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Wanted: Undead or Alive by Kerrelyn Sparks Review

Title: Wanted: Undead or Alive

Author: Kerrelyn Sparks

First published March 27, 2012

374 pages, Mass Market Paperback

ISBN: 9780061958069 (ISBN10: 0061958069)

Rating: 4.24


In Wanted: Undead or Alive by Kerrelyn Sparks, Phineas McKinney, a vampire from the bustling city, is on a mission to stop the evil Malcontents who view mortals as prey. When he learns that his enemy may be hiding in the wilderness of Montana, he faces a new challenge – adapting to horseback riding and sleeping under the stars.

Luckily, Brynley Jones is there to help him. However, she despises vampires and believes they are alluring and dangerous.

Despite this, she joins forces with Phin, and as they track down the new leader of the Malcontents, they find themselves in grave danger. Along the way, Phineas and Brynley’s passion ignites, shaking the very core of their supernatural realm.

About the Author

Kerrelyn Sparks, a well-known author, has recently taken a departure from reality. She has delved into a new world that is beyond our own planet, and she’s excited to share it with her readers.

While she’s most famous for her Love at Stake series, which has ranked as high as number 5 on the New York Times list and 22 on the USA Today list, she hopes that her readers will enjoy her latest work, The Embraced, just as much as they did her previous books about vampires and shifters. If you’re interested in learning more about her paranormal, historical, and upcoming fantasy romance novels, you can visit her website, Facebook, or Twitter.

Kerrelyn is always happy to hear from her readers, even if they are howling at the moon. If you’d like to send her a letter, you can do so by mailing it to P.O. Box 5512, Katy, TX 77491-5512.

If you’re interested in receiving bookmarks and signed bookplates, please include a Self-Addressed Stamped Envelope with your letter, and she’ll be sure to send them your way.

Editoral Review

In Kerrelyn Sparks’ Wanted: Undead or Alive, readers are transported into a paranormal romance that blends humor and adventure with supernatural elements. Regarded as a talented author of the paranormal romance genre, Sparks has quickly become a household name amongst fans of the genre.

First published on March 27, 2012, this book flaunts an interesting blend of humor and adventure while exploring the supernatural world. Set in modern-day Texas, the book follows the lives of Phineas McKinney, a vampire hunter, and Brynley Jones, a young vampire who has just awoken from a two-hundred-year slumber.

As these unlikely allies embark on a mission to stop a vampire who aims to control the world, they face challenges, adversaries, and a world of supernatural possibilities. Sparks’ writing style in Wanted: Undead or Alive exhibits her flair for bringing supernatural beings to life with a captivating blend of humor and adventure.

She does an excellent job of creating remarkable characters with well-developed backgrounds and makes them relatable even in their paranormal existence. The author enriches the story with vivid descriptions of the supernatural world, creating a backdrop for the rich character development and their intricate relationships.

One of the strengths of the book is the character development, which is central to the plot. Sparks creates a cast of loveable characters that readers can connect with, and who add depth and diversity to the story.

Spark’s pacing is also noteworthy in Wanted: Undead or Alive, as she keeps the plot moving with enough excitement to maintain interest without becoming overwhelming or predictable. In terms of limitations, the plot in Wanted: Undead or Alive does have some predictable moments and occasionally relies on clich├ęd tropes to move the story along.

Some of the scenes are also slightly predictable, making it difficult to be genuinely surprised by the story’s outcome. Additionally, while the book is a fun and engaging read, it does not offer any significant or groundbreaking insights into the broader paranormal romance genre that can be lacking when compared to other works of the genre.

Overall, Wanted: Undead or Alive is an excellent read that offers fans of the paranormal romance genre something to sink their teeth into. Despite some predictable plot moments, Sparks’ unique voice and writing style make for an engaging read.

This book is most recommended for fans of the paranormal romance genre, or those who appreciate a fun and supernatural adventure with elements of humor and romance. With a captivating blend of characters, humor, and adventure, Wanted: Undead or Alive offers readers an escape into a world of supernatural possibilities, and for that reason, it scores a solid 4/5.