Synopses & Reviews
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.
"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.)
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