Monday, November 15, 2010

Bite Me! - Melissa Francis

Description from Goodreads:

AJ Ashe isn't your typical seventeen-year-old vampire—as if there is such a thing! She's stuck in the middle of a huge fight between her two BFFs. Her ex-boyfriend—whom she's still totally in love with, by the way—is now her stepbrother. A former classmate—who, um, she may or may not have turned into a vampire—is stalking her. And now, apparently, the fate of humankind lies in her little undead hands. What ever happened to the good old days, when all a vampire girl had to worry about was the occasional zit and hiding her taste for blood?

My Review:

   AJ Ashe is a teen vampire who's in love with her ex boyfriend- now new step brother.  AJ and Ryan are forbidden from being together since their parents are getting married.  Ryan's family doesn't know AJ and her family are vampires so she has to keep it secret from him and everyone else.  Not even her best friends are allowed to know.
   When Ryan shows up with Lindsey at a party, AJ decides to hang out with Noah James- a recently available hottie who she's had a crush on for awhile.  He leads her to a small clearing in the woods.  After making out a bit, AJ decides she wants to stop, but Noah doesn't want to.  AJ's fangs slide down and slice into Noah's tongue.  The next day she finds out that he's dead and she soon finds out that he's a vampire.  AJ then starts to wonder if she is the one who turned him or if it was someone else.
   AJ soon is given an assignment in World History and she decides to do research on her family history.  She enlists in the help of Mr. Charles and is soon learning way more than she bargained for about herself.  To top that off, someone keeps sabotaging AJ to get her into trouble.  She now not only has to deal with newly turned vampire Noah, who keeps threatening her and her family, but she's got to see who is out to get her and stop them before it's too late.

   Let me start on the cover.  I wasn't that drawn to the cover when I first read this.  I find the cover kind of bland. A girl with Bite Me written on her neck...hmmm think it could have used a little something extra.  Nothing really stands out for me so I'm glad I didn't judge the book by its cover because I would have missed out on a great series.
   I've actually read Bite Me twice. Once back in October 2009 and just recently to remind myself what happened before I read the recently released sequel.  Its full of romance, suspense, and family drama.  Its gets better every time I read it.  I love the forbidden romance between  AJ and Ryan.  They try so hard to fight it now that they are step siblings but with the little things they do for each other, you know they are still in love with each other and its so hard to fight it.  I just keep routing for them to find a way to be together.  I never saw the ending coming.  It took me completely by surprise and I can't wait to read the sequel- Love Sucks.  I know its gonna be great too!!

5 Stars

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