Monday, December 22, 2014

Audiobook Review: I'm Dreaming of an Undead Christmas by Molly Harper


Series: Half Moon Hollow #2.7
Narrator: Amanda Ronconi
3 hrs. 43 min.
Publisher: Audible
Source: TBR pile (still free from Audible)
It's Christmas in Half-Moon Hollow and newly turned vampire Iris Scanlon-Calix wants to make Gigi's first visit home from college as normal and special as possible. It's taken months for Iris to work up the nerve to spend time around her baby sister after her vampire transition, so she enlists help from Jane Jameson and Company to keep her blood-thirst under control and assure Gigi's safety. 
Gigi, on the other hand, has problems of her own, including the demise of her relationship with high school sweetheart, Ben, and a looming job interview with Ophelia Lambert, the scariest potential employer in the Hollow. And then there's the small matter of the handsome, frustrating vampire who keeps appearing in Gigi's peripheral vision, then disappearing before she can talk to him. 
Can the Scanlon sisters negotiate romantic problems, vampire politics, and Christmas cookie disasters and enjoy a relatively normal holiday?
My thoughts:
I haven't read the Half Moon Hollow books yet, but I have read the Jane Jameson series. The Half Moon Hollow series is the offshoot of Jane Jameson so I knew most of the characters going into this audio. I do suggest you at least read/listen to the series in order since it was obvious things happened right before this book. However, since I knew almost everyone there I didn't feel lost at all.

What I loved about this audio and what I love about al Molly Harper books is her humor. LOVED seeing a newly turned vampire who cannot eat solid food try to make the perfect Christmas dinner with all of the trimmings for her sister, Gigi who is still human. The gatherings and the presents they gave each other was a hoot. There is also a hint of what is to come. That is where I was frustrated. Okay, this is a novella, but that tease was just mean! Yea, she got me and I'll have to either listen to them all or read this series. I'm hooked.

I give this book 3 1/2 stars. I really enjoyed my holiday time here with Gigi and Iris, but the tease was almost too much to take. :) I also enjoyed Amanda Ronconi's narration and will happily listen to them all if she is narrating them. I recommend it to those that love a humorous get together and want to laugh at an unconventional family.

PS... This one is still free at Audible!

16 comments:

  1. It's been a while since I haven't read a book by Molly Harper but I liked the ones I tried. I didn't know about this one though.

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  2. I listened to this audio when it first came out last year. It's cute, especially for existing Half Moon Hollow junkies because you can really appreciate the characters. I just love team Harper / Ronconi!

    Carmel @ Rabid Reads

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    1. I agree! I think I need to start from book 1 of Half Moon Hollow! :D

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  3. Oh I didn't know there was a spin off of the Jane Jameson series Melissa! Thanks for bringing it to my attention, I could use a read that will make me laugh:)

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    1. I know! I think that is why I really enjoy her writing.

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  4. I have this and I hope to listen to it this week. Happy Holidays, Melissa.

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  5. And I still got one book by her in another series

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  6. I downloaded this for free, but need to read some of the other books since this series is totally new to me

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  7. I love Harper's books for the humor too. They are always a fun read.

    Karen @ For What It's Worth

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  8. I've heard that Harper's audiobooks are great so I'm glad to see you enjoyed this one! I haven't read this series either but I guess I'll have to check it out for sure after your review. Thanks for putting this on my radar, Melissa!

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  9. Oh, loving the sound of this, it sounds so funny.
    Presuming its available as a paperback, I'd love a copy of this for my Christmas reading challenge.

    Seasons greetings.

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  10. Just checked with amazon and several other sites and sadly this doesn't seem available as a paper copy. Here's hoping it will be in the future.

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  11. Woots! I picked this one up the other day. So glad it was fun!

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  12. This sounds like fun! I'm always a little let down by novellas that tease to bigger stories, but it sounds like the humor makes it well worth it. Thanks for the heads up about Audible!

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