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Bloodlust (Vampire Beach #1)

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Jason Freeman is stoked when his family relocates to exclusive DeVere Heights, Malibu. The in-crowd at his posh new high school is surprisingly friendly -- soon Jason's hitting all the best parties. He even meets the token hot-but-unattainable girl.

Determined to enjoy his almost postcard-perfect new life, Jason tries hard to ignore the many strange thi
Paperback, 233 pages
Published June 1st 2006 by Simon Pulse (first published January 1st 2006)
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Wren [t(he)y]
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Jason has moved to Malibu and starts attending a new high school where he makes friends quickly and meets Sienna; hot, popular and taken. With a new crush and invitations to parties, things seem to be going fairly well for Jason. That is, until someone turns up dead.

When one of Jason's new friends reveals his crazy theory about the student's death, that she was killed by a vampire, he's skeptical but wary. But as the eviden
Izzy Nickole
Dec 05, 2008 Izzy Nickole added it
Recommends it for: anyone that likes supernatural
Vampire Beach Bloodlust is a supernatural mystery, set in Malibu, California. Alex Duval makes you feel as if you are there with the main character, Jason, as he tries to begin a new life in Malibu.

Jason Freeman and his family moved, at the end of the summer, to Malibu, California from Fraster, Michigan. Jason was hoping for an adventure, what he got was more than he hoped for.

When Jason goes to school he notices all the kids looked perfect and unreal. He describes them as having: “dermatologist
Gary Powers
I'm not going to give any spoilers away on this fab book,all I'm going to say is it 100%Percent rocked like a bat out of hell.
McKenzie Templeton
Mar 02, 2015 McKenzie Templeton rated it really liked it
I'll agree with some of the other reviews I've read. Yes it's simple, yes there's nothing extremely differentiating between this novel and other vampire fiction and nothing really unique about it, but I did enjoy it.

The plot, like I've said, was very simple and expected. It is much like every other vampire novel out there. The greatest difference, however, is that the main character is a male, and making it even more unusual, the girl he is crushing on is the vampire. Usually in vampire novels,
Leigh Collazo
Nov 04, 2011 Leigh Collazo rated it did not like it
Shelves: read-in-2011

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POP-CULTURE COMPARISON: The Lost Boys meets Beverly Hills, 90210

WHAT I LIKED: First let me just say that I am totally over the vampire craze, even if my students are not. Last week, I was shelving books in my library and I came across this one. Being in a middle school, I started wondering why I ordered a book titled Bloodlust with a large martini on the front cover. When I looked in Titlewave for reviews and grade level recommendations, there were
Feb 09, 2009 Kerry rated it it was ok
Shelves: teen-novels
I had read this right after i had finished the Twilight series and Vampire Bech, Bloodlust just does not campare to it. Not even a fraction! The characters seen too imature to be likeable, with their teenage hormonal imbalances for sexual contact! It just had no feeling. No meaning.
Mar 20, 2016 Esther rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Boys who like vampires, girls who think that Alex pettyfer should be the main characters
Recommended to Esther by: I recommended myself
I loved the way it started out with Jason moving to a Miami/California location I was not sure which it was but I knew it was american and sunny. I liked the idea of it being read from a guys perspective, I read half way through twilight and got bored of belle's repetitive droning about life, Edward and wolfboy. So when I saw that there was a book about vampires from a guys POV, I was so happy. I marked it 3 stars because of the predictability of the book, I loved the rich gated community (if I' ...more
Dec 07, 2015 Ruby rated it it was amazing
I quite liked this book. It was kinda like Twilight, but better. It was a cool take on the whole 'modern day vampires', and I like how the author wrote it.
Danielle Folker
Feb 05, 2015 Danielle Folker rated it did not like it
very simple writing. very boring read.
Jadii Jadii
Dec 30, 2007 Jadii Jadii rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone who likes vampire myths
Shelves: vampire-beach
I first got this book from the library thinking that it was something to do when i'm really bored....

But as soon as i read the first page i was hooked on it. I absolutely think that this book was worth the five stars i gave it

I like the way the author made the character Jason, an ordinary person fall in love with Sienna, a vampire who can do a lot better thatn him.

Mar 15, 2015 Alice rated it liked it
You know what? This book series isn't that bad. The characters are kind of shallow and the writing is very simplistic but the stories/adventures are novel (which is fairly rare in a vampire type book). I liked the world Alex Duval created. What confuses me is that this book was written for a 14-16ish age range (maybe even younger--the writing was really bad) but there's a bunch of underage drinking, rule-breaking, parties and sexy times in this book. Adam is the coolest character: total film gee ...more
Jan 28, 2015 Ace rated it it was amazing
I read this book in one sitting and I found it very entertaining! The story follows the life of Jason as he moves to DeVere Heights, a place renowned for rich and stunningly attractive kids. When Jason finds the body of Carrie, his life is turned upside down. In a scheme to help his friend Adam Turnball, someone who lives beyond the gates of DeVere Heights, Jason discovers a terrifying truth, his new home in Malibu is home to several families of vampires and one of them, is a girl he is majorly ...more
May 08, 2009 BizarreLibrary rated it it was ok
Jason Freeman has moved across country to Malibu, California and he could not be more excited. He can’t wait to hang out at the beach and meet alot of new girls. After he starts school, he learns the typical high school hierarchy where the popular crowd runs the school. But this elite group is a bit different from the normal cheerleaders and jocks. After a girl washes up dead following a party, Jason is even more curious as to what makes this “in” crowd so different.

Based on the summary on the b
Jun 01, 2012 Pam rated it liked it
Shelves: 2012-read
I’ve read the first three books (out of 6) available in the “Vampire Beach” series. And while they do have continuity from one book to the next…they are relatively short and no one book seems to stand apart from any of the others, thus far.

The story centers around a family from the suburbs of Detroit who has moved to a small, gated community in Malibu, CA. The main character, Jason, befriends the police chief’s son, Adam, in addition to some of the “in” crowd. While at a party given by one of th
Omnibus featuring Bloodlust and Initiation, both first published in 2006.

Jason Freeman is stoked when his family relocates to DeVere Heights, Malibu. The kids at his posh new high school are surprisingly friendly, and pretty soon Jason's part of the in-crowd. He even gets to meet the hot-but-unattainable girl.

Then, the morning after one off-the-hook party, a girl washes up on the beach dead. There's no explanation - except a suspicious-looking bite mark on her body.

Now Jason has to admit that wh
Jun 07, 2011 Natshane rated it really liked it
I liked this book, although it sure took me a long time to get to the good part, but I find myself engrossed in the world of Vampires of Paradise.

Vampire Beach is a catchy name, and considering the characters are extremely wealthy and spohisticated, they should be called Vampire Brats, haha.

Nevertheless, I give this book a four because:

1. Unlike any other vampire romance I've read about, the protagonist is actually a boy! And I rarely read a story through the eyes of a human boy character, esp
Jennifer Wardrip
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I like vampire stories. If you've read any of my other reviews, you might already know that. Because of my prejudice, I dove into the first in the series of VAMPIRE BEACH books with high expectations. And I did enjoy it. Yes, it has some problems in execution, but more about that later. First the good stuff.

As BLOODLUST begins, high school senior, Jason Freeman, has just moved into an exclusive Malibu subdivision with his sister and their nouve
Amy H
Mar 11, 2013 Amy H rated it it was amazing
This was the best vampire book I have read. Nothing like any other books. Jason moved from Michigan to Malibu because his dad got a great job. Now they moved into devre heights. A gated community for the rich. He couldn't believe it.
Starting a new school was horrible enough. Sure enough he was befriended by a guy named Adam. Showed him the in and out of school. Adam told Jason that everyone hangs out by 2 groups the heights and the others. Jason didnt fit the heights but liked the outcome partie

Jason and his sister have just moved to Malibu - to a town full of rich kids whose lives revolve around money, fashion, cars and parties. Jason gets swept along by the excitement and is flattered to be included - and also very flattered by the apparent interest of the stunning Sienna. But these rich kids hide a dark secret and soon Jason finds that their parties involve a little more than the usual alcohol and music! When their secret is revealed, Jason has to decide if h
Jan 18, 2008 Yuwei rated it it was amazing
Shelves: sophmore-yr
This book was about a guy who is 18 and moves to California. While he is there, he became one of the popular guys because of the rich place that he lived. He got invited to many parties but found a dead body of a girl found the beach after the day of the yatch. He discovered that vampires were living amongst them.
This book was very interesting, it gave me a thought that we can live in harmony with other creatures in our environment, because the vampires were just like human. I thought the autho
Sep 27, 2007 Alan rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: everyone
16 yo Jason freeman and his family moves a devere heights, a place where celebrities live. Jason attends the school, and meets a guy name adam h, whose hobbie is recording the things people do each day in school. jason meets a girl he really likes and eventually ends up with the “cool” people. Jason starts going to parties hosted by the “coolest” guy in the school named brad. One night a girl ends up dead, who also happwened to be adams girl friend. Adam tries to convice Jason that most kids in ...more
Molly T
A typical trashy teen read. Not terrible. Not amazing. It was quick and as is typical with these kinds of books, the plot wasn't particularly well planned out, but truth be told, that isn't really what I'm looking for when I pick up a book about teens and vampires in Malibu.

It was sort of refreshing to get a male point of view, although I have to say if teenage males really think like Jason does, I'm concerned for our race, because it is clear he is one of the "good ones". Woofta. The descriptio
Dec 27, 2008 Patti rated it it was ok
Recommends it for: Twilight fans, with reservations
Shelves: read-in-2008, ya
There seemed to be a lot of set-up in this book. Jason and his family moved across the country from Michigan to Malibu Beach, California. They move into the exclusive gated community of DeVere Heights, which also seems to divide the high school groups. More set-up comes from Jason's first friend Alex, who does not live in DeVere, and his developing friendships with swim teammates and fellow DeVere residents. Mysterious things happen at some of the DeVere parties, becoming very mysterious when on ...more
Dec 07, 2013 Theresa rated it liked it
Nice teenage vampire series. It takes place in Malabu with a bunch of rich, beautiful and cool high school kids.

Jason and his sister Dani have just moved from Michigan into a exclusive DeVere Hights, a gated residential community. Having been on the swim team back at his previous school, Jason fits right in with his new teammates. His first new friend Adam seems to be everywhere filming a documentary of HS life. Then there's the gorgeous Sienna that draws Jason interest from the beginning insp
Mar 16, 2014 Aliyah rated it it was amazing
Okay, I know. Vampire Beach isn't really a very deep series that contains meaningful messages and themes, but I'll admit, it was fun to read. I actually liked the protagonist's love interest, which is quite rare. Despite all the teenage cliches with partying, make-out sessions in the hot tub, ect., I enjoyed reading all four books.
Dec 06, 2014 Lisa rated it really liked it
Shelves: books-i-own
Jason Freeman and his family move to Malibu, California. Upon the recommendation of his aunt they move into the Gated community of DeVere Heights. Where everything's fabulous from the parties to the people. And everyone's rich! But his new friends and love interest hides a big dark secret which he could lose his life over...

I love it! The main character being a guy was a breath of fresh air. And I've been a vampire fan since before the craze! It was an easy read and the writing was simple. But D
May 10, 2015 Ceejay rated it really liked it
It's a mystery. It's a vampire novel. It's a teen novel. It's very readable. It's much better then I ever expected to be. I'm ready to go on to the next book in this series. I'm surprised that The CW or WB hasn't picked up the TV rights to these books. VERY enjoyable!
Jun 09, 2011 Francisco rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 11th-grade
In this similar tale of love and vampires, the main character, Jason moves to Malibu with his family. He quickly hates Malibu while his family is completely overwhelmed by the beauty. As a Senior, Jason quickly finds his first crush in Malibu High. His crush is called Sienna. Even though she is drop dead gorgeous, there a two major flaws to her. The first one being that she is taken and secondly, she's a vampire! In his time in Malibu, he see's mysterious deaths that he connects to vampires. He ...more
Aug 29, 2016 Jamie rated it liked it
A 6 book series of teen novels that all follow onto each other, the writing is infitile at types but i still enjoyed them even though the sixth book doesn't really give full closure to the series
Oct 19, 2011 chucklesthescot rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: younger Twilight fans
Part of the new Glamorous Vampire books for younger teenagers and I found this to be way young for me. We have all the usual things in a YA book-the new kids moving to town, the glamorous popular kids that everyone wants to be 'in' with, the love story and of course they are all vampires. Nothing different or interesting here to set it apart from other books. Jason falls in love with his friend's vampire girlfriend and gets involved in chasing down a rogue vampire who is risking the exposure of ...more
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