Life after high school is tough enough without having to go 15 rounds with your inner demon.
Val Shapiro is just your ordinary, part-demon, teenaged vampire hunter with a Texas drawl. And a pet hellhound named Fang. Soon enough she finds herself deep in the underbelly of the city, discovering the secrets...more
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Excuse the terribly hideous picture, I haven't put my lip gloss on yet!
My nickname against the Vamps is The Slayer. I work for the police. My partner is an honourable, nice guy (kind of like he was corn fed in Iowa or something) who struggles with my supernatural side.
He also resembles the only love interest in Buffy that people universa ...more
Bite Me, the first book in the Underground series, surprised me with its butt-kicking heroine, deadpan humor, and an interesting set-up. I really liked Val and Fang, whose relationship is the most compelling one in the book. There are also some great fight scenes and some intriguing secondary characters, including Shade, Micah, Ramirez, and Tessa, and the whole thing is well-w ...more
Straight off the top, I have to disagree with my little blurb copy and pasted above. I don't agree that this is a novel that "spans the gap between young-adult and adult fiction" - I think this is a solid but not spectacular series opener for a definitely young-adult series. Bite Me more than delivers on the rest of the promise hinted at above: it is edgy, it is fun, and Val and Fang are a comedic duo with flair and timing. I can understand the appeal f ...more
I thought that I would like the book from the synopsis and since it was set in Texas it was doubly intriguing to me as I live 2 hours from the location of San Antonio!
I could not put it down, loved the fact that the main character Val Shapiro was a half human/half lust demon or since a female half succubus! Val is not beautiful, not the most po ...more
Although Val's family situation seemed absurd to me, I enjoyed following her first steps in her "adult life" and I really like both her involvement with the S ...more
Within a page, I knew this was the author's first attempt at writing. Perhaps even it was a first or second draft. The language and style of narrative is so juvenile and awkward that it actually made my mouth drop open. It reads like a story written by a young teenager who hasn't read a lot, but watches a lot of Twilight and Supernatural. From ...more
It was a fun and quick read, and one that I had trouble putting down. It even made me tear up a bit during some of the more emotional family scenes (don't worry- I'm a notorious crier). But mo ...more
What I enjoyed:
* Fang. Love the part hell-hound in a terrier body.
* The idea of a demon underground was interesting.
What could have been better:
* The romance was unrealistic.
* Her mother was a horror. I have a hard time believing she was able to live there all that time.
* Alejandro seemed a bit too accommodating.
* The mystery kind of had a cop out, easy way to find out with n ...more
First off, what was the author THINKING? With the title? I mean, yeah. It’s a good title for a vampire book, I guess… if you’re in MIDDLE SCHOOL. It’s so juvenile. Ugh.
There was a good plot here. There was suspense and action and a central motive and all good things plot’s require. Unfortunately… other factors clouded these elements and sort of took over. Bad characterization. Stiff writing. And also, though the BASIC plot was good, the way the author ...more
Val gets kicked out of her house on her 18th birthday (for being 1/8 succubus, which is 100% her crazy mother's fault because she's the one who fucked a demon, but I think there may be more going on with her mom than we've been told so far) and immediately walks into a job as a San Antonio police officer. So that's problem number one. She did not have to attend cop school. She did not, ap ...more
Val Shapiro has a tough life. She hunts vampires, she's home-schooled and has no friends, her parents prefer her younger sister to her... oh and she's part demon. To satisfy her inner succubus, Val needs to hunt a vampire every now and then, which happens to help calm down sa ...more
But I ended up really liking the heroine in this novel. The circumst ...more
To be fair, it's not, say, rage-inducing, how-did-this-shit-get-published, Once in a Full Moon-bad writing. It's better than that. But Parker Blue suffers badly from an inabili ...more
I was so excited to get this book to read. I mean come on the tittle was Bite Me you knew it would be good. I started this book and automatically fell in love with it. It only took me 3 days to read this book, thats how much I loved it.
Val Sharpio is only 18 year old half human half demon who hunts vampires. On her birthday, her 18th birthday her parents kicked her out for being a bad influence on her younger half sister as well as putting her family in danger ac ...more
I've had this book on my ...more
This will be a short review as I just didn't get into the book, this is mainly due to the writing style. For me the story was predictable. The protagonist Val Shapiro is typical teen nothing about her stood as memorable. This is o.k. for a childrens book. I found problems with the text and writing style, mainly I felt it was a bit jumpy, sentences could have been shortened or unnecessary words taken out. It needs punch at times and for me it ...more
Longcat version: I picked this book up because it was free for the Kindle app I had just installed on my netbook. I am happy about the ease of scrolling through the book to decide if it was worth the time I'd invest in reading it; after the first two chapters I was wondering if it would get better. I voted "no" after the scroll-through ...more
Val is an incredibly likable protagonist. I hated how her mother treated her. Val deserved better! She loved her family despite their treatment of her, th ...more
This was the first book I read on my brand new Kindle. I have to admit that one of the main reasons I decided to read it was because I could get it for free. Yep, I didn't want to pull the trigger and buy something for my first book. On to my review of the book.
How are cotton candy and Bite Me the same? They are both addictive and devoid of any real nutrients. The story was predictable, the characters were flat, and there were a lot of typos. But what would you expect from a free book in ...more
I hate writing bios so that's all you're gonna get. Okay, okay. Instead of more boring bio stuff, how about some of my likes and dislikes?
Stuff I love, in no particular order:
- The color red—a bright, orange-red just makes me happy.
- Shiny things. I must have bee ...more
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He had a point. With Fang sitting on the back of my motorcycle in his goggles we were more likely to draw attention than divert it.
YEAH, THAT'S 'CAUSE I'M SMOKIN'!”