Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Worst Vampire Ever by Caissie St. Onge

It seems like most vampires lead charmed lives filed with fast cars, huge mansions, and eternal beauty. Not Jane Jones. Her family barely makes ends meet and she s far from the classic stunning vampire. In fact, Jane s even allergic to blood, making her weird even by vampire standards. For the last century (give or take) she has been moving from high school to high school. However, something is amiss at her newest school (besides the vampire-infested student body). When her creepier-by-the-minute history teacher assigns Jane a group project, she learns more about her past then she ever wanted to.

This book seemed to have a lot of potential. I ve read more than my fair share of vampire novels, but this one seemed to have a new concept. I really thought the idea of an awkward teen vampire could turn into a really fun read. Sadly however, this book fell short for me. The beginning was quirky and funny. It really set up a cute coming-of-age story. Jane talked about what vampire myths were true and false, about her family. Then, as I read further the plot started feeling kind of disjointed. It had good moments throughout, but the overall conflicts felt forced. I respect that the author tried to be surprise the reader but the twists just felt unnatural. There is a love triangle just kind of thrown in, but it didn t really ever develop. I m not sure if I would pass by this book completely, though. Although I didn t love it, I didn t feel like it wasted my time. It was a pretty light read. I think it would be good for the beach or a book report. So, if you re looking for a quick vampire read, this might be worth a try. But buyer beware: it s no Twilight.

Reviewer Age:14

Reviewer City, State and Country: Crescent City, CA USA