Authoress: Diana Laurence
Pages: 160 (paperback)
Genre: Adult Fiction | Humor | Parody
Off the cover: "Who needs a book on dating a vampire? Well, Bella Swan and Sookie Stackhouse to name just two..."
My summary: This is a self-help novel for every day girls who want to find, snag, and keep a vampire. Diana Laurence covers and tackles every burning question a mortal girl might have. She dispels myths, dispenses invaluable advice, and shares tales of the sexy vampires she has met and been wooed by. By the time you finish this novel you too will be ready to meet a vampire.
My say: I will admit when I first heard of this book I thought it sounded cute but not really up my alley. Even after I started reading I was grinning but not quite sold. But once I surrendered to the fun I found my self completely sucked in. Diana Laurence's book is not just funny it is oddly believable. I was so immersed I had to remind my self it was fiction.
How to Catch and Keep a Vampire is a smile-inducing repertoire that is full of wit, snappy titles, and fantastically clever pop culture references.
I literally spent the entire time I read this book smiling and chuckling.
My favorite part?: A total tie between her mini vampire escapades and her definition and usage of the infamous red ribbon.
(i.e. Eclipse cover)
My rating: 4 stars; It is SO easy to get caught up in this comical treat.
The Meter Readings:
Kiddie-o-meter: This one is aimed for older teens and adult women. While there is no sex, violence, or social commentary it does openly discuss relationships in a mature manner.
Adult-o-meter: Perfect escapism for the vampire loving adult. It is the kind of cute book I could see my self leaving on my coffee table (or in my guest room) to amuse my house guests.
Worth-a-read?: Give this one a chance. It is so wickedly amusing.
"I don't know why everyone persists in thinking vampires don't eat or drink regular stuff as well as blood. Seriously, where's the logic? Vampires are no different than you and I in this regard. Mortals don't need to consume vanilla cherry cola and malted milk balls to survive, but they partake of them anyway."
"Most vampires do detest garlic, so ordering shrimp scampi on your dinner date may be a faux pas."
"Vampires love swoony women with spunk."
"Cocky vampire pick-up line: I can be your Lestat, your Edward, your Bill...only even better."
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My final say: Insightful but I am still a total wolf girl. *growl*
Thank you Sellers Publishing for sending me this review copy.