Thursday, July 5, 2012

Review of Team Human

Team Human
My sister recommended this book as we are both huge fans of Sarah Rees Brennan's The Demon Lexicon. I read the first chapter on Justine Larbalestier's blog and was hooked. The book just came out two days ago on July 3rd, 2012.

Team Human co-written by Justine Larbalestier and Sarah Rees Brennan is a very unique vampire book. It pokes fun at all the books and movies that have come before, but in an endearing way (somewhat like Enchanted the movie did for fairy tales). We are introduced to a fun protagonist, Mel, whose best friend, Cathy (much like Bella in Twilight), falls in love with a vampire. Mel is completely against this union, but other sinister happenings come to light with their other friend Anna and her missing father. While this book pays homage to all things vampire, it is not only that-- it is a complete novel in its own right.

I laughed so hard through the first few chapters-- and I don't normally do that. Mel is such a fun character-- and yet, she is also flawed, and has to come to an understanding by the end. This makes it a good YA book. I loved the character of Kit, and that of the police vampire woman Camilla. Some of the plot lines were obvious, but I welcomed these twists and enjoyed reading every page.

Terrifically funny, moving, and enlightening YA novel. A must read for vampire lover and hater alike.
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  1. This looks like a fun, self-aware take on paranormal YA. I might not have picked it up due to the title, which doesn't do much for me, but your review makes it much more appealing! Nice job.

  2. I hope that you do, it's definitely a great read. Thanks for your comments!

  3. Haven't read this book till now. I hope I'll get it somehow.