Monday, September 25, 2017

There Are No Vampires in This Book by Megan Bailey

Cover art courtesy of Goodreads
'Tis the season for creepy reads! The cover and title of this book immediately drew me in, and I devoured this novel in just a few hours. There Are No Vampires in This Book by Megan Bailey follows twenty-something Taryn and her two friends Aiden and Kenzie. Taryn's life is anything but normal after she witnessed her parents being brutally killed by a vampire at a young age. 

Now, Taryn is dead-set on getting revenge. After pretending to get over the incident to resume a normal life, she spends all her spare time preparing: working out, doing graveyard sweeps, etc. to be ready for the day she finally meets her parents' killer, and she insists on dragging her two best friends along for the ride.

Upon finding who she believes to be the guilty vampire, Taryn drags her friends through a series of adventures as they stalk his every move, from a bar fight to an impromptu tattoo session, until she finally has the opportunity to get revenge for her parents' death. Here, with Taryn about to kill who she has prepared to face her whole life, the story comes to a head and a very unexpected ending.

I really enjoyed this book. It was a quick read with a great plot. My biggest complaint is that it wasn't longer! I wanted more of Taryn, Aiden, and Kenzie. I also think it ended too quickly, with Taryn being more accepting of the truth than I think was realistic. Overall I definitely recommend this book if you're looking for a fast, fun fall read!

Overall Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Thanks to the author, Megan Bailey, for sending me a copy of this great story to review!

10 comments:

Terri said...

If the author leaves you wanting more then it's a good book. Maybe the author threw out this story to open the door for a series?!

Bella Lacy said...

Isn't that the worst? When your only complaint that it wasn't enough!?

Morgan Smith said...

Oooh this looks like a great fall read!

Ravmeet Oberoi said...

This will be my next fantasy fiction read!

Unknown said...

the title and your review make this sound so interesting!

Isatta Thorlu-Bangura said...

I love this title! I love that moment when a book is so good you are mad when it ends. Now I want to know if they weren't vampires, what are they?

DJ Sakata said...

Even though I don't read much paranormal, the title got my attention

Caroline Andrus said...

You know what's funny? I've seen this book pop up a lot but never wanted to read it because I felt like the author was trying to cash in on vampires by being the ANTI-Vampire book. Turns out there ARE Vampires in this book? Now I want to read it!

Norees Gasper said...

This book looks so cool! reminds me of Confessions of a Murder Suspect by James Patterson.

Jen Loves Books said...

This sounds really interesting and love the title name! I'll have to check this one out :)