You Suck: Jody and Tommy keep trying to have a normal life, without much success. They decide that if they can find a new minion, things will get better. Tommy finds a willing minion in Allison Green. She calls that her day-slave name, "But on the street I'm known as Abby Normal." (You Suck, p. 187). Abby is a goth girl and a vampire wannabe who keeps a hilarious diary of her life. In the meantime, the Animals have spent their newly found riches in Las Vegas and have returned with Blue, a hooker who dyed her body blue to capitalize on the notoriety of the Blue Man Group. Although Jody promised the detectives that she would leave town immediately, that has not happened and probably won't. Jody and Tommy's lives are too complicated for long-term plans; they are barely making it from one day to the next. When drained bodies of street people start showing up again, Jody is sure that her sire is still around, but unfortunately, Ben Sapir is not the only murderous vampire in town. Eventually, Abby hooks up with Steve, the college student from book 1, and the action picks up. Once again, the ending comes twisting out of nowhere, so don't read ahead.,
Funniest Parts: Abby's "I'm a Nosferatu now" scene; various scenes with Foo, Jared, and the rats; and Jared's over-caffeinated, bronze-smashing dance.
If you enjoyed Mark Henry's AMANDA FERAL series (V5; S4; H5), you'll probably like this one. They have the same mix of frenetic humor and dark violence. Other series that are a close match for the highly charged humor are Amber Benson's CALLIOPE REAPER-JONES (V3, S2-3; H5); MaryJanice Davidson's QUEEN BETSY/UNDEAD series, Angie Fox's DEMON SLAYERS series (V3; S5; H5); Julie Kenner's DEMON-HUNTING SOCCER MOM series (V5; S3; H5 and SUPERHERO CENTRAL series (V2; S3-4; H5; Cara Lockwood's DEMON series (V3; S2; H5); and Stephanie Rowe's IMMORTALLY SEXY series. Moore has written many other humorous books. Click HERE for his list of books on amazon.com booklist.
At one point, Tommy is briefly thrown into a jail cell with a "six-foot-five, two-hundred-fifty-pound, unshaven, unbathed, one-eyed psychopath" with extensive Disney-character tattoos all over his body." Here is part of their introductory conversation:
"What are you in for?"
"Nothing," Tommy said. "I didn't do anything."
"Don't f*** with me, a**-wipe. What were you arrested for?"
Tommy fidgeted... "Well, I put my girlfriend in the freezer, but I don't think that's a crime."
One-Eye, for the first time...smiled. "Me either. You didn't use an assault weapon did you?"
"Nope, a Sear's Frost-Free."
"Oh, good; they're really tough on crimes with assault weapons."
"So," Tommy said...What are you in for?" Thinking baby-stomping, thinking cannibalism, thinking fast-food massacre.
One-Eye hung his head. "Copyright infringement." (He took off his shirt at the beach.) (Bloodsucking Fiends, p. 241)