Thursday, January 14, 2010

Bite Me!, Melissa Francis

"AJ Ashe isn't your typical seventeen-year-old vampire—as if there is such a thing! She's stuck in the middle of a huge fight between her two BFFs. Her ex-boyfriend—whom she's still totally in love with, by the way—is now her stepbrother. A former classmate—who, um, she may or may not have turned into a vampire—is stalking her. And now, apparently, the fate of humankind lies in her little undead hands. What ever happened to the good old days, when all a vampire girl had to worry about was the occasional zit and hiding her taste for blood?"
This book was so cute! It was a great relaxing and entertaining book to read in the midst of my January doldrums. I love stories like this that are suspenseful and funny but also just really light and non-stressful.

My only quibble is that at the moment in the story when everyone was conspiring against the main character her formerly supportive mom turned on her too. That was the only false note to me. I know because I have a supportive mom and she would never believe that I cheated on a test, had an affair with a teacher, and did several other things I cannot even remember at this point if I told her I hadn't done it. I was tired when I read this so I can't remember all the details.

This book was also worth reading for this: "I think if I could just Hulk Smash her one time, I'd be able to move on." (p.152) That made me think of Nora who is always threatening to "hulk out".
I'm looking forward to reading the sequel!

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