Thursday, July 16, 2015

Review: You Suck: A Love Story by Christopher Moore

 You Suck (A Love Story, #2) 

Synopsis from Goodreads: Being undead sucks. Literally. 

Just ask C. Thomas Flood. Waking up after a fantastic night unlike anything he's ever experienced, he discovers that his girlfriend, Jody, is a vampire. And surprise! Now he's one, too. For some couples, the whole biting-and-blood thing would have been a deal breaker. But Tommy and Jody are in love, and they vow to work through their issues. 

But word has it that the vampire who initially nibbled on Jody wasn't supposed to be recruiting. Even worse, Tommy's erstwhile turkey-bowling pals are out to get him, at the urging of a blue-dyed Las Vegas call girl named (duh) Blue. 

And that really sucks.

Date Published: February 19, 2007
Published by: William Morrow & Company
Number of Pages: 328
Rating: 4/5

This book came out 12 years after Bloodsucking Fiends but it picks up right where the first book left off. Jody turned Tommy into a vampire so now Tommy is adjusting to the whole bloodsucking creature of the night thing and he's not enjoying it that much. Oh, and they also have to deal with a whole bunch of people trying to kill them. 

I enjoyed this book so much more than the first one. I thought it was way funnier, the plot was more intriguing and one of my favorite characters in the series is introduced: Abby Normal.

Abby is your typical goth-wannabe teenager full of snark and attitude but with an undeniable perkiness that shines through no matter how hard she tries to suppress it. I love how the chapters featuring her are told from her POV in the form of diary entries. They are the most hilarious part of the book. Her style is a combination of a pretentious imitation of 19th century gothic novels and 15-year old teen slang. It's so delightful to read. 

Also, I like how Tommy grows up a little bit and takes more initiative. He definitely becomes less annoying. Jody continues to be a badass. 

If you read the first book and were a little lukewarm on it like I was and are unsure of whether or not to continue with the series, I strongly urge you to keep going and read You Suck. It's a marked improvement over the first book and you won't be disappointed. 

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