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Friday, March 26, 2010

Review of Still Sucks To Be Me

In March I was lucky enough to get my hands on an ARC (advanced reader copy) of Still Sucks To Be Me, a young adult paranormal by Kimberly Pauley. I'm really glad I did because I haven't read anything this unique in a long time. As many of you know, unique in the literary world can damn you or make you. In this case I'd have to say it definitely makes the book.

Still Sucks To Be Me is a story about a girl who has made the difficult choice to become a vampire and has to deal with the consequences. Don't shy away folks, this is no Twilight knockoff, not by a long shot.

Kimberly has a way of getting us into her character's life as if we were living it right alongside her. Mina is such a beleivable person that I feel like I could walk down the street and bump into her. Still Sucks To Be Me reads as though I was walking down the hall in school, picked up a journal off the floor, and started reading it. And that journal just happened to be written by a girl who's family are vampires.

You won't find the cliques, excessive drama, or long deep stares that has made the vampire genre so yawn inducing lately. This book is different, in a very good way. Run down and pick up Sucks To Be Me and read it while you wait for  your pre-order of Still Sucks To Be Me to be shipped!

Check out Kimberly Pauley's website here: www.kimberlypauley.com/
You can order her books here on B&N(among other places):  http://tinyurl.com/yj7mqc4
FTA disclaimer: I did receive this ARC for free. I am not being paid or compensated in any way, shape, or form to read, review, or support it.

11 comments:

  1. Wow, it's a challenge to be original in any genre, but to come out with something new in the YA vampire genre right now is an awesome thing!

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  2. I know, I've got to give her huge props for being original and interesting in the vampire YA genre! This book was a lot of fun.

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  3. Looks like a very cool read. Thanks for the review. :)

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  4. I LOVE the cover! You've convinced me I'll like the book, too. :-)

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  5. You're welcome Sarahjayne!

    Shannon, think Bridget Jones's diary only with a teenage vampire!

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  6. I'm glad to hear you enjoyed the sequel. I plan on reading both soon. Thanks for the recommendation!

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  7. Heather, I may just check this out, when it comes in. I enjoy humor in vampire lit. I really didn't enjoy the first or the second books by S. Meyer. The second one had me really thinking Bella was a spoiled rotten teenager and I didn't pitty her at all.
    Rightnow I'm finishing up Kim Harrison's "White Witch, Black Curse". I like being pulled into a book because the characters and surroundings are realistic, and there's some humor added.
    Thanks for the review. I trust your critique.

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  8. That's great to hear Alissa and Lorelei, I think you'll love her fresh voice!

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  9. This is so fun! I will definitely read it. Thank you!!!

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  10. Sounds like this is something in a different vein than the usual vampire books (ouch...that pun hurt!) :) I like believable characters paired with humor.

    Elizabeth
    Mystery Writing is Murder

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  11. It will give you a great sense of YA Karlene!

    It's definitely different in a very good way Elizabeth! LOL!

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