Monday, January 10, 2011

Review: Sucks To Be Me by Kimberly Pauley

Mina Hamilton's parents want her dead. (Or undead to be precise.) They're vampires, and like it or not, Mina must decide whether to become a vampire herself. But Mina's more interested in hanging out with best friend Serena and trying to catch the eye of the too-hot-for-high-school Nathan Able than in the vampire training classes she's being forced to take. How's a girl supposed to find the perfect prom date and pass third-year French when her mom and dad are breathing down her neck—literally?

Sucks To Be Me is a book that surprised me. It was so cute! I honestly did not expect to like it as much as I did. It is probably the most entertaining book I have read in a while. Kimberly Pauley definitely knows how to bring across each character's humor. There were moments when I was laughing out loud because it was so funny.

The main character, Mina, is a fun character. She is only a teenager, so she does not know what she wants. Her parents want her to become a vampire like they are, but she is not sure that is the right thing for her. I definitely enjoyed her voice and getting inside her head. She is clueless about boys for most of the book, but what girl at her age isn't? I liked how she stood up for herself and others throughout the book. I also liked how she stopped liking a guy because he did not treat others right.

Kimberly Pauley is a talented writer. I loved reading Sucks To Be Me because it was just so much fun to read. There was never a dull moment when reading this book. I am excited to see where Pauley takes the story in the next book, Still Sucks To Be Me.

Here are some quotes from Sucks To Be Me that I just have to share:

"My mom was actually surprisingly cool about it, considering that Sunday is technically a school night. She asked me if he was cute (Dad cringed), and when I told her just how cute, she gave me a high five. Mom is awesome." (page 69)

"'Great! You'll like George. He's got a great personality and an awesome sense of humor.'

'Oh, so he must be the ugly one.'" (page 193)

"I just nod. Better not to get into that kind of discussion with my uncle. I can just picture myself trying to explain why Aubrey's tight butt and soulful eyes were attractive to me. No way." (page 208)

Rating: 4/5

Swords are for fighting,


  1. I have this one in my massive TBR mountain. Nice review :)

  2. Glad you liked it! Hope you like the second one too :-) It's a bit more action-y than the first one.