Monday, November 7, 2011
Slayed by Amanda Marrone
Daphne Van Helsing hates her life as a vampire slayer. Her parents won't hear about quiting the life and when she finally finds a nice boy in Tyler Harker, he's off limits because of family history. When strange things go down on their current job, Daphne finds herself saddled with a former child star who really wants to be a vampire hunter and won't take no for an answer. But this particular job has more than normal vampires and Daphne may need all the help she can get.
This book was mainly disappointing because it COULD have been much better. There were some concepts that hadn't been used before, but just like with Marrone's other writing I've read, she spends too much time on unimportant parts and skims over the actual action. We have countless pages of Daphne whining about not getting a prom, but very little of actual vampire slaying. The resolution is so quickly wrapped up, I had a hard time figuring out what was going on.
So what could have possibly been something more fun, ended up being a run of the mill vampire story light on the vampires. Those with short attention spans may like this book as it was one of the fastest reads I've had in forever, but it was nothing special.