Friday, September 22, 2017

Vampires on the Run by C. M. Surrisi - OPTIONAL

Surrisi, C. M. Vampires on the Run, 285 pgs. Carolrhoda Books, 2017. $16.99. Language: PG (4 swears); Mature Content: PG; Violence: PG.  

It's spring in Maine and Quinnie is looking forward to school ending and spending time with Ella and Ben.  Ellla's aunt and uncle are coming to recuperate after just releasing their newest best-seller based on the adventures of the vampire Count Le Plasma.  Quinnie was hoping they would visit the cafe and talk about their new book, but it doesn't look like that's going to happen.  They have always been a bit odd and reclusive but now they won't even go outside, and the few glimpses Quinnie has had of them, doesn't look good.  They are pale and gaunt and it's odd, and when you all up all the other weird things happening around town, what does it mean? Vampires?  Well, that impossible because everyone knows vampires aren't real, right?  

It took me a couple of chapters, but I ended up enjoying this book.  It's a mystery and not complicated but the vampire aspect was fun and the characters are likeable.  It's part of a mystery series but not necessary to have read the author's first one.  If you have students that just want a mystery, this works.  The characters are older than I thought but I doubt it would appeal to older students.  It reads young in both language and content.   

EL, MS - OPTIONAL.  Reviewer: RB

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