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Posted March 7, 2012
How would you feel to wake up buried in a coffen? That is exactly what happened to Vickie. She moves far away from her town and family to try to deal with the thought that she is a Vampire? How did that happen? What does she do now? Who can she trust? She is on her own.
She starts a new life, and does everything in her power not to kill people just to feed. She has to user her new powers (compulsion-making people believe things happen) on everyone.
Vicky meets Drake and she falls in love with him. He is hurt, and it must be instinct, but she saves him.
Even thought the vampire who bit her is after her, and wants her back, Vickie is strong willed and is trying to make it the best she can in this new world.
Will her maker catch up with her? What will happen with Drake and Vickie?
This book is filled with action, romance and friendship.
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Posted August 22, 2011
I came across this book because the author was giving it away on her blog for one day. I took a chance and emailed Karly Kirkpatrick. I got the book and read it. I have read other free books that haven't been all that great. I like the author's writing.
I liked the fact that Vicky Hernandez is Latina. I haven't read too many books with Latinos in them. I like that she's the lead character and she has a good self-esteem. She's not a weak female character that needs protection like in other books. She's turned into a vampire and she can take care of herself.
Vicky leaves the town she lived in because her parents had buried her. That's how the book opens, Vicky in her coffin. She moves away where she gazes into people's eyes and hypnotizes them so they will do what she wants and she put whatever she wants into their mind. In this new town she meets Drake, who of course she falls in love with but also wants to drink his blood. She does learn to control herself around him by drinking the blood she has in a cooler. Vicky shares her secret with Drake after an incident outside of his work.
She does take a drink from Drake and then she supplies him with her blood because she leaves him weak. Drake had no problem sharing his blood with Vicky. Vicky keeps getting attacked by vampires who are trying to take her back to the one who turned her. She has no idea why she was turned into a vampire. That's not something she learns till close to the end of the story. Drake and Monty have accidents while trying to help Vicky and they end up being turned into vampires. Vicky does make friends in the new town.
She even hypnotizes a librarian and tells her she is her niece. The lady lets her stay with her and is clueless as to what Vicky is. The effects never really seem to wear off. People believe what Vicky says and it becomes part of their memory.
What I didn't like was that Vicky meets this couple in the beginning and she sucks them dry. Vicky tries to find out what happened to them but it's like they vanished into thin air and no one ever found out about them. Kids are being turned into vampires and no one seems to notice. Vicky drinks blood from blood bags like it's juice. I found that to be disturbing and disgusting. I get she's a vampire but I didn't need to be told Vicky was having her breakfast, lunch or dinner. I got that she was a vampire and needed to drink blood. My other problem was Vicky went to blood banks to get blook and after hypnitizing people no one seem to miss the bags of blood she took. Aside from that it's are really good book.
I like that Vicky is a female who can take care of herself even if she is lonely. She's the one that defends her boyfriend Drake. She's the one who turns him. This is better than Twilight in that Vicky is a strong female character. There is no whining about wanting to be turned by anyone in this story. When people are turned its done to try and "save" them in a way. I would definitely recommend this book.
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Posted May 11, 2013
Vicki wakes up in a coffin and has no idea why. Thinking that this must be some kind of prank, she quickly learns this was not a joke. She has been in a coffin for 5 days and her family thinks she's dead. Vicki has been turned into a vampire. With no one to help guide her and teach her about her abilities, Vicki runs to Chicago to keep her family safe from her. Vicki meets Drake, a human boy that immediately catches her eye and her heart. Vicki tries to blend in as a normal teen by compelling everyone that she is a normal girl. When vampires start showing up at night trying to take her, Vicki starts killing. Vicki will need the help of Drake and his friends if she was to stay alive, alive as a vampire, and stay with Drake. This book is a true YA, vampire story. Vicki may be strong but she is needy and immature. It was tough to believe she was supposed to be a senior in High School. She shows that she cares for her family by moving away from them, but shows herself to be selfish when she tells herself she doesn't want to be alone and puts everyone around her in danger because she wants to go back to high school and have a human life again. Ultimately the one she loves pays the most. There are small fighting scenes that are very quick and all of the action/drama happens right at the end and you don't really get to know much about the villain/other vampires. Although I believe that many young adults will like this story, it was just to YA for me.
Posted August 13, 2012
That is insulting. I do not think i can do whatever i want nor do i wallow in self pity. So i don't "relate" to the book any better than anyone else!
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Posted June 18, 2012
Posted June 1, 2012
I love paranormal books. So when I saw a young adult paranormal with a Hispanic protagonist, I was more than ready to jump into the story. Unfortunately, I never connected with young Vicky. When I say young, I mean serious maturity issues. Vicky did very selfish and shallow things in order to facilitate her own wants and desires. Do we all do that? Sure, to a certain extent. But being different doesn't give one license to do whatever one wants. Being different is an obstacle to overcome, not use as an excuse to wallow in self pity. Maybe younger teens will connect more with this story line than adults.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted April 30, 2012
Posted April 26, 2012
i really liked this book. i know its only a ya novel but i wish it was a series. there was a lot of things that needed wraped up in the book, like what happens to Drake and Vickie as a couple....Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted April 28, 2013
Posted April 16, 2012
Posted April 6, 2012
Bloody Little Secrets is a different type of vampire novel. No sparkles, no vegetarians… real life vampires that can’t go about in the daylight, that use their glamour more often than not, and that yearn for blood. But Vicky is a little different. She doesn’t know who made her. She doesn’t know why she can walk in the daylight. She doesn’t mean to kill people. All she knows is that the vampires hunting her are not the type of people she wants to get to know better, sending her on a journey to stay hidden and safe, while also finding her niche and fitting in with society. But her creator will stop at nothing to get ahold of her blood and walk in the light, as she does.
I really enjoyed this novel. Kirkpatrick is a phenomenal writer, and he characters are divine. I absolutely adored Drake; he’s a very dreamy guy, and his treatment of Vicky, both before and after he knew what she was, makes him a keeper. The whole novel was very captivating and not sugar coated. Vicky craves blood; she kills people—but not in the vicious man eating type of way that “evil” vampires like to kill people—it’s a necessity and an accident, but it’s more believable than a vampire who only eats animals, if you catch my drift. Overall, this is a great read with a fast-paced story line and I highly recommend it to all.
Posted March 18, 2012
I decided to try two things I normally hadn't done - young adult fiction and a local writer. I am happy to say that they both worked out better than I could have hoped for.
First, vampires had been done and over done thanks to a certain book. But Karly's descriptions of the characters, their senses and feelings, and the surroundings, made for a unique, wonderful story. It didn't follow the traditional storylines and that made for an enjoyable book.
Ans secondly, reading a local writers story was something we don't normally get to do. Her descriptions of the area as it is set locally, were fantastic. I felt like I was right there with the characters getting pizza, or the famous kitchen sink, etc.
Loved this book and recommend her to all I know!
Posted May 8, 2012
Posted July 3, 2011
I really enjoyed this book. The author did a great job of writing through a teenagers eyes. Vicky was such a great character I laughed out loud a few times. Filled with action, romance and friendship. I look forward to reading more from Karly Kirkpatrick.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted May 23, 2011
Bloody Little Secrets is better than your average vampire novel. When 17 year old Vicky Hernandez wakes up and realizes she's been turned into a vampire, she does what she can to make the best out of her new situation. She leaves town and attempts to create a new life, fall in love and dodge the lackeys of the guy who created her. The book is witty, humorous and action packed. It's definitely a great read whether you're into vampires or not. And best of all... it has a very happy ending.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted May 8, 2011
Posted May 8, 2011
Posted May 7, 2011
Bloody Little Secrets is a teen's dream vampire novel. Vicky's strength and determination to solve her own problems combined with a strong, hot guy and killer vampires makes for a wild ride you won't be able to put down. Kirkpatrick's humor shines throughout, leaving readers laughing out loud. And the makeout scenes? HAWT!!!!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted September 21, 2011
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Posted June 4, 2011
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