Josie Griffin is NOT a Vampire By Heather Swain

13501564Josie Griffin is NOT A Vampire By Heather Swain

Publisher: Speak

Genre: Fantasy and young adult

Release Date: September 13, 2012

Pages: 272 (Paperback)

Josie Griffin is NOT a Vampire

When former good girl turned rebel Josie Griffin gets busted for what was in her mind perfectly acceptable revenge on her cheating dog of a boyfriend, she lands herself in anger management therapy. It could be worse: it could be juvvie, or she could be a zombie cheerleader like the rest of her former friends. But there’s something strange about therapy–these are not normal kids. There’s the wannabe ladies man with a weird accent, Johann; the blindingly gorgeous Helios; Avis with his wild dreads; and Tarren, the sprite of a girl with a wicked temper. And all of them keep talking about “powers.” Josie knows that has to be impossible, but strange things start happening, and nothing weird ever happens in Indiana. After all, there’s no such things as vampires, werewolves, Greek gods, or fairies . . . right?

(My Opinion)

This book isn’t a book for me. I honestly thought I would love it, it sounds funny and like a very interesting, lighthearted read. Instead I got a disorganized book that is full of dumb and boring things. In the beginning, everything was going great, it was interesting and even a little funny. That quickly changed once I reached chapter four or five. The characters are all stiff and seem like complete jokes. Nothing interesting happens in this book that really caught my attention. It really annoyed me.

The writing style is just all over the place. It’s very disorganized and confusing, acting more like a whiny girl’s diary than anything else. At one point, she’s trying to convince her new friends to help her figure out what to do about the HAG situation, then a few chapters later, Josie is the one who needs to be convinced to help. That just doesn’t make sense at all. Something that really annoys me about this book is the romance. It is very shallow and annoying. They barely know each other but they’re talking about each other like they’ve known each other forever instead of two weeks? No. That is stupid and wrong. But what annoys me even more is that Josie thinks she’s some kind of investigator when she isn’t. Not even close. The book doesn’t help her prove that she’s an investigator because there are little to no clues that keep readers guessing or makes this book a little more complex. The ending sucks because nothing interesting happens. Just a few heart-to-hearts between some of the characters.

I really like that this book uses difficult words instead of only using ‘easy’ words like, contrite and ostentatious (just to name a few). I like the beginning because it is interesting and funny at first. I wouldn’t recommend this book because I don’t think very many people would enjoy this book. It’s very disorganized and stiff instead of the funny read you would have expected.

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Favourite Book Quotes Of The Week#11

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A list of my favourite quotes from books during the week.

Out Of Reach by Carrie Arcos

13482565 Favourite Quotes:

1. The truth is? Everyone lies. Every single person.

2. Safe places exist only where people aren’t.

3. Words stick, even when we don’t want them to.

4. The funny thing about a lie is that once it has been said and believed, it lives and becomes. It can’t be taken back. It sucks all the air from you until you give up and it takes over and you forget how to breathe on your own.

5. “people usually do something to have someone come after them.”

Josie Griffin is NOT a Vampire by Heather Swain

13501564 Favourite Quote: And There goes the world’s wimpiest vampire.

Dead Run by Sean Rodman

14372479Favourite Quote: “Sam, you always have a choice. Always.”

Chasing The Skip by Janci Patterson

13513650Favourite Quotes:

1. “In life sometimes other people are going to give you shit. But when they do, you just make shit balls and toss them right back.”

2. “Maybe that’s not enough. Maybe people need you to be more involved in their lives.”

3. In the end, we all screwed over the people we loved.