Bite Me (Demon Underground #1) by Parker Blue

Kindle Size: 336 KB
Published: 30th September 2008
Publisher: Bell Bridge Books
Genre: YA Fantasy, Urban Fantasy

Life after high school is tough enough without having to go 15 rounds with your inner demon. Val Shapiro is just your ordinary, part-demon, teenaged vampire hunter with a Texas drawl. And a pet hellhound named Fang. Soon enough she finds herself deep in the underbelly of the city, discovering the secrets of the Demon Underground and fighting to save those she loves. Whether they love her back or not.

Bite Me is a first the Demon Underground Series by Parker Blue. It follow. Val, an eighteen year old who is part human, part lust demon (succubus). She prowls the streets of San Antanio at night hunting down Vampires and Killing them to feed her demon inside that she she calls Lola. However, everything changes for Val when one night her sixteen year sister hides in the backseat of her car which leads Val to being kicked out the house and soon is she is finds herself fighting for those she loves.

When I started this book I thought it had a Buffy feel to it. Now I love Buffy so that is a compliment. Val is a very strong main character. And yet she is very vulnerable after her parents kick her out. All she wants is for a normal life but that wont ever happen. You really feel for her when it comes to her Mother. I hated her mother. Her mother comes across like she doesn't really care about Val and yet Val never stops loving her and wants to be accepted by her. Val has a better relationship with her Stepdad Rick. He is the one who helped Val train to kill vampires and control her demon. However even he doesn't stand up for Val when her mother kicks her out. So I have really mixed feeling about the him. What I really love about Val is even though her parents are winning any parent of the year awards she is still very loyal to them and cares about them especially when her half sister Jen runs away from home and gets involved with vampires.

So yes, I really like Val. However, there are many characters on this book. Some you are going to love and some you will hate. My favourite character is simply wonderful. He gets the funny one liners. He is cute and loyal and furry, Lol. Yes my favourite character is Fang, Val's half dog and half hellhound best friend. Lol. I was honestly laughing out load. He come across all as having all attitude and snarky but deep down he is a big softy and adores Vals.

We also get introduced to the lovely Detective Dan. It is very clear there is a spark with him and Val. He is seven years older than Val and yet Val is quite mature that you forget. I have the image in my head that he looks like Mark Brennan who is an Australian actor in Neighbours.

Parker Blue has create a brillant story. It's a very quick read that had me hooked from the very start. Bite Me is edgy and fun and a great novel that can be enjoyed by the older teens and adults as it crosses over between YA and Adult Urban Fantasy.

I just want to thank NetGalley for providing this book for reviewing

Rate: 5/5

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