Monday, September 27, 2010

Review: Love Sucks! by Melissa Francis

Summary/Cover Image from Publisher's website:
AJ Ashe may have gotten rid of her vampire stalker and her evil ex-teacher, but things are hardly back to normal. For one thing, she still has to maintain a strict look-but-don't-touch policy with Ryan, her hot ex-boyfriend-turned-stepbrother. For another, she has to learn to control her vampire superpowers—which means more than a few dates with Lex, mind-reading professional vampire trainer and too-sexy-for-his-own-good bad boy. And as if that's not enough, she happens to be the key to her father's plans to take over the world . . . and he'll stop at nothing to get what he wants.

All this and she's still got to plan the prom. Being a teenager is tough, but being a teenage vampire just flat out sucks!

Just when I thought Melissa Francis' books couldn't get any better, her sophomore novel came out and it was nothing short of amazing, good-old fun, making the Bite Me series one of my current faves!

Love Sucks! begins a few months after Bite Me! left off, and as it turns out AJ Ashe's life hasn't gotten any easier, even with the fact that her stalker and ex-teacher are finally out of her life. You see, not only is she still 100% in love with Ryan Miller, she's also dealing with the fact that she'll be having a new sibling soon, and worst of all, an annoying but amazingly hot vampire trainer is now in her life; Lex is his name. But the thing is the more time she spends with Lex and his yummy-ness, the more she forgets about Ryan, which is a good thing, right? That's what she needs, correct? And just as she's already in over her head with Lex, new secrets coming tumbling out of the wood work, making this vampire teen wonder how on earth she's going to make it through her senior year. Especially given the fact that Ryan may now be involved with her best friend!

Just like in Bite Me! AJ is as charming and funny as ever, making her life a complete blast to read about! I especially loved the addition of the yummy Lex, because seriously this guy gives Ryan a run for his money. And talking about Ryan, he's just as cute and swoon-worthy as ever, even with the serious changes in his personality several times.

The plot of this was just as kick-butt as before, thankfully, and even more so at times. I loved learning more about the history of the warlocks and the vampires and how it all related to current times with Ryan, AJ, and their family. And just like in Bite Me!, Love Sucks! is never one to leave you bored with predictability, just the opposite in fact, because the twists in turns in this one forever kept me on the tip of my toes, curious to find out how everything would end.

Lastly, Melissa's writing is even better in this one, because it brought not only the plot to life but the characters as well.

In all, Love Sucks!, as well as its predecessor Bite Me!, are pure fun vampire fluff! I'm truly hoping there will be a third one, though I'm sure that whatever Ms. Francis comes up with next will be just as great, if not more amazing!

Grade: A-

Love Sucks! is now out!

Source: Publisher. Thanks, HarperCollins!


  1. I haven't read this book or the first, but they sound delightful. Great review!!

  2. Great review! I've never really considered reading this, but maybe I should - it sounds fun! :)

  3. I just finished this book this morning. So glad you enjoyed this book as much as me. I am crossing my fingers that there will be more from AJ and Ryan. Great review!

  4. Fabulous review! I love the cover for Love Sucks! so I think I'm going to have to pick up both books to see what I think! (I know, it's wrong to buy a book for it's cover, but I do it anyway!)


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