Notice:


As of June 9, 2012 I will no longer be accepting e-books for review. This is due to the overwhelming
demand of reviews, work and night classes taking up a lot of my spare time. It
is taking me several months to read and post reviews therefore until “my to be
reviewed list” is smaller I will no longer accept any more e-books for review.
I am extremely sorry.


January 28, 2013

Review: Fat Vampire By Adam Rex

 

Doug Lee is undead quite by accident attacked by a desperate vampire, he finds himself cursed with being fat and fifteen forever. When he has no luck finding some goth chick with a vampire fetish, he resorts to sucking the blood of cows under cover of the night. But it's just not the same.

Then he meets the new Indian exchange student and falls for her hard. Yeah, he wants to bite her, but he also wants to prove himself to her. But like the laws of life, love, and high school, the laws of vampire existence are complicated it's not as easy as studying Dracula. Especially when the star of Vampire Hunters is hot on your trail in an attempt to boost ratings. . . .

Searing, hilarious, and always unexpected, Fat Vampire is a satirical tour de force from one of the most original writers of fiction today. Excerpt from Chapters Online.

 

I was a little disappointed with Fat Vampire. I’m not sure if the humor just went over my head or what. But I just found it to be dumb and not funny. I heard such great things about this novel. People were saying they were in tears laughing or couldn’t stop laughing. I was starting to wonder if I was reading the same book. I talked to Kristilynn from Reading in Winter about it on Twitter and she said that it was very dry humor. Which dry humor usually I just don’t get.

I think my main issue with the story was Doug. He was a class A douchebag. I honestly couldn’t stand his character. So what you’re stuck being a chunky vampire instead of a hot sexy vampire like Eric from True Blood - doesn’t give you the right to be an asshole to your best friend. I just couldn’t get over his douchebagness.

I get that the book was making fun of other vampire books (well I hope that was the case) but it was just done in a bad way in my opinion. I definitely had  a hard time getting through the novel it seemed to take forever to finish it.

I also didn’t like how the perspective would change between Doug/Sejal/The TV producer. I was really confused when it change perspective until I read one of their names then I got where we were. Can’t we use lines or stars or name titles to show the change?

Overall, Fat Vampire wasn’t a novel for me.

 

The Rating:

2 out of 5

The Details:

Format: Hardcover
Dimensions:2 88 Pages, 6 x 8.53 x 1.08 in
Published: May 23, 2012
Publisher: HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS
Language: English
ISBN - 10: 0061920908
ISBN - 13: 9780061920905

Cassay Sig

January 1, 2013

2012 Wrap–Up and looking forward to 2013

I hope everyone had an awesome New Years eve. We had fun playing poker with friends and family. I won my first game! WOOT WOOT!

2012 was an up and down year for me.

The Downs:

Finding out my mom had breast cancer – This sucked. But she is doing awesome! She is barely getting any of the side effects of chemo so that’s awesome.

Not passing my first PACE level national exam. This stunk even if I didn’t expect to pass.

The cancellation of The Secret Circle. Seriously CW you have 2 chances left with me you blow those and we are SO DONE! I can’t believe you kept Beauty and the Beast over TSC!!! UGH /end rant

The Ups:

Getting to pick out the colors for my condo. I has a blast picking colors it was so much fun!

Getting to meet the Edmonton Book Bloggers. These ladies are super awesome and I can’t wait for our friendships to grow. I’ll finally have more girl friends! HAHA the BF will be happy.

Having the Smart Chicks Kick It Tour come to EDMONTON!!! OMG this is probably my 2nd best moment of 2012. It was amazing having a group of amazing authors stop in little ole Edmonton. I hope more authors head this way. We aren’t all rednecks we can read Smile hehe

Going to When Words Collide in Calgary. It was an awesome experience and I learned a lot about writing and publishing. I also got to attend a “Koffee Klatch” with Kelley Armstrong where we going to have questions in a more casual setting. I also won a 13 t-shirt here which is my new favorite lounging shirt.

And last but not least the best moment of 2012 was on Christmas Eve when my BF of 6 years gave me this:

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Yep It’s an engagement ring!!!! EEEPPPP!!! I was totally not expecting it. I was in complete shock and besides nodding my head to say yes I don’t think I actually spoke for 15 min I was in so much shock! We are looking at October 2013 for a date.

So I apologize in advance if you get more wedding related posts than book posts.

I know there was some more downs in 2012 but I just can’t think of them and you don’t wanna know the bads you want the good!

Looking Forward to 2013:

In Feb/March we move into our condo. Yep a year and a half has FLOWN by and we are within 3 mths of moving. I can’t believe it and I’m stressing over that a little bit.

This summer I will be taking my final course for my degree and then I only have 3 classes left for my CGA. YAY! Almost done with school!!!

October – I’ll become a married woman.

I am calling 2013 the “Year of Change”

My New Years Resolutions:

I signed up for my 1st challenge ever!

 

This will force me to post at least 1 review a month. I don’t have to have my blog die while I’m busy with real life because its going to be a busy year 0and I hope everyone understands that). But I hope to at least give you 1 review a month.

Lose those last 10 lbs.! Last January 10 I wanted to lose a total of 30 lbs. well I did well until April (tax season) and fell off the work out train and Weight Watchers train. Well this year I have a goal that will actually happen. I want to be skinny when I get married. Since Jan 10 I lost a total of 20 lbs. and about 20 inches. So I did well but I could do better.

Try to enjoy life and not stress out as much over real life and blogging. I need to remember  that blogging is a hobbies and if I don’t have the time I don’t stress over it. (Yes I feel bad like I’m letting everyone down Sad smile )

Attempt to reading some of the e-books that indie authors provided me for review but I wasn’t able to meet that commitment due to taking care of my mom and family during her breast cancer battle. I swear to read at least 1 of these novels every 2 months. I can take time out of my bought list to do this. I want to do this because I said I will.

 

Learn that it is okay to say “no” to a review copy and not feel guilty. This I need to work on. (even though I have a note saying I’m not accepting review copies – I’m still getting emails and feel awful for not accepting. I will work on my guilt.

Best of 2012:

Best Book:

Origin by Jessica Khoury – I LOVED this one it brought my out of my reading slump and made me actually want to read!

Best of the Best:

The Otherworld Series by Kelley Armstrong / Anything by Kelley. I read majority of Kelley’s adult series this year and I freaking love it so much that all I want to do is read Kelley Armstrong now………NEED MORE!!!

Booked that Surprised me the most:

Fire Baptized by Kenya Wright. These was a review novel (review is to come – I swear its written in draft just need revisions). I wasn’t feeling the story and kept putting it off and when I did read it I was done in 4 hrs.

Best Series Finale:

I completed some series this year and I think my favorite ender would be:

Hidden by Sophie Jordan

Best Movie of 2012:

The Hobbit. No questions asked.

Best Song of 2012:

No Light, No Light by Florence + The Machine. I freaking love love love this song. I could have it on repeat all day long. Haven’t heard it take a listen:

Seriously awesome right? Oh yes.

Best New TV Show:

Revolution – If your not watching this your freaking crazy! Seriously go watch it.

 

So 2013 is going to be busy in my life. I may add more personal content to the blog (I hope you won’t mind)

Any big plans for 2013? What was your favorite read of 2012?

Cheers!

Cassay Sig