By A. M. Robinson
(HarperTeen, Paperback, 9780061989711, 416pp.)
Publication Date: January 2011
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I swear, my life was always totally normal.
Normal house, normal family, normal school. My looks are average, I don't have any superpowers, no one's showing up to tell me I'm a princessyou get the picture. But when my junior year started, something not normal happened. There were new kids at school . . . new kids with a wardrobe straight out of a 19th-century romance novel, and an inexplicable desire to stay at school until sundown.
And on top of that, James Hallowell showed up. James, who stole my sandwiches in fourth grade and teased me mercilessly through middle school. James, who now seems to have the power to make my heart race any time he comes near.
But something weird is going on. Because James rarely goes out during the day. And he seems stronger than your typical guy. And he knows the new kids, all of whom seem to be harboring some kind of deep secret. . . .
A. M. Robinson grew up in Indiana, but now lives in New York City, where she works in the publishing industry. She graduated from Indiana University with a double major in English and Chinese, but she is obviously only using the first one. Vampire Crush is her first book.
“Sophie’s voice is smart, sassy and full of humorous asides and her distinctive take makes this a smoothly enjoyable ride.”
“Sophie is smart, funny, and determined, and her narration adds humor and wit to the story. An original and entertaining entry to the genre.”
“A snappy, romantic tale with lively twists and unusual characters.”
“Robinson’s debut novel is full of action, adventure, and suspense, with some romance as well. The fast-moving plot deals with issues like teen angst, facing your fears, and being true to yourself all rolled up with evil vampires and some serious fight scenes. An entertaining and satisfying read.”
-School Library Journal