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A Taste of the Nightlife by Sarah Zettel
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Jun 15, 2011

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bookshelves: own, read-in-2011, vampire, first-reads
Recommended for: Janet, Jacqui, Jill (or anyone with a J in their name)
Read from July 11 to 14, 2011 — I own a copy

I was one of the lucky few who won the book through Goodreads. It is a pretty cool thing. If you haven’t signed up for any giveaways, you really should…
To be honest, I thought the idea had been done before, but Zettel definitely put her own spin on things. If I could, I would give it 3.5 stars.
There are several series in which vampires and other creatures that go bump in the night, are “accepted” into society. I thought it was interesting that Zettel gave us glimpse of what it would be like doing something as simple as sitting down to a meal with nightbloods. The reason Charlotte opened her restaurant was because she wanted to create a place that caters to both humans’ and vampires’ dietary needs. I loved how Charlotte doesn’t just serve blood, she seasons it with rosemary and other herbs and spices. Who would ever think of spicing blood? I thought it was funny.
Having said that, I was laughing out loud by page two. The people on the train must have thought I was nuts. I loved the banter between Charlotte and her brother Chet. Also, Charlotte’s roommate, Jessie, made me laugh quite a bit. I know someone who sells Mary “Sue” and Zettel had my friend pegged.
“A Taste of the Nightlife” is great summer reading. It is a light, quick read. I already have a list of friends who want to borrow it. I will definitely read the next books in the series to find out what happens in the whole Anatole-Brendan-Charlotte love triangle.

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