Format: Paperback, 332 pages
Genre: Fiction, Paranormal, Young Adult
My rating: 5/5 stars
Synopsis from goodreads:
At the Afterlife Academy of Exceptionally Dark Arts, Lily Fielding is a measly trainee who dreams of one day becoming a Savior—those who visit vampire-infested high schools and put down the undead with their deadly crossbows. When Lily and her classmates Alice and Cara begin their latest assignment, it seems like just another run-of-the-mill gig: they’re to simply spot the Vamplayer—part vampire, part player—identify the popular girl he’s set his sights on, and befriend her before the Vamplayer can turn her to do his bidding. Before long, however, the Vamplayer sets his sights on Lily's friends, and she is left to face the threat alone while protecting her friends from the dark forces she has sworn to resist.
*I won this book from a goodreads giveaway held by the author. Thanks, Rusty Fischer, for sending me this book!*I pretty much love everything about this book. The cover, the writing style, the many different characters--it's all awesome! Overall the plot is exciting, consistent and easy to follow. Plus there was just enough romance to keep me happy. When I first read the description of the book I knew it would be something I'd enjoy because I like all things vampire, and it was clear that this would be a vampire story unlike any I've ever read. The author provides the reader with a fresh take on vampires but still leaves them with several familiar traits that I've come to know and love over the years. Also, Rusty Fischer is just plain hilarious, I can't even keep track of how many times I laughed throughout this book!
Alice- "Hold up, hold up. Are we still in the kitchen by this point, or are you describing what happened in the geeks' room?"
Zander- "Uh, Grover. I think Lily being a vampire trumps your hurt feelings, 'kay?"
Grover- "I think you underestimate the pain of my hurt feelings, brother!"
Tristan- "Are those real"?
Grover- "Trust me, dude, they're all her and they're all real."