Book Review: I Swear My Roommate Is a Vampire by Arabella Thorne

Ever declare bankruptcy? Don’t. It sucks…. Okay, really bad joke. Anyway, after my bankruptcy, my home equity line payment took a jump into the ozone layer and I needed extra money, fast. So, I decided it was time for a roommate. After screening lots of potential candidates (let me tell you, what a real life horror story that was), I became desperate and did something I never thought I’d ever do. I rented my master suite to a vampire. I know, what you’re thinking: Dracula, fangs, blood, hot, sexy, the whole package. Well, this one’s different. He’s the perfect renter—quiet, neat, tidy, pays on time. In fact he reminds me of my high school algebra teacher. All was going well, until things started to happen—nasty things. Apparently, not everyone likes vampires and has no intention of letting people live and let live. Especially with a human as a roommate. Reality…. Now that really bites!


I continue to make my way through books by authors I work with at events. This week I feature I Swear My Roommate is a Vampire by Arabella Thorne. I initially thought this would be a funny little story about humorous situations encountered having a vampire roommate. I was wrong. It is really more of a developing love story between lead character Selena and vampire Theo.


It does offer a good exploration of hate just for being different on both human and supernatural sides. I think it could use a bit more description of the main character, but otherwise I find no major fault in the writing itself. Ultimately the story just falls in the “not for me” category. I’d venture it is a good fit for fans of the Urban Fantasy sub-genre of romance, especially if you aren’t looking for explicit scenes. Definitely safe for most ages.


Rating: 4/5 Fangs.


Until next time, see you among the stacks.


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