By Whitney Gardner
It’s the beginning of the new school year and AJ feels like everyone is changing but him. He hasn’t grown or had any exciting summer adventures like his best friends have. He even has the same crush he’s harbored for years. So AJ decides to take matters into his own hands. But how could a girl like Nia Winters ever like plain vanilla AJ when she only has eyes for vampires?
When AJ and Nia are paired up for a group project on Transylvania, it may be AJ’s chance to win over Nia’s affection by dressing up like the vamp of her dreams. And soon enough he’s got more of Nia’s attention than he bargained for when he learns she’s a slayer.
Now AJ has to worry about self-preservation while also trying to save everyone he cares about from a real-life threat lurking in the shadows of Spoons Middle School.
What a quick read! I picked up ‘Fake Blood’ after getting it delivered to work and finishing my previous book before the train home. This meant I needed something to read on the commute and honestly I’ve never been happier about getting my books delivered to work (even when that means carrying 3kg of books on my 4km walk home)
This graphic novel is a light and easy read, I ended up finishing it in about 1 hour. I was engaged in the story and enjoyed the sweet little things about the characters, even in such a quick read.
There were also some references to ‘Twilight’ without being direct references, which as someone who likes ‘Twilight’ I enjoyed. I though things like our main character trying to make his skin sparkle in the sun was quite enjoyed.
‘Fake Blood’ is a light and easy read that I would recommend to anyone who wants something fun and quick to read.
Ease of reading: 10/10
Character Development: 6.5/10
World Building: 6.5/10
Quality of Writing: 8/10
Overall Rating: 4/5