Book: The Reluctant Vampire Queen
Author: Jo Simmons
Genre: YA paranormal
Meet Mo Merrydrew – independent young woman, Mini Battenberg fan, president of the debating society – and reluctant vampire queen …
Fifteen-year-old Mo Merrydrew isn’t exactly expecting to be asked to be Vampire Queen of Great Britain when she’s cycling home from school one wet Tuesday evening. Apparently, she is ‘the Chosen One’. Aside from being uncomfortable with the idea of unelected power (not very democratic), there’s the blood drinking to consider (Mo is a vegetarian), and frankly it’s just not really the sort of role Mo’s looking for (she wants to aim for a real job in politics). But – if you’re Vampire Queen, you probably don’t have to do PE any more, and when the dreamy Luca, a vampire familiar, turns up, it all suddenly starts to look a bit more appealing …
My Rating: 4 STARS
(I was sent an arc of this book by the publisher for review)
The Reluctant Vampire Queen is the perfect title for this book as it describes it so well. This book is about Mo Merrydrew who is living her ordinary life when suddenly a vampire shows up to tell her she has been chosen to be the new vampire queen.
This book was such a fun read, I loved it. It had such a good balance of humour and intrigue. The writing and humour in The Reluctant Vampire Queen had me laughing and smiling throughout reading it, I loved how witty the characters were.
I liked Mo and how she always has a plan and loves making them, I really liked reading about how she tries to handle the vampire side of things. Bogdan was another favourite character of mine within this book, his interactions with Mo were always so comical and my favourite scenes to read.
Mo and Lou’s friendship was another thing I liked about this book. Their friendship is something that also gets affected when Bogdan the vampire shows up as Mo decides to keep some things a secret from her friend.
I thought the plot was very fun and intriguing and loved reading about Mo juggling between trying to live her normal schoolgirl life and her trying to decide whether or not to become the queen of the vampire and rule over them.
Overall I really enjoyed The Reluctant Vampire Queen, it is such a fun and refreshing story that makes you smile. I loved the humour and wit of the characters and loved reading about Mo and her dealing with finding out about vampires.