Wednesday, July 15, 2009
The Reformed Vampire Support Group by Catherine Jinks
A vampire fan probably thinks you can never have enough vampires. However, some people (myself included) feel the vampire market has been oversaturated with Twilight knock-offs. Enter Catherine Jinks, whose new book, The Reformed Vampire Support Group, will be both appreciated by the lovers and haters of vampire fandom. Jink’s characters aren’t you typical strong, fearless, and attractive vampires, but instead are sickly and loathe their existence; hence their need for a support group. The story is both a comical narrative turned murder-mystery when one of the support group vampires is killed. This forces the protagonist, Nina Harrison, her friend Dave, and the other vampires to leave the comfort of their support group and misery to track down the vampire killer. This adventure allows Nina and the remaining vampires to realize being a vampire might not be such a bad thing.
The Moore Memorial Public Library collection houses many of Catherin Jink’s books including Evil Genius, Babylonne, and Genius Squad.