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?Review:
Just when I thought vampires were officially over, Bite Me! ended up in my hands, and boy, was it fantastic (or fangtastic. Get it? Yes, I know my jokes are lame)! It definitely is one of my favorite paranormal romances of the year!
AJ Ashe has a lot of secrets. For one, she's a blood-drinking vampire, though mind you, she's civilized and doesn't drink from humans... most of the time. Second of all, she has a big crush one a guy named Ryan, who likes her as much as she likes him, but the problem is he's now her step bother, putting the kibosh on their possible romance. And to top all things of, she's being stalked by a (ex?) friend and just learned some disturbing things about her dad. Leaving this vampire princess to wonder how on earth she'll be able to make it through the year in one piece.
AJ was a character I absolutely adored! She was sweet, funny, and just all around great person who I would love to have in my life if she was real. I loved learning more about her vampire ways and what made her different from the typical YA vampire. And I have to say, I adored her step brother/ex-boyfriend Ryan even more, since he was just like her: funny, sweet.... you get the picture. Plus, I loved the way he was protective of her but not in a creepy/stalker type way. Lastly, her Brady bunch like family was a riot and characters I loved reading about!
The plot of this was great and forever kept me on the edge of my seat wondering what would occur next. As mentioned above, I loved not only finding more out about Vampires but all the (good and bad) sides to the magical world AJ belonged too. Further more, Melissa's writing moved in a way that made it easy to get lost in AJ and Ryan's world for a few hours.
In all, Bite Me! is a romantic, funny, and unique debut book that I can't suggest highly enough to all you paranormal lovers out there! I'm definitely looking forward to reading more by Ms. Francis.
Bite Me! is now out!
Source: Bought at Barnes and Noble