Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Review: "Jane Jones: Worst. Vampire. Ever" by Caissie St. Onge

Okay. New tidbit about me: I love vampires. Just when I think the market (and my head) is completely on vamp overload and cannot possibly stand one more version of the blood-sucking tale, another book comes along like Jane Jones: Worst. Vampire. Ever. by Caissie St. Onge and somehow I catch vamp fever all over again.
How can someone possibly be the worst vampire ever, you ask? Well, here's...

The Scoop: (Goodreads)

For Jane Jones, being a vampire is nothing like you read about in books. In fact, it kind of sucks. She's not beautiful, she's not rich, and she doesn't "sparkle." She's just an average, slightly nerdy girl from an ordinary suburban family (who happen to be vampires.)


Jane's from the wrong side of the tracks (not to mention stuck in the world's longest awkward phase), so she doesn't fit in with the cool vampire kids at school or with the humans kids.


To top it all off, she's battling an overprotective mom, a clique of high school mean girls (the kind who really do have fangs), and the most embarrassing allergy in the history of the undead, she's blood intolerant.


So no one's more surprised than Jane when for the first time in her life, things start to heat up (as much as they can for a walking corpse, anyway) with not one, but two boys. Eli's a geeky, but cute real-live boy in her history class, and Timothy is a beautiful, brooding bloodsucker, who might just hold the key to a possible "cure" for vampirism.


Facing an eternity of high school pressure, fumbling first dates, or a mere lifetime together with Timothy, what's a 90-something year-old teen vampire to do?


For Fans of: You Are So Undead to Me, Vladmir Tod Chronicles and snarky, geeky vampires.

My Take:

I've found that I'm starting to like my vampires with a twist (nothing against you, Eric Northman). It keeps me on my toes and interested. So, out with the brooding, wistful, pondering and certainly deadly vamps of old and in with Jane Jones!!



Don't worry, honey, I still love you...just put those fangs away you're creepin' me out!

Jane Jones is a new kind of vampire with a sassy attitude and St. Onge's book is legitimately laugh-out-loud funny. The plot is well-paced and the twist (although a little predictable) kept me turning those pages at a rapid fire pace.

A solid first book in the series that is sure to follow. My only criticism is that the book has been so darn hard to find! I first got the heads-up on this book from my BFF, Michelle (who saw it on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen) and all I can say is thank God for my Nook or I would've never found it! Hope the sequels get more press!

Thanks for the tip, buddy. Now, go verbally smack down a Housewife!


Final Verdict: Sweet-Tarts

A little sweet a lotta sass!




Wow. Why didn't I look here?

5 comments:

  1. Haha! Yep it is pretty cool :)

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  2. Wow, I can't believe I've never heard of this book till now!!! It has officially beed added to my TBR pile.

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    -Kristen

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