Chloe’s Corner – Diary of a Wimpy Vampire: Prince of Dorkness – Tim Collins

“In his latest hilarious diary, Nigel starts the new term as one of the most popular pupils in school, and he’s finally got a girlfriend after more than eighty years of being single.

But his life soon unravels when a new pupil, Jason, joins the school, and has his sights set firmly on Nigel’s girlfriend. Oh, and did we mention that Jason is a werewolf?

Vampire and werewolf go head to head in the pursuit of love …with hilarious consequences!”

I couldn’t put this book down, for me it was a real page turner! Every chapter was a new surprise.

I chose this book because I read Tim Collins previous Diary of a Wimpy Vampire book (review here) and I couldn’t wait to read this. It definitely didn’t disappoint me!

My favourite character was Nigel Mullet as his personality was quiet, shy and laid-back. I can relate to this character and his traits because my personality is usually quite chilled out. I liked the way that Nigel forgave and forgot throughout the book because this is when his calmer side shone.

I disliked the Granddad because of the way that he turned a blind-eye to thinking of other people and people’s feelings, however I liked the way that he gave advice to his family members.

I enjoyed this book because I love the Twilight saga, so I liked the storyline of the book. The only thing that disappointed me was the ending, lets just say it didn’t have the ‘Twilight’ ending that I was hoping for. I felt engaged whilst reading this book because the story was unpredictable, keeping you on your toes all of the time.

I would recommend this book to young people (9-13) that enjoy the Twilight saga, however I would say read Diary of Wimpy Werewolf after the Diary of a Wimpy Vampire series because then you will understand the characters a lot more.

Overall, Worth the wait!

Chloe’s Corner – Diary of a Wimpy Vampire: The Undead Have Feelings Too – Tim Collins

“Like Edward Cullen in “Twilight”, Nigel Mullet was transformed into a vampire when he was still a teenager, and will remain this age forever. Unfortunately, Nigel became a vampire at the awkward age of fifteen, and must spend eternity coping with acne, a breaking voice, and an ineptitude with girls…

In this, his excruciatingly funny diary, Nigel chronicles his increasingly desperate attempts to be noticed by the love of his life, Chloe Sparrow, the constant mortification caused by his vampire parents (not to mention the worry that they might accidentally eat one of his friends), and the frustration one feels when you’ve got the whole of boring eternity stretching out in front of you and you can’t even have a lie in (vampires don’t sleep).

Forced to hang out with the Goths and emo kids due to his pale skin and social awkwardness, and constantly battling his embarrassingly overwhelming desire to sink his fangs into Chloe’s neck, will Nigel ever get his girl?”

I am a huge fan of Tim Collins books, especially his diaries, as he really throws himself into his writing adding fine details that make the book come to life. So when I saw this book, I had to start reading it!

At the very beginning I seemed drawn to the interesting range of characters and funny sketches, I liked this as it is a different way of showing what the characters look like, but not in great detail so it still leaves a bit of the imagination to you!

My favourite character was Chloe, she had a main role in the book, she had a sense of mystery about her and it did not tell you too much at the beginning of the book but as the book progressed it revealed more and more of Chloe’s personality. I can relate to her because at first glance I seem shy as did Chloe from the descriptions and illustrations.

I enjoyed this book because it was filled with a touch of romance yet jaw-dropping actions. I experienced many emotions whilst reading this book, ranging quickly from disappointment…happiness…anger to shock. I also loved the way that Tim Collins wrote about the average life of a regular teenager, having to deal with natural causes like spots, hormones and common shyness around girls etc.

I liked the way that the book was laid out clearly, looking like an actual everyday diary with the format of writing/text.

My favourite part of this book was the brilliant cliffhanger at the end as this makes me want to read more and buy the next series.

I would recommend this book for 9 – 13 year olds, mixed (boys AND girls), this is because there is a range of action and romance during this book.

My view overall, adventurous read, can’t wait to get the next series of this book!

Chloe’s Corner – Adventures of a Wimpy Werewolf: Hairy But Not Scary – Tim Collins

I would like to welcome my niece Chloe to Me, My Books and I.  Chloe is also a keen book reader and from now on she is going to have a regular spot on my blog where she will be sharing her thoughts on the books that she reads.

“Luke Thorpe is a fifteen-year-old wimp. Excellent at maths and terrible at sport, he’d rather keep his head down and get on with his schoolwork. Yet, mysterious and uncontrollable changes in his behaviour and appearance – patches of hair growing rapidly, howling rather than singing the hymns in assembly, sudden growth spurts causing his clothes to rip off – are threatening to rocket him out of obscurity.

Join Luke on a journey of discovery, embarrassing mishaps and hilarity as he gets to the bottom of his werewolf roots, joins a pack, and finds himself en route to war against the vampires (whose number include a rather wimpy, but familiar face)…”

I have chosen this book because the simple, yet interesting front cover caught my eye on an online website, also from the reviews of this and the other Tim Collins books.

I enjoyed reading this book simply because it is about a regular teenagers life (going to school, doing tests and assessments), but this teenagers life has an unusual secret, a twist on daily routine.

My favourite character has to be the main character – Luke Thorpe, because throughout the book his moods change, at the beginning he seems paranoid about what people would think about his ‘abnormal change’, but as the book progressed Luke embraced his ‘change’, not thinking of it as a condition but rather a gift.  I also loved Luke’s typical teenage crush on another character called Chloe, I felt the awkwardness between the two characters when they were together.

This would be an ideal book for people who are daunted by pages and pages of writing because this book has various illustrations showing you exactly what is happening.  I enjoyed this factor of the book as it shows you how everyone looks and the emotions on their faces.  I would recommend this book to boys and girls between the ages of 8 – 13 years old, this is because the book has a mixture of humour, adventure, action and the thoughts of a typical awkward teenager.

Overall a brilliant read, but has left me hoping and waiting for part two!