I nursed my vampire overdose by reading another vampire YA novel. This time it was Vampire Academy
by Richelle Mead. Apart from being sick of the word "vampire" showing up in these titles, I've found another gripe:
5. Stop giving vampires mystic powers!
I don't want to read another vampire who can see the future, control elements, heal people, hear the inner most thoughts of the girl their obsessed with. I know, I know, Dracula controlled some elements and he was besties with wolves and other lower level animals. That's fine because he didn't flaunt it. I'm so sick of vampires being "one with the Earth". They aren't suppose to be. Their the world's rejects--forced to live on the plane of existence by feeding off of life itself. That's enough for me. Quick reflexes, superhuman hearing, and impressive strength are okay. Just knock it off with the psychic abilities, please.Vampire Academy
wasn't that bad. Richelle Mead got me at the "forbidden love" nonsense. Don't look at me like that! It’s not between a mortal and vampire. I'm sorry, but nothing beats two people from not being together because their love would jeopardize their sacred duty of protecting her best friend. Nothing! I'm such a loser...
Also-also: The Vampire Diaries
pilot < last night's episode. I'm still wavering between continual watching the show; and yet, if VD
keeps up its slow rise of getting better, it might become a not-so guilty pleasure of mine. Lots of stuff went down, including character reversals, baaaaaad vampire shenanigans, and a renewed hope that producers actually know what their doing with the changes they've made.( The comet is a sign of impending doom... )Episode 3: "Friday Night Bites"