Audiobook Review: A Girl’s Guide to Vampires by Katie MacAlister

Posted January 23, 2014 by Felicia S in 2014 Read, 3.75 Wine Glasses, Audiobook, Reviews / 18 Comments

Audiobook Review:  A Girl’s Guide to Vampires by Katie MacAlisterSource: Audiobook Purchase

Format: Audiobook

A Girl's Guide to Vampires by Katie MacAlister
Narrator: Karen White
Length: 13 hrs and 19 mins

Date Read: 2014

Genre: PNR, Romance

All Joy Randall wants is a little old-fashioned romance, but when she participates in a "Goddess evoking" ceremony with her friend, Roxy, Joy finds out her future true love is a man with the potential to put her immortal soul in danger. At first the ever-practical Joy is ready to dismiss her vision as a product of too much gin and too many vampire romances, but while traveling through the Czech Republic with Roxy, Joy begins to have some second thoughts about her mystery lover because she is suddenly plagued by visions of a lethally handsome stranger. Then, when she and Roxy attend a local GothFaire, Joy meets Raphael Griffin St. John, head of security, and she becomes even more bewildered because the dark and dangerous Raphael seems too close to her dreams for comfort.

More Information:
Publisher: HarperAudio
Series: Dark Ones #1

Also by this author: Noble Intentions


Listened for Fun (Audible)
Tracking Books Read Review (Short)
Overall Rating: 3.75
Story Rating: 3.50
Character Rating: 4.00

Audio Rating: 4.00 (Not Part of the Overall Rating)

First Thought when Finished: A Girl’s Guide to Vampires was a fun read and my favorite part was the friendship between Roxy and Joy!

Overall Thoughts: Fun! Fun! Fun! This is one of those reads that I had zero expectations going in and ended up really surprised how much I enjoyed the characters. I loved the friendship between Roxy and Joy and the chemistry between Raphael and Joy was hawt! I thought the story took awhile to get going but the second half really took off. I will check out more from this series. The epilogue was hilarious and perfect for Roxy’s voice.

Audio Thoughts:

Narrated By Karen White / Length: 13 hrs and 19 mins

I like Karen White’s narration. She is excellent at bringing to life fun, spunky leading ladies. She did a great job with Joy and Roxy!

Final Thoughts: Will have to work book 2 into my book budget!


FTC Disclosure


Story Rating
3.5 / 5
Character Rating
4 / 5
Narrator Rating
4 / 5
Felicia S
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18 responses to “Audiobook Review: A Girl’s Guide to Vampires by Katie MacAlister

  1. I’m ashamed to say I’ve never heard of this author before. I’ve just finished reading Shelly Laurenston’s Pride series so a bit of humour sounds perfect πŸ™‚

  2. Interesting find! I’m curious about the setting too. I love that the friendship left such a strongly positive impact on you. For some reason I’m getting a Molly Harper vibe – am I even close?

  3. I am totally needing something hilarious. I picked up Molly Harper last night and so far so good. I will have to see if I can track down a copy of this!

  4. I’m in the mood for something fun Felicia! The book I’m reading right now is dark and pretty darn gruesome, so I need something light next for sure:) Thanks for the recommendation!

  5. Midnyte Reader

    This sounds cute. I’m glad you enjoyed it. Seems I haven’t gone into a book with no expectations in a long time.

  6. Katie’s stories are always quick and fun — there’s not a whole lot of thinking that has to go on when reading/listening to them, which is just what you need sometimes.

    • Exactly πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ I really did have fun and will be picking up the others. Plus she did a shout out to the Carpathians and I love those books πŸ™‚