Sucks to Be Me: The All-True Confessions of Mina Hamilton, Teen Vampire (maybe) by Kimberly Pauley

Sucks to Be Me, Book 1

Synopsis: Mina Hamilton’s parents want her dead. (Or undead to be precise.) They’re vampires, and like it or not, Mina must decide whether to become a vampire herself. But Mina’s more interested in hanging out with best friend Serena and trying to catch the eye of the too-hot-for-high-school Nathan Able than in the vampire training classes she’s being forced to take. How’s a girl supposed to find the perfect prom date and pass third-year French when her mom and dad are breathing down her neck–literally?

Review: Having read it in English I discover that this novel has also been translated into French. A long time ago, my friend Sullivan McPig offered me the first two novels and I confess that I was intrigued. But then, I finally tried and I confess that I was curious to see how it was going to be. It was a while since I had not read a YA and all the more about vampires.

Mina always knew that her parents and uncle were vampires and this secret weighs on her as she has no right to talk about it. Yet, it seems that her life is about to change. Indeed, the council of the vampires, after discovering her existence, asks her to take courses to decide if she would like to be transformed or not. Mina is going to meet with aspirants, between Aubrey a strange but beautiful boy; George or Lorelai, new friends; Raven, the bitch … in short a whole new little group. Between these important decisions, we also find of course the sentimental meanders of our young heroine.

It was an entertaining and pleasant read even if it will not leave me an unforgettable memory. It’s cute, perhaps more intended for the younger ones. I sometimes did not feel that our heroine was 18 years old, but much less, but it may be a personal feeling. In any case, it is a cute reading and I will read the sequel with curiosity.