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Publisher Comments:

R. A. Nelson takes us on a supernatural thrill ride, a modern-day vampire story set on a NASA base and filled with space-and-science intrigue. Seventeen-year-old Emma feels cursed by her epilepsy—until the lost night. She's shocked to wake up in the hospital one morning, weak from blood loss. When her memories begin to return, she pieces together that it was a man—a monster—who attacked her: a vampire named Wirtz. And it was her very condition that saved her: a grand mal seizure interrupted Wirtz and left Emma with all the amazing powers of a vampire—heightened senses, rapid speed—but no need to drink blood. Is Emma now a half-vampire girl? One thing soon becomes clear: the vampire Wirtz is fierce and merciless, feared even by his own kind, and won't leave a job undone.

Review:

"Nelson (Days of Little Texas) proves that the vampire genre is not entirely sucked dry with this fast-paced adventure featuring an enjoyably flawed heroine. Emma's epilepsy has made her something of an outsider: she's prone to anger and rash decision-making, and her condition prevents her from getting a driver's license. On her own following a disastrous soccer game and car accident, she's attacked by a vampire; waking up in the hospital, she discovers that she's acquired a vampire's powers. When the vampire who assaulted her, Wirtz, comes back to finish the job, Emma flees to protect her family. She takes refuge on a NASA base, where she meets science geek Sagan, an unexpected friend and ally. With Wirtz relentlessly stalking her, Emma must rally Sagan and several local vampires to save both herself and everyone she cares about — Wirtz may have centuries on her, but Emma has her own advantages. With a pseudoscientific take on vampires, a smattering of Germanic lore, and a strikingly unconventional showdown, this is a robust alternative to the forbidden love tropes of wispier vampire novels. Ages 12 — up. (Jan.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright PWyxz LLC)

Synopsis:

Nelson takes readers on a supernatural thrill ride, a modern-day vampire story set on a NASA base and filled with space-and-science intrigue.

About the Author

R. A. NELSON is the author of Teach Me, a Book Sense Kid Pick, Breathe My Name ("Incandescent"—Kirkus Reviews), and Days of Little Texas. He lives in north Alabama with his wife and four sons and works at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center. Visit him on the Web at RANelsonBooks.com.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780375867002
Publisher:
Alfred A. Knopf
Subject:
Fantasy & Magic
Author:
Nelson, R. A.
Subject:
Social Issues - General
Subject:
Monsters
Subject:
Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic
Subject:
Children s-Science Fiction and Fantasy
Publication Date:
20110131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 9
Language:
English
Pages:
464
Dimensions:
8.51 x 6.08 x 1.46 in 1.235 lb
Age Level:
from 14

Related Subjects

Children's » Scary Stories » Monsters
Children's » Science Fiction and Fantasy » General
Children's » Situations » General
Young Adult » Fiction » Horror
Young Adult » Fiction » Paranormal
Young Adult » General

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Product details 464 pages Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers - English 9780375867002 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Nelson (Days of Little Texas) proves that the vampire genre is not entirely sucked dry with this fast-paced adventure featuring an enjoyably flawed heroine. Emma's epilepsy has made her something of an outsider: she's prone to anger and rash decision-making, and her condition prevents her from getting a driver's license. On her own following a disastrous soccer game and car accident, she's attacked by a vampire; waking up in the hospital, she discovers that she's acquired a vampire's powers. When the vampire who assaulted her, Wirtz, comes back to finish the job, Emma flees to protect her family. She takes refuge on a NASA base, where she meets science geek Sagan, an unexpected friend and ally. With Wirtz relentlessly stalking her, Emma must rally Sagan and several local vampires to save both herself and everyone she cares about — Wirtz may have centuries on her, but Emma has her own advantages. With a pseudoscientific take on vampires, a smattering of Germanic lore, and a strikingly unconventional showdown, this is a robust alternative to the forbidden love tropes of wispier vampire novels. Ages 12 — up. (Jan.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright PWyxz LLC)
"Synopsis" by , Nelson takes readers on a supernatural thrill ride, a modern-day vampire story set on a NASA base and filled with space-and-science intrigue.
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