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Vacation of Fear (Fear the Night, no. 1) Kindle Edition
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More About the Author
A huge fan of Young Adult Horror and Suspense, Wilson wanted to introduce his sons to these genres and looked to find present authors that wrote tales similar to the ones he read as a kid. Unable to find any, Wilson decided to write his own young adult tales of terror.
He is currently working on his second book, "My Sister's Boyfriend is a Werewolf!"
In the past he has published numerous short stories, one which won the Hewlett Packard Young Adult Writer's of the Future Award in 1998. Bruce Coville, author of "My Teacher is an Alien" was a judge for this competition.
Working at a library has been a wonderful experience for Wilson. In addition to meeting new friends, he also has nightly chats on the second floor with the library's ghosts.
Top Customer Reviews
The story about a girl named Melody who gets stuck chaperoning her older cousin Valery to Florida for Spring Break. Valery wants to go clubbing and Melody don't. Valery picks up two strange guys and that's when the book takes off.
I thought I knew where this book was going but I didn't. Real surprise ending.
You gotta feel sorry for poor Melanie. Studious, scholarly, shy, she just wants to work on her history term paper, and find time to get absorbed in a good book. But no, she's too co-dependent to stand up for herself and say no when her year-older cousin demands she come along to a beachside vacation on Spring Break. Who wants sun, sand, and swimming? Certainly not Melanie, who hasn't yet learned the empowerment of "no." So there she and Valery are, cheap ugly motel, hot sun-and all Val wants to do is play and meet new guys. Already sounds like a recipe for a couple of different kinds of trouble, and so it becomes.
I like Melanie-except that she needs to lose some of her mental innocence and face life-but her cousin Valery is such a jerk. One almost wishes something would befall her-she's so entitled, demanding, and insulting. Of course, as in any ideal Universe-something bad does happen; but where the reader might be expecting date rape, serial murder, or vehicular accident, it's nothing so prosaic. Instead Valerie is snatched by a giant bat, and disappears, while the two jerks she picks up at a nightclub attack the boy who saved Melanie's life with Holy water and a flashlight. What's a girl to do now?
I really enjoyed this fast-paced book. It certainly kept my attention, the action is roller-coaster-speed, and the author understands his characters and their motivations very well. They act in ways that make sense according to their individual personalities and past histories, so it is easy to suspend disbelief (we are talking about Creatures of the Night, after all).Read more ›
by J.G. Wilson.
I really enjoyed the budding romance between Melody and Colton.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
So lately I've been wanting to read super cheesy horror books and Vacation of Fear fits snugly into that category. Read morePublished on October 1, 2012 by Michelle @ In Libris Veritas
I received a complimentary copy of this book as part of a book tour, for my honest review. You can see it at my book blog and others as well, link is in my profile. Read morePublished on August 20, 2012 by Michelle's Paranormal Vault
ok...we're talking about vampires and I realise they're mythological but I just couldn't believe this story. Valery's portrayal as shallow is well done, but Melody ..... Read morePublished on May 29, 2012 by kcpix
Really kept me guessing, lots of good twists & turns. This was a fun quick read and I really enjoyed it. I can't wait to read more by this author!Published on February 15, 2012 by IowaJoyce