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The Van Helsing family has been hunting vampires for over one hundred years, but sixteen-year-old Daphne wishes her parents would take up an occupation that doesn't involve decapitating vamps for cash. All Daphne wants is to settle down in one place, attend an actual school, and finally find a BFF to go to the mall with. Instead, Daphne has resigned herself to a life of fast food, cheap motels and buying garlic in bulk.
But when the Van Helsings are called to a coastal town in Maine, Daphne's world is turned upside down. Not only do the Van Helsings find themselves hunting a terrifying new kind of vampire (one without fangs but with a taste for kindergarten cuisine), Daphne meets her first potential BF! The hitch? Her new crush is none other than Tyler Harker, AKA, the son of the rival slayer family.
What's a teen vampire slayer to do?
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 272 pages
  • 140 x 210 x 20mm | 241g
  • Simon Pulse
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Original.
  • f-c cvr
  • 1416994874
  • 9781416994879
  • 690,341

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1,840 ratings
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2 10% (177)
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Daphne has grown up in a vampire slayer family. Her family history of slaying vampires goes way back - in fact, one of her distant relatives was the famous Van Helsing. Now, she has to travel around with her parents, helping to rid cities and towns of the vampires. All Daphne wants is the normal life of a teenage girl. She even has a binder with pictures of imaginary best friends and pictures cut out of magazines of her dream prom. But considering she doesn't even have a home, since she and her parents stay in cheap motels, she knows that this will never be an option. But one night, while on patrol, she meets Kiki, who witnesses a vampire slaying. And Kiki wants in on the action. As a condition for not telling the world about vampires, Kiki wants to go with Daphne on vampire hunts. At first, Kiki is annoying, but soon Daphne has her very first best friend. And not only that, but she is also introduced to a guy, Tyler, who could be her first real kiss. The only problem is that Tyler is the son of a rival vampire-slaying family. This was a cute and fun slayer story. I liked Daphne and how she was a kick-butt girl but still wanted a normal high school life. And Kiki, Daphne's new friend and trainee, is great fun, too! I loved her personality! She was bubbly but had vulnerabilities. The plot was pretty good, although it did get a little weird at one part involving the father of the rival slayer family. But I'll leave you to read that and find out why. I hope there is a sequel to this book so we can get to know more about Daphne and Kiki!show more
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