Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Bite Me! and Love Sucks! by Melissa Francis

AJ Ashe's life sucks a lot at the moment. Her mom just got remarried, and her boyfriend is now her stepbrother! AJ also has to worry about hiding her vampire identity from her new family, which shouldn't be too difficult since she has evolved a lot from the original blood-sucking murderous vampires. But when AJ thinks she might have accidentally turned a classmate into a vamp, she starts researching family history to find something to help her and discovers more about her family that she couldn't even begin to imagine.

This is pretty much the summary for Bite Me!, but Love Sucks! is just a continuation of the original plot. And you might be wondering why I'm only doing one review, and it's because neither of these books are worthy of their own review. They aren't really even worthy of a review, but I have to warn the troops that are on the frontlines of bad book-land before anyone picks these up. Ok, ok, these books aren't THAT bad, but they aren't that good, either.

I want to start out by saying that I did not finish Love Sucks!. I read the ending so I know what happens, but how could I continue to read this when The Hunger Games trilogy was calling my name (BTW I still don't have Mockingjay yet (what is wrong with me??) but I shall be reading it soon)? So yeah.

I just didn't think these books were very well executed. The vampires were kind of weird and not very plausible. I know that doesn't make much sense, since vamps aren't real, but Presenting Lenore had a discussion on plausibility in dystopian novels. And I thought that the vampires in BM and LS weren't realistic. They had all these crazy powers, like flying, that just didn't make any sense in contemporary vampire lore. So there was that.

The books in general were kind of silly. The dialogue was cheesy and that book wasn't deep or thoughtful or anything at all interesting. Trust me, I enjoy fluff but this, this was worse haha. I don't really know what else to say except BM and LS weren't very well written.

6 out of 10.

FTC: I got BM from my library and was sent LS by the publisher.


Meg said...

Eek! Thanks for the heads-up. I definitely understand what you mean about "unrealistic vampires," and I'll avoid these.

Anonymous said...

I understand where your coming from about it being kind of weird and unrealistic for vampires...but come on people they are vampires! Nobody knows the actual traits of vampires. Some person came up with the idea of a vampire and everybody has based it as "real". This book is original and has you guessing whats going to happen next. Though it is probably more geared towards young teens it will still pretty cute. I would give it a read. :)

Simply_Megan said...

I know that vampires aren't realistic in general, but it was more of how the author portrayed them. She made these traits seem cheesy, almost like a comic book. It's hard to explain if you haven't read it, but some people may still enjoy these books regardless.