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Pretty When She Kills

(Pretty When She Dies #2)

really liked it 4.00  ·  Rating details ·  588 ratings  ·  78 reviews
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
Paperback, 246 pages
Published December 18th 2013 by Permuted Press (first published September 4th 2012)
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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
May 10, 2012 marked it as to-read
Dude! I didn't even have this on my GR shelves yet! *blasphemy*

*taps hand* Bad stalker!
Mar 16, 2012 rated it really liked it
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
Apr 15, 2012 rated it really liked it
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
Jennifer (Bad Bird Reads)

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
Oct 05, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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
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Interest in Book: After the ending in Pretty 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 in
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
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
Nov 04, 2013 rated it liked it
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
Aug 01, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: free-author
"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
Oct 05, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Oct 13, 2012 rated it did not like it
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.
Sofia The Great
Jun 28, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: vamps
The book was okay. Nowhere near as good as the 1st book.
Oct 15, 2013 rated it liked it
Good vampire / zombie pulp. A solid sequel, but not sure it's as good as the first one.
Feb 11, 2020 added it
As a sequel to Pretty When She Dies this book had plenty of action, suspense and surprises, it was almost as enthralling as the first book, but plenty to keep it enjoyable and keep me listening. Amaliya was every bit the 'take no prisoners' heroine, but Cian was more stubborn and bull-headed in this book, which left me feeling very frustrated! Along with the 'good intentions' of her family who never seemed to consider whether their actions were in Amaliya's best interests or not, I felt there sh ...more
Oct 10, 2012 rated it really liked it
“Four Stars: A thrilling sequel with outstanding characters and a thick story line!

Amaylia is learning to be happy as a vampire. After her thrilling defeat of The Summoner, she is settled in with Cian content for once in her life. Of course, danger is still looming on the horizon. The other vampires are plotting and looking for ways to oust Cian. Her grandmother and cousin Sergio are now adopted vampire hunters and Samantha and Jeff are an item. Danger sneaks toward the happy couple from all ang
Aug 15, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: for-review, kindle
Rhiannon Frater is one of the best writers of horror and urban fantasy out there. Okay, that's just my humble opinion. In the case of Ms. Frater's Pretty When She Dies series, she brings to the table an urban horror tale balanced with love interest(s), humor to lighten the load, and a tightly packed plot with virtually no holes (none that I saw) and lots of twists that turns that had me saying, "Oh, no she did NOT just do that!" And no, her vamps are not the sensitive, touchy feel-y sort; they m ...more
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Aug 17, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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
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
Jackie's Bookbytes
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
Book Twirps
Aug 14, 2012 rated it it was amazing
It’s no secret that I love Rhiannon’s books. The As the World Dies trilogy is by far one of my favorite series ever. I think this series is quickly becoming my second favorite.

I read Pretty When She Dies a couple of weeks ago and immediately fell in love with Amaliya. She’s the typical strong, feisty, no BS kind of heroine Rhiannon creates so perfectly. What I like best about Rhiannon’s stories are her characters. She really gets into their heads and makes us feel for them. At the same time, non
Amanda Croley
Aug 15, 2012 rated it really liked it
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
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
Amy Fournier
Mar 06, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
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
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.


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
Stephanie Ward
Aug 19, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: owned, for-review, ebook
'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
Erin Hayes
Feb 05, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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
I really enjoyed Pretty When She Dies, and it was great to re-immerse myself into Frater's dark vampire world.

The story picks up four months after the conclusion of Pretty When She Dies, and Cian is teaching Amaliya how to defend herself and helping her to practice how to control her necromantic powers.

Amaliya's grandmother, Innocente, is warned in a vision that Amaliya's life is in danger. When a paranormal investigator named Ethan Logan tracks down Pete, the man who has been crushing on Amali
Nika  ♥Marie♥
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
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Rhiannon Frater is the award-winning author of the As the World Dies zombie trilogy (Tor) as well as independent works such as The Last Bastion of the Living (declared the #1 Zombie Release of 2012 by Explorations Fantasy Blog and the #1 Zombie Novel of the Decade by B&N Book Blog).

She was born and raised in Texas where she currently resides with her husband and furry children (a.k.a pets).

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