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Vampire University (Vampire University #1)

3.17 of 5 stars 3.17  ·  rating details  ·  934 ratings  ·  76 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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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
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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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
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
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
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
Tayla Robichaud
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
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
I enjoyed this book. There is some really great dialogue relative to the usual kindle books I've picked up from new authors.
D.M. Dutcher
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
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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
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.
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
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
T.W. Barton
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.
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
WOW! Finally finished and I had to force myself to keep reading. I don't particular like any of the characters and the storyline didn't make sense. Thank goodness this was a free book. I truly would gave been disappointed if I paid to read this book that pulled from other books like Twilight and not in a good way.
LaurieAnn Bradley
Awesome Sause

Awesome Sause

I choose this rating because of the way the book was written and it had more than one twist.I would like to recommend the book to anyone who wants to read with different plots and romance and racism with mythical creatures.
candace bree hudson
It was awesome I love it I just really love vampires and I just loved it...

I said that because I mean it and like I said I just really LOVEEEEE vampires and it was awesome it just took it to that level to me like woww I want to be a vampire so baddd now...
Love it!

I LOVED this book, I started it a little at first then stopped to read "Prom Impossible" then I finished that book and went back to this, but I got so caught up in the moment with this book that I finished it in one day!
Dilsh Wijesinghe
***** AWESOME!!!! * * * * * Five stars for this. This was such a different story. A HALF VAMPIRE and she was more powerful than other vampires. And that difference caught my heart. I like the way that author built the story. I really LOVE it.!!!!! *****
I got this as a free download on the Kindle app... honestly, it's worth about what I paid for it. I think the author had good intentions but needs work on writing skills. It is mostly rushed, poor writing. I won't be continuing the series.
I enjoyed this book as it is different to many other vampire books (in the way that it isn't just a vampire love story.) This book has a very strange and unique plot and was a very interesting book to read.
I know that this series is aimed at teenagers, but I found it readable and am going to continue with the series as I need to know the answers to everything I found out in the first book.


I liked the storyline. I think it was a quick read. I wouldn't have minded if there was a little more depth to the story.
Erin H
Despite this story taking place in the course of about a week, if that, I thought the author rushed the entire story! From the second Taylor started school she had been bombarded with Hannah, Joseph and Eric. She never really settled into school when she was caught up in the world of Vampires, Leprechauns and even Gargoyles. I felt the author did a poor job of explaining this fantasy world. I get that it’s part of a series but I have a hard time believing Taylor just came to accept what everyone ...more


it took way to long to get to anything, especially the plot. I felt the story could have potential but it lacked.
shelby-lin aseltine
Great read

Very good book.. finished it in about a week. Can't wait to start book number two, to see where the story goes.
lesley dawn wallace
Vampire university

Vampire university is a good read had a lot of ups an downs kinda takes you the long way around
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A military brat as a child, VJ Erickson has lived across the country, from Washington state to South Carolina and many places between. He spent a number of his elementary and middle school years riding his bike and playing make-believe in the woods of a small village in Germany and now still feels the itch to travel abroad.

A city-lover at heart, he is drawn to bustling metropolises like Tokyo, Bei
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