Saturday, October 15, 2011

Book Review: Being Human by Patricia Lynne + Giveaway

Being Human by Patricia Lynne
Published: August 30th, 2011
Publisher: Independent
159 pages (ebook)
Genre: YA paranormal
Acquired this book: from the author in exchange for an honest review
Warning: may include spoilers

Synopsis: For Tommy, there is only one thing he needs to do: survive.
Only surviving isn't that easy. The hunt for blood can be tricky when humans know to fear the night. Desire sits on the edge of his mind, urging him to become the monster humans think he is. Vampire Forces, a special branch of police, is determined to turn every vampire to ash. Tommy included.
The only human Tommy can trust is his twin brother. A bond connects them, and with Danny's help, Tommy starts to understand the human world he struggles to survive in. He'll learn what friendships means and feel the sting of betrayal, find that sometimes the worst monsters are very human, and come to understand that family means more than blood.
Tommy just wants to survive and he knows what he needs to do. But with the number of humans that mean more to him than a meal growing, he'll learn there's more to life than simple survival. He'll discover being human doesn't mean being a human.

What I thought of Being Human:
Being Human is a refreshing spin on vampires. Tommy isn’t your typical suave, debonair, sexy, badass vampire that all the girls drool over and all the other vampires want to be. He’s confused and conflicted, and would be completely adrift if it wasn’t for his human brother Danny keeping him tied to the human world. He’s kind of innocent and na├»ve, despite the fact that he’s a cold-blooded killer. Being very analytical and factual, he kills because he has to; it’s how he survives. He doesn’t see the point in doing much of anything that doesn’t tie directly to survival. All of these thing combined make Tommy a very unique and interesting character.

I really enjoyed the passage of time in the book. It gives the readers a longer period of time to see Tommy growing and developing. He struggles with being a vampire who has some human tendencies. He often knows that he should feel a certain way, but it’s just sort of beyond him to actually feel that way. He tries for Danny’s sake though, and for the sake of other characters that are introduced throughout the book (won’t say too much more about that because I know I wouldn’t have wanted to know before I started reading - it’s interesting to see it all unfold and meet the characters as you go). Through it all, Tommy learns a lot about one very human emotion: love.


-This giveaway is open internationally.
-ONE person will win a signed copy of Being Human. If you’re from Canada or the US, you will be able to choose between a physical (signed) copy of the book or an ebook. If you’re from outside CAN/US, you will receive an ebook.
-The giveaway ends October 22nd. Winner will be contacted immediately, and will have 48 hours to reply.
-To enter the giveaway, leave your name and email address in the comments below, and be sure to tell me whether you’re CAN/US or international.
-You don’t have to be a follower of Ramblings of a Daydreamer for this giveaway, but I always appreciate the follows! ;-)

Thanks for reading! Be sure to check back tomorrow because I'll have an interview with Patricia on the blog!


  1. Great giveaway. A book that has a different spin on a vampire character sounds refreshing.

    -Jenna @ Fans of Fiction (old follower)

  2. Thanks for the great giveaway!!

    Paige Bradish Old follower!!!


  3. Being Human sounds so good.

    Shana @ Sizzling Reads


    Email: shanaboo209 [at] YAHOO [dot] COM

    Thanks for the giveaway :)

  4. Marie!!! Thanks so much for the review. Saw it when I woke and it is a great thing to wake up to!

  5. This sounds like such an interesting, original story.

    Canada here -

  6. Great interview. the book sounds good.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  7. This sounds so cool.
    Sarita Lopez

  8. It sounds great. Nice review, too.

    Email: ckeaton[at]gmx[dot]com
    Cathy Keaton

  9. I'm in! You know my info :0)

  10. Wow what a great giveaway!! =) Thanks so much for the chance to enter! =)

    Valerie Long (Scorpio1974 on GFC)
    United States (Topeka, KS)
    Jewelry Creations by V.S. Long -

  11. Great giveaway! :)


  12. Oh I'm in and of course I'm international,

    My email is

    Fingers crossed!

  13. Hi :)
    I´m an old follower and I would love to win the book.
    my name is cecilia @ rather barefoot than bookless
    my email is
    and I´m international!

    I loved the interview aswell!

  14. Marie, thanks for stopping by my blog!

    I enjoyed reading your review. I had not heard of "Being Human" previously but this sounds like a good read and something I would appreciate.

  15. Thanks for the giveaway!

    GFC: Darcus

  16. This sounds very interesting. Please enter me, I'm US.


  17. Thanks for the review & giveaway - this has been on my TBR list for a while!



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