May 29, 2011

Vampirates: Demons of the Ocean

Vampirates: Demons of the Ocean by Justin Somper.
Summary: Twins, Connor and Grace, never dreamed that there was any truth to the Vampirate shanty their father sang to them before he died, but that was before the two were shipwrecked and separated from each other. For Connor, who is taken aboard a pirate ship, there's the chance to learn to swordfight, but for Grace, aboard a mysterious ship of vampire pirates, the danger is great. What will it take for them to find each other?

Okay, so for the past 10 years or so [though the vampire myth has been going on forever] we've seen every kind of vampire imaginable. Vampires that sparkle in the sunlight, vampires that have powers in their breath and spit, vampires that are purple and the list goes on and on. But no one, except for Somper has ever had the idea of vampire pirates, and I love it! I think that combining two characters of lore into one action-packed adventure on the high seas is utter genius! Somper's writing style was really good, it really made you get inside the character's head. The only flaw and it was a small flaw, mind you, was I felt that it took a while for the book to get going. Somper has brought a new twist to the vampire legend.

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