Bite Me Young Adult Vampire Hunter A Fictionwise Fantasy Bestseller An edgy book for teens that spans the gap between YA and adult fiction. Life after high school is tough enough without having to go 15 rounds with your inner demon. Val Shapiro is just your ordinary, part-demon, teenaged... show more
Bite Me Young Adult Vampire Hunter A Fictionwise Fantasy Bestseller An edgy book for teens that spans the gap between YA and adult fiction. Life after high school is tough enough without having to go 15 rounds with your inner demon. Val Shapiro is just your ordinary, part-demon, teenaged vampire hunter with a Texas drawl. And a pet hellhound named Fang. Soon enough she finds herself deep in the underbelly of the city, discovering the secrets of the Demon Underground and fighting to save those she loves. Whether they love her back or not. Reviews: “Parker Blue creates a new vamp book with the kick-butt smart and snarky attitude of Buffy in Val and an awesome side-kick dog who can talk. It's perfect for teens craving more vampire books or those who love dark paranormal tales. And who can resist the title?” YA Book Nerd “A good companion to the Morganville Vampires books; they both deal with characters around the same age who are dealing with similar paths in life.” Someone’s Read It Already Reviews “Val’s new life is just beginning, and I’m looking forward to seeing where it takes her next. This is a young adult read that centers on an eighteen year old who’s just beginning to spread her wings as she transitions into adulthood.” – Darque Reviews “So far the only fantasy books i've read was the Twilight Saga. But Bite Me is a strong competitor.” -- That Teen Can Blog “I found myself being sucked into the story . . . I couldn’t put it down; I read most of it in one sitting. . . the suspense kept me on the edge of my seat until I finished the last page, and I didn’t want it to end! I wanted more Val and Dan. I also liked how hard Val tried to keep her inner succubus caged up; it really showed her self control. I thought it was cool that Val was like two entirely different characters when she finally let Lola out.” -- Just Blinded Book Reviews “Full of charm, wit and a kickin' attitude, Val is about to take the Demon Underground by storm. She is bound and determined to save her family, whether they want her to or not. . . I am already craving more of Val and Fang !!” -- WENDY’S MINDING SPOT “Above all, Bite Me is an entertaining, police procedural mystery with loads of action and witty banter. Val’s’ adventures take her into an unrealized world of the supernatural, whose depths she is only just beginning to understand. Engaging for readers of all ages, this new YA urban fantasy is recommended. I look forward to Parker Blue’s next ‘Demon Underground’ tale with Val, Dan and Fang. You will too.” -- SciFiGuy.ca “Parker’s book would be a popular addition to public libraries teen/fantasy collections. I look forward to the next in the series.” Grinnell Book Review
Publish date: October 1st 2008
Publisher: Bell Bridge Books
Pages no: 229
Edition language: English
Series: Demon Underground (#1)
1.5 stars. Really bad but there's just not enough of it there to actually hate. It is a bad Buffy rip off. so much so that I'm not entirely sure why Warner isn't suing for copyright. Except Buffy at least had other females who helped Buffy. This book definitely suffers from the lone female problem.
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Visit my blog for this review and more.*The publisher provided me with this book for review, via Netgalley.*Bite Me by Parker Blue was not at all what I was expecting. I read the words ‘Vampire Slayer’ in the blurb and got certain ideas about what this book would be like and what it would include. ...
Basically a Buffy knockoff (even lampshaded by the author) without Buffy's social commentary, mix with a bit Sookie etc. It's fun but IMHO hardly original.
I was debating between 3 and 4 stars. When I think of other books I gave 4 stars to, I feel like a lot of them may have been slightly better written, or had better world-building or character development... but I can't help it, something about this just grabbed me. None of the characters are perfe...