Review – I’m with the Banned by Marlene Perez

Posted October 4, 2021 by Carole in Reviews / 7 Comments

I received this book for free from the Publisher. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Review – I’m with the Banned by Marlene PerezI'm with the Banned by Marlene Perez
Series: Afterlife #2
Published by Entangled Publishing on October 5, 2021
Genres: Young Adult Fiction / Vampires
Pages: 320
Format: ARC
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four-stars

I never wanted to be a vampire queen.

But on the bright (if not sunny) side of the debacle, I’ve got a super-hot new boyfriend. And he just might be the perfect guy.

Well, if the perfect guy ghosts you for a month and then comes back to school with a new look, a pack of friends, and a secret. But we have bigger problems.

The Drainers are back. They’re singing a different song, but have they really changed?

Even worse, werewolves’ hearts are being ripped from their bodies—which is putting the people I love in danger. I need to figure out who is behind the murders before there’s an all-out vampire werewolf war.

No one is going to mess with my friends, even the ones who like to get wild and howl at the moon.

Sometimes, all a girl can do is grab her tiara and start kicking some supernatural ass...

The Afterlife series is best enjoyed in order.
Reading Order:
Book #1 The Afterlife of the Party
Book #2 I'm with the Banned
Book #3 A Sucker for You

I enjoyed this one! This book was a great follow-up to the first book in the series, The Afterlife of the Party. This is a series that really should be read in order since the events in this book build on everything that happened in the first installment. I thought that this story was a fun young adult take on vampires which made for a very entertaining read. I am so glad that I took a chance on this series.

Tansy is a vampire queen. She is a little different than most vampires since she is a witch-vampire hybrid, known as a striga vie. She is also a teenager dealing with all of the typical teen challenges in addition to running a vampire realm. I like Tansy a lot. She has a lot on her plate but is trying to get everything done as fairly as possible. She is taking her new position of queen seriously and is trying hard to be fair, even when it is the last thing she wants to do. She is also really forgiving. There are a few times that I thought her boyfriend and some of her friends treated her unfairly but she always seemed quick to give them a second chance.

This book was pretty exciting. Travis and his band are back using a new name and things get worse when werewolves start being killed. Tansy needs to figure out who is behind the murders while juggling the things going on in her personal life. Plus, it seems like someone wants to harm Tansy.

I would recommend this book to others. I found it to be a lot of fun with great characters, a bit of humor, and a lot of excitement. The story ended with some events that have me very eager to pick up the next book in the series!

I received a digital review copy of this book from Entangled: Teen via NetGalley.

About Marlene Perez

Marlene Perez is the author of paranormal and urban fantasy books, including the best-selling DEAD IS series for teens. The first book in the series, DEAD IS THE NEW BLACK, was named an ALA Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers as well as an ALA Popular Paperback. The first three books in the series have been optioned by Disney for television. She lives in Orange County, California with her husband and children.

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