Friday, September 21, 2012

Team Human by Justine Larbalestier and Sarah Rees Brennan -- YA Review

Team Human by Justine Larbalestier and Sarah Rees Brennan -- YA Review
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Just because Mel lives in New Whitby, a city founded by vampires, doesn't mean she knows any of the blood-drinking undead personally. They stay in their part of town; she says in hers. Until the day a vampire shows up at her high school. Worse yet, her best friend, Cathy, seems to be falling in love with him. It's up to Mel to save Cathy from a mistake she might regret for all eternity

On top of trying to help Cathy (whether she wants it or not), Mel is investigating a mysterious disappearance for another friend and discovering the attractions of a certain vampire wannabe. Combine all this with a cranky vampire cop, a number of unlikely romantic entanglements, and the occasional zombie, and soon Mel is hip-deep in an adventure that is equal parts hilarious and touching. Blurb Via Goodreads
Details: HarperTeen, Released 2012, Hardback, 352 pages
Genre: YA
Source: Library
Links: Goodreads

Stars? 2/5

In one sentence? Which team are you on: vampires or humans?

Review: It wasn't for me. I found it depressing BUT it had some great bits. I thought Mel was a strong, resilient, interesting character who was artfully kept from being too perfect and one dimensional.

And Kit. I loved Kit. I loved how Mel and Kit represented the two different worlds, vampire and human, and the ways that was demonstrated, the 'I'll call you' and 'what a kiss means' scenes.

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