Book Review: Bite Me

Book Review: Bite Me

Title: Bite Me (A Love Story #3)
Author: Christopher Moore
First Published: 2010
My Rating: 4 of 5 stars (average rating on Goodreads: 3,79)
Format: Audio, 8:02:30
First line: The city of San Francisco is being stalked by a huge, shaved vampire cat named Chet, and only I, Abby Normal, emergency backup mistress of the Greater Bay Area night, and my manga-haired love monkey, Foo Dog, stand between the ravenous monster and a bloody massacre of the general public.

As with the first two in Moore’s vampire love story trilogy, the third instalment had me roar with laughter. This one, however, wasn’t that much about our two beloved vampires, but more about Abby Normal, which was great! Don’t get me wrong: it’s been super fun following the two amateurish vampires, but I completely fell for Abby. She was so much fun – her character and the way she talked just cracked me up. She’s your average teenage girl wanting to everything but average, trying to get rid of her perky attitude going Goth. Desperate to join the dark and evil side, she will do whatever these two not-so-evil vampires tell her. As she herself so beautifully puts it:

“Kayso, the vampire Flood had me meet him at a club, where I offered up myself to his dark desires, which he totally rejected because of his eternal love of the Countess. So he bought me a cappuccino instead.”

I loved her language! It was, however a bit difficult and annoying to read in the long run, so I switched to the audio version, which was done brilliantly by Susan Bennett, and that changed everything! I actually wouldn’t mind it if there was a book an independent book about Abby – she was that much fun!

I liked how the story with our two vampires was wrapped up – it was a very refreshing ending. But they weren’t my favourite part of the story. It seemed as if they had their fun and excitement in the first two books, and now they just had to wrap things up. Without Abby, it wouldn’t have been much of a story.

Som i de to første i Moores vampyr-kærlighedshistorie-trilogi, fik den tredje mig til at brøle af grin. Den handlede dog ikke så meget om vores to elskede vampyrer, men mere om Abby Normal, hvilket var fantastisk! Det har været super sjovt at følge de to amatøragtige vampyrer, men jeg faldt fuldstændigt for Abby. Hun var så sjov – hendes personlighed og den måde hun taler på fik mig konstant til at grine. Hun er den normale teenagepige, der ønsker at være alt andet end normal. Hun forsøger desperat at slippe af med sin lille-pige-munterhed og i stedet slutte sig til den mørke og onde side, og derfor vil hun gøre alt, hvad de to knap-så-onde vampyrer beder om. Som hun selv så smukt udtrykker det:

“Kayso, the vampire Flood had me meet him at a club, where I offered up myself to his dark desires, which he totally rejected because of his eternal love of the Countess. So he bought me a cappuccino instead.”

Jeg er helt vild hende sprog! Det var dog en smule vanskeligt og irriterende at læse i det lange løb, så jeg skiftede til lydbog, glimrende fremført af Susan Bennett, og det ændrede alt! Jeg ville faktisk ikke have noget imod det, hvis der var en bog en selvstændig bog om Abby – hun var så sjovt!

Jeg kunne godt lide hvordan historien med vores to vampyrer blev afsluttet – det var en meget forfriskende slutning. Men de var ikke min yndlingsdel af historien. Det virkede som om de havde deres sjov og spænding i de første to bøger, og nu skulle det hele blot afsluttes. Uden Abby, havde det været en tynd kop te.

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