Buffy the Vampire Slayer meets Clueless in Diver’s stand-alone sequel to Vamped (2009). Gina Covello, 17-forever vampire and fashion addict, goes undercover as teen goth Geneva Belfry to find out why the teens of quiet little Wappingers Falls on the Hudson River are suddenly erupting in violence, failing tests, and sleepwalking. Though there’s plenty of action, it’s Gina’s snarky, irreverent voice that keeps the pages turning in this quick read. Her disgust for the goth outfits she has to wear is delightful, and her almost-clinical descriptions of the physical difficulties in vampirism are a hoot. Grades 8-12. --Debbie Carton
About the Author
Lucienne Diver is the author of the popular Vamped series for young adults. Her short stories have been published in anthologies by Baen Books, and she contributed an essay to the Dear Bully: 70 Authors Tell Their Stories anthology from HarperTeen. Diver lives near Tampa, Florida, where she works as a literary agent.