Rating: 3.5/5 Stars
Release Date: 10/5/2010
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About the Book: Poor Finbar. He's always lived in his athletic twin brother's shadow. Finbar is quiet, not at all athletic and can never seem to get a girl. He's pale, spends Friday nights watching chick-flicks with his mom, and he just found out he's allergic to the sun. But when he discovers that all the girls at his new school are going crazy for vampires, Finbar decides he's going to turn himself into a vampire to get girls.
GreenBeanTeenQueen Says: For anyone who is feeling burnt out on vampire books, give Bloodthirsty a try! The story is pretty funny and Finbar's attempts to transform himself and his observations about high school girls will be sure to leave readers laughing.
Finbar is a narrator who has a wry sense of humor that will resonate with readers. Not only is this one a spoof of sorts of vampire novels, it's also a look at the craziness of high school life. Plus, it's a sweet romance that romance readers are sure to enjoy. (I love when a nerdy guy can get the girl!)
It does take awhile to get to the plot moving and get to the part about Finbar becoming a vampire, but his over the top parents and sad love life keep things interesting. There are some outdated pop culture references that I wasn't sure if teen readers would really get and there are many others that will date the book quickly. At times the story seems to forget it's about a guy pretending to be a vampire-the vampire storyline seems to come and go in chapters. But it still made me laugh and is a fun take on the current vampire trend.
Bloodthirsty is a funny read and good to give readers who want a humorous take on the paranormal trend. There's lots of "guy humor" with references to boobs, sex, and girls. If you have guy readers who complain there aren't enough funny books for them, this would be a good choice. I would hand this one to readers who are fed up or don't understand their girlfriend's love of vampires!
Book Pairings: Fat Vampire by Adam Rex, The Reformed Vampire Support Group by Catherine Jinks
Giveaway Details: I've got one copy of Bloodthirsty up for grabs! Leave a comment below (with e-mail or blog link) to win!
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Full Disclosure: Reviewed from ARC sent by publisher for review