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Vampire University (Vampire University #1)

3.24  ·  Rating Details ·  1,285 Ratings  ·  97 Reviews
Constantly moving as she grew up, Taylor had learned the hard way how to blend in wherever she went. But when she moves to VanCamp University for her freshman year of college, she immediately finds herself at the center of attention of nearly everyone she encounters. From the charismatic and mysterious Evans twins, to her quirky, clingy roommate Hannah, it seems that the p ...more
Paperback, 236 pages
Published June 7th 2012
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Feb 21, 2013 Emily rated it really liked it
3.5 stars

This was a good book, though I did have a few problems with it. Some of the events seemed a bit forced, and some where a bit anticlimatic. You can definitely tell this book was meant as more of an intro into the series then a daring series beginner. It came across as being more like a glossary at times with a bit of action, giving you background and other important info that will be useful to remember for future books. Even the conflicts were set up to be fully resolved in later books a
Jul 20, 2012 Chris rated it it was amazing
I enjoyed this book. There is some really great dialogue relative to the usual kindle books I've picked up from new authors.
Mandy Sickle
I picked Vampire University up as a kindle freebie from amazon a long while ago but only recently got around to reading it. Taylor lost both her parents when she was a child so growing up was tough now she’s ready to start her freshman year of college at VanCamp University. Her roommate is super outgoing and a little on the weird side but not in a bad way. She also right off the bat encounters the Evans brothers one is desperate to get to know other the other wants her to stay away from his brot ...more
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D.M. Dutcher
Jul 30, 2012 D.M. Dutcher rated it liked it
A fun, brisk read that's a little light on the world-building and plot. I found I liked it more than I should, maybe because the characters are pretty good.

Taylor has just arrived at VanCamp university. She's looking forwards to start college, and is assigned a dorm and a roommate, the pixie-ish Hannah. Hannah's friendly, if a little bossy. She also meets the clowning, charmer Eric and his gloomy twin Joe. Unfortunately neither Joe nor Eric are what they seem-both are vampires, and Eric is takin
Aug 12, 2015 Racheal rated it it was ok
It wasn't bad...per say it just also wasn't very good. The writing is akin to something I would equate to the k-12 years in that it just was not very refined or polished. The dialogue was corny and often trite. The pacing was, well,wasn't really any pacing things just happened, and then happened, and then happened again. I might recommend this for someone still in middle school who was interested in the Twilight type vampires (that is to say not vampires at all).

The only real "exciting" parts w
Aug 16, 2012 M rated it liked it
It's a good storyline, but there were a few glaring mistakes that the author should have caught. Like, using one name for another in the story, that happened a couple of times, Hannah said, and it should have been Taylor said. The whole thing about the school being on an island wasn't mentioned until the end of the book--several times during the book it was mentioned that they were in a city... but nothing about an island. It was confusing that it was never mentioned before. I would have liked t ...more
Tayla Robichaud
Dec 18, 2013 Tayla Robichaud rated it liked it
Shelves: 2014
Good but not great. I liked it enough that I want to read the next one, but it was all very strange.

Liked: I really like the plot. And the writing is good.

Disliked: it was waaayyy too fast and way too much information. She said she was in the dark but she knew a lot of stuff
I had high hopes.
Jan 03, 2016 Beverlymck rated it liked it
I enjoyed this book. Always a surprise with what the characters actually were. Secrets!! I'll be looking forward to reading the next in the series
Blessin Franklin
Great book

It was so good, can't wait to read the rest of it probably as good as the last one
Jan 16, 2017 Britt rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is absolutely phenomenal! I enjoyed reading every second of this book, I will love to read the others too!
Maryam Dinzly
I debated for a few minutes between giving this book 2 or 3 stars. I would have given it 2.5 stars had I actually use half stars but, in the end I decided to give this a 2-stars rating. Why? The whole book pretty much slides downhill page after page.

I like vampires well enough, but what I liked better would be supernatural beings in SCHOOLS. So, when Vampire University was an Amazon freebie, I knew I had to pick it up. BUT. Disappointed much? This book was already a flop since the first page, bu
Mia LeNae

*SPOILERS...I think??*

Ok so I get that this is a YA series. I've read plenty. At this point in my review I'm about at 74% through the story. And nothing has happened. Or more like the story is just dragging along. No backstory no explanations.
The last two chapters finally tell you what some of the characters are, then the book just ends. I know a cliffhanger when I see one, this was not it. Just ended on a sentence with the former dean now an extra personality in Eric's head...huh?
So I
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Vampire University was short and quick. I expected a bit more from this novel, but nonetheless, it was good enough for a one-time read.

The story was interesting and the moment I started it, I was eager to read more. It had my full interest for a while but the pace was just so faaaaaaaaaaaast! One moment Taylor is entering the VanCamp University and in the next she has already started fighting the main villain of the story. It was good but I wish there was some m
I can honestly say I haven’t read anything like this, and I wasn’t expecting it to be what it was; it was an original and a very enjoyable read.

The main character is Taylor a perfectly normal girl constantly moving but then she gets to University hoping to make a clean break. But the university she goes to just happens to have a history all on its own; within the first few days she is targeted by a very powerful vampire. She learns the secrets of the university and finds out she may have some o
Dec 29, 2014 Manda rated it it was ok
I can't say I really enjoyed Vampire University but I started it and I wanted to finish it because I hate leaving a book unfinished. It start off well and during the beginning I did consider possibly reading the rest in the series but around 35% onwards it went from slow and gentle to quite fast. So through most of the story it felt rushed and because of this the characters didn't have a chance to develop and grow. Taylor at the end stranding up for herself I had a hard time believing because th ...more
Valerie Andrews
Don't confuse these books with the much-better-written and -edited Vampire Academy series. This title, the first in a promised series, does not provide a multi-layered plot with richly-drawn characters; in fact, the characters have about as much depth as a sophomoric teen TV show.

Four freshmen arrive at VanCamp University with differing expectations of college life. They're all a bit immature - almost as though they're junior high students - and show no evidence of passion for the independence,
Dec 26, 2014 Kristen rated it really liked it
Taylor is ready to start her freshman year at VanCamp University. Her first friend is the super friendly roommate who seems to want to stay by her side at all times. Taylor wants to blend in, but it seems like she can't. Especially when a guy like Eric who's instantly attracted to her and insists on a date with her. The roommate as well as Eric's twin brother, Joesph aren't happy for some reason. When the date with Eric goes horribly wrong, she knows that something's really wrong with Eric. She ...more
Apr 13, 2014 Kristen rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kindle
I'll admit that this book intrigued me. The concept of a vampire heavy university caught my eye and I knew I had to read it. This book speaks about many different paranormal beings (Vamps, druids, leprechauns, gargoyles to name a few) in the context of your every day university student.

I found that this book was good for getting and holding my attention, but I didn't find that it really went anywhere. It seemed just to be a lead in for the next book (which I haven't read). I'm on the fence on w
Apr 09, 2015 Emma rated it really liked it
Shelves: uno-challenge
This was a little different from other vampire books I have read and for this was grateful. Yes the main character does not know vampires exist until she arrives at the school and then she gets thrown in the deep end. I really enjoyed the descriptions and unique take on these vampires.

The story was intriguing and left me wanting more. I read it in about 3 sittings and did not want to put it down. The characters were interesting, each one has their own story to tell and I am looking forward to fi
Bob Boze
Vampire University is listed under children’s fairy tales so, I’m honestly not sure why I read it. But, I did and frankly would not rate it as a children’s book. Young adult perhaps but certainly not for children.

All that aside, it was a cute, very quick and easy read. Character development was minimal and you need to figure out Taylor, Hannah and the Evans twins on your own. That however, is not difficult since there is little depth to any of them. The plot is also pretty simple, with a few twi
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Aug 18, 2016 2OCC Reviews rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: alice
This is a good series starter, it introduces us to the characters, but doesn't give us much background information of any of them..
Vampire university is a refreshing take on vampires and mystical creatures. I haven't read many books with gargoyles and leprechauns so this was quite nice.
This was quite a quick, enjoyable and easy read, everything seems to happen within just a few days.
Taylor is a pretty good character yet I was hoping she'd have a bit more oomph about her..
The ending confused me
Feb 16, 2016 Katrina rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: freebies
I really just feel kinda meh about this. Some parts were good, but other parts were not. For example, Joseph just spills all about vampires because he just assumes Taylor was told about them by Hannah, instead of actually making sure that they were on the same page. There is no way if vampires were real someone would be that reckless to let it slip. Taylor was way too cool with everything. She hardly even cared that vampires were a thing, and seemed very unbothered by the fact that Joseph's brot ...more
Mar 29, 2015 bookwormmama rated it it was ok
Meh. I got bored somewhere after 70%, but at that point decided to see it through. I'm glad I'm did because you do finally get a couple of answers toward the end, which is a baffling almost cliff-hanger. Actually, it's just like one of those super short teaser scenes after the credits of a movie. But no matter, I won't be reading on. She never gets any clear answers from Hannah or her uncle about her parents. She's ok with vampires suddenly being real, but not their eyes? I didn't ever connect w ...more
Jun 25, 2014 Stacey rated it liked it
This was an okay (e-)book. I may have been a little disappointed if I actually had the hard copy of this book as it seemed a little "short" (nothing really happened til the end)

Taylor goes off to college. She arrives on her own with her parents estranged or dead or something like that (I've forgotten) and ends up with the peppy Hannah. They meet twins Eric and J----.

The name gives away that there are vampires but scant details are given and nothing really happens until the end.

I kind of want to
Mar 14, 2015 Furio rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
What this novella really lacks is rhythm. And narrative tension which is usually the same.
What we get is many dialogues/musings about little or nothing, starting with the lead having lost her parents when she was too young to remember and making a wordy fuss about it despite having been raised by a uncle with her older brother.
Series need to indulge in details to manage world building and length but a modicum of interest should be achieved.
T.W. Barton
Feb 15, 2014 T.W. Barton rated it did not like it
I had high hopes for this when I started it but I have to say that this must be the worse vampires ever. No strength, speed or other powers except mind tricks. The story line gets even harder to believe when races that are suppose to be extinct all happen to be at this school.

It is a different take on the vampire story but not one for me.
Anna Towers
Dec 28, 2013 Anna Towers rated it it was amazing
I enjoyed this book and am currently reading the second in the series the last leprechaun from reviews I have read I gather that people think the book didn't explain some points well but these were answered in the second book one thing I wonder is how did Taylor's dad have kids if vampires can't reproduce?????? Hoping to find answers in the last leprechaun
Feb 23, 2013 Julie rated it it was ok
Shelves: netgalley
this novel was a good easy read. Although tedious and predictable it was entertaining and the characters were engaging.
the sequel should tie up the ends and give the reader more information about the lore and mythology within this novel, if not there is a whole lot of detail missing which will make it confusing, which was how it was left

a decent novel. easy to read.
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