30 October 2013

Blog Tour: Book Review: Vampire World by Rich Douglas

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Blog Tour for Vampire World by Rich Douglas


A popular teen is bitten by a vampire during a steamy night of making out with her boyfriend. After the bite, she wakes up in a cruel orphanage in Vampire World, with no memory of her past. She’s left with very little; only fangs, pale skin and a keen desire for blood. Marissa, who’s named Janice in Vampire World, escapes the ghastly orphanage thanks to Mr. John FreeCut, an old, benevolent vampire who adopts Janice because he wants to foster children he could never have. He says her parents died in a crash. Beautiful, innocent and thrust into an enigmatic world she has no memory of, Janice must face many challenges. The grueling blood hostess job. The multiple stalkers and creepers who are hungry for her and her blood. The dizzying fireball competition. And most challenging, the fact that she doesn’t look or act like a vampire. Janice is emotionally overwhelmed. Thankfully she makes some friends, including Brett BloodCut. Brett and Janice are immersed in a passionate romance, and Brett helps Janice adjust to her new world by giving her the love, confidence and knowledge she needs to survive as a vampire. Janice finds a way to succeed in such a problematic world. Things go well for Janice, though not for long. A stranger knows the truth about her past. Slowly but surely Janice discovers the truth that she is being lied to by the ones she loves. She must learn the secret behind TriFang, and ultimately accept the stinging reality that things are not always what they seem. Could the truth ever be so bloody?

My Review:

Format: earc
Published: 1st June 2013
Pages: 378
Genre: YA, Paranormal Romance
Main Characters: Janice/Marissa
Date Read: 8th October - 16th October 2013
Rating Given:
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I was invited to join a blog tour for this book and it sounded like it would be my kind of thing. However I was very disappointed in it as it just didn't do anything for me.
I am a little undecided on the cover as I kind of like it but then there are times when I don't like it. I do like the blood on the girl's arm although at first I thought it was a glove. I love the posture now that I have read the book as I get why she is doing what she is doing.
When I first started this book I thought it might be good once I got further into it but that just never happened. I do think it had a huge potential to be really good as all the ingrediants where there but it just came out a bit burnt. I felt like the vampire side of the story was very cheesy and also predictable. The romance wasn't believeable as it was an instant love, and although I do like this sometimes in this case it just didn't feel right. They kept secrets from each other and they both forgave very easily especially considering how mad they where. I felt everything was too rushed and not given a chance to understand what is happening but I do think that maybe if the book was longer or split into another book then this could have been a brilliant book. I felt like for the most part it was a rather shallow book as everything came down to looks and money. There was times when there was a little bit of depth but then it just got lost. I did like the bit of action that was in there but again I just felt it wasn't given enough room to breathe.
I didn't like any of he characters as like I said in the last paragraph they where really shallow especially the main character. I really didn't like Janice/Marissa as not only was she shallow but she was very selfish as well. Brett was an ok character but he was annoying. I think that my favourite character would have to be Mr.FreeCut but even he had some secrets!
Overall I actually wouldn't have finished the book if it wasn't for taking part in the Blog Tour as it just wasn't what I was expecting and not in a good way.
Book Link: Goodreads

Purchase Links: Amazon Kindle | Amazon Paperback


Author Bio

I am from New Orleans, Lousiana and I write young adult novels, fantasy and science fiction.  My new novel, Vampire World, is now available. If you enjoy reading paranormal YA fiction, please check this out now. The Magical Tale of Eliza Felding, Book 1 of a trilogy, takes place in New Orleans one year after Hurricane Katrina. It involves teens, romance and tons of magic.  The Secret of the Dogs is a children's book about four very different dogs (a Basenji, a Greyhound, a Pomeranian and an Airdale Terrier) who go on a quest to rescue a young boy that is being abused by his father. I love writing, teaching, storm chasing, traveling and drinking orange soda.

Author Links: Goodreads