Thursday, April 8, 2010

Midnight Brunch by Marta Acosta

Book Details
Midnight Brunch by Marta Acosta
Paperback, 336 pages
2007, Pocket
ISBN: 1416520392
Series: Book 2 of Casa Dracula

When last seen in Acosta's debut, Happy Hour at Casa Dracula (2006), aspiring writer Milagro De Los Santos had fallen for wealthy, dashingly handsome Dr. Oswald Grant, a board-certified plastic surgeon and part of a vampire dynasty whose members refer to their condition as a "genetic autosomal recessive disorder." In this amusing sequel, Milagro has recovered from a vampirism infection and is living on Oswald's California ranch when she's informed she won't be allowed to attend the naming ceremony for his cousin's baby. While Oswald takes off on a humanitarian medical mission, Milagro must escape the subversive clutches of clan weirdo Willem Dunlop and Silas, Willem's "aide de corpse," whose terrifying Project for a New Vampire Century features a juicy sacrificial role for Milagro.

The second book in the Casa Dracula series, Midnight Brunch, continues to prove Marta Acosta's ability to write hilarious dialogue and charmingly quirky vampires. The one-of-a-kind Milagro De Los Santos has managed to endeared herself to the majority of the Grant clan and might just have found her place in the world with them. Of course, that means trouble for poor Milagro.

Milagro's relationship with Oswald doesn't sit well with his parents and they make every effort to make sure she knows it. Who hasn't been there at one time or another in their life? I love how this series is both totally wacky and yet completely relateable.

The Casa Dracula series manages a terrific feat: it gets better and better with every book. Milagro is always Milagro, getting into the strangest trouble and leading the reader on an laugh out load adventure. Midnight Brunch is very entertaining.


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  1. I didin't know Casa Dracula series! But, from your review,it is certainly a series to check it out. Maybe there's even in Italian!
    Thank you!

  2. Casa Dracula series - I like it. Sounds hilarious! Thanks for the review!

  3. I've read her other books too and they are hilarious -- the dialogue is great
    BTW - she has a blog you might want to check out if you haven't already
    Great review!

  4. I have heard that this is a fun series but haven't yet got around to reading any book in the series :(