And I have no excuse at all.
I am an Adult Services Librarian.
I have no business reading YA books about teenage girls and shiny vampires.
I am no longer taking Young Adult literature classes in graduate school.
But hey. Vampires. I was once told that I shouldn't be reading Anne Rice because they are "for girls". Well screw that. If there are vampires in it I am going to read it or watch it.
All in all the book started out pretty great and captured my attention but quickly became sappy and bland. I am sure most young adults would consider those parts to be terribly interesting but I did not. Then it picked up a bit with bloodshed and running away from psychotic killer vampires who probably just showed up to inform the readers what real badass vampires are all about.
In any case I was grudging entertained by the book. It is interesting to read it as a 27 year old with no more childish ideas about romance and other completely false ideals. I don't think it's going to negatively effect any young person reading it and in fact like the YA book Sweet Blood it might potentially warn them to be a bit suspicious of creepy strangers.
But of course there are always those that will become obsessed over the books and movie. But hey those people would have become obsessed over something, if not this.
It's a trashy romance book.