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Book: Mere Mortals
Author: Erin Jade Lange
Book Series: Standalone
Diversity: Gay Characters
Recommended For…: young adult readers, paranormal, vampires, fantasy, urban fantasy, romance
Publication Date: September 27, 2022
Genre: YA Paranormal Fantasy
Age Relevance: 14+ (gore, violence, romance, death)
Explanation of Above: There is blood gore and physical/weapons violence in this book. There is some romance shown in the book. There is death mentioned and shown in the book.
Publisher: Harper Teen
Synopsis: Charlie and her brother, Reg, have been vampires for…a very long time. For a century, they enjoyed the glitz and glamour of life as members of the wealthiest vampire clan. But now, after one careless mistake, they’ve been expelled from the vampire community and dumped in the middle of Nowhere, Iowa, to live as mortals.
Suddenly Charlie has to deal with zits, tears, and—worst of all—high school. But things start to change when she and Reg find a group of friends, including the deliciously good-looking Dexter. And though Charlie would give anything to be vampire again, she begins to appreciate some of the new experiences that humanity brings too.
But nothing could make them forget the life they’ve left behind. When they’re offered a second shot at immortality, Charlie is desperate to seize it. It’ll just mean a total betrayal of all her new friends, who will have their minds wiped of their memories of her. She can handle that if it means she can live forever…right?
Review: This book was super surprising to me! I loved how the book was written and I thought the comedic undertone was amazingly well achieved. The book was parts mysterious, but also with a sense of hilarity throughout. The book also surprised me with the ending and, no spoilers, but I think this has been the best vampire book I’ve read in awhile. I loved how the book featured two vampires who are turned to mortal teens and having to deal with a vampire hunter caretaker while they scheme to get back their vampire powers. The book had amazing character development and world building as well.
The only issue I had with the book, and that might have just been me reading it via audiobook, was that it felt a little slow in parts.
Verdict: It was great! Love it!