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Friday, July 15, 2016

Audiobook Review: Big Vamp on Campus by Molly Harper

Series: Half-Moon Hollow  # 5.5 
Publisher: Audible 
Narrated by: Amanda Ronconi
Length: 2 hours and 36 minutes
Genre: Paranormal
Source: Publisher
Ratings—Story: 3.5 Crowns Performance: 4 Crowns
In Molly Harper's newest paranormal romantic comedy set in her beloved Half Moon Hollow, a vampire princess must learn how to navigate life as a college student - including living with her messy, annoying, frustrating new roommate.
Ophelia Lambert, 400-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 postsecondary education, Ophelia has a lot more to learn than 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?
I’m always a sucker for a new Half-Moon Hollow story, even if it is a quickie. And this really was a quickie, but a very satisfying one.
So, here’s what’s going: As her part of her punishment and rehabilitation, Ophelia Lambert has been sent to college. Yes, you’ve heard that right, the cold as ice (and not because she’s undead) Hello Kitty loving vamp with a major attitude and desire to wreak havoc has been sent to college, which means she has to get along with her co-eds and live in a dorm with vamps, humans, and an undead roommate who nicks her stuff.
Oooh this one was so good. I loved seeing the former head of the undead council adjust to being somewhat normal. If you’re a fan of the series, you’ll know that Ophelia isn’t a sweet little vamp. She’s been trouble since she was sired and used to getting her way. So, to see her actually making human friends and living a somewhat destruction-free life was very interesting. We also see her learning a bit more about herself.
I do want to warn readers that, while we learn about Ophelia, this novella is actually prepping readers for the next book The Accidental Sire so there are a few strings left hanging that will be addressed in the next book.
Once again, Amanda Ronconi is brilliant as the narrator. She’s delivers the perfect amount of snark and truly brings each and every resident of Half-Moon Hollow to life.
Overall, fans of the Half-Moon Hollow series will be delighted to see this new side of Ophelia. I’m not really sure that this book is suited for newcomers, so reader be warned.

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