Friday, August 24, 2012

Team Human Review & Giveaway

Team Human by Justine Larbalestier & Sarah Rees Brennan

Just because Mel lives in New Whitby, a city founded by vampires, doesn't mean she knows any of the blood-drinking undead personally. They stay in their part of town; she says in hers. Until the day a vampire shows up at her high school. Worse yet, her best friend, Cathy, seems to be falling in love with him. It's up to Mel to save Cathy from a mistake she might regret for all eternity

On top of trying to help Cathy (whether she wants it or not), Mel is investigating a mysterious disappearance for another friend and discovering the attractions of a certain vampire wannabe. Combine all this with a cranky vampire cop, a number of unlikely romantic entanglements, and the occasional zombie, and soon Mel is hip-deep in an adventure that is equal parts hilarious and touching.

Acclaimed authors Justine Larbalestier and Sarah Rees Brennan team up to create a witty and poignant story of cool vampires, warm friendships, and the changes that test the bonds of love. (

I was so excited about reading this book when it came out. I wanted to love this book, I really did. I mean I have a huge obsession with all things Sarah Rees Brennan and vampires, so what was the problem?

Still unsure at this point if I enjoyed this book or not.

The humor was alright, storyline was great, the characters eh, I do love the cover though.

Kit was my favorite character. He was so cute, and so funny. I think he had the most personal growth.

No love triangles so if you have an obsession with love triangles I would not suggest this book.

Mel as a character was just not likeable to me. I mean I completely understood why she would be protective over her best friend Cathy, but after a while her personality became annoying to me.

My favorite character was definitely Kit. I loved his personality, and how funny he was. I kind of wish he had been the main character.

Team Humans take on vampires was very true to origin. The can't eat, they're cold, sounds like they don't reproduce or have...the sex, can't go out in sunlight, etc. They aren't blood sucking fiends, but you get the idea. Oh and I just love how this book mocks vampire human relationships. It's so very true that in most books the character who falls in live with the vampire, ditches her friends, and wants to become a creature of the night right away.

However, despite all this I really loved the story line, and plot. There was so much going on with trying to get Cathy to stop seeing her vampire boyfriend, to reading about zombies. The mystery surrounding the characters lives was absolutely amazing, and kept me reading until all hours of the night. I also loved how all the characters were different for the most part. The main character wasn't white for once (I have nothing against white people just most books are set in a white world). And there was even an African- American in the book which was very exciting. Like I said nothing wrong with white people: half of my family is white, my boyfriend is white, many of my friends are white, you get the picture. I just enjoyed the change up!

Favorite Quote: So true, except it would be peanut butter for me!
"Also, vampires don't eat food. You never get to eat chocolate again. Ever. I'd rather die.

Many many many people loved this book, it just wasn't one of my personal favorites. I hope you do pick up a copy for yourselves so you can decide for yourselves whether you like it or not.

Rating: 3/5
Now for the giveaway!!! I am giving away one e- book copy of Team Human

1 comment:

  1. I love your reviews so much! I haven't read this yet but I am sooooo excited to check it out. I love this review, Kit sounds like a great characters and I despise love triangles so it looks likee one I may enjoy. Plus, a MC that isn't typical white sounds great - despite being disgustingly milk bottled colour myself I always like reading books with other nationalities/races/colours :)

    Great review Sharice, (or can I call you Reese :P)



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