Thursday, August 4, 2011

BBReview: "New Moan" By Stephfordy Mayo and Question of the Moment 26

*Question of the Moment is at the bottom*

Genre: Young Adult -Paranormal/Parody
Publishing Date: January 1st, 2010
Page Count: 224
Source: Borrowed from local library
Format: Hardcover

Desciption from Amazon:
"I want to bite you, Heffa. I want to bite you very hard. I'll be gentle, I promise. If you really loved me, you'd let me."
Heffa Lump is just a typical pale 17-year-old who doubts that anyone will ever see her true beauty and needs to grow up and get a life. Fortunately, the Spatula Academy of Fictional Excellence specializes in helping characters from kids’ books cross over into adult fiction. Unfortunately, she’s distracted from her attempts to leave adolescence behind when she meets Teddy Kelledy—an impossibly gorgeous boy who eats rare meat, is super-strong, and never goes out in daylight. Could he—just maybe—be a vampire? (Hint: totally.) Soon, Heffa finds herself harassed by supernatural forces on all sides: Will she be able to narrate herself out of danger? Will Teddy learn that being with a girl doesn't always have to be about biting? And what will happen when the New Moan rises? A tale of first love, painful longing, and even more painful pointy teeth, New Moan is a hilarious parody of the phenomenon that is Stephenie Meyer's Twilight saga.

Even though i am a HUGE twilight fan i really wanted to read this parody. I mean, i do have a sense of humor and thought it would be fun to get a good laugh out of something i also love. This novel was not at all what i was expecting, though. I thought i would get some good genuine laughs out of it and maybe some eyebrow raising since there is a warning label on the back that states this novel is not for children. What ended up happening was just me being thoroughly disappointed. I never laughed, except for maybe a few chuckles. I feel like the sole purpose of this novel was just to make fun of Twilight and be a jerk about it. All the things they made fun of was just cheesy and unoriginal. The main character was extremely annoying and by the end of the novel you just wanted to say enough.
It was like when you and a friend are making jokes and they keep going and going like the energizer bunny and by the time they stop it isn't funny anymore and you just want them to go home. That is exactly what happened in this novel. The dirty parts were worth a good chuckle, but nothing ended up happening. I was hoping for laughs and only found myself giving the book dirty looks.

This was an awful book. It was cheesy, unoriginal, and not funny. I feel the sole purpose was to make fun of twilight, but not in a good hearted way, but a way to just be a jerk and make fun of something people like. If you are a twilight fan then i would not recommend reading this novel at all. If you hate twilight, like REALLY can't stand it, then you might like it a little more than me, but it was badly written.
Rating: 1/5
Question of the Moment 26
Have you ever read a parody novel? What was it making fun of and did you like it?
This was my first one. I won't let it ruin my interest in parodies though, because i also got Nightlight, which is also a Twilight parody and so far its pretty good. I think the author just couldn't find an easy way to write it so she took the low road.
What have your experiences been? Let me know in the comments below =]