Saturday, 27 November 2010

Sucks To Be Me - Book Review

Sucks to Be Me: The All-True Confessions of Mina Hamilton, Teen Vampire (maybe) by Kimberly Pauley

What is it about:
Mina Hamilton's parents want her dead. (Or undead to be precise.) They're vampires, and like it or not, Mina must decide whether to become a vampire herself. But Mina's more interested in hanging out with best friend Serena and trying to catch the eye of the too-hot-for-high-school Nathan Able than in the vampire training classes she's being forced to take. How's a girl supposed to find the perfect prom date and pass third-year French when her mom and dad are breathing down her neck—literally?

What did I think of it:
A very funny and enjoyable read. Mina is a typical teenager, but the light, humorous tone of the story makes you like her and keeps her from turning into an annoying brat. The story isn't too complicated, but that's no negative thing I think. There's tons of other interesting and cool characters too and the whole story idea is fun and original. The one negative thing I encountered was Mina's (and therefor probably the author's) negative view on Goths, which was totally uncalled for and not necessary for the story.

Why should you read it:
It's a fun YA Vampire story.


M.A.D. said...

I loved this one, a very enjoyable read. Gave it away, tho and now I kinda wish I had it back LOL

ps - Nobody's getting my beloved zombie books. EVER.

Alice Audrey said...

This sounds like one for my wish list.

Lu said...

Love the review :)
Will have to read it now!

Sullivan McPig said...

@M.A.D.: I can understand! No one gets my zombie books either