Saturday, July 2, 2011
Vampire Crush by A. M. Robinson
Sophie hopes to be editor of her school newspaper but first she has to interview four of the mysterious, pale new students at school. They all live together and seem to follow Vlad, a good-looking but odd boy. Vlad immediately takes an interest in Sophie's stepsister Caroline but Sophie herself can't seem to get close enough to get an interview. She is aided by James, her next-door neighbor from childhood who has suddenly moved back into his old house but seems to prefer spending all of his time there in the dark. James knows all the other new students from his old school but warns Sophie to stay away from them. Intrigued, Sophie does the exact opposite only to find herself deep in something she never expected or believed possible. This is a funny, campy story and romance. Sophie's voice is very witty and the pop references fly fast and furious.