I've had a stupid computer virus for 3 days (blah..finally got rid of it, but my computer is still slow and freezes for a couple of seconds). But I finished reading Slayed by Amanda Marrone on Thursday for a Star Book Tours review.
The Van Helsing family has been hunting vampires for over one hundred years, but sixteen-year-old Daphne wishes her parents would take up an occupation that doesn’t involve decapitating vamps for cash. All Daphne wants is to settle down in one place, attend an actual school, and finally find a BFF to go to the mall with. Instead, Daphne has resigned herself to a life of fast food, cheap motels and buying garlic in bulk.
But when the Van Helsings are called to a coastal town in Maine, Daphne’s world is turned upside down. Not only do the Van Helsings find themselves hunting a terrifying new kind of vampire (one without fangs but with a taste for kindergarten cuisine), Daphne meets her first potential BF! The hitch? Her new crush is none other than Tyler Harker, AKA, the son of the rival slayer family.
What's a teen vampire slayer to do?
This was a cute and fun vampire slayer story. I liked Daphne and how she was a kick-butt girl but still wanted a normal high school life. And Kiki, Daphnes new friend and trainee (after things go wrong and Kiki witnesses a vampire slaying, she wants in on the action) is great fun too! I loved her personality! She was bubbly but had vulnerability too.
The plot was pretty good, although it did get a little weird at one part involving the father of the rival slayer family. But I'll leave you to read that and find out why. I hope there is a sequel to this book and we to know more about Daphne and Kiki!
I gave this book a rating of 3.5/5.
This book fulfills items in the following challenges:
2010 100+ Reading Challenge: 150
2010 Young Adult Reading Challenge: 115
ARC Reading Challenge 2010: 104
*FTC Disclosure: I was given this book for free for an honest review as part of the Star Book Tours.