Thursday, January 19, 2012

Review: Rock 'n' Roll is Undead (Veronica Mason #1) by Rose Pressey

Synopsis (Goodreads):
Veronica Mason—lead singer of the rockabilly band The Voodoo Zombies—discovers her vampire bass player staked through the heart. A vision of the murder flashes in Veronica’s mind and she wonders if she’s going bonkers. Up until now her supernatural skills consisted of a few botched love spells.

Using her sexy voice and pin-up style has paid off, she’s about to land a record deal. But suspicion soon turns to her when another vampire turns up as nothing more than a pile of ashes a vacuum would have a hard time sucking up. Veronica has another vision, and she has to hone her paranormal powers or lose her deal—and possibly her life.

When an utterly delicious mystery man steps in as the new bass player, Veronica can’t figure out if he’s there to help or cause more problems. What she does know is she can’t resist his good looks and sex appeal. She wonders if they’d make rockin’ music together. But helping the undead could stop her from finding out and leave Veronica dead—permanently.
My Thoughts: There were things I liked about this books and some things I didn't. For most part I liked Veronica. I liked that she's an inept witch. I liked that she has her own sense of style and she loves her music. However, I really, really, REALLY disliked her friends and the people she had surrounded herself with. Her guitarist was a jerk, her best friend was a clueless idiot... I don't know. Part of me couldn't see why she would bother surrounding herself with these types of people. They weren't good for her. Now I do feel like I should backtrack and say that her best friend did have some redeeming qualities - mainly that she was extremely supportive of Veronica's career - but other than that she was the type of friend who opens her mouth and you automatically cringe.

As for the mystery and danger surrounding Veronica, some of the situations that she found herself in seemed to drive home the fact that she didn't have a lot of trustworthy people in her life. The police didn't seem to be taking her seriously, she's being followed by a mystery car, and she's having visions of darkness and mayhem. I think I would have been a basket case in her position.

While the book was interesting and the setting was unique (to me, at least), Veronica's co-stars left me a bit cold. I'm honestly torn on whether I like it or not simply because of them. I'll have to think on it.

More books by Rose Pressey

Reading challenges: Ebook Challenge, Why Buy the Cow? Challenge
Rock 'n' Roll is Undead was a free Kindle download I picked up 12/29/11.


  1. I have this book to read! I should get to it soon.

  2. I picked up this book too, thanks for the review. I was curious about what to expect from it.