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I'm with the Banned

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This is a great YA book about vampires and I found it to be a lot of fun to read as the characters and plot kept me thoroughly engaged at all times. In this book series we follow Tansy, a vampire queen that’s actually a vampire-witch hybrid. She is such a brilliant character and it’s clear she’ll do anything for anyone, she’s a real star. I would definitely recommend reading these books in order as a lot of this book was based off of the events of book one. 

Thanks Netgalley and Entangled Teen for the e-arc!
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In the second instalment of The Afterlife series we see how Tansy is coming to terms with her new life as queen of the California vampires. She doesn’t particularly want the job,but after killing the previous king she has to come to terms with the consequences. 

This time a werewolf killer is on the loose and The Drainers are back masquerading as a country band. 

I enjoyed this fun teen read.
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LOVED loved loved this book.

The writing had me captivated from the start to finish, and I found myself reading it almost straight through one sitting. I look forward to reading more by this author.
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I had a lot of fun in reading the fist book in this series and this one is even more entertaining.
We meet again Tansy and I loved how the author mixes her teen problems with being a vampire queen.
Lots of humor, excellent world building and good storytelling.
Highly recommended.
Many thanks to the publisher and Netgalley for this ARC, all opinions are mine
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I received a copy of this book for a fair and honest review. This is the second book in the Afterlife series. This one founds as Tansy is doing her best to take care of her friends and companions in the new troubles that they are facing. It is an amazing follow-up to the first book in the series. I enjoy that she is mature and is building on herself as the story progresses. It is not always that a story builds like this one does. I don't want to give any spoilers but this is worth a read. She is a main character that is bold and did not fall back into old habits when things got hard.
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I really enjoyed the character growth in this story! The storyline picks up shortly after the end of book 1 and I loved to see the characters growing into their new "self" while trying to maintain their old "self". Great high school drama with a paranormal twist!
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This book was such an easy read. Is it the best thing I have ever read? Nope. Will I be continuing the series? Yep.

I'm With the Banned is sequel to Afterlife of the Party in which a young witch called Tansy is accidentally turned into a form of a vampire called a Striga Vie and then manages to become the queen of the California vampires. 

I live for the melodrama of a supernatural world whilst the characters are also in high school so this series is perfect for me. I do think that this book was a little bit weaker than the first book in the series but for very specific reasons;
- the concept of the Striga Vie felt so novel and I really enjoyed the spin on the vampire mythos so the introduction of the werewolves in this book with no real changes to werewolf lore was a little disappointing
- the love interest felt so toxic and I don't think that it was properly addressed 
- this book fell into the middle book in a series trap where not enough happened and then it just kind of ended at the start of a new story arc.

I wouldn't say that I disliked this book and I am definitely looking forward to seeing where the story takes us next. If you want an easy supernatural book, this could definitely be a good shout.
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i feel like this book was just kind of a mess, but i do think it was fun that we got to see different things from the first book kind of wrap up and that it could have been a little better though. but, i do think that this was still kind of a mess at some points, which really sucked but i also kind of expected it.
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Unfortunately I did not get very far in to this book before I decided to put it on my DNF shelf. I didn't realize when I originally requested a copy that it was #2 in a series. I started the book with the intention of going back to read book #1 if this book ended up being a hit for me. I can't say that it was. I didn't get on with the writing style and this felt like a truly YA book which is fine, it just wasn't for me.
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Tansy's back in an all new adventure that is just as fun and funny as the first.  After killing the previous vampire king, Tansy has become the queen of the vampires - a job that she doesn't want - but if she's responsible for the behavior of all the vamps in her district, then she is going to make them behave.  But as her supernatural circle expands, more problems emerge and Tansy's going to have to figure out who is killing the werewolves before her friends get caught in the crossfire.

I love how much Tansy is growing through the stories.  I was so happy to see Marlene Perez start a new series after Dead is.... and it hasn't disappointed,
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This novel was a great read! I really enjoyed the characters, the plot, and the all around world building. Definitely worth picking up!
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'I'm With The Banned': 4⭐

(Unpaid Review: thank you to @netgalley, @marleneperez and the publishers for allowing me to read this eArc copy in exchange for a review.)

This book is the second installment in the #Afterlife series and tells the story of Tansy Mariotti killing the former vampire king and saving her best friend, becoming the vampire queen. I loved this book, found the writing quite impressive and love all the supernatural aspects in it! Highly recommend!
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What worked: Reluctant vamp queen meets Veronica Mars. This is a fast-paced, engaging new paranormal series from author Marlene Perez.

In this story, Tansy has to come to terms with being the new California vamp queen. Her boyfriend Vaughn has been ghosting her and suddenly shows up at a country-western bar with new friends and a secret. Add to all of this there is a string of werewolf killings in which their hearts are ripped out. Perez once again brings the snark and sass to life in this fun series filled with witches, vamps, werewolves, and even hellcats.

Tansy is a reluctant heroine as she didn't ask for her new calling. I liked how she balances her role as a vamp queen with school and a boyfriend. Their relationship has its own ups and downs. I also loved Granny and her book club!

There's also issues that deal with trust. Should Tansy trust her mother who just suddenly shows up in town? Then there's the issue with Vaughn not being upfront with what really happened in Texas. And of course, there's her BFF Skylar and her on-again-off-again boyfriend Conner. All of this drama mixed with Tansy trying to figure out how to deal with her new calling as vamp queen.

Totally recommend this book to paranormal fans who love protagonists with sass, a good adventure, and sprinkled with humor. A great follow-up to the first book in an engaging series.
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Queen Tansy has problems. Her boyfriend has major secrets and doesn’t smell right. There is a werewolf killer on the loose and the pack is sure it’s a vampire. Somebody sent Hellcats after her and her mom is back.
It was fun going back and joining Tansy. My feelings for her are still not that sympathetic. She whines a lot and is still so insecure in her roll as queen. And she definitely should talk more with the people around her! Can’t wait for the next book and how the Vanessa problem is resolved.
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I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

"I'm with the banned" picks up shortly after the first novel ends and follows Tansy as she struggles to balance being the Vampire Queen of California and a regular teenage girl with regular teenage problems.
There are a handful of new characters and supernatural beings introduced in this book. I thought it was cool that the scope of supernatural creatures was broadened and I enjoyed the inclusion of werewolves and of the dynamic they had. I truly enjoyed reading about the pack and its own 'political structure' they had.
The pacing of the book was a bit slow at first but it definitely picked up towards the end. The plot twists were nicely done, even if they were to some extent predictable but I didn't really mind. I just wish that some of the more crucial plot points were a bit more explored.

Generally though, "I'm with the Banned" is a good and enjoyable sequel.
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“I’m with the Banned” by Marlene Perez is the second installment in the Afterlife series. 17-year-old Tansy Mariotti has her life flipped around in the wake of saving her dearest companion Skylar Avrett, and killing the vampire king, subsequently turning into the Queen of the Vampires of California. Tansy was raised by her grandmother after her mom deserted her. She’s presently viewed as a Strija Vie, which implies that she’s a vampire and witch crossbreed. Even though Tansy is Queen of the Vampires, she can’t escape going to High School and being ensured by Rose and Thorn who work for PAC (Paranormal Activities Committee). Tansy misses the daylight. She needs to utilize a parasol to shield her from, the serious light while additionally drinking a solution created by her grandmother that prevents her from blood live from a person. On top of attempting to figure out the previous king’s property, and keeping vampires like they previously were, she’s missing Vaugh Sheridan who has been away for quite a long time preparing to be a tracker. At the point when he returns, things start twisting. Something happened to Vaugh when he was in Texas and he would not like to tell Tansy. Tansy becomes familiar with reality after werewolves turn up dead with their souls missing and she accepts vampires are responsible. To make matters worse, Tansy’s mom Venessa comes back. What will happen now?

I loved reading this book. This book was an incredible development to the main book in the series. This is a series that definitely should be pursued together since the occasions in this book expand on all that occurred in the main book. This story was a pleasant young-adult fantasy read on vampires which made it an engaging read. This book was energizing.

This is certainly not a profound read but instead one with huge loads of fun. The primary character has a great deal of moxie and as a lover of vampire-related stories, it is giving a valiant effort to adjust everything. Also, considering that the main character is young, it is too much going on. She’s enjoyable to find out about, her considerations do cause chuckles sprinkled between the more hazardous scenes. It’s a great blend. There were amazing twists and turns at the end as well. I highly recommend this book to people who are starting with the paranormal genre.
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If you need a spooky but humorous book for your October tbr, you’re going to want this series! Witches & vampires are back! This sequel takes off after book one where Tansy gets stuck on a road trip with a band of (literal) vampires.

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This is the second installment in the Afterlife series. This one kept up with the amazing characters, I love Tansy and Connor with many twists and turns that grabbed me from the start and didn't let me go until I finished it. I really love this vampire storyline the world-building Marlene Perez has created is really good. I liked the new characters as well. Great YA series.
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First off, great title and cover. I don't real a lot of vampire novels these days, but this one enticed me in.

This book is the second in the series, where reluctant teen vampire queen Tansy would rather focus on high school and her boyfriend, but has to juggle vampires and werewolves as well. Meanwhile said boyfriend is dealing with a few issues of his own.

This book has a fun narrative, is witty, sarcastic and a great teen read (but can also be enjoyed by those who are teenaged a heart too).

I would read more by this author.
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Tansy is trying to adjust to being the Vampire Queen. She lives with her granny, who she trusts more than anyone else in the world. Tansy discovers more about her estranged mother and the father she’s never known. Her boyfriend Vaughn is dealing with life changing issues on his own. The book starts out recapping the events from the first book and moves onto more intensity. I enjoyed the mix of characters and events which made an enjoyable read, 4 stars!
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