August 30, 2012

Suck It Up and Die by Brian Meehl: Review

Publisher: Delacorte Press (August 14, 2012)
Pages: 416 Pages
Series: Suck It Up # 2
Genre: YA Fantasy
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From Goodreads.Nearly two years after Suck It Up, all Morning McCobb wants is to complete his training at the NY Fire Academy and to stay head over heels in love with Portia for as long as the chronology-crossed lovers can, given that she's now eighteen and he's stalled at sixteen.

It's nearly the first anniversary of American Out Day, the historic day on which the Leaguer vampires of America began going mainstream without going bloodstream on their fellow mortal citizens.

The tension between Morning's wish for a simple, out of the spotlight life, and Portia's cinematic obsession with historic events escalates to the breaking point when a super-sinister vampire rises from the grave with a powerful thirst, for revenge.

Review by Jess
SUCK IT UP AND DIE, by Brian Meehl, is the second installment of the Suck It Up series and follows the character Morning McCobb who is a mainstreaming vampire out and about in America. Diving deep into topics not really covered in the first, this is a good read.

I was unsure about reading this at first mostly because I felt the first one was a bit of a slow read AND it ended pretty tight knit, lacking unanswered questions or expectations for a second book but my curiosity for a continued story got the better of me. Suck It Up and Die definitely dove deeper into the details of the mainstreaming...

I know you are thinking, mainstreaming, vampires coming out, American Leaugers, a really bad vampire coming out of no where wrecking havoc (cough Russel Edgington cough) ...this is not True Blood, I assure you. Though if you are a True Blood fan, you can't help but compare the two mainstreaming stories and characters.

Something that stuck out to me as very different was the characters and a lot of the subject matter. The characters have matured A LOT and I didn't find that there was the light comedy there so much anymore. Also, there was so much politics involved that it was confusing, especially for a younger audience.

Overall this was a cute read, much like Suck It Up was, I think this one got a little beyond itself for it's intended young audience but still a good, easy read.

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