Monday, March 08, 2010

The Reformed Vampire Support Group

If you are looking for a vampire story that is a little different, this book by Catherine Jinks just might fit the bill. The story is told from the perspective of a teen vampire, reformed vampire actually. Nina was infected in 1973 and has lived the last 51 years hating her life.

Nina attends a Reformed Vampire Support Group run by a local priest. The group is dedicated to non-violence and dealing with life as vampires. The group has an odd assortment of vampire characters of various ages and conditions. Things change when one of their members is murdered by a slayer. In order to protect themselves, they must solve the murder and find the slayer. A series of complications and vampire related mis-haps follow.

Catherine Jinks creates an entirely different view of vampires that contrasts with other more popular vampire stories. Her vampires are weak and vulnerable and dependent on a handful of humans that protect them. If you are not a Twilight fan and you want a different vampire story, this might be the one for you.

Just a side note, the story is a young adult novel. The back cover recommends it is for age 12 and up. IMO, I would say it is for older teens. The story has violence and some foul language.

Book Rating: 3 stars

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