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- Print Length: 517 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publication Date: May 6, 2011
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B004ZQRLS4
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
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PETER AND THE VAMPIRES (Volume One) (PETER AND THE MONSTERS Book 1) Kindle Edition
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There are times when I am tired and not in the mood for drama or serial killers or long erotic scenes. Or maybe, it’s a rainy day when I want something light and whimsical. On those days, I pick something like Peter And The Vampires although obviously, I am not a child. I have always loved the Harry Potter books, and movies such as Goonies and The Lost Boys. I downloaded this book never having read anything by this author, and laid it by for a rainy day, which was yesterday. And needless to say, I loved it. My favorite character is Dill, Peter’s best and only friend; Dill is first to run into trouble and first to “Pee his pants” when he finds it. And I disagree with the reviewer who said that the book has no positive female characters. She probably feels that a positive female character has to be a successful lawyer or doctor. I found Peter’s mother to be a loving, hard-working mom facing life with courage and determination. The main character, Peter, is loyal and courageous. The book is funny, fast paced, and of course, childish!
I Love It.
This is more a collection of short stories than a novel but they run consecutively. The stories deal with two different varieties of the Undead, a straight up monster and the Faerie. Though they're definitely YA they were also a fun read for this adult (OA).
The character Dill is annoying and was almost enough to make me stop reading before I'd gotten halfway through the first story, Peter and the Dead Men, but I struggled past him and was glad I did. Still, I wish there were fewer references in all the stories to his pants and the biological occurrences that may or may not happen within them. Similarly, all of the other adults, except for one, are annoyingly oblivious but that appears to be a staple of YA fiction so…
The stories all give you a little chill without resorting to excess gore, violence or pure horror (except for the girls in Peter and the Vampires; they're creepy with a capital 'C', italics and bold print). I think this would be a good, fun read for younger readers as well as older adults who want a break from slashers, splatterers and soul-stealers.
Dill and our hero Peter find adventures and is some circumstances adventures find them. I loved this book. It was creepy, mysterious and laugh out loud funny. I enjoyed Peter but his buddy Dill was hands down my favorite. When Dill gets scared he "maybe" pees his pants, "just a little" and while most of us would keep that tidbit to ourselves, Dill always tells Peter. The exchanges that follow that are hilarious!
I was very curious about the grandfather. He has his own story that unfolds slowly and made me read as fast as I could and turn the pages so I could find out. Dill is scared to death of grandfather and grandfather is none to fond of him either since there was an incident with Dill blowing up some watermelons in the grandfather's garden. The interaction between those two is a lot of fun.
My favorite part of the book besides Dill was the vampire schoolgirl with a crush on Peter. I felt sorry for her at times and wanted to kick her butt at other times. There was nothing funny about her to Peter who had to fend her off but since he's such a nice guy really didn't want to hurt her. Good thing he has back-up in Dill and grandfather!
This is a Young Adult book but trust me, adults will enjoy it just as much, maybe even more. Normally I don't read or enjoy YA but I devoured this and want more! Highly recommended.
Full Disclosure: Provided free from the author for a review
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