Tuesday 2 April 2013

Team Human by Justine Larbalestier & Sarah Rees Brennan

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.

Acclaimed authors Justine Larbalestier and Sarah Rees Brennan team up to create a witty and poignant story of cool vampires, warm friendships, and the changes that test the bonds of love.

  • Genre: Paranormal, Humor, Supernatural, Mystery
  • Creatures: vampires, zombies 
  • Age: young adult
  • Source: owned ebook 
  • Read from December 06 to 09, 2012

FINAL RATING: ★★★★☆/★★★★★

The Great Rat Disaster by Street-Angel

I am totally team vampire oops, i mean, team human . This was so hilarious. I really mean that. I laughed a lot, and it was highly entertaining book. I love Sarah R. Brennan, and i had to read this book as well, since i love all of her books. I think i might also check out Justine Larbalestier now, because she really is good writer :D (and i think the collab between the two was high amount of epic win :D). I actually didn't know that this was a parody of Twilight, nor did i care, i found the book a jewel for itself. It had its own story, and as much as i thought that it won't be serious book, it actually was. I just loved it so much that i am sticking with 4.5 stars, and giving it 5 on goodreads.

So what would happen if your best friend fell in love with blood sucking creature? Would you try to sabotage it or would you support the love?

Taken from livejournal:

JUSTINE: So what was your favorite part?
SARAH: When Bella's friend yells at her.
JUSTINE: When the heroine's friend yells at our depressed heroine? Sarah, I thought you were Team Bella!
SARAH: I am! Of course I am! Go Bella's agency and having whichever dude she pleases! But that scene just really reminded me of school, when your friend gets all wrapped up in this guy-
JUSTINE: Yes, and you don't think the guy is that great-
SARAH: Exactly, but he's suddenly always the topic of conversation, and you have all this friend jealousy-
JUSTINE: It's all part of the difficult untwining time of friendships when you're having first romances and you're like 'Hey, my friend and I aren't the same person. TURNS OUT.'
SARAH: Different needs! Who'd have thought.
JUSTINE: Someone should write that book. There need to be more friendship books.
SARAH: Yes! All about the girl whose best friend starts dating a vampire.
JUSTINE: We should write that book.
SARAH: We totally should.

also this (from the same source):
"I had so much fun writing this book, and I'm having fun now writing the sequel. (It's a duology! Never written one of those before.)"



As for characters , i loved them all ♥, the main ones, and secondary ones as well. In main ones i would include Mel (team human) , Cathy (team vampire) , Kit (team vampire) , Francis (team vampire) , Anna (team human) and Ty (team human) . I was so delighted when i saw that one of the characters, actually Mel's sister was named Kristin, and my name being Kristina ^_^... Oh and she did throw some advices here and there. Me gusta. Oh, and Christopher (aka Kit), and also Chris..I love mentions of Chris/Kris in names mwahahahaa >:D.. I also loved the parents in this book, i don't have much to say, but i loved them all ♥. Oh and Lottie Lancelot (Mel's younger brother) was fun as well :P


Was super awesome. I just freaking loved her, and her ways of sabotaging her best friend. Mwahahahha. Though, through whole book, you know how she feels, and she just doesn't want to loose her best friend forever because of someone like Francis. She doesn't have anything against vampires, but she doesn't want to have anything with them either. She cares a lot, and she thinks that the love between those two will be passing one, and that he will dump her or worse. She truly cares, but sometimes i felt that her caring had gone overboard.
"“How many days do you give it until someone accidentally on purpose cuts themselves to get his attention?”
“Ah, spilled blood, the vampire lover’s low-cut top,” I said. Personally, I’d prefer a guy who wants to see my boobs.”
Other than that, i kind of guessed that she would have a crush on Kit. I loved that romance, it wasn't the type: "hey, listen, I'm dating you now", but sweet type of romance. She tried to show him what it means to be human, since he is one, except he was raised by vampires all of his life. I love them as a couple, and they are so cute to me ♥

This Is Me Calling Youby Street-Angel

Cathy & Francis:

She is all the innocent type of person, cheerful, all of people like her type. But then, she fall for a Vampire. She rushed into things to soon, but after some time, i actually begun to ship the two. She knew what she was going into, and that romance with vampires is not as simple as it sounds. But she has resolve to be with Francis and nothing is going to stop her.

Lovers' Meeting. Plus Tea.by Street-Angel

I was supporting Mel about Francis. I didn't like him, and he was too fishy. Other than that, he just misses sparkles, but he actually wears an astronaut suit to protect himself from sun....and yes, he goes to school.
But after all, i don't think he was bad person. He cares truly about Cathy, and after a while, i started supporting them.
His relationship with Kit and Camille was amusing though. Especially with Kit calling him Uncle Francis and always making fun of him, mwahahahaa.


Always~by Street-Angel

I think i am in love. He was just that cute. He is innocent bystander in this whole story. He is a human raised by the Vamps his whole life, and the sad thing is, because he knows his place with them, he still loves them all no matter what he says and how he reacts to some things. He considers that the right thing to do now, that the only way to show his Shade(Vamp family) a gratitude will be to become one of them when he is 18.
But then Mel appears in his life, and deep inside himself, he knows what he is missing and that he was learning to become a vampire before even meeting his true human side.
His romance with Mel was sooooooooooooo cute ♥Oh, and i love how he makes fun of Francis too :D

“Sorry,” said Kit, already sounding out of breath as he ran. “Except for my Uncle Francis, who wishes to inform us both that he would never dream of displaying unseemly curiosity or eavesdrop on any
conversation, personal or otherwise.”
“Oh, Francis,” I said, sighing dramatically. “What a man. If only Cathy hadn’t got there first.”

Oh and his name has a sad story behind it: Since he was left on the door of the Vamp house because his original human family abandoned him, all of the vamps except Francis and Camille started calling him Kitten, because he was so different than them that they thought of him as a pet. But they still love him.

Anna & Ty:

Anna's story was totally what the whole book is about. The fact that her father ran off with his vampire patient and left her and her mom wondering what/where and how is he doing. They are both depressed, but Anna tries to hide it. And then, she asks for Mel to help her find out why her mother is acting weird and unravel the mystery going on in school. And why is her mother, also a principal of their school, afraid of Francis.

Ty was interesting, but he didn't have much point in the whole story,except being Mel's best friend and also ex boyfriend. But he is always there to support all of them, and he is originally part of the group Mel-Cathy-Anna-Ty.


Awesome Foursomeby Street-Angel

This was very very fun book to read, and i loved every chapter, every sentence, and i am so sad that it is over :((( It had sweet romance couples, mystery, break in the school, crazy friendships and even zombies, what could you ask more? ♥

Credit: all the images here used were made by street-angel, she has awesome fanart of everything (and also used with permission, thank you Street Angel!)♥


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