Friday, August 24, 2012

Book Club!

While we were on vacation (recap coming soon!) I was a reading fool. Reading is one of my favorite things to do on the beach, and the trashier/fluffier the better. I found some fun ones, so I thought I would start sharing some of my favorites!
Undead and Unwed (Queen Betsy, Book 1) Publisher: Berkley Sensation
From Good Reads:
It'a been a helluva week for Betsy Taylor. First, she loses her job. Then, to top things off, she's killed in a car accident. But what really bites (besides waking up in the morgue dressed in a pink suit and cheap shoes courtesy of her stepmother) is that she can't seem to stay dead. Every night she rises with a horrible craving for blood. She's not taking too well to a liquid diet.

Worst of all, her new friends have the ridiculous idea that Betsy is the prophesied vampire queen, and they want her help in overthrowing the most obnoxious, power-hungry vampire in five centuries - a badly dressed Bela Lugosi wannabe, natch. Frankly, Betsy couldn't care less about vamp politics, but they have a powerful weapon of persuasion: designer shoes. How can any self-respecting girl say now? But a collection of Ferragamos isn't the only temptation for Betsy. It's just a lot safer than the scrumptious Sinclair - a seductive bloodsucker whose sexy gaze seems as dangerous as a stake through the heart...

What I thought:
To start off, I like Vampire books. The Twilight series started me on the supernatural story lines, my hubby got me to watch all of Buffy and Angel, and I also LOVE the Southern Vampire novels. I think what I like about them is I know that this stuff isn't real, and it's fun to be lost in these worlds about what it could be like if there were vampires and shape shifters and all that.

This book was just what the beach ordered. It was light, fun, and actually made me laugh out loud. It was a lot less sexual then the Southern Vampire novels, which can be a good or a bad thing :) If you like the grown up Twilight books, this one is a fun read. I've recommended it to a few friends already!

What books are on your "to read" list? Any recommendations for me?
Go check out what everyone else is reading!


Heather said...

I've actually never read any vampire books! Thanks for linking up!

Shoshanah said...

This looks like such a cute book! Like chicklit meets vampires and being that those are some of my favorite books, I'm sure I'd love this one.

Sarah E. said...

I love this series! I've read up to around book 8 or 9. I was born and raised in Minnesota - so I can related to some of the area and stuff. It's absolutely hilarious too!