Monday, December 6

Vampire Crush By A.M. Robinson

Vampire Crush by A.M. Robinson
Release Date: December 28, 2010
Publisher: HarperTeen
Age Group: Young Adult
Pages: 416
Buy This Book: Amazon

Summary: First, six mysteriously pale new students show up at Sophie McGee’s high school. Then, Sophie’s childhood nemesis James reappears, still displaying a knack for making Sophie’s blood boil. When Sophie finds out that James has a connection to the new students, she decides to investigate...never expecting her life will quickly begin to resemble a campy horror movie, complete with budding crushes and bloodthirsty villains.

Perfect for fans of the Vampire Kisses and Vladmir Tod series, A. M. Robinson’s debut novel sparkles with action, intrigue, irresistible wit, and sizzling romance.

My Thoughts: When I started this one, I honestly didn't know what I was in for! I figured it would just be another vampire novel that was like the rest. Lately, it seems like they have all just went together. Vampire Crush was unique and enjoyable. It was a little of bit mystery, romance, and humor. We are introduced to Sophie who is in high school. She is on the school newspaper and just kind of keeps to herself. People know her but they don't really "know" her. We've all felt like that at a time I think. All of a sudden a new group of kids show up to her school. How weird is it that there are so many new students at once? Sophie has to interview a few of them for the paper and she has trouble tracking them down. They seem more and more mysterious to her. Than snap, her old neighbor James is also back in town. Coincidence? I think not! 

As the romance heats up between James and Sophie, Sophie finds out the new vampires are looking for someone. Her spy sense kicks in and she wants to know more! I can't say too much else or I will give away all the spoilers of this one. It was a light read and easy to figure out. 

Overall: I really enjoyed Vampire Crush. I especially liked James and the conversations that went on between him and Sophie. I didn't quite like all the vampires as much as I would have liked. Vlad especially annoyed me and I think half of that was to do with his name. Come on, typical vampire name, how did Sophie not know that one from day one? HAHA! Vampire Crush was a really light read. Lots of references to high school musical and even Twilight. I liked it but I wanted to see more depth and get to know the characters a bit more.

Cover: The cover is really red, huh? Its striking enough to get a few second glances. I also like how we can see the bats shadow!

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E.J. Stevens said...

I love a bit of mystery and humor with paranormal fiction. Can't wait to read this now. Great review!
From the Shadows

Monster of Books said...

I so can't wait for this one to come out. Love the review, making me excited for December 28th.

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