Friday, October 27, 2006

Vampire Beach: Initiation by Alex Duval

Author: Alex Duval
ISBN # 1862301972
Publisher: Red Fox Books
First Published: 2005
215 pages
Rating: 8/10

The Blurb:
Jason and his sister have moved to Malibu, and now live in a town full of very beautiful, very rich, very cool people - who just happen to be vampires. Jason is pretty obsessed with the sexiest girl in town, Sienna Devereux - and has little time to spend worrying about the rest of the vampires. But as Thanksgiving approaches, and Jason's Aunt Megan comes to stay, he realises that there's something weird going on in De Vere Heights. Could Megan be involves somehow? And, when his old friend Tyler turns up too, and starts to mess with the wrong people, Jason starts to understand that they're all playing with something much more dangerous than it first seemed...This is another brilliantly commercial and accessible read, with massive appeal.

The Review:
This sassy, sexy sequel is just as fast-paced, edgy and cool as the first book, Vampire Beach: Bloodlust – if the characters were any more hip, they’d be perpetually pelvic! Yet, there’s more of a human side shown in the vampires this time round – they might be the cool kids, but they have problems too, and it’s not necessarily the blood-drinkers that cause all the trouble. This is exactly the kind of brash, bold book that teens will love to get their teeth into (if you’ll pardon the pun).


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