Senior Year Bites

Senior Year Bites

by J. A. Campbell


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ISBN-13: 9780692256077
Publisher: Untold Press, LLC
Publication date: 07/13/2014
Pages: 226
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.48(d)

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Senior Year Bites 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
rabidreaderWS More than 1 year ago
I have to say, that I loved this novel.I enjoyed everything about this book Imagine being a young senior high school student. Hanging out with friends, two best friends, thinking about prom maybe, studying, doing homework, doing the normal teen thing. Then imagine being at a sleepover one night and taking up a dare - go to the graveyard at night. This is what Megan does...only Meg gets attacked at the graveyard-she doesn't remember much of the attack. She survives, and yet the thing is kind of vague....except she begins to notice a few things. Sunlight starts to bother her, a lot. She's very, very sleepy during the day. She's having a hard time with the whole food thing - her family and friends are suddenly appetizing.... Meg comes to an understanding of what she's become and tries to deal with it on her own. Afterall there isn't anyone around that would give her any easy answers. She learns how to hunt for food and is slowly learning about some of her newfound abilities - the strength, the whole mind power thing, the extra speed. Of course Meg tries to keep it all a secret, but her mom and friends are beginning to be suspicious of her new behavior and sleep habits. Around this time, strangers appear in town - one of them forms a friendship with one of her best friends. Then, suddenly, some of the food her blood "donators" - donators that Meg had made sure she's left alive and safe- begin to turn up as dead bodies, then things start getting way more complicated and dangerous. I thoroughly enjoyed Senior Year Bites. Ms Campbell's teen characters SOUND like teens. Her adult characters sound like adults, her "other" characters are different. Senior Year Bites is told in first person and I loved Meg's voice. There were times when Meg was surprised at her self and there were times when she was a little disgusted with her self, yet there were no overly angsty moments. Meg is a strong willed young woman, making the best of her situation. One thing I enjoyed was the lack of a love triangle situation - this is a story of a girl made into a vampire; it's refreshing to read a story with out the addition of the seemingly formulaic presence of two boys who are attracted to and fighting for one young woman. In fact, the beginning romance was with a couple of side characters and still did not include extras. Another thing that I found refreshing - no info dumps. We learn along with Meg and her friends what is happening, what vampire problems and abilities Meg obtains. In fact, Meg is learning as she goes along. The narration (Meg's voice) and the dialog was good - very believable. I enjoyed the plot and the twists, enjoyed the story very much. So much that I would love to read a sequel. J.A. Campbell is an author to watch (or read, definitely read) I recommend this novel to fantasy love
Brassbright More than 1 year ago
J.A. Campbell covers familiar territory (teenage supernaturals), but does so with comfortable, likeable characters that are easy to care about. After a stressy week, I was craving an easy comfort-read and Senior Year Bites was just what I needed. Finished it the same day I started it, and enjoyed the escape. I've just started reading the sequel, Summer Break Blues. Recommended for an enjoyable vacation relaxation read!
closkot More than 1 year ago
My Thoughts - 4 out of 5 Unicorns - I really liked it!!!  ***Received a copy of the ebook for an honest review The cover definitely screams high school and vampire, so I like it :) This is the first book in the series, and it is about 180ish pages long.  This is a new author for me.  I always try to read a mix of YA stuff just in case a student needs suggestions for something they might like to read. This book started slow for me, but this is usually a me issue when I start a new series and trying to get connected with the characters and world that the author has created.  While it was bumpy for me at the start, I was completely sucked into the story by the end.  Meg and her friends are typical high school students with their attitudes, parental issues, and trying to become their own person.  The paranormal aspects just makes me more interesting for me since I live high school issues daily :)  Some of the characters started on my should-be-slapped list, but in the end, they removed from the list.  This doesn’t mean they were bad characters just the characters did something to irk me so I thought they should be slapped to adjust the tudes :) I definitely want to check out more of this series because I think it will get better as the series goes on especially once you establish those connections in the world.  I loved J.A.’s humor in this book especially between Meg and Alexander.  I was definitely laughing out loud :) I recommend this book to readers who like high school drama and troubles with a paranormal twist :)  This would definitely be a great addition to my classroom library in the future :)
jenwylie More than 1 year ago
High school can be bad enough, but what if you're turned into a vampire too? I loved this novel, sort of a manual on how to deal with suddenly becoming a vampire in high school. How do you cope? What about your family and friends. Wonderful story on how to turn a bad situation into a good one. Vampires can be heroes too. Definitely recommend.