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Bloody Little Secrets (Bloody Little Secrets #1)

3.69  ·  Rating Details  ·  1,131 Ratings  ·  120 Reviews
17-year-old Vicky Hernandez has a big problem. She's dead. Or not quite. After discovering she's been turned into a vampire, she tries to settle into a quiet suburb of Chicago and return to a normal life.
If only she could stop wanting to bite her boyfriend. Not to mention she is dying to find out who turned her, and why. She doesn't have to wait long before they come to h
Paperback, 274 pages
Published May 26th 2011 by DarkSide Publishing (first published April 28th 2011)
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Karly Kirkpatrick's "Bloody Little Secrets" pretty much follows every standard troupe of the YA paranormal vampire genre to a tee. For this reason, there were so many times I wanted to put down this book and put myself out of the misery of reading it because I knew just about everything that was going to happen and then some. I decided to stick with it because I haven't read many vampire novels with a Latina MC, and because I hoped that the story would go in a different direction than where its ...more
May 13, 2011 Destiny rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Bloody Little Secrets was an extremely easy book to get drawn into from the beginning. Main character Vicky wakes up in a coffin and can't figure out how she ended up there. We follow her through her journey of discovering she is now dead, or more accurately, undead - a vampire, to be exact. This proves to be hilarious. I found myself laughing out loud at times. Vicky is hysterical as she compares her blood cravings to humans smelling like chocolate and muffins. Or when she almost has a panic at ...more
Missy LaRae
Jun 17, 2012 Missy LaRae rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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The premise of this story was intriguing. Vicky Hernandez wakes up in a coffin and fights her way out of the coffin. She's been freshly buried and freshly dug up by someone who is a vampire but he dies literally a page and a half into the story so we never find out more about that angle. Why did he dig her up? Why didn't he just open the coffin?

Vicky runs to a nearby house where she sucks down the blood of an older couple and steals the woman's clothing because her prom dress that she was burie
Jul 26, 2011 Meredith rated it really liked it
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Apr 29, 2011 Andrea rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Bloody Little Secrets is a soon-to-be released book written by Karly Kirkpatrick. I was lucky enough to recently receive an ARC from the author.
Bloody Little Secrets gets off to an intriguing start: "I never feared the dark until I became part of it." The main character, Vicky, awakens in a coffin. She must quickly discover what has happened to her, and why. Karly Kirkpatrick has given a refreshing spin on what could have been "just another teen vampire book". This book is definitely more tha
Erin Danzer
May 23, 2011 Erin Danzer rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Bloody Little Secrets is better than your average vampire novel. When 17 year old Vicky Hernandez wakes up and realizes she's been turned into a vampire, she does what she can to make the best out of her new situation. She leaves town and attempts to create a new life, fall in love and dodge the lackeys of the guy who created her. The book is witty, humorous and action packed. It's definitely a great read whether you're into vampires or not. And best of all... it has a very happy ending.
Jun 05, 2011 Faye rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Really enjoyed this story. Drama, death, life & love all in a neat little package!
Apr 27, 2012 Jessica rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2011-reads, kindle
I had trouble getting into this book when I first started reading I actually fell asleep within the first couple of pages because I had no clue where the story was going, and when Vicky was talking about breaking out of a coffin and dirt fell in and she saw where she was with the moon light coming in all I was thinking was "really I thought graves where pretty deep so that is pretty amazing that she saw moonlight." But then she broke out of the coffin and she was saying that she had to climb out ...more
Sharon Smith
Jan 26, 2015 Sharon Smith rated it liked it
Shelves: 2015
This book was cheesy and random at times. It had a definite "I want to be Twilight but not Twilight" vibe. It begins with Vicky escaping from her own coffin, killing another vampire, and murdering two humans. Of course Vicky figures out what she is and has insta-calm about it. Her main deal is she doesn't want to be all lonely. Vicky takes to vampire-ness with ease going around glamouring people into giving her what she wants. She finds a human boyfriend and what do you know he and all his frien ...more
Autumn (Triquetra Reviews)
The cover for this one is decent. It's plain and reminds me of the Vampire Academy series with the color choices. Overall, not too flashy, not too plain.

I picked this up on Amazon when it was free, and at the time this review is published it still is. Get it here for kindle for free. *Note, I'm not responsible for price changes, if it's no longer free when you check out the link, I'm sorry, but that's not up to me.*

I had a few minor problems with this. I think that Vicky accepted the fact that s
April Kay
Mar 13, 2014 April Kay rated it liked it
It was hard for me to get into the story at first, and I almost stopped reading after only the first page, but I pushed on anyway, and when I actually got into the groove of it, it was pretty easy to read. Because of the easy flow though, sometimes things seemed to happen too fast. The climax of the story came rather abruptly, almost like it'd come out of nowhere, even with the foreshadowing and build-up -- and the ending, while following the same easy flow, also seemed somewhat... rushed, I thi ...more
Apr 24, 2014 Marsha rated it liked it
(2.5 Stars)
When I first read the summary for this book, I was really looking forward to reading it. Truth be told, it was a middle of the road read. The plot and storyline was not unique and at times I felt as though I was watching a B rated movie.

Seventeen year old Vicky wakes up in a coffin. Suddenly, a vampire appears and tries to get her to go with him. She kills him and he turn to dust. After her thirst gets out of control she kills an elderly couple for their blood. She is so disgusted wit
Intrigued by Romance
May 04, 2014 Intrigued by Romance rated it really liked it
How would you feel to wake up buried in a coffen? That is exactly what happened to Vickie. She moves far away from her town and family to try to deal with the thought that she is a Vampire? How did that happen? What does she do now? Who can she trust? She is on her own.

She starts a new life, and does everything in her power not to kill people just to feed. She has to user her new powers (compulsion-making people believe things happen) on everyone.

Vicky meets Drake and she falls in love with him
Jun 10, 2011 Brittany rated it it was amazing
This was a great read! It was unlike any other vampire novel I have read. It was different and left you guessing who turned Vicky into a vampire. Just when you thought you knew who it was you realized it wasn't that person. This is officially one of my favorite vampire stories. It's so different from any I read.
Katie  Peace
May 08, 2011 Katie Peace rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I absolutely loved this book! a great read for any vampire fans. the main character, vicky, finds herself in some pretty difficult situations, but manages to stay strong and create a new life for herself as a vamipe. Definatly a must read
I needed to read a YA book with a vampire for a challenge. I got a couple of books from the library and they did not hook me. I searched on amazon for a free book and found this one. It was refreshing. It was light and sometimes funny. Vicky Hernandez wakes up in a coffin. She has no idea what happened. She gets out and notices someone lurking by. She accidentally kills the vampire that dug her up. She is trying to figure out what she is and find a way to live. She is not evil or out to hurt any ...more
Jun 01, 2011 Janel rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
it was a great book!!
Lynn mier
Jun 22, 2011 Lynn mier rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
LOVED IT!!!!!!
I just can't, I really really cannot deal with this.

You know you're struggling to read a book when you keep asking yourself, what am I reading again??

Lets go with
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May 30, 2012 Sharissa rated it liked it
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I didn't like the cover, but the summary looked promising. Bloody little secrets draws you in easily from the beginning. The writing style is very easy, read the whole thing in a few hours. Main character Vicky wakes up in a coffin and can’t figure out how she ends up there. In the beginning you have no clue where the story is going, but I found myself wondering who turned her and why she didn’t know everything. I mean it was obvious from the beg
Nov 16, 2012 Jess rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Younger teen girls
This was another Kindle freebie and it was MUCH better than a few of the recent Kindle freebies I've read. A teen vampire romance with ACTUAL horror elements? Gasp!

This is a pretty short book about Vicky Hernandez, a normal teen girl from small-town Illinois who wakes up one night in a casket- she has been buried alive and is coming back a vampire. Vicky is horrified to know that her family thinks she is dead and she will never see them again. She ends up killing an elderly couple in the throes
Christy LoveOfBooks
Aug 27, 2011 Christy LoveOfBooks rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: e-book
Bloody Little Secrets seriously had me from the very beginning to the very last page. It made me mad that I couldn't just sit and read the entire book without interruptions. With a first chapter like the one this book had, I knew it was going to be good! Vicky, a seventeen-year-old senior in high school, suddenly wakes up in a coffin and doesn't know what's going on, not to mention she was buried in her homecoming dress! How she got out of the grave made me laugh - it was funny, yet ingenious. T ...more
Rachel Carrington
May 17, 2012 Rachel Carrington rated it really liked it
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Annette M Guerriero Nishimoto
Today's review is on Bloody Little Secrets by Karly Kirkpatrick

Bloody Little Secrets is a delightful YA book. Somewhat reminiscent of the Twilight saga, BLS's main character Victoria has spunk, brains, and is highly independent. What is most unique about this book is that Victoria is Latino. (This is the first vampire book I have found about a Latino FEMALE vampire.)

Vicky Hernandez wakes up in a coffin frantic and confused. After literally clawing her way out she is grabbed from behind by someon
Sep 12, 2011 Shirley rated it really liked it
I really did like Bloody Little Secrets. I think the only thing that I didn't like was that it wasn't long enough. I wanted more. More about Vicki and Drake, more about their friends and, well, just more. Hopefully my need for more will mean that there will be a sequel. If not, that's OK, it was a really good stand alone story regardless.

It wasn't a sweet little vampire story, and that was OK too. Vicki woke up as a vampire with no clue what she was supposed to do. She killed without being able
Amy Dark Night Reads
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A Book Vacation
Apr 06, 2012 A Book Vacation rated it really liked it
Bloody Little Secrets is a different type of vampire novel. No sparkles, no vegetarians… real life vampires that can’t go about in the daylight, that use their glamour more often than not, and that yearn for blood. But Vicky is a little different. She doesn’t know who made her. She doesn’t know why she can walk in the daylight. She doesn’t mean to kill people. All she knows is that the vampires hunting her are not the type of people she wants to get to know better, sending her on a journey to st ...more
Karen Hitchmough
May 20, 2012 Karen Hitchmough rated it liked it
Short, quirky, and enjoyable; that sums up my opinion of Bloody Little Secrets.

I definitely did not expect to enjoy this, especially since anything involving vampires that isn't Buffy the Vampire Slayer doesn't really appeal to me. I did actually like this book though. It even made me consider looking for more vampire books, although not anytime soon, I can only take so much when it comes to vampire related things.

Vicky is a great character, she mostly makes this book worth reading. Some of the
Alysa H.
I won a copy of this book in Elle Casey's 2013 Springtime Indie Book Giveaway.

I loved the beginning of this book - the whole sequence where Vicky Hernandez wakes up in a coffin and realizes that she's a vampire is a blast! Scary and funny all at the same time. I also liked how she then makes the actually quite realistic decision to basically just carry on with her teenage life (albeit one town over, where no one knows her).

The rest of the book, I didn't like quite as much. Everything is just to
Mar 28, 2012 Lauren rated it really liked it
Has anyone ever told you that it’s fun to wake up incased in darkness and confined in a coffin? Yeah, they lied. Vicky Hernandez wakes up buried alive only to learn that… well… she’s not really still alive, or is she? Astounded by mysterious traits that don’t all seem to add up, Vicky is only sure of one thing: she has to get out of this town. Vicky leaves her home (and two dead bodies) behind to start over in Chicago where she meets five amazing friends that will change her life forever.

I feel
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I am a YA writer, avid reader, high school German and French teacher, and mother. I live in Elgin, Illinois with my husband, daughter, and three dogs.

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“Whatcha got there?” Drake asked, nodding to the floor. “Snacks for me.”  I winked.  “Well, now I’m offended.”  He fake pouted, scooting away from me in his seat, which made it even more funny because there was nowhere for him to go in the tiny car. “Why is that?”  Nothing wrong with playing along, besides, he was cute when he was fake-mad.  What was I saying?  He was cute ALL the time. He turned to me and slid his arms around my waist, pulling me close.  Far off, I caught a whiff of his scent.  Mmm.  Delicious. “It’s just that I thought I was your snack on the go.”  His breath danced on my cheek, dangerously close to my lips. I giggled before I could stop myself. “Do you really want me to suck you dry?” “Mmm, that sounds like an offer I can’t refuse.”  He raised his eyebrows and flashed a naughty grin. “Don’t be dirty, I didn’t mean that.”  I slapped his arm for good measure.  “Is that all you think of me as—some kind of slutty vampire?” 1 likes
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