Saturday, June 25, 2011
Review: The Vampire Stalker
By Allison Van Diepen
Source So, Janssen from Everyday Reading had the envious opportunity to go to BEA and came home with stacks and stacks of books. I commented on how jealous I was and she asked me specifically what book I was jealous about and when I told her...she actually sent her copy to me! Wasn't that nice?!
First line There was a festive vibe in the air that reminded me of the Fourth of July.
Synopsis We've all had our book crushes, but what would you do if you saw yours in real life and he's just saved you from a vampire? This very thing has just happened to Amy and things are about to get a lot more exciting and maybe even a little dangerous.
Well, first off I have to thank Janssen again for sending me this copy of her book. I'm still so stunned at her kindness. I guess I'm not so willing to part with my books. I know, selfish much? So, onto the review. I think I expected a very silly story. I mean, a book character you have a crush on coming to life?! I expected much laughter but it was actually much more action packed. Not that, that's a bad thing it just wasn't quite what I had expected. But I digress, I enjoyed the book well enough, it was a fun fast read with lots of action and, come on, what a great premise. My only complaint was there were a few things to easily explained away that just weren't believable and the writing bothered me a little but I still liked the story and isn't that the main point?
Amy was what really made this story for me. She was sweet and helpful and could stand up for herself if necessary. She cared about her family and at one point when they're in danger instead of sticking around to make sure her guy's OK and making things worse, cause we all know that always makes things worse, she got the heck out of there and I was nodding my head thinking, "FINALLY!" Alexander was quite the gentleman and yet he was a little to hard for my taste but he didn't irk me and that's something. Amy's friends were slightly absent and the relationship wasn't always believable but they came back strong in the end. Chrissy drove me properly nuts and was believable as an annoying eighth grader. Amy's mom?...yeah, way too absent to be believable.
Would I recommend it?
Yeah, but it's not amazing so I don't want to hear it if you hated it and are mad at me for recommending it. ;)