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?

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.


Kyle said...

I really want to read this and Evernight.. Barnes and Nobel here I come! lol. Great review!

Anna said...

When I first saw the cover, I was like, "Mmk, this looks like it might be good." But after reading this review, I'll probably get it from my library when it comes out. :)

RR2 said...

haha, this book was hilarious.I loved it.

Carolina said...

I reeeeeeeeeeally want to read this book. It looks so good. great review. Today's the last day to enter my contest!


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