Thursday, March 3, 2011

Still Sucks To Be Me by Kimberly Pauley

Caution If you haven't read the first book in the Mina Hamilton series Sucks To Be Me and you are planning to you might not want to read this review, as it might spoil the story.

With vampire boyfriend George and best friend Serena by her side, Mina thought she had her whole life—or rather afterlife—ahead of her. But then Mina’s parents drop a bomb. They’re moving. To Louisiana. And not somewhere cool like New Orleans, but some teeny, tiny town where cheerleaders and jocks rule the school. Mina has to fake her death, change her name, and leave everything behind, including George and Serena. Not even the Vampire Council’s shape-shifting classes can cheer her up. Then Serena shows up on Mina’s doorstep with some news that sends Mina reeling. Mina may look a lot better with fangs, but her afterlife isn’t any less complicated!

In this eagerly awaited sequel to the popular Sucks to Be Me, Kimberly Pauley addresses many of her fans’ most pressing questions (Will Serena become a vampire? What happened to Raven? What’s next for Mina and George?) with signature humor and breezy bloodsucking style.

I really enjoyed Sucks to be me and was very excited when I heard there was a sequel, and after reading this one I really hope there will be a third!

The best part of this book is, of course, Mina herself. I love her sarcastic attitude and her over-all teenageness, even the undead can be immature! I also really enjoyed the new characters that we met, Cameron was *sigh* my favorite. I wish we could get even more insight into Cameron, I feel like we got a taste but not a full explanation and background (third book? third book.). And ohh the love triangle, I do love a good love triangle even if they are rather torturous at times.

I'm not sure if I found the plot of this book as satisfying as the first one. While I did really enjoy the whole history aspect of it, it didn't draw me in like the plot of the first book. The characters are more of what drove me to finish this one. The ending of this book definitely leaves it open for another book (yes i'm mentioning a third book again)and I would definitely be picking it up if one did emerge.

On a side note how cute are the little pictures above each chapter? So adorable! I wonder if the author drew them herself?

Plot: 4/5
Characters: 4/5
Cover: 5/5
Ending: 4/5

1 comment:

  1. Nope, I didn't draw the pictures, though I do like to doodle! They are drawn by the uber talented Emi Tanji. :)

    I hope to be able to do a third book! If I get to, there'll be lots more about Cameron (and George).