Review: A Girl’s Guide to Vampires by Katie MacAlister

Posted July 4, 2015 by Francesca in Reviews / 4 Comments

Review: A Girl’s Guide to Vampires by Katie MacAlister
A Girl's Guide to Vampires
by Katie MacAlister

3.5 Stars

BOOK INFO


Released: October 29, 2003
Published by Avon
Narrator: Karen White
Length: 13 hrs and 19 mins
Pages: 374
Format: Audiobook
 

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“It was a fun read for me!” ~ Under the Covers

I have read Ms. MacAlister before and frankly I’m not sure whey I didn’t pick up this series before now because I’ve loved her dragon books so much.  There’s something about the over the top humor and totally unrealistic storylines (yeah, I’m saying unrealistic in a vampire book, don’t judge some are believable!!)

A GIRL’S GUIDE TO VAMPIRES introduces us to a world of vampires that is, of course, sort of secret.  Except for the fact that one author has written a series of paranormal romances that a lot of women may think is based on reality.  Which is why Roxy wants to travel to the Czech Republic in search of the author.  She drags along a non-believer and her BFF Joy.  Our heroine.  They are slowly involved more and more with the people in the town in their search for the ever elusive CJ Dante.  And as Joy finds herself in a mating dance with a vampire she has no choice but believe they are real.

If you want to take the book too seriously, then you won’t enjoy this story.  It is meant to make you have a good time.  Sometimes the dialogue is a little lame and cheesy but that’s part of the charm of this type of story for me.  It was a fun read for me!

On the vampire front though, I have to say I hope the rest of the series explores more of it.  I feel like we barely touched the surface of the Dark Ones as there isn’t a lot of full on vampire action in this book.  There’s a lot of suspicion of vampires, and belief of matings and mental connections and such, but actual fangy action is at a minimum.  And a lot of what we learn about the Dark Ones is through the stories that Roxy knows from Dante’s books.  Can’t wait to explore more of that.

 

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About Katie MacAlister

For as long as she can remember, Katie MacAlister has loved reading. Growing up in a family where a weekly visit to the library was a given, Katie spent much of her time with her nose buried in a book. Despite her love for novels, she didn’t think of writing them until she was contracted to write a non-fiction book about software. Since her editor refused to allow her to include either witty dialogue or love scenes in the software book, Katie swiftly resolved to switch to fiction, where she could indulge in world building, tormenting characters, and falling madly in love with all her heroes.

Two years after she started writing novels, Katie sold her first romance, Noble Intentions. More than thirty books later, her novels have been translated into numerous languages, been recorded as audiobooks, received several awards, and are regulars on the New York Times, USA Today, and Publishers Weekly bestseller lists. She also writes for the young adult audience as Katie Maxwell.

Katie lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband and dogs, and can often be found lurking around online.

 

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I’m a 30 something sun lover living in the Big Apple (read New York).I’m a book and coffee addict and lover of all things elephants.

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Thanks for the review Francesca

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love this author!!!….this was my first book by katie mac…i found it shortly after its release and have absorbed everything she’s written since!…fun, lighthearted reads…they are always good for a pick-me-up

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Thanks for the review.

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