I don’t know why but I thoroughly enjoy dark literature about obsessions and crazy people, it just makes me all tingly on the inside. I usually searchI don’t know why but I thoroughly enjoy dark literature about obsessions and crazy people, it just makes me all tingly on the inside. I usually search for books about such things but many times, I’m left empty-handed, with no success whatsoever.
When I read the description of this book, I was interested. I didn’t particularly have any big expectations of it but at the same time I did because after reading an amazing fanfiction (lolwhut?) about a stalker, I have been constantly searching for something similar and perhaps better. I knew this would be different and I wasn’t wrong, it is quite different.
While the man we observe is in fact obsessed with a girl, he is not particularly hiding from her or scared to approach her, he just doesn’t, of course, until he kidnaps her. The interactions between the two mains is quite calm, most of the time, which is unusual but refreshing in a sense that we encounter mostly calm conversations between the two and also it is very surprising how Caliban treats Miranda, and how she is not just a sex object to him. However, it is obvious that she is still an object that is part of his collection.
I felt the book was moving along nicely, until I reached part 2, or Miranda’s part and was slightly disappointed because the book’s dynamic slowed down so much, I was actually really close to putting it away because I was so disinterested with her. However, after you get through a few of her entries, you slowly begin to understand her more and more, until you are hooked.
The book is a pretty easy read that you can gallop through quickly and is also not long or heavy, so that makes it easier to read outside, which is exactly what I did.
Overall, I did enjoy this novel, though it was not what I was expecting. It became a little boring in the middle, however, it was generally easy to get through, without feeling that you just read a paragraph of ‘I-don’t know-what-this-person-is-talking-about’. Also, the ending was amazing, in my opinion, it was probably all I could ask for but it did leave me wanting more.
Eight Grade Bites is about Vladimir Tod, who is half human, half vampire. His parents died in a house fire and Vlad blames himself for turning the al Eight Grade Bites is about Vladimir Tod, who is half human, half vampire. His parents died in a house fire and Vlad blames himself for turning the alarm off and letting them die. The only two people that know his vamprire identity are his best friend Henry and his aunt Nelly, who was actually Vlad's mother really close friend and decided to look after Vlad after his parents dies. Vlad does not feed on human blood from humans but from blood banks that Nelly gives him. She steals them from the hospital(she is a nurse). Vlad thinks that his teacher Otis is after him and wants to kill him but actually he is his uncle and wants to help him. D'Ablo the president of Elysia- the secret vampire society wants to kill Vlad but Vlad kills first. During this book I made a text-to-text connection to the Twilight saga. Even though not a particular book the Eight Grade Bites is similar in a way to the Twilight saga, they face problems of vampires who want to kill them just like Vlad. I give this book 5 stars because I love the plot and the idea of half vampire. I would recommend this book to people who like vampire stories....more
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