Monday, December 13, 2010

Review: Bloodthirsty

Bloodthirsty by Flynn Meaney
Published by Poppy (little brown group)
Genre: YA
$9.99 (US Paperback)
234 pages

What it's about:
Attention, all girls reading this: We get it. The message is coming through loud and clear: You think vampires are hot. Your little sister thinks vampires are hot. Your mom thinks vampires are hot. Every single female on the face of the earth thinks vampires are hot. Girls Love vampires, and I love girls. Unfortunately, girls don't seem to love me.
So I'm making a change. For all the guys Reading this, say a little prayer to the high school dating gods for me. Here's hoping that girls think fake vampires are hot, too.

Awkward and allergic to the sun, sixteen year old Finbar Frame never get 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 bloodsucking part.

With his brooding nature and unusually pale skin, it's surprisingly easy for Finbar to pretend to be supernatural. But when he meets the one girl who just might like him for who he really is, he discovers that life as a pseudo-vampire is more complicated than he expected.

My thoughts:
This book had me laughing out loud from the very beginning. This is a book that I could easily open up any page and find a great quote. There was lots of mentions of things that are popular right now, like the movie Juno, popular songs, and of course Twilight. It also mentions the 17lb Norton Anthology book which made me giggle cause I've been lugging that stupid book around for months now.

I don't think I have ever read a YA book that mentions sex more than this book does. I don't think there was a single page that didn't talk about it. The book is from the point of view of a 16 year old boy who wants to date. Sex talk should be expected. On top of that, there is lots and lots of swearing. So this is a warning, if you are young or dislike books that talk about sex and has swearing, stay away from this book!

This was a really cute book in a very weird way. For anyone who's ever been in high school, they all know how much it sucked and can understand why Finbar does what he does. If you want a fast, funny read, I'd recommend this book.

My rating: 9/10

Some good quotes:
"...Okay, I needed to stop thinking about body hair. And Disney movies. And how Celine was way beyond my league."

"The doctor's verdict was: 'You're allergic to the sun.' What? How was that possible? The sun is a natural thing. It's good for you. That's like being allergic to water, or air. Or something really important, like Pop-Tarts."


  1. Awesome review! I really loved this book because it was so darn funny! I dislike vampires intensely, so this was great fun :)

  2. Sounds like a perfect antidote to the vampire craze. Thanks for the review! :)

  3. Great review! I've been curious about this one, everyone talks about how funny it is!


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