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The Reformed Vampire Support Groupby Catherine Jinks
Not all vampires are glamourous; nor do they all ooze sex appeal that's the premise of Catherine Jinks's latest YA novel, where a group of disparate vampires make the decision to stop killing humans. Obviously, such a course of action will not be easy, and our acrimonious lot decide to form a support group to help each overcome the many temptations and pitfalls that may befall them. But when one of their group is mysteriously turned to ashes, the group realises that they will have to put their differences aside and unite against this new threat. Will they be able to work together for the common good? The Reformed Vampire Support Group is a well-paced page turner; and that, coupled with Jinks's excellent tongue-in-cheek prose, will keep most readers glued until the very last page.
Synopses & Reviews
Think vampires are romantic, sexy, and powerful? Think again. Vampires are dead. And unless they want to end up staked, they have to give up fanging people, admit their addiction, join a support group, and reform themselves.
Nina Harrison, fanged at fifteen and still living with her mother, hates the Reformed Vampire Support Group meetings every Tuesday night. Even if she does appreciate Dave, who was in a punk band when he was alive, nothing exciting ever happens. That is, until one of group members is mysteriously destroyed by a silver bullet. With Nina (determined to prove that vamps aren't useless or weak) and Dave (secretly in love with Nina) at the helm, the misfit vampires soon band together to track down the hunter, save a werewolf, and keep the world safe from the likes of themselves.
The perfect anecdote to slick vampire novels, this murder-mystery comedy of errors will thrill fans of Evil Genius.
"Jinks offers some wry vampire-centric twists on mystery conventions...and when the humor hits its mark, this can be laugh-out-loud funny." Booklist
Max Kilgore has accidentally unleashed a devil—and now the big, evil oaf is living in his basement. If Max doesn't meet the devil's demands (which include providing unlimited junk food and a hot tub), everyone and everything he holds dear could go up in smoke. Beetlejuice meets Hellboy in this hilarious new YA novel from the author of Croak.
A devil is a bad influence . . . There was a time when geeky, squeaky-clean Max Kilgore would never lie or steal or even think about murder. Then he accidentally unearths a devil, and Maxs choices are no longer his own. The big red guy has a penchant for couch surfing and junk food—and you should never underestimate evil on a sugar high. With the help of Lore, a former goth girl who knows a thing or two about the dark side, Max is racing against the clock to get rid of the houseguest from hell before time, and all the Flamin Hot Cheetos this side of the fiery abyss, run out. Gina Damico, author of the Croak series, once again delivers all the horror, hilarity, and high-stakes drama that any kid in high school or hell could ever handle.
About the Author
Catherine Jinks, author of more than thirty books for children and adults, is a three-time winner of the Children's Book Council of Australia Book of the Year Award. She has received many American accolades such as Publishers' Weekly Best Book of the Year and School Library Journal Best Book of the Year for Evil Genius, which was also Book Sense Children's Pick and a New York Public Library Book for the Teen Age. In 2001 she was presented with a Centenary Medal for her contribution to Australian children's literature. Catherine lives in Leura, Australia. Visit her website at www.catherinejinks.com.
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