Pitch by Jillian Eaton
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Lola is pretty badbutt (sorry if that sounds ridiculous, but I try not to swear) whether she's hijacking a car or battling an angry horde of blood-thirsty apocalyptic vampires. Probably more so in the latter.
Sixteen-year-old Lola is a daredevil. She likes playing hooky, making out with bad boy Everett James, and stealing cars. The reason behind all of her rebellious antics? Because she can. But what can one girl do against a horde of murderous vampires?
Aided by her sometimes sober father, her best friend Travis, and Maximus, the mysterious stranger who appeared out of no where to save her life, Lola must accomplish what the rest of the human race has failed to do in the aftermath of the world wide massacre: survive.
But how do you survive when everything you know has been destroyed... and the one person you thought you could trust ends up being the most dangerous person of all?-Goodreads
Eaton delivers a story with a lot of heart that keeps your blood pumping and racing (quite literally). Lola is a character you want to gobble up with every turn of the page, as well as the rest of her fugitive band, which includes her 'sometimes sober father', her best friend, Travis, and the handsome, mysterious stranger Maximus (of course!) who is particularly yummy. As the paranormal faze glides past us, and the dystopian one slides in, Eaton crafts an especially colorful story combining both-and ends up with a creation that's uproariously funny and fresh.
Though a bit predictable, and sadly short, the end wraps the plot up with a nice little bow tie and leaves room for a lot more exploration. Even though it's very easy to guess what happens at the end, Eaton shows a depth of writing that's not just reserved for plot twists, and gives Pitch a voice that I am craving more of.
I only hope I don't get eaten by a vampire before I manage to buy the next one.