Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Review @JACampbellAuth - Senior Year Bites by J.A. Campbell (The Clanless #1)

Senior Year Bites
The Clanless #1
by J.A. Campbell

Goodreads blurb:  Senior year is supposed to be fun: boys, dances and graduation. It’s significantly harder to enjoy it when you’re dead.

Thanks to an innocent game of Truth or Dare, I wound up sleeping in a graveyard. Probably not the brightest thing I’ve ever done, but thanks to a couple of well-placed fangs, I’m here to tell the tale.

Vampires might stalk pop culture, but they’re just myths, right? Yeah. Not so much…

Everything seems a lot more difficult when you’re a nocturnal creature of the night, especially school. I was managing, but couldn’t keep it hidden from my friends. Steph decided that we should be cool, like superheroes, and fight crime.

I’m a vampire, not a hero. Living in a sleepy New England town, crime is a little harder to come by. At least it is until a serial killer moves into the area. He’s got the authorities stumped, but then again, the cops don’t have a teenage, blood-sucking, non-hero on their team. It doesn’t take long for me to discover the world is full of monsters. I may be one of them…but will I turn out to be the hero, or the killer everyone is looking for.

About the Author:  Julie has been many things over the last few years, from college student, to bookstore clerk and an over the road trucker. She’s worked as a 911 dispatcher and in computer tech support, but through it all she’s been a writer and when she’s not out riding horses, she can usually be found sitting in front of her computer. She lives in Colorado with her three cats, her vampire-hunting dog Kira, her new horse and Traveler-in training, Triska, and her Irish Sailor. She is the author of many Vampire and Ghost-Hunting Dog stories and the young adult Tales of the Travelers fantasy series. She's the editor for Steampunk Trails and a member of the Horror Writers Association and the Dog Writers Association.

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My Thoughts - 4 out of 5 Unicorns - I really liked it!!!

***Received a copy of the ebook for an honest review

The cover definitely screams high school and vampire, so I like it :)

This is the first book in the series, and it is about 180ish pages long.  This is a new author for me.  I always try to read a mix of YA stuff just in case a student needs suggestions for something they might like to read.

This book started slow for me, but this is usually a me issue when I start a new series and trying to get connected with the characters and world that the author has created.  While it was bumpy for me at the start, I was completely sucked into the story by the end.  Meg and her friends are typical high school students with their attitudes, parental issues, and trying to become their own person.  The paranormal aspects just makes me more interesting for me since I live high school issues daily :)  Some of the characters started on my should-be-slapped list, but in the end, they removed from the list.  This doesn’t mean they were bad characters just the characters did something to irk me so I thought they should be slapped to adjust the tudes :)

I definitely want to check out more of this series because I think it will get better as the series goes on especially once you establish those connections in the world.  I loved J.A.’s humor in this book especially between Meg and Alexander.  I was definitely laughing out loud :)

I recommend this book to readers who like high school drama and troubles with a paranormal twist :)  This would definitely be a great addition to my classroom library in the future :)

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  1. Thank you so much! I'm glad you enjoyed.


    1. It was totally my pleasure :) Thank you for sharing it with me :)