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You're So Vein (The Others #14)

3.96  ·  Rating details ·  3,732 Ratings  ·  114 Reviews
Ava Markham is beautiful, savvy, chic, and more at home with Kate Spade than with the idea of fangs and fur. She can't get quite used to the fact that some of closest friends have crossed over to the Other side. Then one night she is attacked by a rogue vampire, and her deepest fears are realized when her body begins a dangerous transformation from human to immortal—a chan ...more
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Published March 31st 2009 by St. Martin's Paperbacks
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DarienMoya
Apr 12, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2010-reads, vampires
^^ THIS ONE PUTS THE ITCH IN BITCH! ^^

The 7th book in the Others series was actually quite good, with Ava not being my fave character on the grounds that she was always a bitch, drinking too much hatearade. Finally she gets her own book and she was exceptionally funny and quite ironic that the things she has hated she become one. IN THE FACE!!!!!!!

I am not gonna go into details about others, they are supernatural beings our vamps, wolves, witches blah blah blah. Humans know about their existenc
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Julie (jjmachshev)
Oct 07, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2009-reads
Another hot read from Christine Warren. In "You're So Vein" she finally gives us the story of Ava--the most high-maintenance diva of all the original 'fantasy fix' girls. Ava has an issue with Others, so imagine what happens when she's attacked by a vampire, saved by another vampire, and then finds herself falling in love with her savior? Let's just say, "It ain't pretty."

Warren writes with a lot of humor and much of it is also bitingly sarcastic (which I adore). The verbal daggers thrown and ex
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Zeek
No stranger to the supernatural world, Ava Markham is prejudice against it none the less… until one fateful night when she gets attacked by a vampire.

Chancing upon Ava who had been left for dead, Vladimir "Dima" Rurikovich finishes the job of bringing her to the other side- and falls for the strong, ice queen who melts his heart like none before her.

Dima, sent from the old world to control and apprehend a rogue Vampiress, soon discovers that said Vamp is the one responsible for the attack on Ava
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Monty Cupcake ☠ Queen of Bloodshed ☠
I hated Ava in all the other books in this series and I hate her still, even after hearing all the reasoning behind her behavior and attitude. Simply put, she's an arrogant bitch. She throws nonstop tantrums, her rude diatribes never end, and she's endlessly inconsiderate. She still holds a grudge that her friends didn't listen to her and follow her plans for the fantasy fix dates she set up for them and instead met their soul mates instead of going on the blind dates she'd arranged. That's how ...more
Cindy
Apr 03, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: keepers
Good read. For those of us who started with the world of the Others back in the Fantasy Fix ebook days [fyi: Fantasy Fix was rewritten as One Bite With a Stranger] it's good to finally see Ava fall. Her sarcastic 'Queen Bitch' attitude is alive and well - even though it takes a hit when she is violently turned from human to vampire. Her teeth-grinding suppression of her prejudices and fears of the Others community, even and perhaps especially her dearest friends, makes becoming a vampire herself ...more
Megan
Apr 18, 2016 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I hate Ava. I've always hated her. She's always been a judgmental bitch. In this book we get to see exactly how bitchy she is. Seriously so judgmental. She hates all "others" but certain things happen and she had to get over it. Even though (view spoiler) she wakes up after her attack and she's still terrible. She acts like a 12 year old and like all stupid heroines she runs away without getting all the facts.

They fall in love in 2 days. I don'
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Laura the Highland Hussy
I think it's really hard to like a book when I don't really like the main character. I know we're supposed to grow to like her, but I didn't, and the attraction between Dima and Ava is there, but there is no love. It's like they just are attracted to each other and then they're in love, the back story got more attention than their story, which is unusual. Idid like the "others" who were in the background (Missy and Graham, Tess and Rafe, Noah got a guest spot, and even Reggie and Misha from One ...more
Ally
Aug 18, 2010 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ebook, 2010
I'm really not reading this series in order, I keep missing books and I'm not sure why.

Ava Markham is beautiful, savvy, chic, and more at home with Kate Spade than with the idea of fangs and fur. She can’t get quite used to the fact that some of closest friends have crossed over to the Other side. Then one night she is attacked by a rogue vampire, and her deepest fears are realized when her body begins a dangerous transformation from human to immortal—a change she cannot survive without the help
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twinfish2
Oct 15, 2008 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
This book had promise but went nowhere. It had good bones for the characters but really didn't flesh them out. The big bad vampire woman could have been really evil and crazy but unfortunately we didn't get to meet her until way at the end of the book. Way to much time was taken up with ava and dima in bed. Also the conflict with ava becoming a vamp against her will could have been developed more. Also her friend attitudes about her becoming a vamp, they knew she didn't like the others and yet t ...more
Rbeey
Oct 22, 2010 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I aaaah ..don't know for some reason I couldnt get my head in this one but bravooooooooo to others that thought it was great! The heroine/ Ava Markham stood out for me when I read(ooooh I love this book it's my babee) BIG BAD WOLF/Christine Warren..I was soooo excited couldnt wait to see Ava Markham in ur own book(she was somewhat of a complex creature..she's a strong minded woman but good goodness some of the things she did was a bit senseless but then again her character was true to life..Ther ...more
Sandra
Ava Markham, one of the girls in the "in" group, is a sarcastic bitch, who only the other girls love. All their husbands tolerate her because they don't want to upset their wives. She has deep seated reasons for her obnoxiousness - dysfunctional childhood, international model when she was 13, so everyone wanted a piece of her, etc etc.

Dima, an 800 yr old vamp over from old country on a special mission to bring down a criminal insane vamp meets Ava just as she is turned against her will by a rogu
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Stef
Nov 11, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really did like this book. I love the series and I have not had any problems with any other character as much as I did with Ava. She irritated me so bad in the last book with Reggie, that the second I found out this book was about her, I brought it back to the library. I forced myself to start reading it again after about a month without it. I loved Dima, but Ava really irritated me through the book until she realized she was being a spoiled rotten brat and making everyone around her miserable ...more
Dianna
Nov 11, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 stars really, at least. I have been working my way through this series partly to get to this book. Though have been very much enjoying the trip, was eager to get to Ava's story, as her other 4 best friends' stories were dealt with way earlier in the series. Ava is a difficult character to like, and there were many moments in this book that I still didn't like her. I bet this was a fun one to write though.
Mara
Mar 18, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: pnr
I wanted a fun and light read and this book delivered. I can't say it's a great read, but I like it and enjoyed Ava's bitchiness. :) She remained true to her former appearances in the previous books, which isn't that common when a "bad" character is made the leading one in his/her own story. On the other side, Dima was kind of bland, but - as I said - I was looking for a relaxing experience.
Paraphrodite
Aug 12, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2012
Ava was a cold, prejudiced and not very likeable heroine. But she's also fiercely loyal, fearless and that's why she can still bag herself a yummy vampire.

Not a bad read, the jumping timeline when reading in publication order is a bit all over the place though. Probably would have been much better off reading in chronological order instead.
Heather
It was pretty good, except Ava got on my nerves basically constantly; her 'I'm better than everyone else and all the Others are evil and stupid' attitude that she had for almost the whole book annoyed me to no end.
Claire
Mar 05, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
YES!! We finally get to Ava!! o can imagine she was a tough character to write for....how could she possibly overcome her own self built feelings that her friends have almost all got involved with an Other to annoy her. she believes they've been in someway coerced onto it and truly believes they're not in love....

but she is stubborn if nothing else. Girls night carries on as it always has even if it takes place at Missys - married to Graham the lupine.

However, her stubbornness gets her in troubl
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Holley
Mar 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I'm sorry there is only one book left in this series. I love the humor and relationships. I especially loved the prickly heroine in this book. Hmm, I wonder why...
Pandora
Feb 21, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Perhaps too many creatures to keep up with. Just too "others" for me.
Samantha
Oct 03, 2015 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
To be honest, Ava never was my favorite character. I never really liked her all that much. She’s always acted like a spoiled child when she didn’t get what she wanted. Your best friends left with someone you didn’t set them up with and ended up so happy and you hate them? I don’t feel like I’m giving away any spoilers because she makes no secret of it in the other books.

Her book didn’t really disabuse me of that notion, I still feel like she acts like a spoiled child when things don’t go her way
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Dorri
Jan 29, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: smut
Ava Markham is successful, savvy, chic and happy to be human. As the world of the Others intrudes more and more into her life, she finds herself clinging to her humanity. This all changes the night she sneaks out of her freinds house, because she feels like the lone human in the room, and ends up attacked by a vampire. Unfortunatly Ava isn't the kind of woman to sit by and idly let a vampire kill her, so she bite him in an effort to leave a mark on her killer. Even with such a small amount of bl ...more
Laura
Sep 20, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Christine Warren has created a world in which the “Others” exist; werewolves, vampries, shifters, demons, fae – anything you can imagine from your days of fairytales exist in the world created by Warren. Each book in the series The Others tells of a specific person in this world – most we see in other books that interact with characters we read about, some exist solely in one particular book and we don’t see him or her again in the rest of the series. You’re So Vein tells of Ava Markham, a preju ...more
Crystal
Aug 06, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: vamp-were, traded
Huh, after the last book, this one was a relief. Well, that plus Ava finally got caught. Hah!

There's just one little bitty thing though; if only a few drops starts the turn, then how does the periodic consumption of blood allow a human servant to remain human while extending his or her life? This was a ah...topic a few books ago ya know; a human girlfriend was kidnapped by the whatevers of light and truth. She'd been the vampire's girlfriend for over 40 years and looked like she was in her 20s.
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Oleta Blaylock
Nov 14, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It is not often that I find a character that I am not fond of in a story, especially a heroine. Ava is that exception. She is such a stuck up, arrogant, rude and stubborn person that I am not sure why she has any friends. Ava was part of the original five characters that started the series. She was the only one that had not had a HEA. At this point in the story, several years after the last of the friends has married an Orther, Ava has managed to alienate just about everyone. She tells the woman ...more
Heather
Ava Markham is beautiful, savvy, chic, and more at home with Kate Spade than with the idea of fangs and fur. She can't get quite used to the fact that some of closest friends have crossed over to the Other side. Then one night she is attacked by a rogue vampire, and her deepest fears are realized when her body begins a dangerous transformation from human to immortal—a change she cannot survive without the help of an alluring stranger who comes to her rescue…
Vladimir Rurikovich, an elite member o
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Suzanne (Under the Covers Book blog)
This is part of the "Others" series, and so far it is my least favourite. This was because it was quite slow at the beginning and then alot of things happen all of a sudden at the end and before you know it you have reached the last page. Also, although the character of Ava Markham, the heroine, was quite well realized, both from her appearences in the previous books and the characterization in this book, the character of Dima, the hero, wasn't very distinct. He was a bit of a flat cookie cutter ...more
Emily
Nov 19, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I love Christine Warren's books, and this one was no exception. It was quite different than the previous books in that the heroine was not easy to relate to, and frankly kind of a b*tch. It is a credit to Ms. Warren's writing ability to create a story for such a character and make it work. I did end up liking Eva in a probably-wouldn't-be-your-friend-in-real-life sort of way. The one real complaint I have is that despite the fact that the book seemed to lean toward her point of view more than Di ...more
annapi
So far this is the weakest of Christine Warren's Others series that I have read. Ada Markham still can't quite accept that her best friends have all turned to or into Others and is feeling quite resentful in her loneliness. Fate conspires against her when she is attacked by a vampire and turned into one herself.

Vladimir "Dima" Rurikovich is an elite member of the European Council of Vampires and is in America on a covert mission - to find an escaped vampire fugitive who is murdering humans wanto
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Silver James
Dec 29, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2012-books-read
You're So Vein just might be my favorite book of the series. While Ava Markham is my least favorite of the original characters, her character arc in this story is touching--making me both cry and laugh. Christine Warren is a master of snark and that's prevalent in this installment as well. Ava has certainly met her match in vampire Vladimir "Dima" Rurikovich and I found myself liking him quite a lot. The author added a nice twist to the story as she involved some of the "stand-by" characters. I ...more
Barbara ★
I was disappointed in this book. Unlike others in the series, this one was just bleh and boring. Not much happened and it took well over half the book to even get interesting. Heck the bad guy (well gal really) didn't even make an appearance until the last quarter of the book and then she wasn't all that big and bad anyway. (view spoiler) The only real action in the entire book was in the final pages. Ava was a complete ...more
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