Tuesday, September 03, 2013

Review: Joe Vampire By Steven Luna

Cover and synopsis from Amazon:

"Hey, folks. I’m Joe, and I’m a vampire – not by choice, mind you, but by accident…a fate-twisting, fang-creating, blood lust-inducing misunderstanding. 

It started with a group date, a case of mistaken identity and far too many sake bombers, and ended with a ridiculous set of circumstances that I just can’t seem to wrap my head around. 

Maybe you can tell: I’m not real happy about it. But I’m certainly not going to let it get in the way of my life.

So I’ve thrown my ranting into a blog. I’m hanging out my dirty laundry in an effort to explain the real deal about being a card-carrying member of the Undead Elite. Maybe it will help others understand the truth about vampires. Believe me, it’s not all satin capes and naked ladies…none of it is, actually. Instead, it’s just one nasty little surprise after another. The truth bears exposing, and I’m pulling back the curtain on all of it. If I can figure out how to keep it from mowing me over in the process, then that’s groovy, too. 

And that thing about vampires sparkling in the sun? 

That is a bunch of bull."

Until I read Songs From The Phenomenal Nothing, I had never read any of the books written by Steven Luna. I got to read Songs From The Phenomenal Nothing as part of the ARC. I therefore told Steven Luna that I had not read any of his previous books and He was Awesome enough to gift a copy of both Joe Vampire books to me! Totally Awesome!!!

So now I've read Joe Vampire and I have to give it 5 stars out of 5 stars. The book is so cool. I thoroughly enjoyed it and couldn't wait to start book 2.

Steven Luna has done a fantastic job of writing this book and I was drawn in from the start. 
I honestly thought that I was reading a blog of a real Vampire;  even though Vampires don't exist; Or do they??!
The book has sarcasm, metaphors and puns throughout, it's packed with laugh out loud moments too. There are even times when Joe over shares some details; I can't quote them for spoiler reasons.
I love the way that Steven Luna makes you feel completely immersed in the events as your reading. And how He makes Joe Vampire have to deal with both human and Vampire problems too.

My Favourite Quote (location 2592, Kindle):
"Megan and I had more in common that just music:
• She likes reading; I've heard of books.
• She's studying fashion design; I wear clothes. 
• She volunteers at an animal shelter; I eat animals. 
The similarities were uncanny. "

Overall I thoroughly enjoyed this book and immediately started reading the second book:
Joe Vampire The Afterlife. 

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