Tuesday, May 08, 2018

Review: A Collection of Dead Men Stories by Jacqui Jacoby

Book Description

Travis Ricci, Ian Stuart, Jason Sullivan, Quinn Nelson and Evan Harris—before the Dead Men debuted in Dead Men Play the Game, these five guys had lives which took them across the Pacific Northwest, making their own history which could be no one's, but their own.

          They faced funny, they faced sadness, and they made sure each one of them was standing when the sun finally rose each day.

My Review

These short stories focus on five characters that have appeared in two other books by Jacqui Jacoby, "Dead Men Play the Game" and "Dead Men Seal the Deal". I've read both of those books so I already felt like I knew them and some of their story. While this book can totally be read a standalone book, I recommend reading the other two books first. 

These men are trying to deal with the fact that they are immortal now and in fact vampires. You all know from my other reviews that I love vampires, they are my favorite type of reads so this was a real treat for me. 

It was fun to see these guys again and read more about their lives. They get along for the most part and I like how they interact with one another and how they rely on each other. I really like this crazy crew of vampires and how they help each other and how we see some humorous moments in some of these stories about them. 

When one of them is in trouble or having a hard time the others help him or try to find out what the problem is and fix it. Once they are turned into vampires they don't go back home again to see their families or loved ones but at times years later when a family member or loved one dies they might go and pay their respect and say good bye for the last time. If anyone recognizes them they just use their vampire mind tricks to erase the contact and recognition from their minds. 

These guys have a code of conduct and if they come across someone who does something bad, they might make them pay in some way. I've read other books from this author that I liked a bit more than this book because at times I felt a bit bored reading this, it just didn't grab my attention as much as others have.

This collection is well worth the read. 

I give this book 3 out of 5 stars. 

Disclaimer: I received this book free for review purposes but all thoughts are my own.