Vampire Islandby Adele Griffin
Series: Vampire Island #1
120 pages, Fantasy
Reviewed by Disco Queen
A strange but enjoyable book with major spiritual content.
PlotThree vampire siblings (youngest to oldest), Hudson, Madison (Maddy), and Lexie Livington move to a place where vampires aren't so common. The siblings must hide their abnormality and try to act like normal humans as they struggle to handle crushes, exclusion, keeping their vampiry ways under control, and especially their creepily strange new neighbors, the von Kriks.
MoralityMaddy and Lexie sometimes (okay, often) break the rules of fruit bat vampires, who are meant to be vegetarians, and Maddy breaks into the von Krik's home.
Spiritual ContentThe characters are vampires, of course, and readers may not agree with things the children are capable of doing. These abilities include flying, superhuman strength, and incredible speed.
ViolenceA short description of the death of two vampires is included.
Drug and Alcohol ContentNone that I can remember.
Sexual ContentLexie has a major crush on a boy named Dylan Easterby. She also comments that it would be fun to spy on "cavorting nudes."
Crude or Profane Language or ContentMaddy often says "Oh crud" and calls her brother and sister "Crud" and "Hex", as well as "blisters." Due to their bat-habits, the children occasionally do things that, humanly speaking, are gross.
ConclusionVampire Island is a very interesting book with a fun, original new twist on the traditional vampires - more reminiscent of The Addams Family than of Twilight. This book is definitely recommended for fans of mythical creatures such as vampires and werewolves.
|Written for Age:||11-12|
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