Title: The Vampire’s Priceless Treasure
Author: Kristen Painter
Series: Nocturne Falls #11
Half reaper, half vampire Kora Dupree is trying to change her life around. She is on good terms with her estranged father, has gotten a job, and even adopted a cat. But when an opportunity to find out what happened to her mother comes along, she is determined to pursue it, even if it means returning to some of her dubious ways.
So first off, I am just going to say I have mixed feelings about Kora. I didn’t really like her when she was introduced in The Reaper Rescues the Genie and while I love that she grew up some, she still isn’t my favorite. I do love that we saw a lot of personal growth for her in this book but it wasn’t enough. My issue is that while she is trying to change she barely questioned returning to her shady past to gain information about her mother. Her father is like the richest man around and has the resources to find that information out for her but she doesn’t ask. Asking for help would have been the more grown up way to go about finding information on her mother, in my opinion.
Greyson has been mentioned throughout this series because he is the only other vampire besides the Ellinghams that can daywalk. I liked Greyson, even if he was a bit of a pushover in the beginning. I enjoyed his eternal confusion about his budding feelings for a vampire who he originally hated. I do wish we had got more of his backstory though. We know his previous partner and sire was killed by a necromancer but very little else about his life.
I did enjoy the whole treasure hunt aspect of this story though. It was an interesting journal with a lot of interesting locations. I think Greyson and Kora make a good team and couple but I still have mixed feelings about Kora.
Previous books and reviews for the series:
#1 The Vampire’s Mail Order Bride
#2 The Werewolf Meets His Match
#3 The Gargoyle Gets His Girl
#4 The Professor Woos His Witch
#4.5 The Witch’s Halloween Hero
#4.6 The Werewolf’s Christmas Wish
#5 The Vampire’s Fake Fiancée
#5.5 The Vampire’s Valentine Surprise
#6 The Shifter Romances the Writer
#6.5 The Vampire’s True Love Trials
#7 The Dragon Finds Forever
#8 The Vampire’s Accidental Wife
#9 The Reaper Rescues the Genie
#10 The Detective Wins the Witch