Bite Somebody Else by Sara Dobie Bauer, the hilarious sequel to Bite Somebody, is the undead rom-com you didn’t know you needed.
Here’s what you willBite Somebody Else by Sara Dobie Bauer, the hilarious sequel to Bite Somebody, is the undead rom-com you didn’t know you needed.
Here’s what you will find within the pages of Bite Somebody Else:
1. Literal LOLs. Both of these books are some of the funniest I’ve ever read, and Bauer keeps the laughs coming just as well in this sequel.
2. Sexy times. These are adult books, but the sexy scenes are fairly clean – though Imogene’s urges and desires are far from tame. (What I mean to say is: this book has swoony romance and smexy fun times, but it’s not as smutty as, say, the ACOTAR series.)
3. Bad-Ass Ladies. The women in Bite Somebody Else are really fantastic, diverse characters — each with their own personality quirks, desires, urges, and passions. But the one thing they all have in common is their unwillingness to take crap from anybody. Hell yeah! They would all probably fist-pump at the new “Wonder Woman” movie as much as I did.
4. A fun escape! More than anything else, this book is just a fun escape from reality. Bauer takes you to the warm, sandy beaches of Florida – where the booze is always flowing and fruity-flavored, and the guys are even hotter than the weather.
Funny, sexy, and whip-smart, Bite Somebody Else is a hilarious romp through the trials of vampire romance and what it means to be your own hero and still fall for the swoony British guy....more
Such an excellent collection of original stories & illustrations from kids -- there's literally something for every young reader here! And it coulSuch an excellent collection of original stories & illustrations from kids -- there's literally something for every young reader here! And it couldn't benefit a better cause. ...more
Unabashedly witty and charming, Bite Somebody by Sara Dobie Bauer is what you’d get if John Hughes and Amy Heckerling teamed up to write a vampire romUnabashedly witty and charming, Bite Somebody by Sara Dobie Bauer is what you’d get if John Hughes and Amy Heckerling teamed up to write a vampire rom-com. Bauer’s book is whip-smart, funny as hell, and utterly adorable.
Celia is quirky and endearing as the reluctant newbie vampire, and her unlikely BFF Imogene is endlessly delightful. As the romantic foil, Ian is perfectly swoon-worthy and lovably dorky in equal parts. And the villainous Danny is the perfect fodder for Celia to face down as she gets her fangs under control, and starts taking control of her undead life.
Bauer has a knack for comedic writing, and her humor carries the book from start to finish — with bits of drama, danger, romance (both sweet and steamy), and friendship interjected throughout for what is, ultimately, a totally fun, engaging read. The characters and the comedy draw you in, and the characters and their dilemmas see you through to the very last page.
I loved every bit of this book. Though written for adults, none of the mature content is too graphic; so this would be perfectly appropriate for older teens, as well. And in fact, Celia does experience her own coming-of-age story throughout the course of Bite Somebody; but rather than transitioning from adolescence to adulthood, Celia transitions from her human life (which, let’s face it, was rather droll and depressing) into her vampire life, where she learns to embrace her identity, her sexuality, and her thirst for life....more
A new fairy tale for a new generation of readers, The Girl in the Tower by Lisa Schroeder will charm you with its big heart, sweet story, and enchantiA new fairy tale for a new generation of readers, The Girl in the Tower by Lisa Schroeder will charm you with its big heart, sweet story, and enchanting writing.
Full embracing the classic ingredients of a good fairy tale, Schroeder weaves a lovely and charming story about a small girl with a big spirit, and how her kindness and courage help her to change her fate and save a kingdom.
Remember that beautiful quote from Disney’s live action Cinderella movie last year? “Have courage & be kind.” I think that’s the kind of message that Violet’s mother would pass onto her, just as Cinderella’s mother did.
Schroeder has lovingly captured the spirit and heart that makes so many classic fairy tales so beloved after all these years. The Girl in the Tower is sure to become a classic for future generations of readers.Nicoletta Ceccoli’s beautiful illustrations help bring Schroeder’s story to life. The truly enchanting result of this combination is that not only does The Girl in the Tower make for an excellent book for middle grade readers on their own — it’s also an excellent read aloud story for younger readers and their parents to share together.
Clearly a labor of love, Schroeder’s passion for this story shines through every page....more
An irreverent and compellingly unique story about death, grieving, and moving on, I Woke Up Dead at the Mall by Judy Sheehan successfully mixes the maAn irreverent and compellingly unique story about death, grieving, and moving on, I Woke Up Dead at the Mall by Judy Sheehan successfully mixes the macabre and morose with a lighthearted twist on the afterlife.
Most books that deal with death and grieving tend to be on the dark, serious side. I Woke Up Dead at the Mall is a unique — and quite frankly, brilliant — combination of that dark, serious side with an uplifting, lighthearted twist. The result is an optimistic outlook on this macabre theme. What’s more, Sheehan does so without ever getting into that murkiest of subjects: religion.
I Woke Up Dead at the Mall is more about coming to terms with a great loss — in this case, the characters’ own human lives — and finding peace to move on. It’s a backwards way of looking at grief, and that’s what makes this book work so brilliantly!
Sheehan cleverly turns the subject upside down, and narrates her story from the perspective of the deceased, rather than the bereaved. The twist still portrays the challenge and heartache of grief and loss, but leaves room for some irreverence, tasteful humor, and lightness. The combination is an easy to read, accessible book about death that is enjoyable.
Also, Sheehan’s afterlife limbo for murdered teens is the freaking Mall of America. The humor and writing in this book is just so damn witty. It adds an unexpected but delightful spice to a book about an otherwise very serious subject: death, and solving a murder. I mean, the smarts involved just in thinking up such a wildly unexpected combination deserves some applause.
I Woke Up Dead at the Mall may inspire a few tears — but more likely, it will inspire a smile, a few laughs, and a warm, fuzzy feeling....more