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“A refreshing take on the vampire romance.”—Publishers Weekly, Starred

Are you up to your neck in bloodsucking vampire stories?

Tired of those tales about dentally enhanced dark lords?

Before I wrote this book I thought all vampires were night-stalking, fangpopping, bloodsucking fiends. Then I met Morning McCobb. He’s a vegan vampire who drinks a soy-blood substitute calle
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Paperback, 336 pages
Published August 11th 2009 by Delacorte Books for Young Readers (first published January 1st 2008)
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Janine
Aug 28, 2011 Janine rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This has got to be one of the most original vampire books I have ever read. If you're more of a Twilight, Vampire Diaries, and Vampire Academy reader than this won't be your cup of tea. Forget about hot vampires with six packs and strangely sensitive feelings - Morning is a scrawny comic book geek. While to some this may be a turn off, to me it was heavenly. Before you shut this off for its comic book references and lack of sparkly perfect vampires, take into consideration how much more realisti ...more
Robert Chartrand
Mar 25, 2009 Robert Chartrand rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fans of vampire novels; fans of stories on the rise of minority groups
Shelves: teen, fantasy, vamp-lit
This isn't your typical vampire novel. Nor is Morning McCobb, the star of the book, your typical vampire. Morning has just graduated from an Ivy League for Vampires. A school that teaches you how to control your blood lust, get past your irrational fear of the sun, and be able to live comfortably among mortals. After graduation, Morning is approached by the head vampire of the school and asked to be a part of a very special project: to be the first vampire to out himself to the general public. M ...more
Marya
Jul 08, 2008 Marya rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: teen-fantasy
How many obscure comic book references can you find in this book? The challenge is set!

Not only is this a light, humorous teen book about a vampire chosen to be the first to "come out" to the world, the author makes sure the writing has the teen creds to go with the plot (fake websites, current events, etc.) One of the best things about the book is how it follows through the absurdities of comic book situations to their logical conclusion: Why do vampires have epidex, a synthetic body suit they
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Susan
Dec 10, 2008 Susan rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: young-adult
Not great...especially now with so many vamp books on the market, everyone's a connoisseur and this one is unfortunately just sort of okay across the board...it's a little humorous but not very, the characters are sort of interesting yet not quite likable, and the opposite attract love story lacked (for lack of a better word) bite. I wouldn't say Stephenie Meyer is the gold standard, but with her books being so high-profile one has to at least keep up with her these days, and this one couldn't e ...more
Amanda
Sep 30, 2010 Amanda rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: vampire, ugh
Not your average vampire story. I picked this book up after reading the summary hopeing it would be a funny parody type book about vampires. There are so many puns and bad vampire references that I was physically eye rolling.
The story is about a 16 year old boy named.......MORNING. Yep, his name is Morning, which is the first of many names that gets completely beaten to a pulp. Anyways, Morning got bitten and turned into a vamp, he just graduated from vamp school and his principal has a job for
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Heather
Morning McCobb is an outcast vampire. He's 16 and a scrawny geek instead of a buff hottie like the rest of the vampires at the League. But that's why he is chosen to be the poster boy for the IV League's "coming out of the coffin" to humanity. But will his brush with fame be his undoing?

The good: It's a vampire book that focuses on a boy. The romance is not the center plot point. There is shape changing, but not a lot of other paranormal powers. It has funny parts.

The not-so-good: I didn't care
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karly
Aug 29, 2012 karly rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Suck It Up. The title really caught my eye when I first saw this book at a book sale. And the cartoony cover is cute too! But what made it 5 stars is the plot of the book. It's not your ordinary Vampire romantic blah. The story expands as it progresses which is so cool! Brian Meehl is one of the best.
VioLeT
Jan 15, 2009 VioLeT rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I'm sure Mr. Meehl did not intend to throw in the most cliched, sexist stereotypes of sex, virginity and gender, but by God, he managed to do it!
Rizal
Sep 12, 2015 Rizal rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
(I'm not quite sure if i want to give this 3 or 4 stars but I enjoyed it.)

Funny and enjoyable.

Heather
Jun 11, 2009 Heather rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: lonestars-09-10
I loved the idea of this book: Morning McCobb is a new vampire (10 months under his fangs) and has just graduated from the IVLeague (the "new school" vampire way...not feeding on humans) and has been chosen to be the guinea pig. He will be the first vampire to come out or expose himself and his powers to humans in hope of vampires and humans living together in harmony.
Great idea, right?
I don't know if it is just me, but I did not enjoy the book. I even found myself rushing through the last 100
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Caeligh
Jun 23, 2008 Caeligh rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book about a young vampire is great. All the vampires have been staying hidden in society and Morning is chosen as the 1st vampire to show himself. IT's really really good and a fast fast read.
Shirley :]
Nov 13, 2010 Shirley :] rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Summer
Jan 27, 2013 Summer rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: paranormal
Meet Morning McCobb:


He use to be a regular guy. You know, into comic books, wanted to be a firefighter, was an orphan. Typical teenager. Until he was bitten by a vampire. Now, he still the same old Morning. The only difference is he's spent the last 10months of his life in the middle of nowhere being taught how to be a normal vampire who doesn't go on blood-sucking rampages and can live among mortals, or as they call us, Lifers. He planned to spend the rest of his life playing video games and re
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Aaron
Jan 22, 2009 Aaron rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Morning McCobb has had a tough life. He has spent most of it in and out of the St. Giles Group Home for Boys and in foster homes. The only person who seemed to really stick around is Sister Flora, who ran the group home. When he is 16, he is finally placed with a good family, but things go horribly wrong on Thanksgiving Day, when a vampire strikes. His foster parents die, and he finds himself a vampire.

He ends up landing up in special training through the International League, where he really i
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Kristi
Jul 18, 2008 Kristi rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
At sixteen, Morning McCobb is a recent graduate of the IVL. No, Morning isn’t a genius. He is a sixteen-year-old vampire just graduating from the International Vampire League. But this League of Vampires isn’t what you would expect, their motto is to "drink culture, not life." They exist peacefully by blending in with humanity that is until now.

Morning McCobb is going to be the first to "come out of the closet." Morning is the kind of vampire the League has been waiting for. Young, nonthreatenin
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Ron Arden
Morning McCobb is a teen-aged vampire with a difference. He has never tasted blood, human or otherwise. He is a vegan vampire and drinks Blood-Lite, a soy-based blood alternative. With that as a premise, the book only gets better and better.

I loved this book, but then I love Christopher Moore's "Bloodsucking Fiends" and "You Suck" and of course Terry Pratchett's many vampires. The humor in this is great as Morning, a bit of an outcast, tries to graduate from Leaguer school and fly under the rada
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Raina
Jan 08, 2011 Raina rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition

Not great...especially now with so many vampire books on the market to choose from and compare to. This one is unfortunately just sort of okay across the board...it's a little humorous but not very, the characters are sort of interesting yet not quite likable, and the opposite attract love story lacked bite.

True, it's not your average vampire story which is why I picked this book up after reading the summary hoping it would be a vampiric parody, however, there are so many puns and bad vampire re
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Bailee
Suck it up is a really great book. This story is in the perspective of the main character, Morning McCobb. Morning is just recently graduating from International Vampire League. When they graduate they have to prove that they can shift into their chosen animal. Morning is the youngest out of everyone since he transformed into a vampire at an earlier age. He gets made fun of most of the time for being so small. He is also more of the geeky kind. After they graduate they are sent around the world ...more
Be
Dec 11, 2012 Be rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: best-books-ever
OK so where to Begin with this story....
The only way I know how is to give you guys a scenario,
Have you ever smelled really strong perfume and all you wanted was a breath of undisturbed fresh air? So you run from the stinky smelling perfumed gussied person and practically through your self out the nearest window just to get the gush of fresh air so you wont recoil.

Well this is what Suck It Up is, after reading eons of YA Vampire books and being shot with literature puke everything I read the lin
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WillowBe
May 23, 2011 WillowBe rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
At last, a romantic vampire book written by a guy. I think I prefer guys to write about male protag and vice versa. I liked this funny little book. This is another book I was able to download onto my ereader from my local library. Yea! It was different. Good world-building, I liked the vampires without the old-world hang-ups. And there is obviously the "seed" for a sequel. I thought this conceit was quite clever, as it harks back to several Dracula movies. I took it as a homage, not lack of crea ...more
Marie
Jul 30, 2009 Marie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Like a lot of readers, I'm a little "vampired out" these days. But when I read the jacket copy of SUCK IT UP, I was hooked. This book promised to be funny and clever and different. I'm happy to report it totally delivered. Morning McCobb has the misfortune to have become immortal at one of the most awkward times in a person's life...that acne prone insecure and awkward part of his adolescence. And he's frozen there forever. Yeah, I liked him instantly. When he becomes the poster-child for the va ...more
Chris Nick
Jan 09, 2013 Chris Nick rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
..... this book was horrible from the first page to the last. the reasons are simple. for starters they make so many lame jokes that only a very young child who has no sense in comedy would find funny. second the characters are all bland and underdeveloped. not one of them are interesting enough to save the book. i admit the premise is .....er.."unique" but it just blows up in your face after the first few chapters. this book is so bad it comes very close to making twilight look cool and that is ...more
Xustine Yee
Suck it up by Brian Meehl is about about a boy, Morning McCobb, and how he gets a chance of lifetime to live up to his dream from before he became a vampire. He is different from all the other vampires because he doesnt like the taste of human blood. He craves only vegetarian ones, which he creatively calls "Blood LIte".

Since he doesnt crave human blood, he is be able to interact with the human race with the help of Penny Dredful, his human manager.

This was an "ALRIGHT" book. nothing special s
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Dani
I now love the name Morning. This book was so good! It showed how a new perspective of being a vampire-how it can really ruin your life. Also how a story of vampires doesn't have to be totally gruesome and life threatening: these vampires (well most of them) wanted to make peace with the humans. That was a huge difference I noted when I started the book.

Another change I liked was how they had eight different forms they could take. I don't remember all of them, but some are the hider, swimmer, r
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Wendy
Dec 03, 2009 Wendy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This not-so-sexy or powerful or anything special young vampire is trapped in his lanky teen years- never to mature, never to achieve his dreams. To his suprise, he has been chosen to be the poster boy for the new generation of soy-blood drinking vamps that would like to come out to of the coffin so-to-speak...maybe even have their own vampire pride parade.

The problem is that not every vamp wants to come out. In fact, one is more than ready to kill to keep things as they are.

I was really pleased
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Robin
Well, I finished reading this one on my lunch hour today. Although it's fantasy since vampires don't really exist, this is done in a very realistic fashion with the protagonist, Morning McCobb, having grown up in an orphanage in NYC, goes with a foster family for Thanksgiving and then gets "turned" into a vampire! And then he finds himself inside Leaguer Mountain where vampires are educated on how to assimilate themselves into society. So he's all set to just continue living his life by blending ...more
K.Butler
I love all things vampire, so this take on the vampire spin was just mediocre for me. There were some new ideas that I liked: Worldwide Out Day for vampires, a soft-hearted vampire with no bloodlust, and vampires envying mortals for being able to still pursue their dreams. Kind of ho-hum. Not sure if I will grab the sequel or not.
I did, however, love and appreciate the artistry of this line so much, I have to share it - "Watching her approach, he remembered that she didn't just walk, she conque
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Katrina
Dec 05, 2016 Katrina rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: hard-copies
I'm the type of person who really enjoyed Twilight (considering it was the first book series I ever read and didn't know any better) and Vampire Academy, so really I should have known better going into this. I read plenty of reviews saying I wasn't going to enjoy this, but I blew them off and thought "I love almost every vampire book I've ever read. This is a vampire book, therefore I should enjoy it just like all the others," but I was very wrong. The writing was very slow, I didn't care for ve ...more
Aiesys Mial
I enjoyed this book it was something I could settle with."Suck it up" is a bout a teen vampire on the road to help save his kind .I would recommend this to any boy or girl ages 12-up. Anyone who likes dark comedy with adventure this would be your book
Devin
Apr 13, 2015 Devin is currently reading it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: suck-it-up
Our young hero Morning McCobb is not your average teenager and far from your common vampire, he hates blood. It's almost funny how committed to his diet he is. Instead of this bloodsucking, teenage, killing machine, drinking blood he drinks a non-fat Blood-Lite substitute, because he'd rather die than drink real blood. He (along with the rest of the Vampire league) resides in leaguer Mountain, where he was trained to hone his vampire abilities and cravings. Usually a kid like him wouldn't be mad ...more
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