You Suck (A Love Story)

You Suck (A Love Story) by Christopher Moore

Synopsis

Being undead sucks. Literally.

Just ask C. Thomas Flood. Waking up after a fantastic night unlike anything he’s ever experienced, he discovers that his girlfriend, Jody, is a vampire. And surprise! Now he’s one, too. For some couples, the whole biting-and-blood thing would have been a deal breaker. But Tommy and Jody are in love, and they vow to work through their issues.

But word has it that the vampire who initially nibbled on Jody wasn’t supposed to be recruiting. Even worse, Tommy’s erstwhile turkey-bowling pals are out to get him, at the urging of a blue-dyed Las Vegas call girl named (duh) Blue.

And that really sucks.

You Suck (A Love Story)
Christopher Moore
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
Publication: January 2008
Genre: Urban Fantasy, Paranormal, Vampire
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Rated: ★★

You Suck (A Love Story) by Christopher Moore

It’s been a few months since I finished the first book in the A Love Story trilogy and I finally picked up the second, You Suck. This sequel is just as fun and breezy as the first book. The story picks up right after Bloodsucking Fiends with Tommy waking up to find his girlfriend, Jody, has gone ahead and turned him into a vampire. That’s right, instead of being upset that her boyfriend had her encased in bronze alongside the killer vampire that sired her, Jody went ahead and escaped her bronze prison happy to turn Tommy to keep him beside her for the rest of eternity. But, unfortunately, things aren’t going so rosy for the immortal lovebirds. Now that Tommy is an undead denizen, Jody has to find a new blood donor, as well as a new “day man” to help with all the normal, human chores that need doing, eg laundry, apartment hunting, house cleaning.

Whereas the first book was funny and dealt with the quirks for discovering a new relationship, as well as the new perks of being a vampire, this second one is more straightforward. ‘You Suck‘ focuses on the practical side of needing to find minions to care for them. The best part of book two is definitely the addition of Abby Normal, who I cannot wait to read more about in the final book of the series. She is such a quirky breath of fresh air, you are reminded of the whimsy the first novel held.  I really enjoyed it, but not as much as the first, ergo the 3 star rating instead of the 4 the first one received.

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Thirty-something year old educator based in New York, Lulu loves books, blogging, gaming, and the three cats with whom she shares her life. Book reviews specialize in all kinds of fantasy, some YA, some romance, and some contemporary, especially in the gothic genre.