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Diary of a Vampeen (Vamp Chronicles #1)

4.02  ·  Rating Details ·  2,244 Ratings  ·  152 Reviews
Imagine living a human charade for fifteen years and never knowing it. Imagine being provided less than a week to learn and accept your family’s true heritage before it overtook you. Alexa Jackson, Lexi, is abruptly thrown onto this roller coaster and quickly learns that she can’t change fate, regardless of how many lifetimes she is given. She will be transformed into a va ...more
Kindle Edition, 307 pages
Published May 9th 2011 by Amazon Digital Services, Inc. (first published April 12th 2011)
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Deana
Mar 09, 2012 Deana rated it did not like it
I just finished this last night. I picked it up because we (okay, me, but there were others in the group egging me on) were making fun of the cover in another thread...then things kinda' got a looooooooot out of hand and I ended up downloading it just to see how bad things could get.

(*ahem*) I now have a sort-of answer, and a half-way decent analogy (but I reserve the right to modify said analogy in the future).

Answer: Bad. Very bad. But I give the author this: it was an interesting idea.
Analogy
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Ally
Feb 11, 2012 Ally rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is great, i enjoyed reading this book because it changed my opinion on the mythical creature the vampire. The book told the proccess of becoming a vampire through the main characters experience. the book was very detailed and at the same time had high school drama that every teenager has to go through. over all this was an increadible book.
Shawntaia
Dec 10, 2012 Shawntaia rated it it was amazing
I don't know what everyone else is talking about. yes the mc has some body image issues but, to me that makes her more real. to those reviewers that claim Lexi's life is perfect after her transformation into a vampeen must not have been reading the same book. for Pete's sake people it's a ya romance. Lexi does have conflict her human boyfriend she starts off with shows a progressively destructive jealous streak as the book progresses. she is being stalked by a vampire hoping to end her existence ...more
Mw16814
Oct 11, 2011 Mw16814 rated it did not like it
I really didn't like this book, at all! It was yet another twilight ripoff, and twilight is definitely something that can't be pulled off twice. I didn't like the message either. Before she becomes a vampire (or vampeen if we're being specific), she calls herself fat and acne ridden, she has low and fragile self esteem. Then one day she wakes up and suddenly she's beautiful and people treat her much better, and she literally says, her life is perfect. I feel like the message I got from this book ...more
Rachel Carrington
Oct 12, 2012 Rachel Carrington rated it it was ok
I love paranormal young adult books, and I wanted to love this one. Unfortunately, I couldn't. I struggled to read the entire novel.

It was hard for me to understand why the author used fictional characters (from Twilight) to enhance the reality of her own fictional characters as though Edward and Bella weren't real, but her characters were.

In addition, this book needs a thorough round of edits. The author constantly switched tenses from past to present tense, and there were incorrect words used
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Abbie
Apr 09, 2013 Abbie rated it it was ok
It took me a while to compose a review because I really had a hard time coming up with anything to say about the book. I downloaded this book as a freebie from Amazon but I really wish I hadn't. Honestly, I didn't like this book. Although I considered it's plot interesting I still couldn't help but feel a strong urge to stop reading and delete the e-book every time Lexi had a dialogue. I didn't even know that a vampeen is supposed to be a cross between a human and a vampire. I thought it meant v ...more
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I don't know how to explain how this book didn't work for me.

Through the whole book, I rolled my eyes and the characters got on my nerve. I don't know if I have outgrown this kind of book or if it was just this book particularly, but I had to force myself to finish it.

I just couldn't connect with any of the characters and the main one just made me cringe so much. Her emotions and thoughts changed so quickly that I couldn't follow her.

Some characters drastically changed through the book and I cou
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Trizzan Blair
Oct 17, 2011 Trizzan Blair rated it it was amazing
Shelves: already-read
I loved this book!!! Most people who read twilight assume that all vampire romance books are to much like twilight. But I read this book and laughed and understood the morel of the story!!! Christin Lovell included twilight and true blood in her book in a way that had me giggling and thinking to myself, if I was in this girls shoes that is exactly what I would say. Now don't get me wrong I loved the twilight series and nothing compares to them, but Christin didn't even try to write her book like ...more
Sarah
Jun 27, 2012 Sarah rated it it was amazing
I loved this book. All though it was loosely based on twilight (which I also loved) there were allot of differences in the book. For example Christin Lovell introduced a new species of vampire a 'Vampeen', half human - half vampire. Christin Lovell changed the view of vampires and vampeens. I couldn't put the book down, it was a great read and for a free book it is amazing. Most free books are short or non-interesting but this one was great. This is one of my favourite vampire books (I have read ...more
Darcysmom
Jan 01, 2012 Darcysmom rated it it was ok
The basic premise of the story is very good. The execution is imperfect. The author rushed the action occasionally to the detriment of character development. Despite this, I really liked the characters; I wanted to get to know them better.
I had a hard time with Lexi I becoming perfect physically with her transformation. I wish more time had been devoted to how disconcerting the physical changes were for her.
I read the Kindle edition of this and there were several editing errors that were glaring
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Stephanie
Oct 25, 2011 Stephanie rated it it was amazing
This book has a great twist to the vampire world. Lexi is a normal girl until her 16th birthday when her true nature is born. Kallen is the boy who makes her rethink the boyfriend she has who has always seen her a pretty. Lexi doesn't start out as the pretty person in the book on the out side but shes gorgeous on the inside. She grow right before your eyes in this awesome book. If you like vampires then yo will love this book, I promise.
Primal Pappachan
Sep 10, 2011 Primal Pappachan rated it it was ok
Don't read if you have something better to do like trolling in the net. If Twilight was a waste of your time, after reading this you will feel awful.
Morgan Wyatt
Feb 11, 2013 Morgan Wyatt rated it liked it
I want to go on record as 3.5, as opposed to 3.

Do you know what a vampeen is? Neither did I, but you can find out more in Christin Lovell’s book, The Diary of a Vampeen, the first book in The Vampire Chronicles. I bet you might be thinking a vampeen as something to do with a vampire. You’d be close and know as much as our heroine Lexi knows at the start of the tale. Spoiler alert: this is a book aimed at young teens. It is okay if you read it. No one will know you downloaded it to your Kindle. I
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Annaya♥
Feb 26, 2013 Annaya♥ rated it it was amazing
This book is about 15 year old Alexa Jackson or Lexi. SHe is going to turn 16 in a few days she will become a vampeen. She knew nothing about her hEritage until a boy named Kellan comes as an exchange student. They talk and get to know each other and Alexa asKs about his family. Kellan shows her a photo of his family at first Alexa doesn't find anything wrong with the picture then she sees her mom in the background Who looked like she was 17 when she was actually 42.Alexa asks Kellan about it an ...more
Irene
Dec 09, 2012 Irene rated it really liked it
This is a page turning novel which is YA. Alexa is a teenager who thinks of herself as an underdog with her boyfriend Mike and her best friend Mel. But when a new student comes she feels this strong pull to him which causes her guilt because she is with Mike. Eventually her and Kellan become friends and he tells her a secret about how their pasts are connected... how she is a vampeen (cross between a human and a vampire)! With this secret a whole new world is opened up to her. A pysocpathic Vamp ...more
Ariana
May 13, 2013 Ariana rated it liked it
What?!?! Don't judge me! It was free!
Okay, so... I am, admittedly, a grammar (punctuation, what have you) snob. I really liked this book, and would love to be able to give it four stars, but between the bad (or completely lacking) punctuation, sentences that didn't make a bit of sense, and words that were misspelled, I just can't do it. The mistakes were oftentimes very distracting.
I really enjoyed the story... It was a new take on an old idea and it had the potential to be very engaging. The c
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Sha
Dec 08, 2011 Sha rated it really liked it
Shelves: on-kindle
I really like this book... It was a refreshing new side to the vamp world. The way she makes her main character to be insecure just like a normal girl would be, and the way the friendship really stood there no matter what, was something I normally don't see on other books. It was funny, yet intense. I was surprise she made Lexi be a very strong woman, and she wasn't a "OMG I need someone to protect me, cuz I'm helpless" girl. it was a really true change, from insecure normal teenager to a don't ...more
Marcy Droog
Aug 07, 2012 Marcy Droog rated it it was ok
Not really sure why I couldn't stop reading it. I think maybe it was because I was holding out hope it would get better. There were numerous spelling and grammatical errors throughout and the coining of the word Vampeen just sounds silly to me. Also, there were to many references and situations that had me thinking back to the twilight saga books. I wonder if Stephanie has heard of these books.
I got lost a few times and some of the situations just seemed too cookie cutter and not enough detail
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Ashleigh
Feb 03, 2013 Ashleigh rated it it was amazing
I would say that at first I thought it was going to be another twilight or vampire diaries. After reading the first chapter I was hooked. The character development made you feel that you were there with Lexi and Mel going through what they were experiencing. The plot twists had me keep guessing and surprised throughout the whole book. It truly was an enjoyable read with heart wrenching scenes and a familiarity that made you love all the characters. There was a character that everyone could relat ...more
Becca
The cover definitely grabbed my attention, the premise sounded interesting and it was a free on ibooks --- how could I not give it a chance. Once I "met" Lexi, I was intrigued! Alexa is a self-described curvy girl. At school she avoids having a locker. Her last one ended up with a Hungry Hippo game glued to it, cementing her nickname for all to see. But don't feel sorry for her, she's got a boyfriend, great friends and an upcoming birthday. So where does the title and drama coming into play --- ...more
Mona
Nov 08, 2011 Mona rated it really liked it
This was a good read with an excellent cover. I am always a sucker for great cover art and I could not beat the price of free from amazon. These were already great reasons to give the book a try but even from the first chapter my attention was held and I read this book in less than a day. It is a good twist to the vampire story and there are so many out there it is getting harder and harder to be original. I felt that Christin Lovell was able to get a different feel for vampires while still stay ...more
Angie
Nov 06, 2011 Angie rated it really liked it
I loved this book. it was very interesting and had a cool twist to the vamp world. I must say that i likes the whole chubby girl getting hot in the end but i liked mike and i wasnt happy with the way they ended. but of course Kellar was ubber hot but still Mike was sweet. I was kinda frustrated with her lack of trust in her friend but im sure most people would have felt the same. I loved reading about her love for Kellar blossom and how she kept her humanity. Im keeping an eye out for the next i ...more
Melissa Stickney
Oct 09, 2012 Melissa Stickney rated it it was amazing
I bought this book on a whim because I was looking for something to read in between the authors that I usually stick to. I am so happy that I did. This book is only the start of an amazing journey. The characters are so lovable and full of life and just when you think things are calming down another twist is thrown in. Christin Lovell is a great writer and the story really draws you in. I highly suggest that you read Diary of a Vampeen the first book in the Vamp Chronicles series.
Chibineko
Oct 20, 2011 Chibineko rated it did not like it
Shelves: did-not-finish
I tried hard to finish this, but I just couldn't get through this. There's so much here that needs a lot of improvement. First off, the author needs to work on trying to make her work seem less like a spin off of Twilight and also to try to make her main character seem less like a Sue.

There's an interesting enough idea here, but it's just hampered by an overly self-indulgent writing style that bores far more than it entertains.
Bridgette Collins
Jan 26, 2012 Bridgette Collins rated it it was ok
I was SO disappointed. The book was very slow paced and the fact that this perfectly normal, nice girl HAD to be thin and pretty to get a nice boyfriend really annoyed me. The thing that REALLY irked me was the whole God thing at the end, I mean, what the hell was that all about?
Candy
Sep 25, 2011 Candy rated it it was amazing
Amazing Series. I absolutly LOVE these books.
J
Jul 13, 2012 J rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
This book was awesome. I got it because it was free but i am so glad i did. I also got the other two and they were just as mind blowing. Thank you Mrs. Lovell for writing such awesome books :)
Lori Petticrew
Sep 06, 2011 Lori Petticrew rated it it was amazing
Love Lexi's story...Kellan is the new Edward Cullen!
Jodi
Sep 30, 2011 Jodi rated it it was amazing
Shelves: faveskis, re-reads
loved it and can't wait to read the next book!!!
Betsy
Feb 22, 2012 Betsy rated it liked it
Very Twilight-esque. A good YA paranormal romance but really couldn't get past the Twilight comparison to love it. Still a well-written, decent read.
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I was born and raised in Charleston, SC, but now live in the hottest place on earth: Orlando, FL. I have three beautiful children who keep me running non-stop. When I'm not juggling life and kids, you'll find me huddled away somewhere writing my next book or happily reading someone else's. Like most authors I've come across, I'm a coffee addict, own far too many books than I can fit on my shelves, ...more
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