Thursday, January 24, 2013

Review: Hooked: A True Faerie Tale by Michaelbrent Collings

Hooked: A True Faerie Tale by Michaelbrent Collings
Synopsis (Goodreads):
One insecure girl. Two hot guys. And a whole lotta vampires.
What could possibly go wrong?
Eve has always lived on the outskirts. An outcast at high school, living in a home with no father and a mother who barely knows she exists. But when the new boy comes to school, things start to change. He's popular, he's good-looking, he's smart. He likes her. And he's a vampire. Now, Eve has to discover the mystery behind the new guy's existence. A mystery that has roots in her past, and will determine her future. A mystery that will determine whether she lives, dies... or suffers a fate worse than death.
Kelly's note: Trying not to get punny and tell you guys how much I was "hooked" on this book is killing me on so many levels. Must.Resist.The.Puns. *grits teeth and tries my hardest*

My Thoughts: I went into this book knowing it had vampires... and that was about it. I must admit that I was (Don't say hooked, Kel. Don't you say it!) enthralled by the idea that beloved stories can get twisted and turned around to suit the purposes of someone who may not have our best interests at heart. There's something so creepy and devious about that. It made me sit up and take notice (and possibly cackle in glee).

I feel like that whole opening paragraph is vague in an annoying and possibly confusing way but I don't like spoilers. So... yeah.

Eve is the quintessential outcast. She's bullied and beaten up at school, and she has the type of home life that you wouldn't wish on anyone. When Rocky appears and suddenly starts taking an interest in her, a big part of her doesn't quite believe it. Then she hears Jacob's music for the first time and she feels true happiness at the beauty of it. She goes from a girl who had no one to a girl who has two people who intrigue her in a heartbeat.

Naturally, things get sticky at that point and the bad things really start happening.

Dark, twisted, and very enjoyable, I'm hoping that we get a follow-up book after the revelations at the end. *attempts to find a way to say that I really like this book without using the phrase "hook, line, and sinker"* Dang it! I liked it. Okay? I liked it a lot.

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Hooked was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.


  1. Replies
    1. Hey! Keep your hands off my puns. I wouldn't want you to get hooked.

      (It was REALLY hard not to use the word "hooked" in this review. REALLY HARD.)