The Reformed Vampire Support Group

By Catherine Jinks
(Harcourt Children's Books, Hardcover, 9780152066093, 362pp.)

Publication Date: April 2009

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Selected by Indie Booksellers for the Summer 2009 Kids' List
“There's nothing romantic or dashing about vampires in Catherine Jinks' The Reformed Vampire Support Group. Imagine being 15 -- forever -- and living with your aging mother. Nina envisions boredom, nausea, and attending support group meetings until the end of time. But when one of their number is killed, this puny band of guinea pig-suckers (don't ask) has to solve the mystery of their attacker or die (for good). Clever, thrilling, and, yes, very funny.”
-- Rosemary Pugliese, Quail Ridge Books, Raleigh, NC


Description

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.




About the Author
Elevee en Papouasie Nouvelle-Guinee, Catherine Jinks s'est consacree a l'ecriture apres avoir etudie l'histoire medievale. Auteur phare de la litterature adolescente en Australie, elle a deja ecrit une trentaine de romans et recu de nombreux prix.
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