Book Review: Team Human

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Team Human Team Human in 2012
Pages: 352

Residing in New Whitby, Maine, a town founded by vampires trying to escape persecution, Mel finds her negative attitudes challenged when her best friend falls in love with one, another friend's father runs off with one, and she herself is attracted to someone who tries to pass himself off as one.

My Review

For a long time it felt like everyone but me had read and raved about Team Human. I don’t know why I put off reading it for so long – it certainly sounded like it was right up my alley! While I wouldn’t say I loved it quite as much as some of you do, I did enjoy it, and I can see why some people would really love it.

I think my favorite thing about this whole book was Kit. The idea of a human kept as a vampire family pet seems ridiculous but he really pulled it off. He was funny but kept Mel (mostly) sane. A lot of the reason I kept going was to see what Kit would decide – stay with his vamp family or try being human for a while.

The thing with Team Human, and probably the reason it didn’t end up on my favorites list, is it’s almost all about Mel’s objections to Cathy’s relationship with a vampire. Every couple pages she flips out and goes all screamy angst, even once Cathy’s made it clear that she won’t change her mind. That knee-jerk irrational, emotional reaction gets pretty old, pretty fast. Before long I was on Cathy’s side mostly because I wanted Mel to shut up and get OVER it already!!! Eventually I started skimming ahead every time Mel started in on Cathy – suddenly the book seemed MUCH better!

Aside from that, though, I thought it was a pretty good book. It’s a perfect light read, meant to make you laugh and it does that job really well!

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3 Responses to “Book Review: Team Human”

  1. I also really enjoyed this book!!!!! But Oh damn you are so right, this constant anger from Mel about their relationship was annoying!
    But I loved Kit!

  2. Mel drove me absolutely NUTS in this book. I think that’s why I ended up really not liking it in the end … that and I don’t think I got the humour. Ah well. I guess I just like my vampires as blood thirsty villains.

  3. Alexa Y. says:

    The idea of a human as a vampire pet is pretty unique – and kind of funny to me. I might have to read it just for that fact alone!

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