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Vamped is a total delight Diver delivers a delightful cast of undead characters and a fresh, fast take on the vampire mythos. Next installment, please --Rachel Caine, New York Times bestselling author of the Morganville Vampires series Gina Covello's Perks and Pitfalls of Vamp Life1. Hello? Eternal youth and beauty 2. Free. Designer. Clothes. 3. My hot new boyfriend Bobby went from chess dud to vamp stud. 4. No reflection First order of business: turn my own stylist to stop the downward spiral from chic to eek. 5. Vampire vixen Mellisande has taken an interest in my boyfriend, and is now transforming the entire high school into her own personal vampire army. If anyone's going to start their own undead entourage it should be me. I guess I'll just have to save everyone from fashion disasters and other fates worse than death.

Review:

"Teenagers will likely bite at the fun premise of Diver's YA debut, first in a planned series. When Gina awakens in a grave and discovers she's a vampire — her senior prom didn't end well — one of her first concerns is facing 'an all-liquid diet, a life without tanning options.' She continues to focus on fashion (and to deliver feisty insults) even as she finds herself embroiled in (and eventually leading) a vampire war, which involves a mysterious prophecy — and many of her former classmates. The story's appeal lies in Gina's snarky narration, though readers may have trouble tracking all of the characters. The plot takes a while to arrive at its gory action scenes, complete with severed limbs and garlic bombs. Readers will be entertained by some great one-liners ('Yup, just a day in the life of a typical teen... only instead of dodging gossip and pop quizzes, it was stakes and [holy water] spritzing') and a nascent romance for Gina, though the open-ended finale leaves answers about the prophecy and other questions until a later volume. Ages 14 — up. A good pop-up book always delights — here are a few new notable ones." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

Vamped is a total delight Diver delivers a delightful cast of undead characters and a fresh, fast take on the vampire mythos. Next installment, please --Rachel Caine, New York Times bestselling author of the Morganville Vampires series

Top Five Perks of the Vamp Life

1. Eternal youth and beauty rocks 2. Free clothes. Hey, might as well embrace the dark side.3. Going vamp turns geeks, like my new boyfriend Bobby, into studs.4. No need to breathe, except when a dramatic sigh or a heaving chest is called for. 5. Superhuman powers, like I can totally spot a hot Versace skirt a mile away--literally

Top Five Drags of Vamping Out

1. No reflection Oh well, I'll just have to sire my own entourage to confirm my hotness. 2. An all-liquid diet and no tanning options. 3. This vampy queen Mellisande who's taken an interest in my boyfriend.4. Pointy-stick phobia. 5. Getting locked up by skanky Mellisande, who's transforming the entire high school into her own personal vampire army. The nerve

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violetcrush, July 1, 2009 (view all comments by violetcrush)
Gina Covello wakes up in a coffin after she dies in an accident. To her horror she realizes she is a Vampire and the boy who made her one, Bobby, is one of the geeks turned dashing and handsome vampire too. Bobby is kidnapped by Mellisande and Gina is sent to a dungeon like place where she finds many of her classmates, apparently turned into vampires too.

Now Gina has to discover Mellisande’s purpose in building a teenage vampire army. And also why Bobby is singled out by her? What exactly does Mellisande want?

Gina is such a likable vamp. She cares about her manicure, brands, her hair, but yes, she also has a conscience which makes for interesting conversations with herself.

This book was so much fun, I thoroughly enjoyed it. The author, Lucienne Diver, has a sarcastic and snarky sense of humor and a very fresh voice.

If you want to read a chic, cool and fun vampire story, you should definitely read this one. If you want to read something different than the hordes of dark vampire books, Vamped is definitely it.

The only problem with the book was that the action was a little difficult to follow at times. As there is one POV to the story, Gina’s, the reader is left as confused and in the dark as Gina is. You kind of discover and understand what’s going on along with Gina. The end is open ended so I am guessing there is a sequel? I have read this book being compared to Buffy, but I wouldn’t know as I haven’t seen a single episode yet. Sad, I know.

If you like Young Adult or Chicklit, this book is definitely for you. Vamped could be a perfect beach read.

One of the passages just to give you an example of the writing style:
Superhuman strength or no, by the time I broke through to the surface, my manicure was totally shot, my nails were split, and I was covered in dirt. And I mean covered. I was about to wig out when I realized just what I was brushing off-and one shock kind of cancelled out the other. My parents had me buried me in a truly heinous dress of white eyelet, which made me look like a stylistically challenged child bride. I had a vague repressed memory of being forced to wear it to my first communion years ago and marveled that it still fit. Not that I’d grown out, except for, you know, up top. Sadly, I hadn’t done much growing up either; I’d maxed out at, like, five foot nothing. Anyway, if anything deserved to be covered in grave dust, it was this old rag.
(Any mistakes, in spelling or grammar, are all typos from my side)
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laserLisa, April 25, 2009 (view all comments by laserLisa)
I just loved this book! Just imagine if Cher from Clueless were a vampire.I know it was intended as a YA novel, but I highly recommend it for any fans of the paranormal romance genre. I do hope we have not seen the last of Gina Covello!
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kiachan, April 21, 2009 (view all comments by kiachan)
I've been hearing about this book FOREVER (or it seems like it anyway!), and I can't wait to get my hands on it!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780738714745
Author:
Diver, Lucienne
Publisher:
Flux
Subject:
General
Subject:
Friendship
Subject:
High schools
Subject:
Vampires
Subject:
Children s-Scary Stories
Publication Date:
20090531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
231
Dimensions:
8.06x5.20x.60 in. .53 lbs.
Age Level:
13-17

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Teenagers will likely bite at the fun premise of Diver's YA debut, first in a planned series. When Gina awakens in a grave and discovers she's a vampire — her senior prom didn't end well — one of her first concerns is facing 'an all-liquid diet, a life without tanning options.' She continues to focus on fashion (and to deliver feisty insults) even as she finds herself embroiled in (and eventually leading) a vampire war, which involves a mysterious prophecy — and many of her former classmates. The story's appeal lies in Gina's snarky narration, though readers may have trouble tracking all of the characters. The plot takes a while to arrive at its gory action scenes, complete with severed limbs and garlic bombs. Readers will be entertained by some great one-liners ('Yup, just a day in the life of a typical teen... only instead of dodging gossip and pop quizzes, it was stakes and [holy water] spritzing') and a nascent romance for Gina, though the open-ended finale leaves answers about the prophecy and other questions until a later volume. Ages 14 — up. A good pop-up book always delights — here are a few new notable ones." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , Vamped is a total delight Diver delivers a delightful cast of undead characters and a fresh, fast take on the vampire mythos. Next installment, please --Rachel Caine, New York Times bestselling author of the Morganville Vampires series

Top Five Perks of the Vamp Life

1. Eternal youth and beauty rocks 2. Free clothes. Hey, might as well embrace the dark side.3. Going vamp turns geeks, like my new boyfriend Bobby, into studs.4. No need to breathe, except when a dramatic sigh or a heaving chest is called for. 5. Superhuman powers, like I can totally spot a hot Versace skirt a mile away--literally

Top Five Drags of Vamping Out

1. No reflection Oh well, I'll just have to sire my own entourage to confirm my hotness. 2. An all-liquid diet and no tanning options. 3. This vampy queen Mellisande who's taken an interest in my boyfriend.4. Pointy-stick phobia. 5. Getting locked up by skanky Mellisande, who's transforming the entire high school into her own personal vampire army. The nerve

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