Tuesday, April 12, 2016


Title: Bloodthirsty
Author: Flynn Meaney
Series: Standalone
Number of Pages: 234
Date Read: 4/11/16 
Genre: Contemporary, Realistic Fiction, Vampire, Humor

Synopsis (Found on Goodreads.com):

Some vampires are good. Some are evil. Some are faking it to get girls.
Awkward and allergic to the sun, sixteen-year-old Finbar Frame never gets the girl. But when he notices that all the female students at his school are obsessed with a vampire romance novel called Bloodthirsty, Finbar decides to boldly go where no sane guy has gone before-he becomes a vampire, minus the whole blood sucking part. 
With his brooding nature and weirdly pale skin, it's surprisingly easy for Finbar to pretend to be paranormal. But, when he meets the one girl who just might like him for who he really is, he discovers that his life as a pseudo-vampire is more complicated than he expected. 
This hilarious debut novel is for anyone who believes that sometimes even nice guys-without sharp teeth or sparkly skin-- can get the girl.

My Review: 

So this book is a reread for me and I have to say I loved it this time around as much as when I first read it. The book is just hilarious, I love love love the main character and it's a fun coming of age story. 

The plot is a simple one. Finbar (Finn) is 16 years old, a nerd and never had a girlfriend. His fraternal twin brother, Luke, is hot and gets all the girls. Finn has always been picked on but recently his family moved to NYC. Finn wonders what he can do to get a girl. He notices that a lot of girls are reading a book called "Bloodthirsty", which is about vampires. He figures out all girls love vampires and decides to become a vampire to get a girl. Hilarity ensues. 

I loved Finn. First off his name is completely hilarious. Finbar. Ha. Anyway he is the most down to earth character ever. He loves to read, is a science nerd and horrible at sports. He also recognizes his faults in both character and his appearance (in his opinion). Finn is a very sweet, kind, caring and loving guy and all he wants is to give his love to someone. It's a bit hard for him though. He also has problems with the sun and he can't be in it for long. He describes himself as tall, skinny, pale, with brown hair and creepy clear blue eyes. Finn totally makes this book. He is just so funny and his thoughts are hilarious. Finn is also completely oblivious when it comes to signals from girls. Its very funny. Poor guy. 

The situations Finn gets himself into because of his pretending to be a vampire are funny and I loved seeing how he got out of them. Also through his new vampire state, he becomes able to do things he wouldn't have been able to do when he was just himself. He is able to speak in class, about sex no less. He can talk to girls. He's popular. He can also actually win in a fight. Although there are many pluses for his new "species", some problems do arise and he has to figure out how to navigate through them. Especially when he falls for a girl he really likes. 

Finn's brother Luke, was funny too. His extremely catholic, obsessed with cleanliness mom was also really funny. She was just so awkward, the things she said were hilarious and she embarrassed Finn so much. I loved it. 

All in all the book was funny and it made me laugh out loud so many times. I highly recommend it.

Rating: A+

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