pretty much where ‘Happy Hour’ left off. Down-on-her-luck writer turned down-on-her-luck vampire, Milagro de los Santos, is living with her boyfriend, Oswald Grant on his sprawling family estate. For the most part Oswald and Milagro are blissfully happy. Their sex life is incredible; they have a hold...more
Milagro lives at the ranch with the extended family swirling in...more
This was a nice little adventure. I continue to love the writing style. The humor is so amusing and enjoyable. I also enjoy how Milagro is progressing as a character. She had admirable qualities to begin with and more are added, revealed, or developed as we go along.
One thing I will say is that for Oswald being the man of her heart and, oh, she loves him, he doe...more
I also had difficulties with the story and plot, it just didn't grab this time around. Despite that, I am still intrigued. Ian Ducharme is delightful, exactly what a vampire should be. But unfortunately, he leaves Milagro's other love int...more
Midnight Brunch is the sequel of Happy Hour at Casa Dracula. It starts with our protagonist Milagro de los Santos living with her boyfriend Oswald at the ranch where she has been staying for over a year since the accidental blood infection took place. But an unfortunate introduction to Oswald's parents and heated argument between out two love birds, mysterious family rituals and shady relatives takes our beloved M...more
Our heroine is really down and out this time around. Milagro is still hilarious and yes her snarkiness is ever present, but she's faced with the daunting task of sorting through her true emotions while trying to figure out her place among her new family. She forgets to believe in herself and therefore gets thrown into unhealthy situations away from the ranch. I really do love when an author pushes their characters. Watching Milagro grow wa...more
Becuase the character acts in a more intelligent way, the social criticism is also more evident, wi...more
Even during the one slow point when Milagro was meandering aimlessly in life thinking she needed to be cured and not wanting anyone to touch her I still loved the way this story was shaping up.
Oswald and Milagro are such the oddly perfect couple. Although they are also the safe couple for those who root for her to hook up with Ian.
Edna made a much more pleasant appearance in this book as well. I grew t...more
I know I sound judgmental and maybe I am. But please believe me when I say I'm not judging people who read it or the wonderful author.
I simply hated all of it. The nonsense plot, the stupid bimbo heroine (yes you can be a bimbo even if you're a Latina), the slightly "racist" undertone (because of course a La...more
I have to admit I have grown to like the main character although I much prefer the dark lord Ian to the MC's beau Oswald.
I'll keep reading on for laughs and to see if they get better. By the end of it, I may actuall...more
This is the second novel in the series in Casa Dracula. Secrets the family is holding from Milagro makes her run and hide. That would be all great and dandy but she ends up hiding in a lions den where only more trouble can find this amazing chica.
I'm noticing a trend and that is that Oswald always takes off when the going gets tough. It frustrate...more
Milagro is still having trouble with her new family. The whole "we are not vampires, we have a genetic disorder" also still throws her for a loop. But as always Milagro is fun, quirky and a great heroine. I truly like her. I can't say the same for her boyfriend. Sure Oswald is nice and all but I do not have an...more
I LOVE this series! There I said it and I will say it as many times as I need to. Marta Acosta does the impossible and brings something new to the Vampire table with the Casa Dracula series and the result is a hilarious, fun and amazing series that I am sad is over.
Milagros is an aspiring writer who has been burned by her pretentions ex-boyfriend. One night during a literary event for his new book, she...more
Midnight Brunch is actually the sequel to Acosta's first book, Happy Hour at Castle Dracula (which I now want to get my hands on). Our heroine, Milagro de Los Santos is dating a vampire--exce...more
Oswald's family is still hiding things, about the family, from her. She is kept from attending the naming ceremony of Sam and Winnie's infant daughter. No one shares anything with her and she does not take this exclusion willingly.
Leaving her out of the loop, beca...more
Milagro's relationship with Oswald doesn't sit well with his parents and they make every effort to make sure she knows it. W...more
Cute, fluffy and enjoyably frivolous; who wouldn't want to read it?
The 2nd installment in the Casa Dracula series didn't come as a disappointment nor with a huge wow factor, but who cares?
It's a good rainy-day read or I-need-a-book-to-reread or beach read.
It's very fun and enjoyable. :)
"Sexy, sardonic...unique and alluring Milagro will continue to amaze readers in Acosta's terrific new adventure." --Booklist
"Hilarious. Acosta's heroine is fresh and sassy...all the characters are worth watching." --Romantic Times
"A hilarious novel with plenty of colorful characters; Midnight Brunch will make you an instant Marta Acosta fan." --Fresh Fiction
"An addictive combo plate of romance and vamp satire." --Publi...more
I liked all the cultural and language flairs added, and I especially liked that they're defined for people like me (who don't understand).
The story goes pretty quickly and reminds me of the Sookie Stackhouse ser...more
She received a degree in English Literature and Creative Writing from Stanford University and has written for the San Francisco Chronicle, the Contra Costa Times, and Spaces Magazine.
Marta lives with her husband, spawn, and their crazy dogs. An avid gardener, she likes independent fil...more