Nigel Mullet is just your average, everyday vampire. Transformed at the awkward age of 15, he will remain this age forever, being forced to spend eternity coping with acne, a breaking voice, and ineptitude with girls.
In this, his brilliantly funny diary, Nigel chronicles his increasingly desperate attempts to be noticed by the love of his life, Chloe, the constant mortification caused by his vampire parents (it's so embarrassing when they try and bite your friends), and how unfair everything feels when you've been undead for over eighty years and you've never had a girlfriend.
Forced to hang out with the goths and emo kids in an effort to blend in, and constantly battling his confusing desire to sink his fangs into Chloe's neck, will Nigel ever get his girl?
I really enjoyed this book. I finished it in a matter of hours, it's such an entertaing read. I laughed out loud so many times at Nigel's lame attempts to woo Chloe.
The writing was really simple but I think that's because it seems to be aimed at younger teenagers as opposed to 20 year olds who still read kids books. Nigel's voice was really witty and his attempts to be amusing felt really natural in that 'I am a teenager and I must impress the whole world with my intelligence' kind of way. Mainly because he's really not that clever. Like a lot of other diaries, Nigel seems to manage to get himself caught up in situations that would never happen.
Chloe probably isn't the perfect Goddess that she's prtrayed to be but who cares, she's Nigel's dream woman. She's all he thinks about.
My Rating4 Stars - This book is an amusing read that will help to pass a few hours that are dragging. I thoroughly recommend it if you're into diary style books.
A Final Note
This book doesn't contain anything dodgy in it so I thought I'd use this as an opportunity to point out that there's a follow up to this book. It's called Prince of Dorkness and I've got a picture of the cover:
I quite like it, although it's not as eye-catching as book 1.
- Book summary from the back of the book
- Images from Google