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Bloody Little Secrets (Bloody Little Secrets #1)

3.69  ·  Rating details ·  1,210 Ratings  ·  125 Reviews
17-year-old Vicky Hernandez has a big problem. She's dead. Or not quite. After discovering she's been turned into a vampire, she tries to settle into a quiet suburb of Chicago and return to a normal life.
If only she could stop wanting to bite her boyfriend. Not to mention she is dying to find out who turned her, and why. She doesn't have to wait long before they come to h
Paperback, 274 pages
Published May 26th 2011 by DarkSide Publishing (first published April 28th 2011)
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Karly Kirkpatrick's "Bloody Little Secrets" pretty much follows every standard troupe of the YA paranormal vampire genre to a tee. For this reason, there were so many times I wanted to put down this book and put myself out of the misery of reading it because I knew just about everything that was going to happen and then some. I decided to stick with it because I haven't read many vampire novels with a Latina MC, and because I hoped that the story would go in a different direction than where its ...more
Missy LaRae
Apr 26, 2012 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: books-i-own
The premise of this story was intriguing. Vicky Hernandez wakes up in a coffin and fights her way out of the coffin. She's been freshly buried and freshly dug up by someone who is a vampire but he dies literally a page and a half into the story so we never find out more about that angle. Why did he dig her up? Why didn't he just open the coffin?

Vicky runs to a nearby house where she sucks down the blood of an older couple and steals the woman's clothing because her prom dress that she was burie
May 11, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Bloody Little Secrets was an extremely easy book to get drawn into from the beginning. Main character Vicky wakes up in a coffin and can't figure out how she ended up there. We follow her through her journey of discovering she is now dead, or more accurately, undead - a vampire, to be exact. This proves to be hilarious. I found myself laughing out loud at times. Vicky is hysterical as she compares her blood cravings to humans smelling like chocolate and muffins. Or when she almost has a panic at ...more
Apr 25, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Bloody Little Secrets is a soon-to-be released book written by Karly Kirkpatrick. I was lucky enough to recently receive an ARC from the author.
Bloody Little Secrets gets off to an intriguing start: "I never feared the dark until I became part of it." The main character, Vicky, awakens in a coffin. She must quickly discover what has happened to her, and why. Karly Kirkpatrick has given a refreshing spin on what could have been "just another teen vampire book". This book is definitely more tha
Jul 12, 2011 rated it really liked it
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Erin Danzer
Mar 25, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Bloody Little Secrets is better than your average vampire novel. When 17 year old Vicky Hernandez wakes up and realizes she's been turned into a vampire, she does what she can to make the best out of her new situation. She leaves town and attempts to create a new life, fall in love and dodge the lackeys of the guy who created her. The book is witty, humorous and action packed. It's definitely a great read whether you're into vampires or not. And best of all... it has a very happy ending.
Jun 02, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Really enjoyed this story. Drama, death, life & love all in a neat little package!
Oct 16, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2011-reads, kindle
I had trouble getting into this book when I first started reading I actually fell asleep within the first couple of pages because I had no clue where the story was going, and when Vicky was talking about breaking out of a coffin and dirt fell in and she saw where she was with the moon light coming in all I was thinking was "really I thought graves where pretty deep so that is pretty amazing that she saw moonlight." But then she broke out of the coffin and she was saying that she had to climb out ...more
Thomas Edmund
Sep 04, 2013 rated it it was ok
Bloody Little Secrets is one of those novels that is intentionally and unintentionally funny. Sure some of the dialogue and little jokes where genuinely good. However the attempts at portraying half-way believable vampire relationships in a high-school setting where the real joke.

Of course maybe I've got it wrong, when 'Monty' one of the main character's friends becomes a vampire towards the end he hilariously grows enormous muscles and a protruding six-pack. There is about 50/50 chance this is
Jun 01, 2011 rated it it was amazing
This was a great read! It was unlike any other vampire novel I have read. It was different and left you guessing who turned Vicky into a vampire. Just when you thought you knew who it was you realized it wasn't that person. This is officially one of my favorite vampire stories. It's so different from any I read.
Katie  Peace
May 08, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I absolutely loved this book! a great read for any vampire fans. the main character, vicky, finds herself in some pretty difficult situations, but manages to stay strong and create a new life for herself as a vamipe. Definatly a must read
Lynn mier
May 01, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
LOVED IT!!!!!!
May 29, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
it was a great book!!
2.5 Stars

I'm a bit wary of vampire books because they have been done to death (pun not intended) in the post Twilight era. Bloody Little Secrets has potential, though. The heroine's inner monologue is mildly humorous. Early on in the book, she considers ending her vampire "life" by means of sunlight and thinks this: "So either I would die a horrible death OR sparkle.  I really hoped I didn’t sparkle." I was glad the book didn't take itself too seriously and although we could do with the humour b
Feb 19, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
pretty good

this book keeps on ur toes all you want is to know what how she got where she was in the beginning just going and it gets better and exciting
Lady Entropy
Feb 13, 2018 rated it did not like it
Elizabeth St.John
Cute YA

I picked up this book because I love vampires. I thought it was a little slow in some places but a cute YA. Good job
Bloody Little Secrets had a lot going for it from the get-go. Bewildered Vicky Hernandez makes quick work of arising from her own grave to find a not-so-nice visitor trying to order her around. Oh, and to a new thirst that makes humans smell rather moutherwatering. She's been turned into a vampire, mwahahha.

The number one most likeable factor about this book is without question Vicky's voice. Her inner monologue was lighthearted, authentic, straightforward and fun. Thanks to her diction, it was
April Kay
Mar 09, 2014 rated it liked it
It was hard for me to get into the story at first, and I almost stopped reading after only the first page, but I pushed on anyway, and when I actually got into the groove of it, it was pretty easy to read. Because of the easy flow though, sometimes things seemed to happen too fast. The climax of the story came rather abruptly, almost like it'd come out of nowhere, even with the foreshadowing and build-up -- and the ending, while following the same easy flow, also seemed somewhat... rushed, I thi ...more
Rachel Carrington
May 14, 2012 rated it really liked it
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I just can't, I really really cannot deal with this.

You know you're struggling to read a book when you keep asking yourself, what am I reading again??

Lets go with
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Karen Hitchmough
May 20, 2012 rated it liked it
Short, quirky, and enjoyable; that sums up my opinion of Bloody Little Secrets.

I definitely did not expect to enjoy this, especially since anything involving vampires that isn't Buffy the Vampire Slayer doesn't really appeal to me. I did actually like this book though. It even made me consider looking for more vampire books, although not anytime soon, I can only take so much when it comes to vampire related things.

Vicky is a great character, she mostly makes this book worth reading. Some of the
Apr 12, 2012 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Younger teen girls
This was another Kindle freebie and it was MUCH better than a few of the recent Kindle freebies I've read. A teen vampire romance with ACTUAL horror elements? Gasp!

This is a pretty short book about Vicky Hernandez, a normal teen girl from small-town Illinois who wakes up one night in a casket- she has been buried alive and is coming back a vampire. Vicky is horrified to know that her family thinks she is dead and she will never see them again. She ends up killing an elderly couple in the throes
Jan 16, 2012 rated it really liked it
Has anyone ever told you that it’s fun to wake up incased in darkness and confined in a coffin? Yeah, they lied. Vicky Hernandez wakes up buried alive only to learn that… well… she’s not really still alive, or is she? Astounded by mysterious traits that don’t all seem to add up, Vicky is only sure of one thing: she has to get out of this town. Vicky leaves her home (and two dead bodies) behind to start over in Chicago where she meets five amazing friends that will change her life forever.

I feel
Christy LoveOfBooks
Bloody Little Secrets seriously had me from the very beginning to the very last page. It made me mad that I couldn't just sit and read the entire book without interruptions. With a first chapter like the one this book had, I knew it was going to be good! Vicky, a seventeen-year-old senior in high school, suddenly wakes up in a coffin and doesn't know what's going on, not to mention she was buried in her homecoming dress! How she got out of the grave made me laugh - it was funny, yet ingenious. T ...more
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First time reading this on Jun 16 2012. Ended on the same day!
Second time reading this on May 23 2016. Ended on Jun 3.

Vicky wakes up in her own grave thinking that a very weird “You’ve been punked” moment was being pulled by her friends. She’s not the same: she noticed speed, hearing improvements, and no blood at all when getting out of her dear old grave. She’s dead, and thanks to her watching Twilight she knows what she is, after everything has
Annette M Guerriero Nishimoto
Today's review is on Bloody Little Secrets by Karly Kirkpatrick

Bloody Little Secrets is a delightful YA book. Somewhat reminiscent of the Twilight saga, BLS's main character Victoria has spunk, brains, and is highly independent. What is most unique about this book is that Victoria is Latino. (This is the first vampire book I have found about a Latino FEMALE vampire.)

Vicky Hernandez wakes up in a coffin frantic and confused. After literally clawing her way out she is grabbed from behind by someon
Oct 20, 2011 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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Autumn (Triquetra Reviews)
The cover for this one is decent. It's plain and reminds me of the Vampire Academy series with the color choices. Overall, not too flashy, not too plain.

I picked this up on Amazon when it was free, and at the time this review is published it still is. Get it here for kindle for free. *Note, I'm not responsible for price changes, if it's no longer free when you check out the link, I'm sorry, but that's not up to me.*

I had a few minor problems with this. I think that Vicky accepted the fact that s
Alysa H.
I won a copy of this book in Elle Casey's 2013 Springtime Indie Book Giveaway.

I loved the beginning of this book - the whole sequence where Vicky Hernandez wakes up in a coffin and realizes that she's a vampire is a blast! Scary and funny all at the same time. I also liked how she then makes the actually quite realistic decision to basically just carry on with her teenage life (albeit one town over, where no one knows her).

The rest of the book, I didn't like quite as much. Everything is just to
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I am a YA writer, avid reader, high school German and French teacher, and mother. I live in Elgin, Illinois with my husband, daughter, and three dogs.

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