Genre: Young Adult
Some vampires are good. Some are evil. Some are faking it to get girls.
Awkward and allergic to the sun, sixteen-year-old Finbar Frame never gets the girl. But when he notices that all the female students at his school are obsessed with a vampire romance novel called Bloodthirsty, Finbar decides to boldly go where no sane guy has gone before-he becomes a vampire, minus the whole blood sucking part.
With his brooding nature and weirdly pale skin, it's surprisingly easy for Finbar to pretend to be paranormal. But, when he meets the one girl who just might like him for who he really is, he discovers that his life as a pseudo-vampire is more complicated than he expected.
This hilarious debut novel is for anyone who believes that sometimes even nice guys-without sharp teeth or sparkly skin-- can get the girl.
Let me start off by saying I liked the originality of this book. Finbar has gone his whole life living in his brother’s shadow and not being the popular one, but when an incident happens at the beach that leads to Finbar being diagnosed with an allergy to the sun things start to get interesting and uses his unfortunate circumstance to his advantage. When Finbar starts his new school rumours start of him being a vampire, which he doesn’t deny, he welcomes to rumours thinking that it will help him be accepted and give him more luck with girls. But one girl isn’t fooled and this happens to be the very girl who is new and also trying to change her own past image. There were some great one-liners and funny moments in this read, one that I really liked at the end is when Luke was trying to get his own angle to impress a girl by pretending to be a werewolf;
““I'm not copying you!" Luke said. "A werewolf is totally different than a vampire! You're creepy all the time. Mine is just, like, a monthly thing...."
"Like PMS?" I suggested."
This was a cute read with many references to other vampire books and such that many readers will be familiar with. The plot is easy to follow and it isn’t overly complicated or cheesy. It’s a light-hearted read and sort-of makes fun of the popularity of the vampire romance genre and how many girls are enthralled by it all. So if you are looking for something different to read, this one might just be the read for you.