Big Kid Books | An Unattractive Vampire by Jim McDoniel

unGoodreads Blurb: After three centuries trapped underground, thousand-year-old Yulric Bile also known as the Cursed One, the Devil s Apprentice, He Who Worships the Slumbering Horrors awakens only to find that no one believes he is a vampire. Apparently he’s just too ugly modern vampires, he soon discovers, are pretty, weak, and, most disturbing of all, good.

Determined to reestablish his bloodstained reign, Yulric sets out to correct this disgusting turn of events or, at the very least, murder the person responsible. With the help of pert vampire-wannabe Amanda; Simon, the eight-year-old reincarnation of his greatest foe; and a cadre of ancient and ugly horrors, Yulric prepares to battle the glamorous undead. But who will win the right to determine, once and for all, what it truly means to be a vampire?

My Musings: I will admit to being a fan of Twilight (well the first three, the fourth was a monstrosity). I am guilty of swooning over GQ worthy vampires full of never-ending wit and sarcasm, and for some reason always with a British accent?

I love the sympathetic villain and can even side with an occasional mopey teen vampire. I am addicted to all things vampire and as such love even their parodies. An unattractive vampire, who’s title itself makes me laugh, was a fun and hilarious diatribe of the “modern” vampire.

It follows unattractive vampire Yulric Bile who has just been unearthed after three hundred years and his horrific discovery of Vampires post Twilight. I loved how this book poked fun at how mainstream vampires have become, and how more often then not they are portrayed as the good guys. This book did remind me a bit of the movie Dark Shadows starring Johnny Depp (but actually well written).

I enjoyed all of the characters and Yulric was the perfect grumpy old man/monster. Simon was a cute sidekick as well.

Full of hilarious one liners and chock full of lighthearted quips this book attacks every vampire cliche out there. I would recommend this book to all fans of vampires 5/5

Buy, Borrow or Bin Verdict:Buy

Note: I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review.


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