Blessed by Cynthia Leitich Smith

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Quincie P. Morris, teen restaurateuse and neophyte vampire, is in the fight of her life -- or undeath. Even as she adjusts to her new appetites, she must clear her best friend and true love, the hybrid werewolf Kieren, of murder charges; thwart the apocalyptic ambitions of Bradley Sanguini, the seductive vampire-chef who "blessed" her; and keep her dead parents’ restaurant up and running. She hires a more homespun chef and adds the preternaturally beautiful Zachary to her wait staff. But with hundreds of new vampires on the rise and Bradley off assuming the powers of Dracula Prime, Zachary soon reveals his true nature -- and a flaming sword -- and they hit the road to staunch the bloodshed before it’s too late. Even if they save the world, will there be time left to salvage Quincie’s soul?

About Cynthia Leitich Smith

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Cynthia Leitich Smith is the acclaimed author of TANTALIZE and several other books for young readers. A member of the faculty at the Vermont College MFA program in writing for children and young adults, she lives in Austin, Texas, with her husband, author Greg Leitich Smith.
Published January 25, 2011 by Candlewick. 486 pages
Genres: Romance, Horror, Young Adult, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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A guardian angel joins forces with an unusually humane vampire and a host of shape-shifters in this appealing melding of characters from Smith’s earlier novels, Tantalize (2007) and Eternal (2009).

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But Hawken does imply that the movement — which he estimates at perhaps two million organizations strong — is a sign of life stirring in the beaten-up bowels of the planet, part of the earth’s own immunological response, as executed collectively (maybe even semiconsciously) by “social antibodies....

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Las Vegas Review Journal

Jacob Zalewski was born with cerebral palsy, weighing less than a pound-and-a-half at premature birth, an umbilical cord wrapped around his neck, fighting for a 3 percent chance to live.

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Las Vegas Review Journal

(Robinson sings Saturday at Terrible's in Primm.) QUESTION: Did you write any songs at Motown you wish you kept for yourself?

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