From the very first page I was literally "sucked" into this book. It was truly fantastic. What I loved the most was the humor. Mina had such a witty voice that I found myself laughing with every turn of the page. I also really enjoyed the format of the book. It was written through Mina's journal entries. I felt like we really got to know Mina without a third party intervening. Her voice was that of a genuine teenager that I was really able to relate to, except for the fact that I'm not considering being a vampire! Kimberly Pauley kept poking fun at common vampire myths which made the book even funnier. If I hadn't known that this was Kimberly Pauley's debut novel I would have never known. She obviously has a great talent that I am hoping she continues with. Maybe there will be more stories about Mina, or maybe she'll try something new. All I know is that I will be grabbing and devouring all of her future novels. This was seriously one of the best books I've read this year and I urge you all to run out and buy it when it releases in September.
Monday, June 30, 2008
Sucks to be Me: The All-True Confessions of Mina Hamilton, Teen Vampire (Maybe) by Kimberly Pauley
Mina Hamilton thinks that her life is perfectly normal. She's a high school junior with decent grades and has had a crush on Nathan for forever and still stutters around him. Oh yah and her parents just happen to be vampires! Just your typical teenage girl right? Now on top of high school she has to deal with going to these vampire classes with all these weird kids and a horrible teacher, even though she's not that sure she really wants to be a vampire. Mina's only got a couple of short weeks to decide whether or not she wants to be a vampire. She can't talk to her parents about it, nor can she talk to her absolute best friend Serena about it. The only person she has to guide her is her Uncle Morty, who's a little off beat! Along the way Mina finds a little romance and learns more about herself than she realized. Will Mina make the right choice for her, or will she make the choice that pleases everyone else?