Thursday, May 13, 2010

Sucks to Be Me by Kimberly Pauley -review

Originally posted on an old blog under my real name

This is one of the challenges on my all Vamp Challenge which I first posted my challenge list here
This was on my Alternate List. The reading another Young Adult book

Mina has known her whole life her parents are vampires, and just before her 17th birthday she is told she has to choose wither or not to become one herself. Ontop of that she has prom to deal with. But before she can make up her mind wither or not to become a vampire she has to take vampire classes. Here she meets not one but two sexy guys. Mina is already dealing with her long time crush in normal high school and finding out her best friend is actually in love with the same guy. How will she handle normal teenaged issues like friends, high school, prom and the undead vampire life?

I have to say I can't wait for the second one. The back of the book gives a small teaser for the sequel and it looks great. I read this in one day. Which is a record for me, I have only done that once before {Hard Core Logo by Micheal Turner}

I thought the idea of teenaged crushes and disappointments were handled perfectly. Loyalty being the underlining current. There were a few characters that I would have loved to see more of, like the vampire lady in the bathroom and the vampire writer that the kids meet.
The city that the story is set in is very under described, mostly to give the impression of being anywhere the reader is. If I had to pick a favourite character it would be Aubrey. He starts off as a very slick too perfect for sugar kind of character that just ends up falling apart. That is one character I wish had some more back story. He puts me in mind of Jane Austen's Frank Churchill character from Emma.
This is a teenaged comedy, with hints of Vampire Lestat and Little Vampire running amuck throughout.