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3.8  ·  Rating Details ·  1,518 Ratings  ·  327 Reviews
Vergeet Edward Cullen, vergeet Damon en Stefan Salvatore, vergeet Bill Compton en Eric Northman, en maak kennis met Finbar.
Finbar is wat je noemt een typische loser: hij zit altijd alleen op zijn kamer te lezen, en met de meisjes wil het ook niet lukken. Ze vinden hem niet aantrekkelijk, hij is bleek en mager. Zijn tweelingbroer heeft nergens last van, want die is gespierd
Paperback, 224 pages
Published June 30th 2011 by Prometheus (first published October 1st 2010)
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Mar 13, 2011 Kristin rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I gave this book five stars not because it's going to change the world but because I didn't want to put it down (thus my reading it in less than five hours) and it had me cracking up and snorting every other page. Luckily I read this in my apartment and not on the train.

Bloodthirsty is basically about wanting to change who you are and how people see you and ultimately about learning to accept yourself and others for who they are (don't start rolling your eyes or gagging, this is not a deep, soul
Feb 26, 2012 Emily rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Three things initially drew me to this book.

1) I'm sick of vampires overtaking YA lit.
2) It was bargain priced at $2.99.
3) I've been flying through books lately so I needed more reading material.

My hope for this to be a book I loved was not high. I figured it would at least entertain me and be worth the three bucks it cost me. Oh man, my expectations were passed.

Bloodthirsty is clever, witty, thought-provoking, and insightful. I rarely laugh out loud while reading books, but it does happen on oc
Oct 30, 2010 Stray rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: zzz-2010, in-english
First of all, LOOK AT THIS COVER! I don't usually write about covers but this is just so cute. Even my mom (who is fed up with vampires even though she's never read a single book about them) smiled when she saw it. Whoever designed it has great taste. Now, to the review.

Have you read what's written in the back cover?I read it once and immediately wanted to read this book. What's better than a FAKE VAMPIRE in literature? Especially after this vamp spree going on! And let me tell you, it didn't di
Mar 24, 2015 Laura rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: young-adult, fantasy
Gr. 9 up
Funny story of a tall, skinny, unusually pale kid who decides to let girls think he’s a vampire in an effort to get in their pants. It had some sweet and entertaining moments, but I would have enjoyed it even more if it did not have so many references to boobs, boners, gonorrhea, nipples, drinking, drugs and two attempts at humorous references to taking it up the ass.

Tall and thin with a brooding demeanor, very pale skin and an inability to spend time in the sun – you’d almost think 11th
Amanda-Lee (StoryWings)
Bloodthirsty was a non-stop laugh for me, purely because it was so true.

Finbar is for want of a better word, a loser. He is painfully awkward in social situations, doesn’t have the looks or charm of his twin fraternal brother, Luke, and just to make his life that much worse, he’s allergic to the sun.

Finn was an amazing character for me; he wasn’t a whinger which took some expert writing on Meaney’s part. His plan to turn himself into a vampire to break away from his life time of social ineptness
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Jennifer Wardrip
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You know you are Finbar Frame when:

1. You have a better looking, cooler twin brother who gets all the girls and invited to all the parties.
2. Your mom chooses you as the person she would like to watch romantic comedies with (and you enjoy it).
3. Your mind goes to a High School Musical song in nervous situations.
4. You're allergic to the sun.
5. The one girl who has the same interests and is really attractive just wants to be fri
Dec 16, 2010 Rachael rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Finbar Frame is that guy. You know, the awkward, gangly kid that girls never notice and guys like to pick on. When Finbar moves to New York, he realizes that all the girls are obsessed with vampires. And then he realizes that for all they know, he could be a vampire too. After all, he’s got the pale skin, lanky body, and antisocial attitude and avoids the sun like the plague. So what if it’s because he’s allergic to the sun and his oh-so-brooding demeanor is newly cultivated? No one will ever kn ...more
Joanne♥~Bookworm Extraordinaire
So this book is a reread for me and I have to say I loved it this time around as much as when I first read it. The book is just hilarious, I love love love the main character and it's a fun coming of age story.

The plot is a simple one. Finbar (Finn) is 16 years old, a nerd and never had a girlfriend. His fraternal twin brother, Luke, is hot and gets all the girls. Finn has always been picked on but recently his family moved to NYC. Finn wonders what he can do to get a girl. He notices that a lo
Nicole *`((O_O))`*
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Michelle (Undeniably Book Nerdy)
I don't know how many times I laughed out loud when I was reading Bloodthirsty. It is definitely one of the funniest book I've read this year.

The novel centered around Finbar, a tall, skinny guy that everyone at his old school liked to pick on. When his dad got a new job that had his whole family moving from Indiana to New York, Finbar saw it as a chance to start over. He noticed that the girls at his new school were gaga for vampires, so he decided to remake himself into an ultra-cool and confi
Mishel Zabala
Feb 28, 2011 Mishel Zabala rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc, favies
My Rating: 5/5 stars

Finbar is definitely at an awkward and lonely stage in his life. His twin brother, Luke, may not be the smartest guy in school but he pretty much excels at everything else. And to top off his popularity and sport skills he attracts all the girls. Finn on the other hand gets walked all over. He spends most of his time avoided kids at school and watching chick flicks with his mom on the weekend. He has a tough time standing up for himself and he happens to be allergic to the su
Tara Hall
Nov 17, 2010 Tara Hall rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reviewed
Originally reviewed on " Bloody Words.

Book: Bloodthirsty by Flynn Meaney
Genre: YA Comedy/Fantasy?
Rating: 9 out of 10
Buzzword: ADORABLE
Theme Song: "Forever" by Chris Brown (I had to.)
Favorite Quote: "It was pretty ridiculous to be injured by something called the Ball Screamer."

Lovable main character
Great secondary characters
Well-crafted coming-of-age story
Terrific societal parody

It's just fluff...

Summary: Finbar Frame has just move
Jan 02, 2011 Aaron rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Just about everyone would agree that vampires are one of the "in" things right now. Thanks to Stephenie Meyer and her Twilight books and films, blood-drinking fiends are whom everyone wants to be friends with ... and fall in love with. At least, that is the conclusion that Finbar "Finn" Frame has come to.

Finn is not what you would call, one of the cool guys. That is his twin brother Lucas, who is hot, the star football play, and all the girls want to date him and all the guys want to be him. Fi
Apr 04, 2013 Dorian rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: other-ebooks
Finbar Frame is sixteen and, with his parents and twin brother, has just moved to New York. So far in life, he's been the shy kid who reads and gets picked on, in more or less equal quantities. (His brother, meanwhile, is the popular jock type.) So with a new home, he feels it's time for a new him. And one thing and then then another gives him the idea to pretend to be a vampire. After all, all teenage girls love vampires, and he has the pale skin and all...

To be honest, I nearly gave up on this
Mary Deborde
Sep 02, 2012 Mary Deborde rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Witty, poignant and surprisingly well done! Flynn Meaney gives us a wonderful ride in the head of an average teenage boy trapped in a vampire lovin' world: Finbar Frame, not the chick-magnet jock like his twin brother, and certainly not the Edward Cullen of his high school. And, unfortunately for Finbar, teenage girls are only interested in one or the other.
But Finbar has a plan.
And it doesn't hurt matters that Finbar is allergic to sunlight.
But does he have the ... *cahonies* to carry out his
K.D. McQuain
Aug 19, 2015 K.D. McQuain rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: vampire
This book has a unique and fun take on vampires and I found myself wishing that it was longer and more involved. It would have been nice to have more character development and action sequences. It would have benefited from another 20k words in my opinion and Meaney could and should have gone much further with the vampire parody. I envisioned plastic fangs, capes, corny vamp pickup lines and lots of Bla Blas. I got none of these. I did get a vaguely humorous story of teenage identity crisis gone ...more
Dec 25, 2010 Danielle rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was one of the first YA books I ordered for my library during my internship. It sounded highly amusing so when it came in I snatched it. The first chapter was a little slow, but after that I blew through it. Considering the trend of interest now with teens this book might actually work to introduce them to some actual vampire lore (not sparkly vampires, sorry to Twilight Fans).

My one beef with this book was that it ruined “Life of Pi.” Granted, I probably should have read it by this point i
Sep 25, 2015 Sony rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Author: Flynn Meaney
Title: blood Thirsty
Genre: Humor, Romance

The main character is Finbar Frame.Well he wants to be like his twin brother I’ll say his role model. his twin brother luke he’s the popular one and loves sports and Finbar our main character he doesn’t like sports he loves reading and watching romance movies with his mom
well it starts taking place in the middle of the story.

Well the problem is that Finbar he’s trying to act like a vampire to get the girls because. His brother Luke a
Sep 07, 2014 Audrey rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
When online shopping, this cover certainly caught my eye, mostly because it was adorable. Then the price caught my eye, mostly because it was $.79. Without even knowing the synopsis, I planned on getting it.
Then I read the synopsis. It sounded so cute! The main character is a socially awkward boy with the unfortunate name of Finbar, who is allergic to the sun. When he notices that all the girls at his new school seem to be obsessed with these vampire books, he decides he'll use his unusual pale
Pitcha GS
this is a perfect read if you're feeling down or you just finished a very sad or depressing book. bloodthirsty is a laugh out loud book with a very sassy and fun protagonist that make'll you fall head over heels for him i absolutely love this book and it's a very coming of age and found out who you truly are, there's a great moral that teaches such wonderful meaning towards the book and i think everyone should read this book. it's just so fun and cute and i cant describe any more, *exhale* the f ...more
Sep 04, 2016 Teresa rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
No, this is not another crappy, overrated, young adult paranormal romance! This book was actually very fun and quirky and I would highly recommend it for both those who do read the young adult vampire books, and those who don't.

This story is about Finbar Frame, skinny, nonathletic, and gets hives when his skin is exposed to the sun for too long. His twin brother, Luke, is quite the opposite, the hot, buff, sporty type who gets all the girls. When Finbar and his family move to New York, he notice
Aug 11, 2015 Shannon rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction-i-own
I won't lie, I had no idea the author was a girl until I finished the book and happened to glance at the back cover and saw the word "she". I read this whole book thinking "Wow, this guy could be like the next John Green" but now knowing it was a girl writing from the perspective of a teenage boy made it even more impressive.
Jan 18, 2014 Matt rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I thought the premise of the book had a lot of potential, but the execution fell short of what it could have been. I can't fault the book just for being different than I expected it to be, though.

There were two things in particular that bugged me, though. The first is that a lot of the jokes or witticisms didn't come across as that funny, but rather seemed "tryhard." Finn has a witty remark for EVERYTHING that happens, and while some of these insights are funny, a lot of them weren't for me.

Lauren Boley
Dec 17, 2014 Lauren Boley rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A few words about this book.
I don't really go for vampire stories, but I was at the bookstore looking for new books, and something about the cover made me pick it up. Perhaps I thought it would be different.
I was right.
This book is about an average high school nerd who really loves girls but simply can't get one. After learning that everyone suddenly loves vampires, he decides he's perfectly fit to become one. So he walks around his new public school pretending to be a vampire, and surprisingly,
Aug 25, 2014 Casey rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: will-always-read
A junior in high school addicted to romance in everyway. sadly it has to live in the fictional world until he moves to the state of new york to go to a public school for once. not in the same school as his twin, Luke. the move took a toll on finbar's body causing him to develop a allergic reaction to the sun. after being called a vampire on a subway, he decides to become one. and he manages quite well. till he meets a girl. kate is a sophmore with a addiction to math and reading. and perhaps she ...more
Sep 25, 2015 Susan rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Rating: 3.7 out of 5 stars

"Some Vampires are good.
Some are evil.
Some are faking it to get girls"

That there is pretty much the premise of the book. Finbar Frame has always been the weird kid compared to his twin brother Luke (who is seen as the cute, athletic, popular kid). After moving to a new state, FInbar decides to reinvent himself to be more attractive to girls. To do this he decides to give off the impression he's a vampire after discovering that he's allergic to the sun.

Overall opinion o
I loved this book sooo much. Finbar Frames is a hilarious skinny kid, his view of the world is amazing and his logic is unbelievable. Sadly most girls don't appreciate his beautiful soul.Hes constantly compared to his twin brother Luke. This is why he prefers to read poetry and watch Kate Hudson movies with his mom. After an allergic reaction to the sun and stumbling upon the vampire frenzy going on among girls, He decides to become a vampire. He becomes soo badass that hes beating up bullies, q ...more
Jan 01, 2015 Rebecca rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This could very well be my most favorite book about vampires ever for one main reason – it’s not about vampires! Well, it sort of is about vampires. It’s about the female infatuation with them and how pop culture has made them so desirable. Really this story is about an awkward sixteen year old boy who is the new kid in the school after moving from the Midwest to New York City. This boy, Finbar Frame, decides to reinvent himself to become cooler like his twin brother Luke. However, Finn lacks ev ...more
Judy (Geeky Reading)
Mar 01, 2016 Judy (Geeky Reading) rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own

This book was so cute. With the synopsis, it sounded like it should be funny and cute, lighthearted. And it was.

Finn is the twin brother that stays in the background. And he wants a girlfriend, but none seem interested. And when he stumbles across a vampire novel, he gets an idea to start pretending to be one.

Thankfully, he doesn’t just start going around telling people he’s a vampire. He’s more subtle than that. So subtle, in fact, that he tries hinting and very few people really get th
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Flynn Meaney is an alumna of the University of Notre Dame and the MFA in Creative Writing Program at Hunter College.
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