Monday, 27 April 2009

Vamped by Lucienne Diver

From the author's website: Hey, all, it's me… Gina Covello, fashionista of the damned. Yeah, I know, I managed to get almost all the way through high school without cracking a book and now here I am immortalized in one. Well, actually, the immortalization process might have started a bit earlier, like in the broom closet at the after-prom-party, somewhere around the time Bobby-freakin'-Delvecchio started gnawing on my neck. Anyway, this is one book I'd maybe even phone a friend about, since it covers all my adventures going from chic to eek.

Vamped starts with our heroine, Gina, waking up dead - literally - and in a horrible dress to boot. With only her love interest, Bobby, to help her with life as a vampire, she quickly learns that being part of the fang gang has some perks after all.

Have you ever wondered what it would be like if Cordelia Chase got turned into a vampire? If you have, look no further than Vamped for the answer. It's like Mean Girls with fangs, with witty dialogue and more pop culture references than you can keep up with.

All of the characters are full of humour and sarcasm, even the ridiculously named Mellisande, who turns out to be an arch-nemesis of hilarious proportions. With enough action to satisfy Buffy fans, and a lighthearted romance sure to make you smile, Vamped is a fun, fast-talking addition to the undead genre. It's similar to Amanda Ashby's Zombie Queen of Newbury High, and if you liked that, I think you'll love this.

I'm looking forward to the next book in the series, and I hope it'll be just as fun as this one. If anything, I now know that being bitten doesn't have to ruin your social life!

15 comments:

Luisa said...

I loved Zombie Queen, I love the idea of Cordelia Chase as a vampire (ooh, like Harmony, in fact!), and I think I'd love this. Thanks for the great review!

Carrie said...

Wow, you said the magic words...Cordelia Chase. I'll definitely have to pick this one up. Great review and thanks!!!

Amy said...

this looks really funny! I usually hate vamp novels,but i might just have to read this.
-amy

Danielle said...

I loved this also!!! It was definitely unique!

Steph Su said...

Hmm. I don't know who Cordelia Chase is, should I be run over with a truck? :) I admit I wasn't very attracted to this book, but who knows? I may give it a go eventually. Nice review!

Just Your Typical Book Blog said...

Ooo I've been wanting to read this one! It sounds really good and I think I'll like it, plus I love that cover!

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I Heart Monster said...

Ohhhhh Cordie as a vamp!! That's a book someone should write! Thanks for the review :o)

Bookworm said...

Aaaa! I'm really wanting to read this book! Love the cute cover, and the light twist on vampire books. I've never read one about a vampire fashionista....LOL!

cupcakewitch said...

Cordelia Chase is my fav. character! This book looks funny!

Jen said...

Slick pop culture references? Now I totally want this!

So Many Books, So Little Time said...

Great review! I love Zombie Queen so I'll have to read this!

Kate said...

This book sounds quite good. Great review!

Ladytink_534 said...

Well I adore Buffy and just about anything compared to it so I will definitely pick this one up. Thanks!

Mishel said...

"It's like Mean girls with fangs..."

that's enough to get my attention! Great review, I'll have to check this out.

Lucienne said...

I have to agree that "It's like Mean Girls with fangs" is my favorite description yet of Vamped. So thrilled you liked it!