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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...more
Paperback, 224 pages
Published June 30th 2011 by Prometheus (first published October 1st 2010)
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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...more
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...more
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Michelle (Michelle&Leslie's Book Picks)
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...more
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...more
Laura Stone Johnson
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...more
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...more
Mishel Zabala
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...more
Tara Hall
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...more
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...more
Jennifer Wardrip
Reviewed by Randstostipher "tallnlankyrn" Nguyen for

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...more
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...more
Pitcha Sudjaritjuntorn
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
Mary Deborde
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...more
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.

This book surprised me.

I wasn't really sure what I was getting into, I picked it up at Book Outlet for a whopping $0.79! I figured, if it sucked, I would only be out less than a dollar.

But I was wrong. It was actually good. And funny. I have never laughed so many times through a book! The tone it's written in is perfect.

Although I have never read Twilight *gasp* and I never liked any books with vampires, I liked this one.

This is a great story about learning to be yourself and not to worry about...more
Yesenia Palacios
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My copy doesn't look like the picture, but my copy was an ARC.
Anyway, this is a hilarious romp about a pasty smart teenage boy with an ADHD twin athlete brother and his quest to get girls and not be a whiny pushover. So to do this, he pretends to be a vampire (this way he can still be whiny but NOT a pushover), and this is not that hard considering he's allergic to the sun and is really tall. Unfortunately for him, his name is Finbar, which is one of those names that really hasn't been used sinc...more
Raelena aka Throuthehaze
I was pretty eager to read this book after reading the back cover:

Attention, all girls reading this:
We get it. The message is coming through loud and clear: You think vampires are hot. Your little sister thinks vampires are hot. Your mom think vampires are hot. Every single female on the face of the earth thinks vampires are hot. Girls love vampires, and I love girls. Unfortunately, girls don't seem to love me.
So I'm making a change. For all the guys reading this, say a little prayer to the high...more
Book Concierge
Finbar Flame and his family have just moved to New York from Indiana, and he’s attending the public high school instead of a private Catholic all-boys school. While his fraternal twin, Luke, is a football hero, tan and muscled, and always gets plenty of girls, Finn never gets the girl. The opposite of Luke,
He is awkward and very pale – he’s actually allergic to the sun. So Finn spends a lot of time brooding about his situation, until a girl on the subway whispers that she “knows” what he is … a...more
Fiendishly Bookish
Bloodthirsty is a hilariously funny book of one pale dude’s journey through the ups and downs of high school, and Flynn Meaney has spared not one agonizing scene. One, or all of us, has experienced at least one of the excruciating issues that Meaney depicts. And that is what makes Bloodthirsty so hysterically funny. It’s honest, and believable.

With a neurotic and germaphobe mom, an equally strange dad, and a brother whose popularity surpasses his own, is it any wonder that Finbar Frame is well…v...more
Finbar Frame has it all: looks, athletic ability, and girls crawling all over him. Yeah, life is looking pretty sweet at this point.

Except, that’s not Finbar, but rather the life of his twin brother Luke, who is everything that the shy, intellectual, snarky Finbar doesn’t. In fact, after a disaster date with a beautiful French girl, Finbar realizes that if he ever hopes to kiss a girl before he’s forty he needs to change. Big time.

That change comes in the form of “Bloodthirsty” and the thousands...more
A funny, nerdy start that quickly falls very flat.

Finbar is the typical nerd - pasty white, immerses himself in reading, doesn't enjoy partying, isn't cool. He has to deal with his twin brother, Luke, being the typical, all-around liked jock. His dad is clueless, and his mom wishes he was a girl. They're all zany characters with their own matching zany moments, but they're never more than that. What you see on the surface is what you get.

While Finbar's voice is fitting for a sixteen-year-old, i...more
Fifteen-year-old Finbar Frame is not very like his twin brother, Luke. Where Luke is a popular, handsome school sports star who frequently finds girls flinging themselves at him, Finbar is skinny, deadly pale and allergic to the sun, and the only women he gets to spend any real time with are librarians and his mum.

Noticing how girls tend to go a little nutty over vampires, on starting at a new school Finbar comes up with a plan in which his previously 'unattractive' attributes will work for him....more
Cathy  Keaton
This book was hilarious pretty much the entire way through! I think it took me longer to read because I had to pause to laugh so many times. The protagonist is Finbar Frame, a 16-year-old boy, also called “Finn”. He goes to an all-boys Catholic school in Indiana and is basically considered a total loser/geek. He has no friends, and to top it off, he has a very good-looking, popular jock fraternal twin brother named Luke who is his opposite in every way. That's so not fair!

They move to New York C...more
Guy humor overload. It wasn't that bad, of course, but still. Would it be wrong to say that I enjoyed (found it funny, at least) anyway? I don't know - but I did. Find it funny, I mean.
Creativeness. Most of the books I read, lately, aren't as fresh as this one. Of course, I'm taking this as a vampire romance spoof - because that's exactly what it is. In case you don't know, this is about a guy who pretends to be a vampire to get girls. Hilarious, I'm telling you, and totally worth it. I give it...more
Jessica  `~Blahyze~`
Let me start off by saying I liked the originality of this book. Finbar has gone his whole life living in his brother’s shadow and not being the popular one, but when an incident happens at the beach that leads to Finbar being diagnosed with an allergy to the sun things start to get interesting and uses his unfortunate circumstance to his advantage. When Finbar starts his new school rumours start of him being a vampire, which he doesn’t deny, he welcomes to rumours thinking that it will help him...more
Peep (Pop! Pop!)
Can I just say that the author has the most awesome name ever? And if it’s not real, wow, what a great job she did picking out an awesome pseudonym! I love it. And I was surprised to find out that Flynn is actually a she, not a he!!

Here’s the synopsis:

Some vampires are good. Some are evil. Some are faking it to get girls. Awkward and allergic to the sun, sixteen-year-old Finbar Frame never gets the girl. But when he notices that all the female students at his school are obsessed with a vampire r...more
1. It was not as funny as it should have been. I love the premise, and there's great potential for humour, but it just wasn't there.
2. I felt like there were three stories here that all happened to have the same main character: The one about the guy pretending to be a vampire, the one about the guy getting to know a girl he likes and then discovering a secret, and the one about two brothers reconnecting and learning about each other. None of those stories were developed as well as they should ha...more
Eleni ( La Femme Readers )
Bloodthirsty was a laugh out loud novel that brought an innovative approach to the crazed vampire phenomenon. Flynn's creativity behind establishing a character that faked being a vampire was brilliant. Finbar, a quirky yet lovable individual entertained me from beginning to end. The fact that he was different from other strong, male protagonists was actually a relief. His dorky behavior was endearing and relatable. I mean aren't we all geeks at heart? My favorite scene in the book was when Finb...more
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