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- Still Sucks to Be Me: More All-True Confessions of Mina Hamilton Smith, Teen Vampire (Sucks to Be Me #2)
Still Sucks to Be Me: More All-True Confessions of Mina Hamilton Smith, Teen Vampire (Sucks to Be Me #2)
But anyone who read SUCKS TO BE ME and loved it will agree that her humor, wit, and ability to tell a vampire story (thats really a coming of age story) continues to be dead on excellent in her follow-up, STILL SUCKS TO BE ME.
Mina still has the same pitch-perfect snarky voice she did in book one. We get plenty of chances to witness it thanks to the Vampire Relocation Agency, who have made her dad her brother and her mom her sister in law. When Mina reads that the VRA is going to move her family to L.A., she has high hopes for her new vampire life.
Except shes not moving to to-die-for Los Angeles L.A. - land of the rich and famous shes moving to LA as in Louisiana. (And not somewhere cool like New Orleans. But to the country. Where there are cows.) Now Mina wonders if turning undead was a good choice after all.
STILL SUCKS TO BE ME comes with a new cast of crazy characters, including the cute and undead Cameron, who Mina cant help but notice, especially since her boyfriend George is on a personal pilgrimage to Brazil. Theres also Grady, whose tag-a-long sort of girlfriend, Kacie, is way scarier than any vamp Minas ever come across.
Add to all this the stalking of Minas BFF Serena (by Talon wannabe Raven?), her Uncle Mortie and his usual shenanigans, her dads new boss, Dr. Musty, and his questionable activities and a tiara - and then sit back for one entertaining read that really will make you laugh out loud.
Five of Five Stars
Coming soon... and every bit as good as her first book. Kimberly Pauley
has done it again... Yes, I can say that because I'm one of the lucky
recipients of an advance copy of Still Sucks To Be Me, which
arrived in my possession on May 6. Kimberly writes in a fast,
easy-breezy style that will charm you and keep you turning the pages to
see what happens next.
Still Sucks To Be Me takes up
where Kimberly's first book, leaves off, and moves the story of Mina
Smith and her family forward, with laughter on almost every page.
Kimberly has kept what was good from her first book - those myth and
truth snippets at the head of each chapter, plus pages from Mina's
notebook, and added some fresh new scenery as Mina and her family
relocate, and brought along some new characters and their attendant
drama. Most of the action takes place in a small Louisiana town where
everyone knows everyone else (and their business). Primarily aimed at
the young adult market, Mrs. Pauley's books also appeal to the teens
inside the adults we have become.
While you most certainly can
read Still Sucks To Be Me alone, why not read both books, for
twice the fun? Recommended reading for those looking for something
different and fun to read. You won't be sorry!
An advance copy of
Still Sucks To Be Me was provided to me free by Kimberly Pauley
in exchange for this review, however, long before I was able to get my
hands on the advance copy, I pre-ordered the hardcover version because I
knew this is one book that belongs in my permanent collection. This
review has been simultaneously posted on Amazon.com, Dragon Views,
Library Thing and YA Books Central.com