Book Review → Big Vamp on Campus

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big vamp on campusTitle: Big Vamp on Campus
Author: Molly Harper
Series: Half-Moon Hollow
Publication Date: June 6, 2016

Synopsis: Ophelia Lambert, four-hundred-year-old vampire princess and college freshman, suddenly finds herself domesticated by humans and forced to suffer the indignities of dorm rooms, communal bathrooms, and a roommate with sticky fingers.

As one of the hundreds of undead venturing into post-secondary education, Ophelia has a lot more to learn that just “undead studies”—she has to learn to get along with her fellow vampire classmates and worst of all, her human ones, along with getting back into the good graces of the World Council for the Equal Treatment of the Undead.

Can this once all-powerful vampire princess balance classes and campus life with romance, human- and vampire relations, and not sinking her teeth into her annoying roommate?

Review: This novella was so boring. There was a lot going on for it being so short. Harper said this was for everyone one who asked what happened to Jaime and Ophelia, however there was very little interaction between the two of them, I expected that it was going to be a novella about their relationship but it was anything but. This had more to do with Ophelia and the consequences she faced from previous events from The Dangers of Dating a Rebound Vampire and when she hired the attack on Gigi. I like Ophelia but what Harper said was misleading and it left me disappointed, especially considering I didn’t get the Ophelia I had come to love, don’t get me wrong I did like this Ophelia. In this book we see a different side of Ophelia. She’s been banished to Kentucky, I think, to attend university as punishment for hiring the attack on Gigi, not so much the attack, but using Council funds to do it. We see a self-conscious side of Ophelia, she’s in a setting that she’s never been in and she’s not sure of her place here. But she makes new friends, she finds things that she is good at, she finds that she doesn’t need to be ‘evil’ to fit in and survive like she had in the previous 400 years or so of her life and that some time away from her sister is doing them both some good. I do wish this was longer, there were hints at nefarious things starting to happen but they never took place. That advisor of Ophelia’s was shady as fuck and something was definitely going on with her. The book ended quite abruptly for me. When I sat down to write this review I was going to give it a two but as I started writing it, different from what I had previously handwritten I decided that it was better than that, and I did enjoy it quite a bit more than originally thought.

Stars: ★★★
Recommendation: Start with Jane’s books first

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