Bloodthirsty Review

Saturday, November 27, 2010


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.

Taken from GoodReads.

Bloodthirsty is the story of teenage Finbar, absolutely awkward in every way, who is willing to do anything and everything to get the girls. Yes, this includes faking vampirism (sp?). Giving him a chance to step into the spotlight (not sunlight) and out of his popular twin brother's shadow, Finbar finds that he now has a niche in school and in social circles. Is it worth his tranformation though, and how far is he willing to go to remain in the limelight?

It's no secret that I loathe vampires. Bloodthirsty, however, presented a satire of the whole vampire phenomenon in a unique way that piqued my interest just enough to convince me to give it a go. Flynn Meany certainly has a way with humour, and turned the vampire craze on end with the content of Bloodthirsty. She has a unique, fun, and engaging voice, allowing a character even as shallow as Finbar to pop through the prose.

The only thing I think Bloodthirsty really lacked was depth, but in the same breath, I don't think it was meant to be anything particularly meaningful. It's fluffy and light, but I will admit that I think Bloodthirsty was a bit of a "perfect-timing" book because it managed to find a fan base in those who don't really get or appreciate the whole vampire thing. Fortunately though, Bloodthirsty presents laugh-out-loud hilarity, situations that are so awkward that you'll alternate laughing so hard you cry and cringing at the downright strange characters.

All in all, for what it is, Bloodthirsty is a really fun book. No, it's not deep, and you won't really draw anything from the story itself, but it's great for sheer entertainment. I give it a very strong 4 out of 5, and I'd recommend it to YA readers looking for a fun, fluffy, hilarious book with vampires.

I received this book free of charge from the publisher, Hachette Book Group. This, in no way, affected my opinion or review of this book.

21 comments:

  1. Sometimes I love a book that is just entertaining. Not necessarily thought-provoking or profound or deep, but just fun to read. This one sounds hilarious, and if you think it's a good read, then it's going on my list!

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  2. I love vampires, and this one just sounds cute!

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  3. This sounds funny- I'll have to check it out! Although I admit I do love vampires, the vampire craze is a little ridiculous and I'm not above making fun of it.

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  4. Sounds like something worth picking up for something fun.

    Sometimes life leads you to a down right humorous book.

    Mad Scientist

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  5. Oh I see you are reading Here Lies Bridget. I will be starting that one this week. I hope it is enjoyable.

    Mad Scientist

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  6. Great review, Melissa! This book looks really funny, and I haven't read any vampire books like this, so I bet it will be very interesting!

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  7. Great review. I do like vampires, so I don't have that hurdle to fly over. This one really sounds like one I would enjoy. Yep, gotta put it on my wishlist!

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  8. Every once in a while it's great to read a book that is light and fluffy. That doesn't force you to think beyond the plot and the characters and it sounds like Bloodthirsty does just that. I'll have to pick this one up soon.

    Thanks for another great review Melissa!

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  9. Hi, this book sounds cool. I know you don't have the time to honour the rules, but I'd just like to let you know that I gave you the Versatile Blogger award! =]

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  10. Thanks for the review! I just bought this and am looking forward to it. :]

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  11. nice review and yes I do get you, vamps..sighs. But fluffy and easy with laughs, i could read that

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  12. Great review. I will have to get my hands on this soon. I can always do with a laugh :)

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  13. This sounds like something I should pick up. I have been on a serious book streak lately.

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  14. Finbar...? His name alone makes "lol". This does sound like a really fun and enjoyable book and I really like how cutesy the cover is.

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  15. I won this book and I'm waiting for it to come in the mail. I was hoping it would be light and funny, and judging by your review it looks like that's exactly what it is. Thanks for the review.

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  16. great review. i really enjoyed this super fun book too :)

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  17. I like books with plenty of humour and I am not a big fan of "normal" vampires so perhaps I might give it a go too!

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  18. Terrific review. I think light and fluffy can be rewarding in and of itself, and I am looking forward to reading this in the very near future.

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  19. This one sounds like a great "fun" book. Awesome review =)

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  20. I'm on a vamp diet my self :) But this sounds good. Great review :)

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