My Vampire Summer by Elle Casey
Published: March 23rd, 2012
Source: for review (blog tour)
Series: First in a series of four novellas
Buy the book: Amazon
Reserved bookworm Iona Candella and her best friend, wildchild Cheri Blake, are spending the summer before college in a small medieval town in France. Iona plans to spend the time reading 100 books on her Kindle and Cheri plans to spend it interfering in Iona's book reading/hibernation plan and finding gorgeous French boyfriends to help them pass the time instead. Both of them get more than they bargained for or even imagined. Ancient curses, haunted castle ruins, crypts protected by supernatural serpents.
After reading The Changelings, I was very excited when I saw that there was a new series by Elle Casey - this being a series of four novellas. Set in France, this novella takes us along with Iona's and Cheri's holiday. Where they thought about French boys and reading too many books, they find themselves in the middle of a supernatural playground, and Iona finds herself in a very bright spotlight.
The story is fast paced, nicely built up and I really liked the characters. Iona was even more obsessed with books than I am, and I loved reading about a bookworm character, even though I didn't like all the references to different authors. I would have preferred it if that was left out, but that's the only thing I feel I didn't like. I thoroughly enjoyed myself while reading this novella, and with me being a bit bored with vampire books, that is saying something.
I'll be looking forward to the rest of the novellas, especially since this one set up pretty nicely for the second in this series. If you're looking for a quick, good paranormal YA, this might be the one for you!
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