Just because Mel lives in New Whitby, a city founded by vampires, doesn't mean she knows any of the blood-drinking undead personally. They stay in their part of town; she says in hers. Until the day a vampire shows up at her high school. Worse yet, her best friend, Cathy, seems to be falling in... show more
Just because Mel lives in New Whitby, a city founded by vampires, doesn't mean she knows any of the blood-drinking undead personally. They stay in their part of town; she says in hers. Until the day a vampire shows up at her high school. Worse yet, her best friend, Cathy, seems to be falling in love with him. It's up to Mel to save Cathy from a mistake she might regret for all eternity! On top of trying to help Cathy (whether she wants it or not), Mel is investigating a mysterious disappearance for another friend and discovering the attractions of a certain vampire wannabe. Combine all this with a cranky vampire cop, a number of unlikely romantic entanglements, and the occasional zombie, and soon Mel is hip-deep in an adventure that is equal parts hilarious and touching. Acclaimed authors Justine Larbalestier and Sarah Rees Brennan team up to create a witty and poignant story of cool vampires, warm friendships, and the changes that test the bonds of love.
Publish date: July 3rd 2012
Pages no: 352
Edition language: English
"A vampire who wants to go to high school? That's the stupidest thing I ever heard."Parodies of popular books tend to be thin, existing primarily for the purpose of the joke. As you might guess, Team Human satirizes Twilight. Yet it's also a complete story in itself, with strong themes about friends...
Well written, and a fun romp, but I just couldn't get into the story or care about the characters.
I’m usually dazzled whenever I read something by Sarah Rees Brennan, she is a very funny lady and it really shines through her writing. When I found out about her vampire parody novel Team Human I was instantly smitten. It took me a while to get my hands on this book but once it was in my possession...
I can clearly remember when Team Human was released because it was a book that definitely piqued my interest, not only because it seemed to poke fun at the typical YA vampire tropes, but also because I'd heard really good things about both authors. Needless to say, I will definitely be checking out ...
Really enjoyed the theme of love-- family, romantic, friendship-- which runs through this book. Also really enjoyed the delicate handling of prejudice, and the discussion of the joys of being human. It's rare that being human is something that's held up to admire, except in the Dr Who look-at-your-t...