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You're So Vein (Novels Of The Others #14)

3.92 of 5 stars 3.92  ·  rating details  ·  3,012 ratings  ·  90 reviews
Ava Markham is beautiful, savvy, chic, and more at home with Kate Spade than with the idea of fangs and fur. She can't get quite used to the fact that some of closest friends have crossed over to the Other side. Then one night she is attacked by a rogue vampire, and her deepest fears are realized when her body begins a dangerous transformation from human to immortal--a cha ...more
Paperback, 327 pages
Published March 31st 2009 by St. Martin's Press
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Julie (jjmachshev)
Another hot read from Christine Warren. In "You're So Vein" she finally gives us the story of Ava--the most high-maintenance diva of all the original 'fantasy fix' girls. Ava has an issue with Others, so imagine what happens when she's attacked by a vampire, saved by another vampire, and then finds herself falling in love with her savior? Let's just say, "It ain't pretty."

Warren writes with a lot of humor and much of it is also bitingly sarcastic (which I adore). The verbal daggers thrown and ex

The 7th book in the Others series was actually quite good, with Ava not being my fave character on the grounds that she was always a bitch, drinking too much hatearade. Finally she gets her own book and she was exceptionally funny and quite ironic that the things she has hated she become one. IN THE FACE!!!!!!!

I am not gonna go into details about others, they are supernatural beings our vamps, wolves, witches blah blah blah. Humans know about their existenc
No stranger to the supernatural world, Ava Markham is prejudice against it none the less… until one fateful night when she gets attacked by a vampire.

Chancing upon Ava who had been left for dead, Vladimir "Dima" Rurikovich finishes the job of bringing her to the other side- and falls for the strong, ice queen who melts his heart like none before her.

Dima, sent from the old world to control and apprehend a rogue Vampiress, soon discovers that said Vamp is the one responsible for the attack on Ava
I would call this my first disappointment from Christine Warren. I have very much enjoyed all of the previous books of The Others series (with a minor let down in "The Demon You Know"), but this one did not grab me at all. First and foremost, my major issue was with heroine Ava Markham. I didn't like her. At all. Nope. Flawed characters are great because most of the time you get to see their redemption, or their hidden softer side, or the terrible reasons that made them as they are. Not so with ...more
Good read. For those of us who started with the world of the Others back in the Fantasy Fix ebook days [fyi: Fantasy Fix was rewritten as One Bite With a Stranger] it's good to finally see Ava fall. Her sarcastic 'Queen Bitch' attitude is alive and well - even though it takes a hit when she is violently turned from human to vampire. Her teeth-grinding suppression of her prejudices and fears of the Others community, even and perhaps especially her dearest friends, makes becoming a vampire herself ...more
Ava Markham, one of the girls in the "in" group, is a sarcastic bitch, who only the other girls love. All their husbands tolerate her because they don't want to upset their wives. She has deep seated reasons for her obnoxiousness - dysfunctional childhood, international model when she was 13, so everyone wanted a piece of her, etc etc.

Dima, an 800 yr old vamp over from old country on a special mission to bring down a criminal insane vamp meets Ava just as she is turned against her will by a rogu
Laura the Highland Hussy
I think it's really hard to like a book when I don't really like the main character. I know we're supposed to grow to like her, but I didn't, and the attraction between Dima and Ava is there, but there is no love. It's like they just are attracted to each other and then they're in love, the back story got more attention than their story, which is unusual. Idid like the "others" who were in the background (Missy and Graham, Tess and Rafe, Noah got a guest spot, and even Reggie and Misha from One ...more
Aug 28, 2010 Ally rated it 3 of 5 stars
Shelves: 2010, ebook
I'm really not reading this series in order, I keep missing books and I'm not sure why.

Ava Markham is beautiful, savvy, chic, and more at home with Kate Spade than with the idea of fangs and fur. She can’t get quite used to the fact that some of closest friends have crossed over to the Other side. Then one night she is attacked by a rogue vampire, and her deepest fears are realized when her body begins a dangerous transformation from human to immortal—a change she cannot survive without the help
This book had promise but went nowhere. It had good bones for the characters but really didn't flesh them out. The big bad vampire woman could have been really evil and crazy but unfortunately we didn't get to meet her until way at the end of the book. Way to much time was taken up with ava and dima in bed. Also the conflict with ava becoming a vamp against her will could have been developed more. Also her friend attitudes about her becoming a vamp, they knew she didn't like the others and yet t ...more
I aaaah ..don't know for some reason I couldnt get my head in this one but bravooooooooo to others that thought it was great! The heroine/ Ava Markham stood out for me when I read(ooooh I love this book it's my babee) BIG BAD WOLF/Christine Warren..I was soooo excited couldnt wait to see Ava Markham in ur own book(she was somewhat of a complex creature..she's a strong minded woman but good goodness some of the things she did was a bit senseless but then again her character was true to life..Ther ...more
I really did like this book. I love the series and I have not had any problems with any other character as much as I did with Ava. She irritated me so bad in the last book with Reggie, that the second I found out this book was about her, I brought it back to the library. I forced myself to start reading it again after about a month without it. I loved Dima, but Ava really irritated me through the book until she realized she was being a spoiled rotten brat and making everyone around her miserable ...more
The book seemed like an interested premise to a great author. I was wrong. The high maintenance, whiny Ava was really just a irredeemable bitch in sheep's clothing. The author tries to explain Ava the way she is, but it doesn't save her as a character for me. The plot was really thin and boring. The sex was steamy enough, and I liked the way it was written. The character had a good chance of being sexy, but he fell flat for me. At the end of the novel, he reminds me of a doormat for Ava. I didn' ...more
3.5 stars really, at least. I have been working my way through this series partly to get to this book. Though have been very much enjoying the trip, was eager to get to Ava's story, as her other 4 best friends' stories were dealt with way earlier in the series. Ava is a difficult character to like, and there were many moments in this book that I still didn't like her. I bet this was a fun one to write though.
I wanted a fun and light read and this book delivered. I can't say it's a great read, but I like it and enjoyed Ava's bitchiness. :) She remained true to her former appearances in the previous books, which isn't that common when a "bad" character is made the leading one in his/her own story. On the other side, Dima was kind of bland, but - as I said - I was looking for a relaxing experience.
Ava was a cold, prejudiced and not very likeable heroine. But she's also fiercely loyal, fearless and that's why she can still bag herself a yummy vampire.

Not a bad read, the jumping timeline when reading in publication order is a bit all over the place though. Probably would have been much better off reading in chronological order instead.
It was pretty good, except Ava got on my nerves basically constantly; her 'I'm better than everyone else and all the Others are evil and stupid' attitude that she had for almost the whole book annoyed me to no end.
Unfortunately I have read a rash of these fluffy novels lately in which the female protagonist is an absolute asshole. This is one of them. I guess authors are trying to make them "sassy" but the just come off as unlikable and someone you want to bitch slap. To be fair she did set this character up as a dick from the very beginning so it is something you know is coming - there are no surprises. But still, it wouldn't have hurt to have seen the character mellow a bit once she got more comfortable ...more
Lenna Wright-Berry
This is the last of the Fantasy fix BFF's. Ava Markham has pressure all around her but her company of models and her aging. Everything was going like her everyday until she is assaulted by a murderous vamp but she is rescued by a vampire slayer named Vladimir Rurikovich, but she is now one of the undead and its up to Vlad to teach her the vamp ways. Ava and Vlad fight nonstop until he mans up and show her how he feels. Vlad is on a mission to find a certain vampire that he has been hunting down ...more
I love Christine Warren's books, and this one was no exception. It was quite different than the previous books in that the heroine was not easy to relate to, and frankly kind of a b*tch. It is a credit to Ms. Warren's writing ability to create a story for such a character and make it work. I did end up liking Eva in a probably-wouldn't-be-your-friend-in-real-life sort of way. The one real complaint I have is that despite the fact that the book seemed to lean toward her point of view more than Di ...more
Oct 05, 2009 Dorri rated it 4 of 5 stars
Shelves: smut
Ava Markham is successful, savvy, chic and happy to be human. As the world of the Others intrudes more and more into her life, she finds herself clinging to her humanity. This all changes the night she sneaks out of her freinds house, because she feels like the lone human in the room, and ends up attacked by a vampire. Unfortunatly Ava isn't the kind of woman to sit by and idly let a vampire kill her, so she bite him in an effort to leave a mark on her killer. Even with such a small amount of bl ...more
Oleta Blaylock
It is not often that I find a character that I am not fond of in a story, especially a heroine. Ava is that exception. She is such a stuck up, arrogant, rude and stubborn person that I am not sure why she has any friends. Ava was part of the original five characters that started the series. She was the only one that had not had a HEA. At this point in the story, several years after the last of the friends has married an Orther, Ava has managed to alienate just about everyone. She tells the woman ...more
Suzanne the Mighty (Under the Covers Book blog)
This is part of the "Others" series, and so far it is my least favourite. This was because it was quite slow at the beginning and then alot of things happen all of a sudden at the end and before you know it you have reached the last page. Also, although the character of Ava Markham, the heroine, was quite well realized, both from her appearences in the previous books and the characterization in this book, the character of Dima, the hero, wasn't very distinct. He was a bit of a flat cookie cutter ...more
Huh, after the last book, this one was a relief. Well, that plus Ava finally got caught. Hah!

There's just one little bitty thing though; if only a few drops starts the turn, then how does the periodic consumption of blood allow a human servant to remain human while extending his or her life? This was a ah...topic a few books ago ya know; a human girlfriend was kidnapped by the whatevers of light and truth. She'd been the vampire's girlfriend for over 40 years and looked like she was in her 20s.
Christine Warren has created a world in which the “Others” exist; werewolves, vampries, shifters, demons, fae – anything you can imagine from your days of fairytales exist in the world created by Warren. Each book in the series The Others tells of a specific person in this world – most we see in other books that interact with characters we read about, some exist solely in one particular book and we don’t see him or her again in the rest of the series. You’re So Vein tells of Ava Markham, a preju ...more
Silver James
You're So Vein just might be my favorite book of the series. While Ava Markham is my least favorite of the original characters, her character arc in this story is touching--making me both cry and laugh. Christine Warren is a master of snark and that's prevalent in this installment as well. Ava has certainly met her match in vampire Vladimir "Dima" Rurikovich and I found myself liking him quite a lot. The author added a nice twist to the story as she involved some of the "stand-by" characters. I ...more
Barbara ★
I was disappointed in this book. Unlike others in the series, this one was just bleh and boring. Not much happened and it took well over half the book to even get interesting. Heck the bad guy (well gal really) didn't even make an appearance until the last quarter of the book and then she wasn't all that big and bad anyway. (view spoiler) The only real action in the entire book was in the final pages. Ava was a complete ...more
Tahle serie je uplne nahlavu. Nektere dily v sobe maji vtip a zapletku a jine jsou zas tak zatracene nudne a otravne, ze me prijde, jako by to psaly dve autorky. Wtf.
Janette Bergen
I was prepared not to like this book because of Ava. I didn't like her at all.
I was pleasantly surprised, love Dima & how he handled Ava. 5 stars! Lived it
In this 14th book the storyline was okay. I really enjoyed all the friends in this story, I think they outshine Ava & Dima. I liked Ava's attitude. I think Ava & Dima characters could have been better. I been waiting for Ava's story since I finished all her other friends but I think Ava's story could have been better.
Mar 25, 2014 Cindy added it
Loved this one. Loved the main character. Little spitfire she was. Cracked me up in quite a few places. Actually laughed out loud .
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Born and raised in coastal New England, Christine Warren lived in the South and the Mid-Atlantic before hopping to the other side of the country to take up the life of a transplant in the Pacific Northwest. She completely bypassed those states in the middle due to her landlocking phobia. Hmm, need to research a scientific term for that...

When not scrambling frantically to complete her latest writi
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Novels Of The Others (1 - 10 of 15 books)
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  • Big Bad Wolf (The Others, #2)
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