Thursday, October 4, 2012

Confessions of a Vampire's Girlfriend by Katie MacAlister


From Author’s Website:
Originally published January 2005
All sixteen-year-old Francesca Ghetti wants to do is have a normal life where she’s one of the crowd, blending in so no one will know just how much of a freak she is. Dragged to Europe by her mother to join GothFaire, a travelling band of psychics, magicians, and assorted other oddities, Fran has to cope with not only the normal angst of always being a fish out of water, but also with her own fate as a psychometrist.
Enter one Moravian Dark One (referred to by most people as vampires) named Benedikt who claims Fran is the key to redeeming his soul, a mysterious horse who seems to have an involved past, an immortal friend who remembers what Mozart was like, and a demonologist who thinks he’s Elvis, and you can understand why Fran despairs of ever fitting in.
Originally published January 2006
I’ve given up all hope of having a normal life. As if things weren’t freaky enough traveling around Europe with a group of witches, mediums, and magicians who make up my home-away-from-home (aka the GothFaire), now I also have to cope with a mysterious man who wants to steal my horse, and a time-travel counselor who insists I’m Cleopatra reincarnated.
I just want to go on a date with Benedikt, but when your boyfriend’s a vampire, nothing is easy. Not only is Ben keeping secrets from me, but somehow, I raised an entire battlefield of warring Viking ghosts–all of whom refuse to be sent back.
And I thought all I had to worry about was what to wear on my date…
The Bad:
The problem with having two short novels or novellas means that Ben and Fran’s story felt unfinished.  I know their story continues in Katie’s adult book, In the Company of Vampires, but I was really enjoying the YA stories. 
The Good:
This shouldn’t come as a surprise given Katie MacAlister’s prolific sales and writing, but she is a fantastic writer.  Confessions is Fran’s coming of age story.  She begins to accept herself, freaky abilities and all, but also to accept those around her and their freaky abilities.  Most of all Fran finds her place, not just in the circus, but with Ben.  Like her Dark Ones series and the dragon series, Confessions of a Vampire’s Girlfriend is compelling, funny and impossible to put down.  You kind find out more about Katie and her books, 

1 comment:

  1. Awesome! So in love with this book! I found it refreshing, funny and very romantic. A great read for any age.