Thursday, May 13, 2010
Bite Me by Parker Blue
Publisher: Bell Bridge Books
Life after high school is tough enough without having to go 15 rounds with your inner demon. Val Shapiro is just your ordinary, part-demon, teenaged vampire hunter with a Texas drawl. And a pet hellhound named Fang. Soon enough she finds herself deep in the underbelly of the city, discovering the secrets of the Demon Underground and fighting to save those she loves. Whether they love her back or not.
What I thought:
This was one of the freebies I snagged from Amazon.com.
Well, I'm on the fence about this one guys. Some things I liked, others were just annoying. While I felt sympathy for her, her family tossing her out on her own, not really caring where she goes or what she does, to get her away from their youngest daughter was a bit mind blowing and sad. While I understand her snarky attitude, it is a bit much going through the book with her bad attitude and then getting the attitude from the hellhound she adopted, and while I understand she's just barely turned 18 there were moments when I wanted her to drop the attitude in her thoughts so we could really get to the real 'Val'.
I really had a hard time with a grown man who meets a girl at 17 and after her 18th birthday starts having feelings for her. He can't be that old but I can't imagine he'd be that young either. While most times age doesn't play a part, I had a hard time not seeing her as an underage kid. Not an adult.
I gave it two stars. But I'm not swearing off the novels if there is more to come, because it does have promise.