Sunday, August 16, 2009

Bite Me by Melissa Francis

Bite Me by Melissa Francis

Release Date: July 28, 2009
Publisher: Harper Teen
Pages: 304
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AJ Ashe isn't a typical seventeen-year-old vampire (as if there is such a thing as ‘typical!’) Her ex-boyfriend is now her stepbrother. Her two BFFs are in a huge fight and AJ’s caught in the middle. She's totally framed for cheating on a Lit test. And now, apparently, the fate of humankind lies in her little undead hands. Like that's fair. What ever happened to the good old days when all a vampire girl had to worry about was the occasional zit and hiding her fetish for necks?

Bite Me is a wonderful debut from an author I'll be keeping my eye on, Melissa Francis. The witty dialogue and compelling plot she has produced prove that she knows what she's doing.

This novel was some-what a part of the romance genre. I liked the coupling in the novel, but didn't like the situation of it. AJ and her ex are just recently step-siblings and are still in love with each other. At first, the sibling factor added a new twist and I thought that maybe something would happen, like their parents' relationship failing, and they would reunite. The outcome of their relationship disappointed me, but didn't. I'm left wondering what will happen in the next book, Love Sucks; it already sounds promising considering the word 'love' in the title.

The action in the novel was suspenseful, and I gobbled it up. The big and evil event that AJ must live through is nail-biting. I was shocked at what was happening while I was reading it. I had suspected two people to be guilty of the set-ups fixated around AJ, but was proven wrong. It was one of the characters I least expected! Rarely is it that I cannot guess the endings of books. It was a delight to be surprised.

While the writing wasn't anything wondrous, I was still consumed by the story. As I said, I'll be waiting for the release of Love Sucks.

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29 comments:

Book Junkie said...

Great review, I entered a few contests for this one, it is a must read on my TBR

Lauren said...

I can't wait to read this, it sounds awesome!

Mrs. Foltz said...

Looks like a fun book. I'll have to check it out.

ReggieWrites said...

This looks interesting...I might buy it off amazon! Great review!

Melissa said...

This is the kind of book I like to read in place of usual fluff or chick lit, I need my YA chick lit to have some bite ;) I don't know why normal romance is mostly blah to me, but if there is a ghost, or high school is invested with demons, or a vampire is having dating issues I'm there LOL

Kate said...

Glad to hear you liked it. This one is in my TBR pile.

RagDollVampGirl said...

I Really Want To Read This Book
Thanks So Much For The Honest Review!!

xoxo
Kaila

Wendy said...

That's a cute cover!

penney said...

Wonderful review thank you. it sounds good.
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Renee said...

I'm happy I found your blog! I'm 23 and I love to read YA/Teen fiction! I also am a huge fan of paranormal romance! Bite Me sounds great! It's going on my wishlist, thanks for the review!

BrittLit said...

Ex-boyfriend who is now your brother and you're a vampire?!?!?! Boy does her life suck!

Just Blinded Book Reviews said...

That ex-boyfriend/sibling thing is kind of creepy. I wasn't really excited about this one but I may have to pick it up now! Great review!

Erica said...

This one looks great! Your review makes me want to read it even more!

~JoRdAn~ said...

Wow this one sounds like it is amazing and that the next one is going to be good as well. I will definitely be looking forward to reading this one. Great review. I loved how you told us things that got us interested without giving it away.

Jordan
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Lizzy said...

I've been thinking of reading this book, since I've seen it pop up on a few different blogs. It's good to know the story is engaging, I hate it when the story just sort of dies off!

Evernight87 said...

ohh this books sounds very interesting i think i shall add it on my books that i need to read.

Kara said...

good job on the review. You actually kind of gave me tips for my blog (www.readingcoma.blogspot.com)

Dani. said...

I had been really on the fence on whether or not to pick this book up or not. Your review really helped me decide. I think I will pick up the book, not because it sounds like the best book, but more for curiosity's sake. :)

sugarandgrits said...

I'm not a fan of Paranormal, but I have a friend who loves it, so I sent her the link to your blog. LOL

Thanks! :)

pepsivanilla said...

This book sounds interesting, I hadn't heard the summary yet. Her ex being her new step-sibling? Definitely some drama there!

Book ♥ Soulmates said...

Cool review :) I just might have to add this to my TBR!

♥Isalys

suzie said...

Nice review. This looks like something I might be interested it. I'll add it to my TBR pile, but not necessary to the top.

It looks fun but not to die for.

jessjordan said...

Ya know, the vampire genre is pretty overloaded already, but this sounds pretty interesting. I haven't read a vamp book with a "lighter" voice in awhile, so maybe I'll check it out. Thanks for the review!

...MY NAME IS ELENI AND I AM A BOOKAHOLIC... said...

Nice review, it's very honest and I like that!

-Eleni

Lee Verday said...

I think I might like this one.

*Samantha* said...

This is something I want to read, but it's not something I will rush out and buy as soon as it comes out. I've heard a lot of the same things you said from it. Glad you enjoyed it!

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