Friday, October 23, 2015

Novel Review: Bloodthirsty by Flynn Meaney

Rating (Out of 5): ~3.5-4
Genre: YA Contemporary, Comedy, Romance
Publisher: Poppy
Release Date: 2010
Spoilers?: No.

Goodreads Synopsis:

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.

The Cover:

I like this cover a lot. I think it's cute and very fitting. The emoticon shows the age-range, I think, and the fangs give the idea that it's going to be more comedy than paranormal. It's what made me pick it up, and I like it a lot.


This book was so cute. With the synopsis, it sounded like it should be funny and cute, lighthearted. And it was.
Finn is the twin brother that stays in the background. And he wants a girlfriend, but none seem interested. And when he stumbles across a vampire novel, he gets an idea to start pretending to be one.
Thankfully, he doesn’t just start going around telling people he’s a vampire. He’s more subtle than that. So subtle, in fact, that he tries hinting and very few people really get the idea he’s implying. Though some girls get it so much that they become obsessed.
But through all this, he’s found a friend in a girl, who has no idea about the vampire thing. She just likes him for him, and this has never happened to him before, so much so that he has no idea how to react. It seems too good to be true.
Finn is a sweetheart. I like him from the beginning. His entire idea to be a vampire is clearly terrible from the beginning, but he really tries. And then he’s so oblivious, that it takes him a long time to realize that a girl does actually like him, as a person, as a boy. And she’s a really nice girl, and I love the banter that they have.
This was a really fun, cute book. I’m glad I picked it up.

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