Gigi, on the other hand, has problems of her own, including the demise of her relationship with high school sweetheart, Ben, and a looming job interview with Ophelia Lambert, the scariest potential employer in the Hollow. And then there's the small matter of the handsome, frustrating vampire who keeps appearing in Gigi's peripheral vision, then disappearing before she can talk to him.
Can the Scanlon sisters negotiate romantic problems, vampire politics, and Christmas cookie disasters and enjoy a relatively normal holiday?
Gigi is finally going home to spend Christmas with her sister Iris. That's not a shock to your system ordinarily but Iris has recently been turned into a vampire by Cal, the man she loves, and Iris is terrified her bloodlust will hurt Gigi. So Gigi's first trip home from college could go disastrously wrong but with the help of extended "family "and friends Gigi is determined they will get through this! Going home will be fun and seeing her newly improved undead sister is the least of Gigi's problems as there's something strange happening in Half Moon Hollow and whatever it is, it's sights are firmly set on Gigi!
Okay, so this is part of a series and features a world where vampires have been outed but there are still other things to contend with. I liked Gigi and found her plucky attitude refreshing but she's not some kick ass heroine who dominates everyone and luckily neither is she too stupid to live! No, she's written as a young woman still finding her way and it felt more realistic that way. She's a student who could easily be turned into a vampire if she wanted but she has the good sense to want to explore everything the world has to offer before committing herself. I think that's a brave thing right there as many would jump at the chance of immortality but this character has greater depth and awareness.
This is quite an ensemble piece as lots of characters appear and as I hadn't read previous books in this particular series it took me a while to get my head straight about who was who exactly. I think this motley crew of supporting characters are very funny though but the heroine needs to keep a close eye on at least one of them! As for the mystery, well no spoilers here but it sets the next full length book up quite nicely and I'm looking forward to reading more about Gigi and I've a sneaky feeling romance might be heading her way!
So in conclusion, whilst I did enjoy reading this I'm left wishing for more. It's a quirky look at this world the author has created and we even get recipes! Not my favourite story from Ms Harper, but I will happily read more and can't wait to fully discover just what's happening in Half Moon Hollow.