Title: There Are No Vampires In This Book
Genre: New Adult
Publisher: Blue Tulip Publishing
Date published: June 1, 2015
Source: Amazon gift from Maribel
TARYN HAD NEVER BEEN NORMAL.
She wasn't like other girls- not after that night, that thing, took her parents from her. She made it through hospitals, doctors, and therapy by playing by their rules and saying all the things they wanted to hear. But, inside, she held on to the truth.
She knew what she saw.
SHE SPENT HER TEEN YEARS PREPARING IN SECRET
With her two closest friends at her side, she dedicated herself to a mission. She would train and she would hunt. When the time came, she would be ready. No one she loved would be hurt by one of those monsters ever again
But with high school behind them, new found freedom comes with new responsibilities and new problems. Instead of weapons and self defense classes, she now has jobs and bills. The relation-ship with her best friend was suddenly shifting into new, scary territories. How could she take down bad guys if she couldn’t get her own life in order?
AND THEN THERE WAS HIM.
A mysterious stranger who pops up in suspicious places and throws off all sorts of bad vibes. His face now starred in her regular nightmares and plagued her thoughts in the day. Was she overre-acting? Or, was this finally the monster she had been waiting for? As the scars of Taryn’s past rise up to haunt her, she begins to question herself. With her mission faltering and her friendship off kilter, would life ever be the same again?
Would she ever be the same?
I was hooked from the first paragraph. Just look at this fabulousness:
Madeline says I have to write a diary. She gave me this notebook to fill up. It's part of recovery. She says this will help me with my feelings. I told her to shove the book up her ass.
Here are some of my favorite quotes, which will help explain why it is so fantastic:
The first is the formatting. All journal entries and texts are formatted differently. They start on the middle of the page in italics. Which, for the most part, isn't an issue. Except when it is a long journal entry. It's annoying as fluff to read. Especially because I don't like to read with my glasses, which means I have to make the text large. Thankfully this only occurs during a small percentage.
The second complaint is that she got the title of the book wrong. Thankfully, Megan realized her error and fixed it:
I suffered from second hand embarrassment. It was so bad that I'm pretty sure I died of it and I'm now a ghost. Imagine sitting in the waiting room of a clinic while your kid attends their weekly speech class... and you're melted onto a puddle on the floor because you can no longer function because you're just as embarrassed, if not more, than the main character because of her insolence... because that's what happened.
Look, I'm going to say it. I really loved this book. It's fantastic. I recommended it to anyone who likes reading books that are good. In fact, start it immediately. I need someone else to suffer this book hangover with me.
You can thank me when you're finished.