I've just finished reading 'The Reformed Vampire Support Group' and I enjoyed it quite a bit. The vampires in this book aren't like any other vampires. It is a good story and very suspenseful and actiony (is that a word? I don't think so..) The characters are interesting and there is a good balance of good and evil.
Even though I am a huge werewolf (and a) fan the werewolf, Reuben, was not my favorite character. My favorite character was one of the vampires, Dave. Dave is punk-rock, but he's also very kind. It seems that when certain topics pop up he is pining for his last girlfriend but that is not the case. But because some people have probably never even heard of it my lips are sealed. I though Horace was hilarious because he dresses like you'd think a vampire would, with black leather and purple satin.
Anyway if anyone who has read the book wants to discuss it with me, message me or post me a comment or just put it in this thread, and if you haven't read the book go out and read it!
Wow, I *just* finished reading this tonight! Weird.
One thing I really liked about this book was the different perspective on vampires as sickly and weak, instead of invincible and incredibly attractive. I mean, I guess those two traits are one of the reasons I love reading vampire books, but I seeing vampires being more...humanized...was an interesting twist.
The characters themselves seemed pretty flat to me, but the story was still enjoyable. And of course I loved Dave from the start, but I tend to go for musicians without fail, so that's not surprising.
I'm not sure at this point how to feel about Reuben. Obviously he's been through a lot and is misunderstood, but...he doesn't exactly seem like the nicest guy, either.
Oh, and I got really sick of Sandford. Somehow he seemed a lot less tolerable than his better-known counterpart, Carlisle Cullen.
But I am sick of hearing about what people are calling 'Vampires' now. I mean twilight was enjoyable but there are much better books. Like the Mortal Instrument series.
I liked Reuben because of his energy, but he was a little messed up :S
I like musicians but I don't always go for them, I usually go for the sidekick or the not-the-main-guy-but-still-a-big-part-of-the-story type guys like Ronald Weasley or Jacob Black.
And I didn't mind Sanford, he reminded me of Percy Weasley, :)
Ah, well the Percy comparison doesn't help in my eyes :P
I haven't read the Cassandra Clare books, so I can't comment about those, but I don't think Twilight is the epitome of vampire fiction, either. It's just what a lot of people now are most familiar with.
The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova is still my favorite vamp book, even though it lacks trashy seduction scenes. Ohhh well.
I'm a sucker for anything that even remotely resembles a Weasley :) haha
The Mortal Instrument series is one of my favorites.
The main guy Jace, is kind of like Edward Cullen but much better, he's funny first off.
My favorite character in The Mortal Instrument's is a vampire, which is a rare occasion, but it's different because he became a vampire during the series, not before or after.
teehee loves/d it aswell, the suspense just about did me in !! ugh!! I dont handle suspense well... no .. i love Dave, love Nina (though i don't like her name for some reason .. hmmm ??) i liked the priest Father Ramon though i'd like to know how HE of all people got messed up in vampires and werewolves.. ?? Anywho, great story, well written, and anyone who hasn't read the book should do do immediately.. not joking.. run. -k-
haha whenever it said 'Father Ramon' my mind went 'Father Ramano'
wait did I already tell you that? Anyway...
Your the only nerdfighter ever who would get that, unless someone else is a closet nerdfighter :/ ? :) haha