Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Bloodthirsty - Flynn Meaney

Yes, we are back with STUFF YOUNG PEOPLE READ with a BANG! (did you hear it? It sounded like this: BANG!)

Today I am reviewing Bloodthirsty, by Flynn Meaney. She's a new author!  Yay for fresh talent!
And what do I have to say? Well, I managed to snag an ARC, and gobbled it down like junk food.
Anyway, this is a hilarious romp about a pasty smart teenage boy with an ADHD twin athlete brother and his quest to get girls and not be a whiny pushover. So to do this, he pretends to be a vampire (this way he can still be whiny but NOT a pushover), and this is not that hard considering he's allergic to the sun and is really tall. Unfortunately for him, his name is Finbar, which is one of those names that really hasn't been used since the 1700s, and even then, only in Ireland. This poor Finbar, however, is a Catholic Indiana boy, and then he moves to Weshtchester County, NY, which is apparently a much better place to meet girls than Indiana is (anyone who has been to both these places, please contact me and tell me if this is true. for research purposes only, of course). So he makes an ass of himself, and then does things he never thought he could do, like glare at some jerk enough to scare him off and talk about how to cut open his jugular just for added effect, and then somehow manages to get all these girls liking him, which is something he's never experienced before, but of course there are consequences because some of them think he's a vampire when in actuality the sight of blood makes him pass out (wimp).

This is the sort of book which is much more interesting if you know about all the vampires and werewolves in pop culture lately, and if you think dorky teenage boys are hilarious, which in some cases they are.

So really, you should read it. It's not even that long!

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like a funny story. Most teen girls go for the cool or the unusual. I'm assuming he won the unusual category. I'll have to pick it up soon