Monday, March 21, 2011

Bloodthirsty by Flynn Meaney

Bloodthirsty by Flynn Meaney

Review by- Lauren

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Goodreads Summary: 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.

Review: Bloodthirsty is a really funny novel...something that I think vampire and non-vampire fans could enjoy. Finbar is one of those guys that you really wish were real because you think you'd be perfect for them, or at least as a best friend. He loves to read (librarians often known him by name), he's not a sports star like his twin brother (Luke gets the 'normal' name), and he is often stuck home on the weekends watching chick flicks with his mom. Oh, and he's not a partier (which I love!) Basically, he's a slightly awkard teen who just really wants a girl (other than his mom) to notice and like him.

When he starts a new school, he pretends to be a vampire. This idea comes from the teen girls around him being obsessed with all things vampires...especially the new adult novel, Bloodthirsty (hence the title of the book). Before he even decides to be a vampire, a teen girl thinks he is, which is kind of how he realizes this might be believable for some people. I know I read part of a review for this book and they couldn't believe that teen girls would ACTUALLY believe vampires were real. While I do agree a little, I think it could be true for some people...or they at least want to believe so bad. But it doesn't really matter. Just let yourself move away from that aspect, and I think you would really enjoy this novel.

It's a funny quick read. If it was a movie, I could picture Michael Cera as Finbar (you know, but with some creepy light eyes).


Karen said...

I thought this one was really cute. A nice twist on the genre.

bermudaonion said...

The book sounds good and the cover's adorable!

Medeia Sharif said...

It looks like a fun read. It's already on my wish list.

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