Vamps by Nancy A. Collins
Posted January 25, 2009on:
Author: Nancy A. Collins
Summary: (Taken from Amazon)
When the sun goes down, New York’s true elite all head to one place: Bathory Academy, where the young ladies of the finest vampire families are trained in shapeshifting and luring their prey.
Bathory’s reigning queen, Lilith Todd, is the daughter of a powerful vampire businessman, and she knows exactly what she wants from life. She wants to look beautiful for eternity and party till the sun comes up with her gorgeous boyfriend, Jules. And she doesn’t want any New Blood upstarts standing in her way.
Enter Cally Monture, an unexpected threat from a trash zip code. When their first meeting leads to tragic results, Lilith is hungry for revenge.
My Thoughts: Vamps is 235 pages of cliched mush. The characters were extremely shallow and though Cally was beginning to show some other sides, it was barely worth finishing the book for. Don’t believe me? There’s one scene were Lilith is more worried about her dad cancelling her credit card than the fact that her best friend was just killed!
The plot wouldn’t have been half-bad if there hadn’t been so much name dropping. In the end, it was like Gossip Girl with vampires. So I suppose if you really like Gossip Girl, you’ll enjoy this.
There’s not really much to say about this. If you’re a die-hard vampire fan who just adores Gossip Girl, you might like this. If you aren’t, I’d say pass on it.