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.
Fun that you got it in French this time. It does sound like a light and easy YA paranormal.
I didn’t get in French, it’s just that I saw it was in French as well
That is a pretty big secret to keep. Glad you enjoyed this one even though it didn’t completely wow you.
yes it is an ok one
That sounds like a book I might like as well.
Humor in a vampire book, that sounds fun.
yes it is
I love that you’re able to read books in more than one language! Do you find a lot of differences when you do that, or are they basically the same? I’ve always been curious!
Lindsi @ Do You Dog-ear?
it’s really rare when I read the same book in 2 languages. I started a spanish novel and it will be translated to French so I stopped because it would be easier for me in French but well
Yea, I know what you mean. At least it was entertaining even if not really memorable. 🙂
yes it is
I love paranormal books with humor. It must be interesting reading in it your native language having read it the rest in English.
Oooh this is new to me!
I would not have thought this was a vampire story from looking at the cover. It’s good there are some cute, entertaining vampire books out there for younger readers though.
it’s really young YA
Another mouthful of a title!
Well, at least you enjoyed the book somewhat. 🙂
Hahaha that title.
Sometimes a cute easy read is enough 🙂