Wednesday, August 5, 2009
Bite Me! by Melissa Francis
Release Date: Available Now from HarperTeen
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?
So, I was starting to get tired of vampires. I know, I know, that blasphemous, but it's the truth. We've been inundated with vampire books as of late and it starts to wear on you after awhile. Then along came Bite Me! and I was won over once again.
This book is so much fun. I read it in probably less than three hours and I couldn't put it down. I just kept turning the pages not only to find out what happened next, but also because I enjoyed hanging out with these characters.
All of the characters are so likable, especially AJ, who you can't help but feel for. I mean, what girl wants her ex-boyfriend to be her step-brother?! That's just a little too weird. And then to have to deal with vampire urges on top of that. Man, talk about teen angst. AJ handles it all quite well though with the support of her completely nontraditional family.
I can't wait to read more about these awesome people. The next book, which will be called Love Sucks! comes out in the Spring, according to Melissa herself. It's going on my wishlist now.
And Melissa, thanks for making vampires fun again!!