Thursday, May 6, 2010

(arc) Review: Still Sucks To Be Me by Kimberly Pauley

Book Details:

Reading level: Young Adult
Hardcover: 384 pages
Publisher: Mirrorstone (May 11, 2010)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0786955031
ISBN-13: 978-0786955039

What I thought:

This one was funny and I totally enjoyed it! Mina Smith was a great teenage character because even though she's a vampire she keeps it "real." Yep, being a teenager literally sucks sometimes LOL!

I like Kimberly's writing a's fun and quick witted which made the book go by so fast!

The story itself was great and came to a great conclusion. I was happy with the ending but it left enough space to write another book and I liked that. (I hope to read another book too *hint, hint at the author*)

Overall, it was a quick and fun read. I liked the characters, the story, and the fact that it wasn't "serious" all the time. Sometimes all that dark and brooding teen angst can be tiresome LOL! This was on the funny side of being a vampire!

Book Blurb:
(from Amazon)

With vampire boyfriend George and best friend Serena by her side, Mina thought she had her whole life—or rather afterlife—ahead of her. But then Mina’s parents drop a bomb. They’re moving. To Louisiana. And not somewhere cool like New Orleans, but some teeny, tiny town where cheerleaders and jocks rule the school. Mina has to fake her death, change her name, and leave everything behind, including George and Serena. Not even the Vampire Council’s shape-shifting classes can cheer her up. Then Serena shows up on Mina’s doorstep with some news that sends Mina reeling. Mina may look a lot better with fangs, but her afterlife isn’t any less complicated!

In this eagerly awaited sequel to the popular Sucks to Be Me, Kimberly Pauley addresses many of her fans’ most pressing questions (Will Serena become a vampire? What happened to Raven? What’s next for Mina and George?) with signature humor and breezy bloodsucking style.


Here's Some Info on the First book:

Reading level: Young Adult
Paperback: 304 pages
Publisher: Mirrorstone; Reprint edition (August 11, 2009)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0786952563
ISBN-13: 978-0786952564

Book Blurb:
(from Amazon)

Mina Hamilton's parents want her dead. (Or undead to be precise.) They're vampires, and like it or not, Mina must decide whether to become a vampire herself. But Mina's more interested in hanging out with best friend Serena and trying to catch the eye of the too-hot-for-high-school Nathan Able than in the vampire training classes she's being forced to take. How's a girl supposed to find the perfect prom date and pass third-year French when her mom and dad are breathing down her neck--literally?

**review copy provided by Old Towne Books & Tea


  1. Thanks! I'm glad you liked it! I hope there's a third book myself. ;-)

  2. Oh, this one sounds good too! I still have SUCKS TO BE ME on my wish list...haven't managed to pick up a copy as of yet, but I will be...especially with the promise of this lovely little sequel roaming about. Thanks for sharing...and happy reading!

  3. Thanks for stopping by Kimberly!

    @ GMR I think you'd like these...

  4. Cute review. This series sounds adorable.