Series: The Legend of Gilbert the Fixer, #1
Publication: February 1st, 2013
Genre: Humorous YA Sci-Fi
Gilbert Garfinkle is the ultimate tech geek. He has a compulsive need to take apart, figure out, and fix things; and he dreams of one day fixing the world. But a funny thing happens on the way to the future. Gilbert encounters the one thing he'll never be able to figure out: a gorgeous, teenage vampire girl named Amber, who wants to turn Gilbert into her platonic BFF--literally forever! This leaves the ultimate geek pondering life's ultimate question: "Why me?"
Y'all, this book was so darn funny! I am definitely adding Shevi to my list of authors to watch.
Our main character, Gilbert, is a nerdy guy just getting through life until he can get to college and do something with his life. His mother doesn't like him, his father is dead, and he's the poorest rich kid there is.
Just by chance, he met Amber. She was beautiful and talked to him. He figured it wasn't going anywhere since she was gorgeous and he was just...him. When she asked to walk home with him, he was so confused. (It's adorable!)
After being bitten by Amber and transforming into a vampire, Gilbert can't handle being a hottie. He's been so comfortable being a nerdy guy with glasses, curly hair, Dungeons & Dragons, and acne. He's always been fine being the nerd and had his plans of going to college and inventing something...to better the world. He doesn't understand why Amber did this to him! To Gilbert, being a vampire is the worst thing that could have happened to him.
Gilbert's friends are all great characters and I loved all of them. It took me a while to like and appreciate Amber. The songs that Shevi uses in the story are great! There seems to be a song on the radio that is saying exactly what he's thinking.
The biggest question and discovery through the book is "Why me?" Gilbert asks this a lot of Amber. The answer:... well, you just need to read it! WMLLS is such a cute and funny book! You'll be glad you did! :)
Shevi definitely has a knack of telling a funny story and keeping it interesting! I loved me some Gilbert!
I want to thank Giselle from Xpresso Tours and Shevi for including me on this tour. I thoroughly enjoyed Why My Love Life Sucks!
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AUTHOR BIO:Shevi Arnold writes funny. She can't help it. She's been writing funny since she was a kid, cracking up her class and her teachers with her humorous essays.
In high school she studied sitcoms when she was supposed to be doing her homework, and in college she took a couple of courses in comedy and clowning, as part of her degrees in English Literate and Theater Studies. She just had to find out what made something funny.
Eventually she cracked the code, and that led to jobs as a political cartoonist, a comic-strip magazine editor, and an arts-and-entertainment writer specializing in children's entertainment and, of course, comedy.
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