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Almost Final Curtain (Vampire Princess of St. Paul #2)

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Craving the spotlight is in her blood.

Ever since high school student Anastasija Parker discovered she was vampire royalty, her life has been sort of crazy. The half-vampire- half-witch just wants some normalcy, and trying out for the spring musical seems like the perfect fix.

But when the ancient talisman that stands between vampire freedom and slavery to witches is st
Paperback, 273 pages
Published May 3rd 2011 by NAL (first published April 12th 2011)
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May 12, 2011 Mel rated it liked it
Shelves: kindled-it, vampires
Now that I've actually read the book, I liked it and it was short and moved with a quick pace. I'm happy that there's more Elias in this book I thought he and Ana had some good chemistry and it seemed that she reacted differently to him than to Nik who is still a tool. I feel like Ana was only interested in Nik because he is hot and he represents that normalcy she used to have before she discovered she is a vampire. I really didn't feel reading this book that she was into Nik that much because s ...more
I think it's more of a 2.75 stars. This second book of The Vampire Princess Of St. Paul trilogy continues to provide sassy characters, humorous dialogues and light-hearted situations and believable details of school life for us. However, the love triangle is getting a bit too much-- I don't really understand why and how a 15 years old girl can maintain a romantic relationship with a thousand years old vampire knight, I really don't understand; plus somehow the heroine earns herself yet another l ...more
Jun 16, 2011 Shelley rated it it was ok
Rating: 1.5 Stars
Genre: YA Paranormal

Almost Final Curtain by Tate Hallaway is the second book in the Vampire Princess of St. Paul, Minnesota story. I’m not sure why, but I really disliked this story. After thinking the concept was pretty interesting after reading the first book, I am actually quite bitter at the outcome of this release. Normally, the first book of the series has it's faults and the second is better. Not this time around.

The only person I even cared one iota for was the vampire k
Sep 27, 2013 Mariya rated it did not like it
Shelves: vampires, young-adult
Almost Final Curtainwas not as intriguing as the first book in the series. It was like suddenly I didn't really care for these characters anymore. It was a bit surprising.

InAlmost Final Curtain, Ana just seemed too dull to me. And I didn't really enjoy watching her going out with Nikolai while being engaged to Elias due to the last book. It is very obvious throughout this book that she likes Elias. And she and Nikolai are having problems with their relationship due to Ana being between the vampi
Jan 05, 2013 Manda rated it it was ok
While I thought book 1 of this series was a fun witty read and I enjoyed the characters, book 2 felt completely opposite. I found Ana very annoying and very immature throughout the book. Storyline was OK. I will probably still read book 3 just to see what happens.
May 05, 2011 Heather rated it did not like it
Don't think I'll be continuing with this series. If I do, they'll be library pick ups. Really wanted to like this book, but I'm just not connecting with the characters.
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Feb 08, 2011 Mahlet abraha rated it it was amazing
Dec 18, 2016 Ellen rated it it was ok
Marginally better than the first one.
Jul 15, 2011 Sara rated it liked it
Shelves: 3-stars
Plot: 4 Stars
This is one of the few novels I've read that has included a vampire-biting scene that was truly scary and definitely not sexual in any way. That scene reinforced my love for this series because the vampires are evil and scary, and I love that. As the title suggests, Shia is taken (or kidnapped) by some of the others in New York. While kidnapping is normally a plot point that I find a bit boring, the author definitely made it interesting and necessary to the plot. All in all, Shia's
Book Review Diva
Apr 10, 2014 Book Review Diva rated it it was amazing
Shelves: young-adult
"Almost Final Curtain" by Tate Hallaway

Outstanding, Amazing, Superb is “Almost Final Curtain” by Tate Hallaway. I could not put this book down, and I could not turn the pages fast enough. I read the first book in this wonderful series, and just loved it. The second book is even better!

The day that Anastasija Parker found out that she is a vampire princess was pretty crazy for her. Vampires keep treating poor Anastasija like she is some fragile porcelain doll. Anastasija always has vampires gu
Jul 11, 2011 Precious rated it really liked it
Originally posted at Fragments of Life.

The humor that I loved in Almost to Die for was toned down in Almost Final Curtain. The story became darker as Ana faced the reality of her being a half-witch, half-vampire and her struggles with her lovelife. She could no longer be with the witches after failing her initiation, aside from her mom and her bestfriend, Bea. After refusing to join the vampires, Ana’s dad didn’t bother her anymore. She felt that she was stuck in the middle, neither vampire nor
Sep 26, 2011 Kristin rated it really liked it
4.5 stars.

I loved the sequel to Almost to Die For as much as the first book. In Almost Final Curtain, Ana has to worry about dealing with her archenemy high school jock Matthew Thompson, getting a part in the rock opera that My Fair Lady has been turned into (thanks to the songs being written and played by Nik’s band, Ingress) and trying to save the vampire race from the newly discovered talisman that was responsible for enslaving the vampires thousands of years ago and could either destroy them
Wow. I just looked at my review for the first book in this series and it is well, not that informative. I have to be nice to myself, you know?
Anyway, Ana Parker is half-witch and half-vampire. Not only are the witches and vampires warring against each other, but Ana has to battle the two sides of her heritage. Additionally, both sides do not completely trust her, so there are a lot of things Ana has to discover herself.

Readers learned in Almost to Die For that the vampires used to be slaves to
Carrie Adair
Dec 25, 2013 Carrie Adair rated it it was ok
Shelves: young-adult
I dislike the overall tone, the way she narrates this novel. It’s annoying to have Ana talk like one of those girls whose always acting like: OMG! I have a date to prom. And guess what? I have two boyfriends, one I’m supposed to marry (maybe?) and one who’s trained to kill me. Life is sucky and awesome. I get so tired of reading this stuff. I also get tired of reading about twisted love triangles in young adult novels.

Elias looks like the perfect match for her. I wish he had some real flaw about
Princess Bookie
May 24, 2011 Princess Bookie rated it liked it
Shelves: read2011
My Thoughts: We are back with Ana and her weird world. Remember from Almost To Die For her mom's a witch and her dad's a vampire king. She's also still dating Nik (kind of) and is still promised to Elias. Ana still has deep feelings for Nik but I just didn't find him as charming in this novel. At times, he kind of acted like a stuck up snob. He knows he can get any girl he wants and he flat out admits it a few times. He also must complete killing a vampire to win his dad's approval. At times he ...more
Oct 04, 2011 Jody rated it really liked it
Shelves: vampires, witchcraft
Almost the Final Curtain is the second book in the St. Paul Vampire Princess series. I enjoyed the first book which introduced Ana as a half witch/half vampire who walks between two warring factions of paranormal society. In this story, Ana is identifying with her vampire side more. In this particular story, Vampires were brought over across the veil between worlds by witches who enslaved them with a talisman of sorts. This special artifact was stolen and the spell was undone thus freeing the va ...more
Sep 09, 2014 Andreea rated it liked it
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Dec 31, 2011 Aydrea rated it it was amazing
I love this series because I actually know all the places that Ana goes, so cool! I have to admit that actually knowing most of the places Ana goes makes me love this series. I also think it is intriguing that Ana is half witch and half vampire. It seems really odd to me, but makes for a fun read. Poor girl she is constantly being thrown around on both sides and she doesn't really fit anywhere. I love finding out more about each world and I love the mythology that Hallaway uses. The theater stuf ...more
Jul 13, 2012 Monica&spikey rated it really liked it
warning: If you do not think you can stand anything more complicated than a love triangle, DO NOT READ THIS BOOK.
seriously, isn't being torn between two boys enough? do you REALLY have to throw in a third?
the polls are in and the answer is a resounding yes.
the problem that arises when there are three guys is that makes it harder to pick teams. fortunately, I have a ranking system. so here's my Teams list: 1. Elias, 2. Thompson, 3. Nikolai.
so, obviously, Thompson becomes more of a character in th
Jun 19, 2011 Samantha rated it it was amazing
I did not like this one as much as the first one. I think that Ana should be with Elias and I was beyond belief happy that there was more of him in this story. I do not and have not like Nik and I think he's a huge jerk. Bea to put it simply is a jealous child and I cannot stand her. Nik and Bea would be perfect for each other because they just do not think of how Ana feels during this whole situation. Recently finding out she's not only a witch (who failed initiation) but also part vampire. Nik ...more
Feb 28, 2012 Karyogini rated it it was ok
Shelves: read-on-2012
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Ok enough of my rant. I was seriously intri
Nancy H
Mar 27, 2012 Nancy H rated it really liked it
Anastaisja is half vampire/ half witch but doesn't want to have to chose sides. She just wants to act in her school play, hang out with her friend Bea (a witch), and spend time with her two boyfriends. But that is where the problem arises - one of her boyfriends is a vampire that she is supposedly engaged to, and the other is a vampire hunter who is on the side of the witches. However, Anastasija must chose sides when her parents, the head vampire and the head witch, on opposing sides decide to ...more
Jul 09, 2011 Che rated it it was ok
After reading the book, I was really disappointed. I guess I expected so much from this book. I got all excited to read what would Ana do with Elias and Nik.

I was glad that there had been a progress between Elias and Ana, and while this book, I am really thinking that Ana likes Elias. But then, I think, she's just leading him on. I mean, come on! She totally loves Nik. Though I like Elias better than Nik.. really

all in all, it was.. a good read? though really disappointing. hopefully, the third
Mar 11, 2012 Andrea rated it liked it
Shelves: vampires, witches
A 3 and a half.
The overall plot of this book was pretty intriguing, but I felt maybe it could have been written more in depth. The solution seemed a little too easy, but it wasn't a deal breaker.
It took me a while to finish this book, by I'm glad I did. A quick read once I got into it.
Once interesting point in this book though are the relationships. Some are confusing and way too complicated while others are realistic and spot on.
And how many guys has Ana got fawning all over her?! Four now?
Wow, I am still so amazed by this author's work. I mean she is just dead on with it all. I loved this book with everything in me. This book is full of yes teenage stuff, but when you add all the magic, and vampires, well let's just say you get a real page turner. I love Ana, and all of he chemistry with her love triangle. I love both Nick, and Elias so much, that I don't know who I want Ana to end up with in the end. This book had a major kickbut magical ending that I found amazing. I have to sa ...more
Jun 09, 2011 Mitchii rated it it was ok
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Stina Madison
I thought that some of the chapters were a little to long, and that made it a bit tough to read and stay in the story. What I really like about this series in general is that it takes place in St.Paul. Having grown up in the city, I can picture perfectly the setting of the story. It was pretty funny picturing Elias, this noble and proud vampire knight, reading Hikaru no Go. I was really impressed with Ana in this book. She's finally coming to grips with who and what she is, and her power is amaz ...more
OK first I have to say that as for Nikolai, I didn't like him much in Almost to Die For. I thought he was a little arrogant and all he wanted from Ana was to get in her pants. And for Elias I thought he was sweet if a little old-fashioned, well let's just say my opinion changed for both of them. In Almost Final Curtain I found Nik to be a sensitive artist and Elias to be kind of strange LOL. Also her dad is a butt head, not a little bit and not kind about it at all, just straight up evil and rut ...more
Jun 20, 2014 Stacy rated it liked it
I think I enjoyed this installment even a little more than the first, although I do get a little tired of a love triangle. Also, it's kind of funny to me how the only times she is successful with magic is when the stakes are so high. But, once again, both sides work together to create a temporary solution. I am looking forward to the resolution of the big issues with the final book.
May 17, 2012 Tia rated it it was amazing
This is a decent series, I'm just getting read to read book three, so I needed to insert my opinion about this book.

I liked this one a lot better than the first. It was straight forward and sped along. It gave a better insight to all the characters as well. Plus we finally got to see her Witch side coming out to play.
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A Scorpio with a Leo Rising, Tate Hallaway is an amateur astrologer and practicing Witch. Tate has been a fan of vampire fiction since she first read Poppy Z. Brite in high school. Her first short fiction acceptance was to a vampire ‘zine called Nocturnal Ecstasy Vampire Coven. Tate lives in Saint Paul, Minnesota with three black cats.

This author also writes science fiction under the name Lyda Mor
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