Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Review: Thirsty by M.T. Anderson

Review of Thirsty by M.T. Anderson
Publisher's Summary:
All Chris really wants is to be a normal kid, to hang out with his friends, avoid his parents, and get a date with Rebecca Schwartz. Unfortunately, Chris appears to be turning into a vampire. So while his hometown performs an ancient ritual that keeps Tch’muchgar, the Vampire Lord, locked in another world, Chris desperately tries to save himself from his own vampiric fate. He needs help, but whom can he trust? A savagely funny tale of terror, teen angst, suspense, and satire from National Book Award winner M. T. Anderson.

Thirsty is one of the most common teen vampire fiction outthere. Next to L.J. Smith's The Vampire Diaries, it is one of th few that are reissued continuously and continues to be purchased by teens.

I was a little disappointed, I guess because I had heard a lot about it, I had high expectations for it. Yes, it is everything that you have heard about it, but that's all it was. I guess I was expecting to be blown away. It is a good book. Chris is a believable character with problems, human problems as well as his impending vampire future.

In Conclusion: As I say in most of my reviews, I read so many vampire books, they all start to blend together. So on this one, I will say it is an enjoyable book. For those whose vampire tastes have been watered down by years and years, pages and pages, of the same things in mediocre writing, then this book will come across as an alright book, nothing too out of the ordinary, but not bad. Also, keep in mind, I read this right after Tantalize, which I loved, so it was probably hard to top that.


The Whirlwinds said...

I very much agree with this review. I know it isn't a vampire book, but have you encountered The Secret Life of Octavian Nothing by this same author? It is really worth the read.

Plus, your blog is completely gorgeous. My art-minded co-blogger wanted me to tell you that and I am seconding the motion!


Carol said...

I read this book and i was disappointed. It really wasn't that good. Good review!