- File Size: 660 KB
- Print Length: 232 pages
- Publisher: Bell Bridge Books (October 15, 2008)
- Publication Date: October 15, 2008
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B008FDJZXC
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Not Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #509,603 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Val ends up getting a job with SCU and finds a place with Dan's sister, an ER nurse. There is a upswing in vampire attacks that coincides with an new vampire movement that features blood donation sites. Alejandro and his Lts. want to become mainstream, but someone is causing the loner vamps to work together. Can Val and her part Hellhound terrier Fang get to the bottom of this?
What I liked: This is YA so Val is a virgin and there is no sex, but all the normal things a girl would have to come to terms with plus the demon crap. Val is a good person who has had to deal with a lot of crap.
What I did not like: I hated the Mom. Whatever her issues, I think she could have been a little more human and less two dimensional. The stepfather was not that much better. Dan is a bit of a tool as well. I think all those characters would have been better less two dimensional.
This was somewhat formulaic in that there's a central mystery to the book that needs to be solved that the MC gets involved in. But the protagonist Val and what she's going through is really given the most focus story wise, which is what elevates this book from 4 to 4.5 stars for me. You will just want to help her and will definitely root for her. Her family is complicated and somewhat awful, which I think a lot of readers can relate to, as well as the fact that she has issues regarding self-acceptance and finding somewhere she fits in in the world. Because of what she is, she can also kick some ass, and she names the demon part of herself "Lola," which I thought was hilarious. So all these qualities make her very sympathetic and likable. The writing is good and there aren't issues with typos or grammar. Dan, her partner, kind of annoys me. Fang makes up for him though, he's cute and hilarious. There's also another character introduced by the end of the book that really intrigues me, his name is Shade and I won't say too much about him to avoid spoilers. I'm really looking forward to reading more about him, especially after hearing he's in the second book more.
MINOR SPOILER: There's not a romance set up for Val yet, just mostly Val dealing with the lust that comes with the demon part of herself and a misguided crush. She's part lust demon but the bit of "romance" that happens so far is very PG-13, just a little kissing. I think the later books will definitely delve more into her real, central romance with someone else.
I really enjoyed the way this book bridged the gap between YA and adult novels. Val is 18 years old, but mature for her age. Her family has treated her awful because of her demon blood and kicked her out of the house on her birthday. She jumps feet first into adulthood by getting a job right away with the police department. Because of her job and slayer skills, Val seems like an adult, but every once in a while, the author reminds us of her vulnerability which comes from a lack of experience. Like a lot of teens, Val suffers from insecurities and self-doubts. She has been taught to repress her inner-demon, but this has starved it and made it more dangerous. She begins to have feelings for her partner, Sullivan, but keeps her distance for fear of hurting him.
What this book missed the mark on was the chemistry between Val & Sullivan. Like it or not, one thing Stephanie Meyer got right in Twilight was making holding back your lust sexy. This was attempted a couple of times in Bite Me, but with lukewarm results. Sullivan’s reaction to Val’s succubus came off more whiney than tortured. I kind of wanted to hit him.
Speaking of wanting to hit characters! Every one of Val’s family members, starting with her mother, should have been fed to the vamps. The way they behave is much more than character flaws; they were obnoxious! Why she continued to love and protect them was beyond me. In my eyes, Sullivan redeemed himself when he told off the mother.
Last but certainly not least, a review of this book would not be complete without a shout-out to the best sidekick ever – Fang. Fang is part terrier and part hellhound. He attaches himself to Val when she is down and out. His ability to communicate telepathically with her provides for some seriously funny moments. The little dog shows he has a big heart, loads of courage and lots of attitude! I don’t even like dogs, and even I wanted to take him home with me.
Overall, I give Bite Me by Parker Blue…
Plot – 3 bookmarks
Compelling Characters – 3 bookmarks (I hope future installments will develop Sullivan a bit more)
Age Appropriateness – 4 bookmarks (Since I think this is an older teen book, it is fine. Parents of tweens might not be comfortable with the lust demon parts.)
Fight Scenes – 2 bookmarks
Love Story – 2 bookmarks
Dream Cast (otherwise known as who I pictured while reading) – Hayley Williams from Paramore (Val Shapiro), Rudolf Martin (the vamp Alejandro), Undecided on Dan Sullivan. I have a person in my head, but not anyone famous.
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