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Vampire Crush Paperback – Bargain Price, December 28, 2010
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“Sophie is smart, funny, and determined, and her narration adds humor and wit to the story. An original and entertaining entry to the genre.” (Booklist )
“A snappy, romantic tale with lively twists and unusual characters.” (Publishers Weekly )
“Robinson’s debut novel is full of action, adventure, and suspense, with some romance as well. The fast-moving plot deals with issues like teen angst, facing your fears, and being true to yourself all rolled up with evil vampires and some serious fight scenes. An entertaining and satisfying read.” (School Library Journal )
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From the first chapter the reader is invited into the seriously dull and average world of Sophie Mcgee, High School student and writer for the school newspaper. Sophie's parents are nice but oblivious and her stepsister, Caroline, who the descriptions seem to indicate has a form of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and possibly an eating disorder, are not the source of her angst.
This was my first teensy little problem with the book, Sophie seemed a bit world weary and annoyed for someone who, let's be fair, has a pretty sweet deal in life. But angsty heroines seem to be a staple in YA fiction land so I've learned to deal.
Anyway, back to the specifics of the story, Sophie's first newspaper assignment is to interview the new students at school. What should have been a puff piece, easily done and turned in, leads to dangerous and possibly deadly situations because the new students have a secret and a secret agenda.
Okay, you guessed it, they have their V-Cards (no, not THAT card). It's definitely not a spoiler for me to say that the newbies are vamps. Not sparkly, french accented or sexy denizens of the dark, they are just downright weird and after a few bumpy starts, Sophie finds out that their undisputed leader, Vlad, is looking for someone and will do anything and kill anyone to find her.
Into the dangerous bloodsucker mystery is thrown a long lost friend and neighbor, James.Read more ›
The story is a humorous one, and Holly has a great sense of humor and there are several comedic moments such as Holly arming herself with a wooden spoon after running through the school cafeteria, the principal starting the new school year with a ban on pointy shoes and a character who carries a hamster in his pocket.
Vampire Crush is a great vampire book for the younger middle grade set. The story while excessively predictable is one that will be enjoyed by readers that are not old enough for the more mature YA vampire novels and as a plus the book contains some advanced vocabulary which will make their English teachers happy. The romance is sweet and the sexual content is limited to a kiss or two. There aren't any adult themes that are explored in the book although it's humor will speak to older readers.
ps wish the author would at least give us a one-off where James hears Sophie say 'i love you' in her thoughts, how sweet would that be.
Vampire Crush is really, really fun. It's not perfect, I had some issues, but it was definitely a worthwhile read and I'm glad I picked it up.
The vampires in the story were totally cliched, but they were supposed to be. Vampire Crush wasn't supposed to be a dark, broody, gloomy vampire story. In fact, it seemed to sort of mock that because of how overdone the vampires were. Although, Violet was certainly an interesting character, and I would have loved to know more about her.
That's not to say that the storyline was completely light and funny. It definitely had its intense moments of mystery and intrigue, as well as "oh my god, is so and so dead?" The author really built up a mystery during this book that I'm not entirely sure I felt was resolved. The ending just left a lot of questions for me, such as "So this doesn't matter anymore?" and "Uhhh, that's a pretty big deal, how'd it happen and what happens next?" that weren't answered.
I really liked the characters. Not enough YA books incorporate things like high school newspapers and as the former Editor-in-Chief, it's something I love reading about, so it was cool that the protagonist was actually pretty dedicated to becoming Editor-in-Chief. James was a really cute love interest, but probably not someone I'll remember when making my top fictional characters list.
Overall though, I was engaged in the story, even though I felt a bit unsatisfied with the end of Vampire Crush. Worth picking up if you're looking for a paranormal story with humor!
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Snarky sassy & sexyyyy! I loved this book it's hysterical a fun Vampire read that will keep U laughing I really hope A.M. Robinson will write more!!!!Published 8 months ago by Chanell Renea
Bought this for my teenage daughter. She loved it and will be looking for more books like this for her.Published on March 14, 2014 by Easygoing
I really enjoyed this novel. If I had to classify it I'd say it's a YA paranormal chick-lit romance. I laughed out loud at least once every page. Read morePublished on February 14, 2014 by Ashley
this defiantly not a cheesy book, i laughed when i read the title and i though why not, i didn't have any books to read. this was a really good book. Read morePublished on November 1, 2013 by Aidee Avila
The book arrived early looked brand new. They provided great service and at a great price. Would recommend for others to use as well.Published on June 3, 2013 by crystal
I've read way better it's an OK storyline nothing really that exciting that comes out and grabs the reader. The climax was predictable with a slight twist in the resolution. Read morePublished on February 16, 2013 by Neilly Ndjee
I liked this book a lot. And I am in love with James. He's just so deliciously cute and sexy. And I liked the memories of him and Sophie's childhood. Read morePublished on October 18, 2012 by Sara
Vampire Crush by A.M. Robinson
This book surprised me!! It was different! Not your average love story...New students at school ..Vampires... Read more