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Vampire University

(Vampire University #1)

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3.27  ·  Rating details ·  1,477 ratings  ·  108 reviews
Constantly moving as she grew up, Taylor had learned the hard way how to blend in wherever she went. But when she moves to VanCamp University for her freshman year of college, she immediately finds herself at the center of attention of nearly everyone she encounters. From the charismatic and mysterious Evans twins, to her quirky, clingy roommate Hannah, it seems that the p ...more
Paperback, 236 pages
Published June 7th 2012 by Createspace Independent Pub
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Noor Lightwood
Some events felt a bit forced , the idea of the story has been over used in the vampire genre, although I think it is one of the few good execution for it .
I had zero expectations for this book so I should have enjoyed it more but I really didn't, it was good but I don't care about it enough to finish it even though I actually think it would get better throughout the series if not in the end of this book.
Emily
Feb 21, 2013 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars

This was a good book, though I did have a few problems with it. Some of the events seemed a bit forced, and some where a bit anticlimatic. You can definitely tell this book was meant as more of an intro into the series then a daring series beginner. It came across as being more like a glossary at times with a bit of action, giving you background and other important info that will be useful to remember for future books. Even the conflicts were set up to be fully resolved in later books a
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Chris
Jul 20, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I enjoyed this book. There is some really great dialogue relative to the usual kindle books I've picked up from new authors.
Megan
The story started out interesting, but it very quickly became tedious to read. Taylor was a boring main character, she didn't seem to think for herself much at all. I got this book for free on Amazon, but it's not one I'd recommend nor do I see myself continuing with the series.
Alex Latham
Apr 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Book 23 complete.
Mandy
I picked Vampire University up as a kindle freebie from amazon a long while ago but only recently got around to reading it. Taylor lost both her parents when she was a child so growing up was tough now she’s ready to start her freshman year of college at VanCamp University. Her roommate is super outgoing and a little on the weird side but not in a bad way. She also right off the bat encounters the Evans brothers one is desperate to get to know other the other wants her to stay away from his brot ...more
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D.M. Dutcher
Jul 30, 2012 rated it liked it
A fun, brisk read that's a little light on the world-building and plot. I found I liked it more than I should, maybe because the characters are pretty good.

Taylor has just arrived at VanCamp university. She's looking forwards to start college, and is assigned a dorm and a roommate, the pixie-ish Hannah. Hannah's friendly, if a little bossy. She also meets the clowning, charmer Eric and his gloomy twin Joe. Unfortunately neither Joe nor Eric are what they seem-both are vampires, and Eric is takin
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Racheal Munoz
Aug 12, 2015 rated it it was ok
It wasn't bad...per say it just also wasn't very good. The writing is akin to something I would equate to the k-12 years in that it just was not very refined or polished. The dialogue was corny and often trite. The pacing was, well,wasn't really any pacing things just happened, and then happened, and then happened again. I might recommend this for someone still in middle school who was interested in the Twilight type vampires (that is to say not vampires at all).

The only real "exciting" parts w
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M
Aug 16, 2012 rated it liked it
It's a good storyline, but there were a few glaring mistakes that the author should have caught. Like, using one name for another in the story, that happened a couple of times, Hannah said, and it should have been Taylor said. The whole thing about the school being on an island wasn't mentioned until the end of the book--several times during the book it was mentioned that they were in a city... but nothing about an island. It was confusing that it was never mentioned before. I would have liked t ...more
Tayla Robichaud
Dec 18, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2014
Good but not great. I liked it enough that I want to read the next one, but it was all very strange.

Liked: I really like the plot. And the writing is good.

Disliked: it was waaayyy too fast and way too much information. She said she was in the dark but she knew a lot of stuff
Blessin Franklin
Great book

It was so good, can't wait to read the rest of it probably as good as the last one
Beverlymck
Jan 03, 2016 rated it liked it
I enjoyed this book. Always a surprise with what the characters actually were. Secrets!! I'll be looking forward to reading the next in the series
Carla Simoes
Oct 16, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2017, own-ebook, kindle
I obtain this book free of charges from Amazon and i have it for quite some time in my TBR list. It is a new to me author and i think i have already heard about this series but i'm not sure where or when.

So i decided to read it this month but i have to say i regret this decision.... The book has a easy to read language and a very simple writing that you can read without thinking to much about it, yet i think this is a very confusing book. Let me explain it a little bit better, in the first book
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Mummy's Naughty Corner
Cover :- 3 stars
Sex/steaminess :- N/A
Story line :- 3 stars
Characters :- 3 stars
Overall rating :- 3 stars

Personal rating :- 3 stars

Book Pairing:- N/A
Did it give me a book hangover :- No
Is this a review book or personal read :- Personal read

Why I chose this book?

I'm always looking for the next harry potter type book and I came across this on Amazon so gave it a try.

What I liked about this book.

The book was ok. The characters were set well and the story had promise.

What I didn't like about this boo
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Rayne
Nov 11, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
2.5 stars. It wasn’t too bad. A quick read. Some of the events felt forced and the dialogue stilted. I just kept waiting for more. Very anti-climatic at times. The characters, scene building and storyline had so much potential to be so much more.
Takiyah Dudley
Jul 11, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ebook
a decent story with great potential, unfortunately the story gets lost on the over descriptive actions of the characters. its still with the read, & im hoping things improve with the rest of the series.
Mandy Stump
Okay read

Not really a fan of this book. Way to confusing. Nothing was as it seemed. Taylor seemed a little childish. Also hated that it switched POV without any warning or page break. Won't be reading any of the other books.
☆☆Hannah☆☆
This was an okay read. I've read better but I've read worse. At first I wasn't sure how I would feel Taylor made me mad with how she was acting. Thankfully she got better. As the book along the plot got better too. I will at least read the next book to see where the author is going with this.
Britt
Jan 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is absolutely phenomenal! I enjoyed reading every second of this book, I will love to read the others too!
Kelsey
Oct 27, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I have to say, I'm a little disappointed in this book. It has a really good premise but there is nothing to the plot until you get to the end. For a book set in a college setting, it is very docile and I think meant more for younger readers. I don't mean a book needs swearing and sex on every page to make it a more adult read. For me, it was the word choice and the lack of a plot that threw me off. You can definitely tell it is a first in a series. There is a lot of information about vampires an ...more
Maryam Dinzly
Nov 29, 2014 rated it it was ok
I debated for a few minutes between giving this book 2 or 3 stars. I would have given it 2.5 stars had I actually use half stars but, in the end I decided to give this a 2-stars rating. Why? The whole book pretty much slides downhill page after page.

I like vampires well enough, but what I liked better would be supernatural beings in SCHOOLS. So, when Vampire University was an Amazon freebie, I knew I had to pick it up. BUT. Disappointed much? This book was already a flop since the first page, bu
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Mia LeNae
Ummmm...

*SPOILERS...I think??*

Ok so I get that this is a YA series. I've read plenty. At this point in my review I'm about at 74% through the story. And nothing has happened. Or more like the story is just dragging along. No backstory no explanations.
The last two chapters finally tell you what some of the characters are, then the book just ends. I know a cliffhanger when I see one, this was not it. Just ended on a sentence with the former dean now an extra personality in Eric's head...huh?
So I
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Rebecca
I can honestly say I haven’t read anything like this, and I wasn’t expecting it to be what it was; it was an original and a very enjoyable read.

The main character is Taylor a perfectly normal girl constantly moving but then she gets to University hoping to make a clean break. But the university she goes to just happens to have a history all on its own; within the first few days she is targeted by a very powerful vampire. She learns the secrets of the university and finds out she may have some o
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Josheka
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Vampire University was short and quick. I expected a bit more from this novel, but nonetheless, it was good enough for a one-time read.

The story was interesting and the moment I started it, I was eager to read more. It had my full interest for a while but the pace was just so faaaaaaaaaaaast! One moment Taylor is entering the VanCamp University and in the next she has already started fighting the main villain of the story. It was good but I wish there was some m
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Manda
Dec 29, 2014 rated it it was ok
I can't say I really enjoyed Vampire University but I started it and I wanted to finish it because I hate leaving a book unfinished. It start off well and during the beginning I did consider possibly reading the rest in the series but around 35% onwards it went from slow and gentle to quite fast. So through most of the story it felt rushed and because of this the characters didn't have a chance to develop and grow. Taylor at the end stranding up for herself I had a hard time believing because th ...more
Kristen
Apr 13, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kindle
I'll admit that this book intrigued me. The concept of a vampire heavy university caught my eye and I knew I had to read it. This book speaks about many different paranormal beings (Vamps, druids, leprechauns, gargoyles to name a few) in the context of your every day university student.

I found that this book was good for getting and holding my attention, but I didn't find that it really went anywhere. It seemed just to be a lead in for the next book (which I haven't read). I'm on the fence on w
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Kristen
Dec 26, 2014 rated it really liked it
Taylor is ready to start her freshman year at VanCamp University. Her first friend is the super friendly roommate who seems to want to stay by her side at all times. Taylor wants to blend in, but it seems like she can't. Especially when a guy like Eric who's instantly attracted to her and insists on a date with her. The roommate as well as Eric's twin brother, Joesph aren't happy for some reason. When the date with Eric goes horribly wrong, she knows that something's really wrong with Eric. She ...more
Bob Boze
Vampire University is listed under children’s fairy tales so, I’m honestly not sure why I read it. But, I did and frankly would not rate it as a children’s book. Young adult perhaps but certainly not for children.

All that aside, it was a cute, very quick and easy read. Character development was minimal and you need to figure out Taylor, Hannah and the Evans twins on your own. That however, is not difficult since there is little depth to any of them. The plot is also pretty simple, with a few twi
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2OCC Reviews
Aug 18, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: alice
This is a good series starter, it introduces us to the characters, but doesn't give us much background information of any of them..
Vampire university is a refreshing take on vampires and mystical creatures. I haven't read many books with gargoyles and leprechauns so this was quite nice.
This was quite a quick, enjoyable and easy read, everything seems to happen within just a few days.
Taylor is a pretty good character yet I was hoping she'd have a bit more oomph about her..
The ending confused me
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