Sucks To Be Me – Spotlight & Review
Sucks To Be Me by Kimberly Pauley
( From Publisher)
“Mina Hamilton’s parents want her dead. (Or undead to be precise.) They’re vampires, and like it or not, Mina must decide whether to become a vampire herself. But Mina’s more interested in hanging out with best friend Serena and trying to catch the eye of the too-hot-for-high-school Nathan Able than in the vampire training classes she’s being forced to take. How’s a girl supposed to find the perfect prom date and pass third-year French when her mom and dad are breathing down her neck–literally?”
( From Back Cover)
“Why It Sucks to Be Me…
1. My parents are feaks. Sure, every teenager says that. But I know for a fact mine are bloodsucking freaks.
2. As if high school wasn’t bad enough, now I have to go to vampire classes with a bunch of weirdos who actually want to drink blood.
3. Then there’s my complete inability to talk in complete sentences around cute boys. (I.E. Nathan. He probably thinks I’ve got a speech impediment or something.)
4. And I can’t tell my best friend Serena about any of this.
5. But the absolute worst thing is that some editor at Mirrorstone found this stupid journal I wrote and now the whole world will find out what happened when my parents forced me to decide whether I want to be a vampire! Please don’t read this book, it’s just embarrassing… ”
Mina Hamilton is your everyday teenager, thinking about the usual things that teenage girls do (i.e. boys & school), and the not so usual (i.e. her vampire parents.) She gets slammed with a life-changing decision and not a lot of time to make it!
I found this book to be funny while dealing with the paranormal and the main character is spunky and a little snarky which made for a fun, light read. The vampires aren’t too “dark” and the teens are full of life and quirkiness. A serious decision is made and we go through it with this extremely likable character.
I received this book from Library Thing Early Reviewers and it was a fun read. It’s a Young Adult Paranormal Romance about vampires. This is Kimberly Pauley’s first book and I hope to see some more books from this author because she’s got a great sense of humor and a catchy style of writing.