Friday, 4 February 2011

Review: Diary of a Wimpy Vampire by Tim Collins

UK Publication Date: 20 May 2010
Pages: 222
Source: Library
Format: Paperback
Rating: 4 out of 5
Synopsis from:

Like Edward Cullen in "Twilight", Nigel Mullet was transformed into a vampire when he was still a teenager, and will remain this age forever. Unfortunately, Nigel became a vampire at the awkward age of fifteen, and must spend eternity coping with acne, a breaking voice, and an ineptitude with girls . . . In this, his excruciatingly funny diary, Nigel chronicles his increasingly desperate attempts to be noticed by the love of his life, Chloe Sparrow, the constant mortification caused by his vampire parents (not to mention the worry that they might accidentally eat one of his friends), and the frustration one feels when you ve got the whole of boring eternity stretching out in front of you.


Diary of a Wimpy Vampire is a humorous story told, as the title suggests, in diary form.  It tells the story of Nigel Mullet, a 100 year old vampire, who was transformed at the age of fifteen and his daily struggle with acne, a breaking voice and an ineptitude with girls, especially Chloe the new girl at his school.

Unlike his parents and sister, Nigel doesn't exhibit the usual vampire traits such as super speed, the ability to mesmerize people or hunt for food.  Nigel is, in essence, a Wimp.

I found this book to be very funny and was totally engrossed from the first page.  The artwork contained within the book, by Andrew Pinder, made the story even more engrossing.

Diary of a Wimpy Vampire reminded me of  The Secret Diaries of Adrian Mole by Sue Townsend, this is isn't a bad thing as I enjoyed them as well.

I will definitely be buying a copy of this book for my bookshelves, as well as its sequel Diary of a Wimpy Vampire: Prince of Dorkness.

Thursday, 3 February 2011

Awesome House of Night Giveaway

Calling all House of Night fans. Would you like to be in with a chance to win a signed copy of Marked, book 1 in the House of Night series plus a Dark Daughters necklace. If so here is what you need to do.

Head over to the Love Fantasy Sci-Fi Novels blog, where Siobhan has all the details.

Good Luck...

Wednesday, 2 February 2011

W.W.W Wednesday

Here is another fantastic weekly meme that is hosted by  MizB from Should Be Reading.

To play along, you just need to answer these three (3) simple questions.

  • What are you currently reading?
  • What did you recently finish reading?
  • What do you think you'll read next?
Here are my answers:

What are you currently reading? I've just started reading Devil's Kiss by Sarwat Chadda.  This is the first book in the Billi SanGreal series.

What did you recently finish reading? I've just finished Diary of a Wimpy Vampire by Tim Collins. Review for this book will be posted soon.

What do you think you'll read next? I will be reading Dark Goddess by Sarwat Chadda. This is book 2 in the Billi SanGreal series. I love the cover.

Teaser Tuesday 1st February 2011

Sorry I meant to post this yesterday..

Teaser Tueday is a weekly event hosted by MizB from Should Be Reading. Anyone can participate, all you have to do is follow these simple rules:

  • Grab your current read.
  • Open to a random page.
  • Share two "teaser" sentences from somewhere on the page.
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn't give too much away. You don't want to runin the book for others!).
  • Include the title and author so other TT participants can add the book to their TBR lists if they like your teasers!

Here's my teaser:

Billi wondered if this was how girls were meant to behave on dates. Was this what Mike was expecting? She began to feel distinctly uncomfortable.
~ page 98. Devil's Kiss by Sarwat Chadda.