Bite Me! by Melissa Francis (August 12th 2009—Harper Collins)
Grade: 3.5 stars out of 5
Summary: “AJ Ashe isn't a typical seventeen-year-old vampire (as if there is such a thing as 'typical!') Her ex-boyfriend is now her stepbrother. Her two BFFs are in a huge fight and AJ's caught in the middle. She's totally framed for cheating on a Lit test. And now, apparently, the fate of humankind lies in her little undead hands. Like that's fair. What ever happened to the good old days when all a vampire girl had to worry about was the occasional zit and hiding her fetish for necks?”
Review: Completely based off of the summary I went in thinking this book is gonna be, like, so stupid *giggles then pops bubble gum*. But it wasn’t it. It was a smidge of creepy stalker guy, hot but you-cannot-think-he-is-hot-cause-he-is-your-stepbrother-and-that-would-be-really-gross-if-you-do sibling, and the occasional “holy shit I can fly!?” attitudes. It was a fun, fast roller coaster ride that left me wanting the sequel now!
AJ is definitely not one those bubble gum princess I had imagined but rather a smart bubble gum princess! Okay, okay, I kid you. AJ is just a regular albeit with a few vampiric traits teenager that was torn between two best friends, stalked by this really, really creepy History teacher that you thought you knew, and is the modern day Marsha Brady complete with 5 other siblings and an Alice. She deals with common issues of coming to terms with a new step family, tired of being the good girl all the time, and trying to rekindle a friendship between two of your friends that just aren’t clicking anymore. The vampire stuff is just a plus.
We managed to get some background information of the AJ’s family, what are they, how high in the vampire line they are as well as the stepfamily secrets. And trust me that their secret is a little bit of Houdini *hint hint*
*winks and stands on one leg with one arm outstretched*
Sorry, you have to read the book to get it.
Anyway my major complaint was the ending. It was fairly cut off of the next page ending—you know you hate those. Definitely a sequel in the works, which I can’t wait for! Also had some issues with the friends where hopefully the sequel will answer.
Overall: An overall “Awh!” appeal.
*shrugs* Indifferent to the cover