I’m sitting here trying to think of the best way to explain my feelings on this book, and find it difficult. So let’s start with the fact that I listened to the audiobook version. This, I think, is super important to keep in mind and effects my personal enjoyment of this book.
Story: Overall this is definitely a fun fluff book. Something fun and snarky to pick up for a quick read. It is very short. There is a lot of f-bombs, a lot of snark, and not entirely lacking in the smut dept. In fact, there is a scene or two I would describe as outright vulgar. Now, this doesn’t bother me and didn’t detract from my enjoyment, this is just a warning for those who are uneasy about it. DEFINITELY DO NOT LISTEN TO THE BOOK AROUND ANY OTHER HUMAN BEING lol. Still, it has interesting, if a little two-dimensional, characters and fun dialogue. The overall story arch is pretty basic, with neat little twists on the common lore of vampires, but nothing omgosh amazeballs.
Narrator: I don’t know why buy Nancy Wu’s voice, at least as Betsy, DROVE ME INSANE! I continuously had to stop and remind myself to focus on the writing over the incessant, nasally, croaky whine of the voice telling the story. It was like nails on a chalkboard. And she made the men, who were supposed to be at least in their 30s and up, sound like immature teenagers. It was…. difficult. But I refused to give up the story. I am almost 100% sure that if I had read the book instead of listen to it, I would have just sank into it easily.
My advice: pick up the book and read. Don’t do audio. While the main character is shallow and materialistic, and selfish…. she was still fun. There are many scenes where I rolled with laughter. She is so pig-headed.
I will be reading the next book for sure. Guilty pleasure, y’all.