Wednesday, 24 November 2010

Bloodthirsty Review

- Flynn Meaney

Publisher: Poppy (Little Brown)

Some vampires are good. Some are evil. Some are faking it to get girls. Awkward and allergic to the sun, sixteen-year-old Finbar Frame never gets the girl. But when he notices that all the female students at his school are obsessed with a vampire romance novel called Bloodthirsty, Finbar decides to boldly go where no sane guy has gone before--he becomes a vampire, minus the whole blood sucking part. With his brooding nature and weirdly pale skin, it's surprisingly easy for Finbar to pretend to be paranormal. But, when he meets the one girl who just might like him for who he really is, he discovers that his life as a pseudo-vampire is more complicated than he expected. 

I received this book from Jackie at Housewife Blues and Chihuahua Tales in one of her competitions and I’m so happy I did!
This isn‘t a long book, a little more than 200 pages and I managed to race through it within a day. However, it is a great story about a teenage boy who decides that girls’ fascination with vampires like Edward Cullen could play in his favour. With pale skin and a minor allergy to sunlight and brooding manner he could turn himself into a vampire – and get the girls! With this simple premise Finbar transforms his life and it is a sweet journey. I enjoyed spending time with the characters and there is some genuine warmth with Finbar and Kates’ relationship and the way it develops. This is a coming of age story with some real amusing situations but firmly set in the real world. There is plenty of amusing observations of the current vampire and supernatural craze – and I can easily see this happening in schools today! This is a fun, light book that makes a nice change from any save the world storylines out there at the moment.
Recommended for fans of Twilight and Smallville. 8 out of 10

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