Saturday, May 15, 2010
Book Review: Bite Me
TITLE: Bite Me
PART IN SERIES: Book 1 of 2 so far (a third is evidently on the way)
AUTHOR: Parker Blue
GENRE: Young adult, series, vampires, paranormal, urban fantasy
PREMISE: Val is a part demon who keeps her inner demon at bay by taking down vamps. When she's kicked out of her house she joins a task force and gains a new partner.
MY REVIEW: If the first thing you think of when you read this books summary is that it's a Buffy the Vampire Slayer rip-off...you're not that far off the mark. Hell, if it weren't for the slayer quips and slight differences in vampires I would have thought this was one of Whedon's side-tales in the Buffy-verse, it's THAT similar.
Luckily, it's a good rip-off so I don't particularly mind. Also, considering it's a freebie on Kindle it's not half bad. But I kind of feel like the drama was a little over the top. As in Lifetime Movie-ish over the top. But it was effective because I wanted to smack Val's whole family something fierce. Especially her mother. Fang however, is what made this book for me. I adored him but it felt sometimes as though he was basically the only one carrying the book.
So it's not horrible and I may be looking into the second book. There are flaws but if you overlook the Buffy rip-off aspect of it, it's a fun read.
WHO SHOULD READ: Buffy fans, vampire fans
MY RATING: Four out of Five swords
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