The Reformed Vampire Support Group

The Reformed Vampire Support Group

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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 ofEvil Genius.show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 362 pages
  • 139.7 x 205.74 x 25.4mm | 362.87g
  • HOUGHTON MIFFLIN
  • Boston, MA, United States
  • English
  • First Edition, None ed.
  • 0547411669
  • 9780547411668
  • 294,274

Review quote

"Jinks s signature facility with plot and character development is intact as she turns to the topic of vampires . . . Throwing in delicious details and apercus, the author works her way from the murder of one of the vampires to suspense and adventure of the sinister yet daffy variety beloved by readers of Evil Genius. The plot twists, more ornate than in previous works, ramp up the giddiness and, perhaps, camouflage the corpses, blood and other byproducts of the genre." "Publishers Weekly," starred review"Support Group is truly like no other vampire story. It is witty, cunning, and humorous, with numerous plot twists and turns. Jinks has conjured up an eccentric but believable cast of characters in a story full of action and adventure." "School Library Journal""Jinks offers some wry vampire-centric twists on mystery conventions . . . laugh-out-loud funny." "Booklist """Jinks's quirky sense of humor will appeal to fans of her Evil Genius series. Those tired of torrid bloodsucker stories or looking for a comic riff on the trend will feel refreshed by the vomitous, guinea-pig-drinking accidental heroics of Nina and her pals." "Kirkus Reviews""Jinks draws her characters and their unique challenges in great detail . . . there s plenty of blood and guts (both types) to go around. One part problem novel, one part comedy, and one part murder-mystery, this alternative vampire story is for outsiders of all kinds, underground or otherwise." "Horn Book " Jinks takes readers on a wild ride, poking wicked fun at vampire enthusiasts of all stripes with her wryly clinical take . . . a first-rate comedy with equal appeal for avid vampire fans and those who wouldn t be caught dead with a copy of Twilight. "The Bulletin""With this budding heroine in her own right at the forefront, this ensemble of eccentric characters gives a wry spin to the ever-popular vampire tales." "BookPage" Praise for Evil Genius: "Jinks fills out the cast with brilliantly conceived friends and adversaries." "Kirkus Reviews, " starred reviewPraise for Genius Squad: "Gripping, devilish and wonderfully dark" "Publishers Weekly, " starred review"[Jinks's] ability to craft vivid characters and engrossing action scenes continues unabated." "Kirkus Reviews, " starred review"show more

About Catherine Jinks

Catherine Jinks, author of more than thirty books for children and adults, is a three-time winner of the Children's Book Council of Australia Book of the Year Award. She has received many American accolades such as Publishers' Weekly Best Book of the Year and School Library Journal Best Book of the Year for Evil Genius, which was also a Book Sense Children's Pick and a New York Public Library Book for the Teen Age. In 2001 she was presented with a Centenary Medal for her contribution to Australian children's literature. Catherine lives in Leura, Australia. www.catherinejinks.comshow more

Our customer reviews

Forget everything you knew about vampires. They are not sexy, stylish, rich, or powerful. Nina has been a 15-year-old since 1973 when she was first turned into a vampire. Now she attends vampire support group meetings with her fellow vamps, who are sickly and living off the blood of guinea pigs. It's not a fancy life at all! Nina's life is boring (although she does use her experience as a vampire to write vampire fiction). So when Casimir, the vampire who originally turned members of the group, is found staked in his apartment, Nina's life is about to be an adventure. The killer knows who and what they are, so The Reformed Vampire Support Group sets off to save themselves and finds a dangerous journey along the way. This is not your typical vampire story. These vampires are grumpy, cranky, and not glamorous at all. But that's what makes them fun. There were a lot of characters to keep track of in the beginning and the plot started off sort of slow, but keep with it and you will have a delightful and funny mystery.show more
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