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Sophie is a budding journalist, hoping to be chosen editor in chief of the school newspaper. Though she is assigned fluff pieces like profiling the new students, Sophie would rather write edgy investigative news stories. When it becomes apparent that there’s something weird, even cultlike, about the new students she is supposed to interview, Sophie digs deeper. She discovers that the new transfers, led by the immediately popular Vlad, are really vampires. The clan has moved to town to find a mysterious girl with a star-shaped birthmark, rumored to belong to an ancient and desired vampire bloodline. Clearly, Sophie cannot write about what she has discovered (who would believe her?), yet she must stop Vlad. After she calls upon her childhood neighbor, James, the two attempt to defeat the vamps. Sophie is smart, funny, and determined, and her narration adds humor and wit to the story. The quirky supporting cast is pretty much what you’d expect in a teen vampire tale. An original and entertaining entry to the genre that won’t disappoint. Grades 7-10. --Shauna Yusko

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“Sophie’s voice is smart, sassy and full of humorous asides and her distinctive take makes this a smoothly enjoyable ride.” (Kirkus Reviews )

“Sophie is smart, funny, and determined, and her narration adds humor and wit to the story. An original and entertaining entry to the genre.” (Booklist )

“A snappy, romantic tale with lively twists and unusual characters.” (Publishers Weekly )

“Robinson’s debut novel is full of action, adventure, and suspense, with some romance as well. The fast-moving plot deals with issues like teen angst, facing your fears, and being true to yourself all rolled up with evil vampires and some serious fight scenes. An entertaining and satisfying read.” (School Library Journal )
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 416 pages
  • Publisher: HarperTeen (December 28, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0061989711
  • ISBN-13: 978-0061989711
  • ASIN: B006OHVXTK
  • Product Dimensions: 5.3 x 0.9 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (45 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,156,699 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Jennifer L. Rinehart VINE VOICE on November 20, 2010
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If the title lured you in and you thought you were embarking on a vampire-meets-girl-epic-love story, you will end up surprised (maybe disappointed by this book).

From the first chapter the reader is invited into the seriously dull and average world of Sophie Mcgee, High School student and writer for the school newspaper. Sophie's parents are nice but oblivious and her stepsister, Caroline, who the descriptions seem to indicate has a form of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and possibly an eating disorder, are not the source of her angst.

This was my first teensy little problem with the book, Sophie seemed a bit world weary and annoyed for someone who, let's be fair, has a pretty sweet deal in life. But angsty heroines seem to be a staple in YA fiction land so I've learned to deal.

Anyway, back to the specifics of the story, Sophie's first newspaper assignment is to interview the new students at school. What should have been a puff piece, easily done and turned in, leads to dangerous and possibly deadly situations because the new students have a secret and a secret agenda.

Okay, you guessed it, they have their V-Cards (no, not THAT card). It's definitely not a spoiler for me to say that the newbies are vamps. Not sparkly, french accented or sexy denizens of the dark, they are just downright weird and after a few bumpy starts, Sophie finds out that their undisputed leader, Vlad, is looking for someone and will do anything and kill anyone to find her.

Intriguing, right?

Into the dangerous bloodsucker mystery is thrown a long lost friend and neighbor, James.
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Holly is excited about the new school year and a chance to be the editor of her school paper when she is assigned to interview a set of strange new students that have arrived at her high school. Their strange behavior and the appearance of her (surprisingly cute) childhood neighbor that has moved back to town who is also acting strangely causes her to become suspicious.

The story is a humorous one, and Holly has a great sense of humor and there are several comedic moments such as Holly arming herself with a wooden spoon after running through the school cafeteria, the principal starting the new school year with a ban on pointy shoes and a character who carries a hamster in his pocket.

Vampire Crush is a great vampire book for the younger middle grade set. The story while excessively predictable is one that will be enjoyed by readers that are not old enough for the more mature YA vampire novels and as a plus the book contains some advanced vocabulary which will make their English teachers happy. The romance is sweet and the sexual content is limited to a kiss or two. There aren't any adult themes that are explored in the book although it's humor will speak to older readers.
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such a cute teen/young adult vampire-lite romance book, loved it! it doesn't have a ton of world building so you can get right into the story and the main character, Sophie is adorable! i love her, she is not your typical vampire book heroine, thank God! She has spunk, so worldly superpower and incredibly funny! i love the romance of this book and if i had any complaint it would be that there is no sequel to this book, so we could read more on James and Sophie. I thought James was dreamy as well and the way the author pokes fun at the vampire angsty/twilight genre is hilarious! i highly recommend if you like these kind of books, easy to read.
ps wish the author would at least give us a one-off where James hears Sophie say 'i love you' in her thoughts, how sweet would that be.
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I'm not a big vampire fan. At all. But after reading a few really good vampire books (ie the Vampire Academy series by Richelle Mead), I've decided to give vampire books a fair shot. And I'm glad I did!

Vampire Crush is really, really fun. It's not perfect, I had some issues, but it was definitely a worthwhile read and I'm glad I picked it up.

The vampires in the story were totally cliched, but they were supposed to be. Vampire Crush wasn't supposed to be a dark, broody, gloomy vampire story. In fact, it seemed to sort of mock that because of how overdone the vampires were. Although, Violet was certainly an interesting character, and I would have loved to know more about her.

That's not to say that the storyline was completely light and funny. It definitely had its intense moments of mystery and intrigue, as well as "oh my god, is so and so dead?" The author really built up a mystery during this book that I'm not entirely sure I felt was resolved. The ending just left a lot of questions for me, such as "So this doesn't matter anymore?" and "Uhhh, that's a pretty big deal, how'd it happen and what happens next?" that weren't answered.

I really liked the characters. Not enough YA books incorporate things like high school newspapers and as the former Editor-in-Chief, it's something I love reading about, so it was cool that the protagonist was actually pretty dedicated to becoming Editor-in-Chief. James was a really cute love interest, but probably not someone I'll remember when making my top fictional characters list.

Overall though, I was engaged in the story, even though I felt a bit unsatisfied with the end of Vampire Crush. Worth picking up if you're looking for a paranormal story with humor!

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