Thursday, August 26, 2010
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?
I really liked Bite Me! but I didn't quite love it. I was glued to the pages and found it difficult to stop reading, but there were a few elements that I really didn't enjoy.
I thought that Bite Me! was a fresh take on vampires and I really enjoyed learning a bit about them through AJ's perspective. AJ has a fun, witty voice and she had me laughing at some of her comments! I really felt for her situation with Ryan. They had to break up with each other when their parents got married and it just didn't sit well with me. She had many insert-foot-in-mouth moments with Ryan that had me cringing on her behalf. AJ's friends were a nice addition to the story, although the end of the book left me questioning what kind of person one of her friends really was.
I have to say, though I really enjoyed reading about how Ryan and AJ dealt with their new relationship, I didn't really feel the chemistry between them. Ryan was very ho-hum and their really wasn't any hunk factor to him. I felt that AJ could do much better for herself.
I was very intrigued with the mythology behind the vampires in Bite Me!, though I felt that there could have been more. Since this is a series, I am hoping that there is more of AJ's family history in Love Sucks!.
I was really thrown for a loop with an added element that comes towards the end of the story! It came as a bit of a shocker to me, though there were little hints thrown in throughout the story that alluded to the twist.
Overall, I found that I really liked this story and thought it was an original edition to the vampire genre. I can't wait to find out what else AJ has in store for her in Love Sucks!. I would recommend this to those that enjoy reading YA vampire romance.
Posted by Bailey at 7:17 PM