Sunday, May 16, 2010

How to Be a Vampire by Amy Gray

Title: How to Be a Vampire
Author: Amy Gray
Year of Publication: 2009
Genre: Fantasy
Pages: 136
First Line: "Dare to escape the scratched confines of mortality?"

Summary: Here the secrets of the undead are revealed from how to be turned to how to fill eternity once you've been bitten including: Telling your family that you're a child of the night / Dressing like the mysterious creature you are / Dos and don'ts of dating a mortal. Escape mortality. Embrace the darkness. Become a vampire.

Source: Back of book

Review: Well. This is possibly one of the most unhealthy books I've ever read. I get it. Gray wants to buy into the Vampire Craze Stock. We all do. But please, be original about it? This would have been a million times better if it had been, like, a book (in essay format or something) about all the stuff that's out there in fiction concerning Vampires. Instead, it was kind of just. . .pretty to look at. Lots of pictures, lots of blurbs, I felt like I was reading J-14 for Vampires, or something. It was worth a laugh, at least. But not worth the time.

Worst part: Stupid. *headdesk* Just. . .it's far too encouraging of this stuff. And it sounds too serious. . .like, it's immature writing and stuff, but I can totally see twelve-year-olds using this this as, like, a bible.

Best part: It was aesthetically appealing.

Grade: D-

Other Books by This Author: None.

35 / 51 books. 72% done!

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