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There Are No Vampires In This Book

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She wasn't like other girls- not after that night, that thing, took her parents from her. She made it through hospitals, doctors, and therapy by playing by their rules and saying all the things they wanted to hear. But, inside, she held on to the truth.
She knew what she saw.

With her two closest friends
Published June 2nd 2015 by Blue Tulip Publishing
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Tink Magoo is bad at reviews

I liked the dynamic between the friends, the journal entries from Taryn's past and although I did see the twist coming, it was all pulled together well. It was just a little too slow for my liking and the characters felt more like teenagers rather than people in their early twenties.

Cranky - The Book Curmudgeon
Jun 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing

***** 5 Cranky Stars *****

Review of There Are No Vampires by Megan Bailey

This is an excellent story for young adult readers. It is the story of a girl, now in her twenties, struggling to keep it together after witnessing the death of both her parents when she was young.

Taryn writes journals and the author fills in the gaps seamlessly to develop a compelling tale of real life.
The book grabs you with the journal entries of an angry Taryn, who is mad at her therapist, Madeline, and ends with a
Joood Hooligan
Jun 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing

Shortly after this book was released, Maribel bought it for me - because she won a signed copy and I was pouting a bit. Then, when I saw there was a blog tour for it, I HAD to sign us up for it.

I was hooked from the first paragraph. Just look at this fabulousness:
Madeline says I have to write a diary. She gave me this notebook to fill up. It's part of recovery. She says this will help me with my feelings. I told her to shove the bo
Maribel Platypire Reviews
I first heard about this book when we had a Teaser Tuesday on the page and Megan Bailey posted one of her teasers. The title alone hooked me and we began harassing, I mean, er, asking Megan about the book. Fast forward to last month in June when she hosted a giveaway for a signed paperback copy. I will admit that if Joood had never tagged me in the comments, I wouldn't have heard about the giveaway and I wouldn't have won. Then she pouted a bit and I bought her an ecopy so I could have someone t ...more
C.C. Ravanera
Aug 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I started reading this book without an aid of a blurb or any reviews from people who had read it before me. The story told of a girl called Taryn who had witnessed the death of both of her parents at such a young age and what occurred after that.

Honestly, I am trying to find the right words to describe this book without giving away anything crucial as I would prefer readers to discover the wonders of it and enjoy it as much as I did. Let me tell you about the positives first. I loved the charac
Jul 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This was such a great book! I loved Taryn, Aiden and Kenzie! These characters were so easy to fall in love with and the story held me spellbound! I can't wait to read more by this author! ...more
Oct 24, 2015 rated it really liked it
"I am a product of my past, but I won't let it define me. I will use it to be stronger. So when I am face to face with what made me, I will kick its ass."

I got a copy of this book in exchange for a review and as part of a book-review sort of group/club I am in. One of them was very nice to tell the author I can't afford it so technically, she's the one who got me the copy of this book.

This book is very intriguing. From the cover up to its contents. I have wanted to read this book I found the
Oct 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing

This book is a book that our book group decided to read and review. Shout out to

This book is a trick. It is meant to make you think there are vampires in this book and there really isn’t. Damn reverse psychology worked! I totally fell for it. It played a little bit of magic on my mind. I started to suspect about halfway through the book that it wasn’t about vampires and I’m actually happy.

This chic really did believ
Riley K.
Aug 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing
There Are No Vampires in This Book by Megan Bailey is absolutely fantastic. I am so glad that Joooood convinced me to take a chance on this book. I stayed up last night to finish this amazing book. I loved Taryn’s attitude. From the start of the book that is what grabbed my attention and did not let go until I finished the book. Kudos to the author for creating a strong female character.

The plot flowed easily. There were a couple of laugh out loud moments, and there were several moments where I
Logan Keys
Jun 27, 2015 marked it as to-read
Seriously, I can't wait to read this one! ...more
Nov 16, 2015 rated it really liked it
This is a book that was recommended by another blogger, and that was chosen by a group of us lovely blogger-people to read together. (You can find their reviews linked at the bottom!) I loved the idea of reading a book together and all posting a review. It’s even better when the book that is picked out is a good one!

What I Loved: I loved that this book wasn’t exactly predictable. I’ve been reading so many books lately that are lovely and wonderful but from the beginning you kind of know where i
Aug 12, 2015 rated it really liked it
***I own a copy of this book. All thoughts are 100% my own!*

This book has a writing style that I’m not used to. It’s not the POV. It’s the fact that in this book, the journal used acts as a character as well. Telling parts of the story that Taryn cannot bring herself to tell. That is different for me and in this case it REALLY serves the purpose rather well. We get Taryn’s past, her monologues and just in general the place of where her head is much of the time without the character doing that fo
Zara Lethallan
Apr 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I have been stalking Alisha’s reading list for a few months now. Seriously I have a problem and I blame it all on Goodreads. Especially when it keeps me updated on her current reads. So anyways, I saw that she was reading this awhile ago. I was interested but didn’t say anything. Then I was snooping around on Deje Revu and saw that you could request books to read and review. Guess what! This book was on the list, so I submitted a form to read it. Then that leads me to getting an email last night ...more
Ally Web
Oct 11, 2015 rated it liked it
The blogger group I’m in decided on this book for our book of the month. I enjoyed this book. The characters were silly and immature, but they were just entering adulthood. I found myself laughing more than a few times; the character’s bickering between each other was uber cute. I loved the story line. Taryn had faced a horrible tragedy; It made her different, but nothing her best friends couldn’t handle. It was well written and easy to follow. (Also, very well edited!) I was unsure where the bo ...more
Amanda Clark
Aug 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This is one of those books that I really can't say a lot without giving something away. This makes it really hard to review. I CAN tell you that you should read this book. Don't judge it by the cover or title, just read it. I can also tell you that I seriously thought about quitting this book a few times and then Megan's writing slapped me upside the head and said "I don't hardly think so"

I can't really put it into words but it was one of those fantastic and rare moments in reading where I thou
The Romance Book Disciple (Samantha)
Sep 24, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc-s
There are no vampires in this book is one I will certainly share with my high school students. This book centers around a young woman coming to grips with the trauma of her past. You get glimpses into her past via her journal. You also get glimpse into her current thoughts through the journal. The rest of the story is told in 3rd person. Tarryn is such a relatable character; she has had a tough past, and did what I think most people do to cope. She pretended to be what everyone wanted so they wo ...more
Neeny Boucher
Aug 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing
***Bigger review to come***

4.5 stars

This book contradicts a lot of my 'don'ts' and I thoroughly enjoyed it. It's YA, it's a little bit paranormal - two genres I don't run to grab, but this one is full of snappy dialogue, mystery, and two of my favourite supporting characters of all time (Kenzie and Aiden).

Taryn, our main character, witnessed the horrible deaths of her parents as a youngster, believing they were killed by a vampire. As a result, she has spent years having her sanity questioned a
Julia Damatto
Jul 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
There are vampires on this book? That I won't tell.
What I can tell you is that this book is just plain extraordinary. Beautifully written, with an engaging plot, witty dialogues and fascinating characters, the author introduces us into a story full of twists and turns, friendship, hardship, relationship, and a lot of other ships.
As soon as you start reading, it has a powerful and irresistible effect on you, it makes you turn page after page without hesitation, and towards the end there's a major
Jul 12, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was definitely not what I was expecting but with that being said, I enjoyed it quite a lot. I tend to figure books out very quickly but this one kept me on my toes for a bit and I appreciated that. Aiden made it for me, I was in love with him from the first mention of his name! I'd definitely recommend this book to others and would read it again. Nice, pleasant read. I will be looking into other books by this author. ...more
Maka Neese
Sep 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great read

This was an awesome story. Definitely took me on a trip. Taryn is a brave girl with amazing supportive friends. I highly recommend it.
Heidi Pope
Jun 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fiction
Fantastic read!!! A real page turner from beginning to end. If you enjoy vampire stories you'll love this one, even though "there are no vampires in this book". ...more
Mandi Schneck
Sep 24, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
'Tis the season for creepy reads! The cover and title of this book immediately drew me in, and I devoured this novel in just a few hours. There Are No Vampires in This Book by Megan Bailey follows twenty-something Taryn and her two friends Aiden and Kenzie. Taryn's life is anything but normal after she witnessed her parents being brutally killed by a vampire at a young age.

Now, Taryn is dead-set on getting revenge. After pretending to get over the incident to resume a normal life, she spends al
This is a young adult read with the content being low to mild-- a kiss scene, detailed tattoo scene, and some alcohol use. In my opinion this story would be just fine for a teen reader.

The title has you guessing and the blurb is intriguing so I had to give it a try.....I really enjoyed it!

The content and story line were serious, yet occasionally the characters were silly and immature, which I think took away from the seriousness and seemed out of character. Having said that, these are young adu
Becky G
Oct 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Superb Storyline!

This book was so easy to read, I flew through it and devoured the pages with ease!

Taryn is a young woman with a scarred past losing both parent at a young age and she witnessed the moments they were murdered. Unable to process this trauma she is sent to a mental facility to help her deal with this. Taryn finds herself having to go through the motions of what they expect from her and no one is believing what she is telling them and she quickly realises in order to get out she ne
Merissa (Archaeolibrarian)
Taryn watched her parents murdered whilst she was still a young girl. She spent the whole summer in therapy trying to deal with what she saw and how she feels. Of course, she can't tell them what really happened, because they don't believe her. After a while, she pretends that she is okay, just so that she can go home. Her friends have always been there for her, and she is beyond thankful for them. But change is a-coming, and Taryn doesn't deal very well with change...

This is an emotion-filled b
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