Saturday, 11 October 2014

Review - Almost Dead by H.L. Houghton

Title: Almost Dead
Author: H.L. Houghton
Pages: 60
Release date: 7th October 2014

Blurb from Goodreads:

A collection of short, vampire themed, stories. For those who like giggles with their bite...
From a raving super-fan to a newly born vampire, these stories bring a new perspective to the Vampire myth. This is a quick and light-hearted read with lots of giggles and a fun bonus section thrown in for your enjoyment.

Fang Girl: When the radio announced the ‘Date with a Detective’ competition, they had no idea how determined some fans would be to win.

Bite Me: Ritchie only wanted a bit of attention. What he got instead was a hard-learned lesson: Love Bites.

Baby Teeth: Dr French has the 'patient' of a saint...or is it an angel...Oh whatever...

Ode to my Lunch: In a life where nothing is certain...Only one thing is true...Darkos’ poetry will kill you.

Almost Dead: Three little words sum up Becca’s whole life...Love sucks - Literally.

My Review:

*I own a copy of this book*

5/5 stars

Almost Dead is a collection of short stories, all vampire themed.

Fang Girl - A radio station runs a competition for one lucky person to have a date with the star of a detective series. One Fang Girl will do whatever it takes to win.

Bite Me - Ritchie gets more than he'd bargained when a girl at his school bites him at a party.

Baby Teeth - Dr. French has a patient with a strange complaint.

Ode to My Lunch - A vampire that writes poor poetry tries to woo the latest woman to catch his eye.

Almost Dead - Becca's wedding night doesn't end quite as she expected.

I really enjoyed these short stories. They were witty, funny and original. The writing style was engaging and I often found myself smiling or sniggering. I love the cover and thought the bonus poems at the end were a brilliant idea. 

I would definitely recommend this collection.