Monday, July 11, 2011

Reviews: Bite Me, Try Me, and Fang Me by Parker Blue

Bite Me by Parker Blue
An edgy book for teens that spans the gap between YA and adult fiction. Life after high school is tough enough without having to go 15 rounds with your inner demon. Val Shapiro is just your ordinary, part-demon, teenaged vampire hunter with a Texas drawl. And a pet hellhound named Fang. Soon enough she finds herself deep in the underbelly of the city, discovering the secrets of the Demon Underground and fighting to save those she loves. Whether they love her back or not.

My Review:

I couldn't believe how amazing this book was! Val is a sassy, smart and totally willing to kick anyone's butt to get what she wants! Her partners in good are hilarious, especially a certain hellhound named Fang. I guarantee everyone will love him!

The plot of the story is very original and funky. The supposedly "evil" creatures aren't as bad as they seem and everything is just thrown together in this great plotline that has Val Shapiro running around trying to find answers.

There were only a couple of problems I had with this book and that was that at some points toward the end, Val would revisit the same places and still not get any information. To me it just seemed unimportant.

This part-demon teen vampire fighter and her faithful terrier hellhound are once again patrolling the dark city streets of San Antonio, Texas. Val's hunky human partner, Detective Dan Sullivan, is giving her the cold shoulder since she beheaded his vampire ex-fiancée. Vamp leader Alejandro is struggling to keep the peace between vamps, demons and humans. The mucho powerful Encyclopedia Magicka has been stolen, someone in the Demon Underground is poisoning vamps, and Val's inner lust demon, Lola, is getting very restless since Val's now partnered with sexy Shade, the shadow demon with the blond good looks of an angel.

The second book in Parker Blue's Demon Underground urban fantasy series plunges readers deeper into a heady world of passion, friendship, intrigue and mystery. 
Parker Blue lives in the wilds of Colorado with her own faithful hellhound, and she's hard at work on the next Val Shapiro book in the Demon Underground series.

My Review:

The book started in a really fresh way that had me thinking that it was going to be just as good, if not better than the first book. Val Shapiro is still kicking butt and taking names with her faithful sidekick, Fang. However, some characters just start getting a little annoying, along with Val's attitude. Now, it may sound bad, but it's just a few small parts that annoyed me. Maybe it was just the author trying to make Val sound stressed, but it just irked me.

Another thing that irked me was that Val towards the end was once again revisiting places just like she had in the first book. I was highly upset that when she tried to solve the case she ended up going back and forth and learning nothing.

There were some really good points in the book, like a certain crush blooming into something more than sly glances. And Val becoming more and more confident with herself.

The vampires want it. The demons want it, too. And someone is willing to kill Val for it.Val and Fang have to find the powerful Encyclopedia Magicka before either of San Antonio's warring underworld factions locate it or the consequences will be deadly for the entire city. As usual, Val's vampire enemies (they still call her The Slayer) want her dead.

Even some of her fellow demons may be less than trustworthy, since they'd like to grab the legendary book of spells before she does. Val has a personal claim to the Encyclopedia--her demon father left it to her when he died--but someone stole it recently. And that can't be good.Battling vamps and dodging demons, Val struggles to unravel the mystery and find the thief.

At the same time, she's fighting her attraction to sweet, sexy Shade--her favorite shadow demon. Rumor has it that Val will lose her part-demon, vampire-fighting powers if she gives herself to him.With a crowd of vamps and demons out to trick her or kill her, it's not a good time for her to risk her job as the city's best vampire hunter by falling in love. The stakes are high and aimed right at her heart. But Lola, Val's hungry little lust demon, doesn't like being denied. Will Lola finally get her way?What's a part-lust-demon-teen supposed to do? Whatever it takes.

My Review:

After the first two books, I was a little scared to read this one so I waited awhile. I was glad I did. The world seemed newer even though I had already read the previous books.

But some things still stayed the same in the world of Val Shapiro. Val and Fang were still their funny selves. And Fang's friend still had me rolling with laughter. Some things were totally different however. Val for instance became really bossy at times and she seemed to be completely ignoring other people's feelings. She also, in my opinion, began to believe that she was the only one who could do anything.

But most of that pales in comparison to the fact that the ending of this book was freaking awesome! It was nothing like the first two books and it made me want the fourth book so much that it hurts!

*I received these books via Netgalley. This in no way altered my opinion/reviews.

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