Review: Vampires Need Not…Apply? (Accidentally Yours #4) by Mimi Jean Pamfiloff
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Vampires Need Not...Apply? by Mimi Jean Pamfiloff
Series: e Accidentally Yours #4
Published by: Forever Yours, Grand Central Publishing on 3/25/2014
Genres: Adult, Fantasy, Paranormal
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About the Book:
This is book 4 in the New York Times and USA Today bestselling Accidentally Yours paranormal romance series.
Meet Dr. Antonio Acero. Heir to Spain's wealthiest family, world-renowned physicist, and dedicated bachelor. While on vacation in southern Mexico, Antonio discovers an ancient Mayan tablet. Local legends say it contains magical properties, properties that could put his stalling research on the map.
But is this really his lucky break?
When Antonio attempts to put the tablet to use, he'll discover that Fate has other plans. Her name is Ixtab, and she's quite possibly the deadliest deity who ever lived.
Approx. 85,000 words.
The Accidentally Yours Series
BOOK 1: Accidentally in Love with...a God?
BOOK 2: Accidentally Married to...a Vampire?
BOOK 3: Sun God Seeks...Surrogate?
BOOK 3.5: Accidentally...Evil? (a Novella)
BOOK 4: Vampires Need Not...Apply?
BOOK 4.5: Accidentally...Cimil? (a Novella) (Coming in January 2014)
BOOK 5: Accidentally...Over? (Coming in August 2014)
Vampires Need Not… Apply? is the fourth novel in the Accidentally Yours series by Mimi Jean Pamfiloff. I would definitely suggest reading the first three first, although it isn’t 100% necessary. The book doesn’t delve into a lot of explanation of what’s happened previously, there’s a lot of “It’s a long story” but you can pick up most of it from context.
This particular novel follows Ixtab, the Goddess of Suicide. For being a Goddess of Suicide, she is actually pretty happy and makes a lot of sarcastic and clever quips, which I always appreciate. The apocalypse is set to occur in 8 months and to stand a chance at being on the winning side, the deities need to release Guy, the God of Death and War, along with Niccolo, the leader of the vampires, out of another realm. The way to do this would be to open a portal using an ancient tablet.
Enter Antonio Acero, physicist. He has discovered the tablet, and might be the only human alive who can actually figure out how to open the portal. Antonio, a rather arrogant mortal, has up until this point refused to work with the deities to help them with their problems. So it becomes Ixtab’s job to hunt the physicist down and convince him that helping ancient gods and goddesses is the right thing to do.
I really enjoyed this novel, even without reading the first three. The writing was all very quirky and well done, and the characters were extremely vibrant and well written. Ixtab was a character I instantly loved. She isn’t necessarily happy about being the Goddess of Suicide, and suicide isn’t all that she can do, either. She can also take the dark energy from people, leaving them feeling much happier than before she walked into their lives. She’s also haunted by the fact that she accidentally caused the death of the only man she’s ever loved, and she now wears a veil to separate herself from the world.
Antonio is one of the most arrogant characters I’ve read about in a while. He has is own issues, which I could tell you about if it weren’t for the fact it would cause major spoilers. So we’ll just say he has some family problems and leave it at that. He’s driven to find a way to open the portal by a woman who keeps appearing to him in his dreams.
The book was really well written. The writing style is witty, quirky, sarcastic, all things I usually love in a novel. I just felt like with this novel it was almost too quirky? Just my personal opinion, and it didn’t detract too much from the book.
The gods and goddesses were great side characters. The summit meetings that the deities try to hold are some of the funniest scenes in the book. None of them can stay focused, much to the frustration of some of the other characters.
Also, the romance scenes? Fantastic. Super steamy, super sexy. Just wonderful.
From me, Vampires Need Not… Apply?gets 4 out of 5 controllers. Really interesting read, great characters, great story, just a little too quirky for my own preference.