Today’s Book: Vamped, by David Sosnowski
The plot: Humans are nearly extinct and vampires are the ruling species in this alternate-reality book from local Michigan author Sosnowski. The main character is vampire Marty, who’s been dead for eighty years, drinks blood manufactured from stem cells out of juice boxes, and collects human food like Count Chocula bought at auctions on eBay.
While planning to end his boredom by killing himself, he runs into little blond Isuzu Trooper Cassidy, a child who was being raised on an illegal human-hunting farm. His immediate plans include making a snack of the six-year-old, but after she busts into his antique breakfast cereals, she wins him over. Vamped is the comical tale of how a vampire raises an illegal human in an all-vampire world.
Why You’ll Love It: Told with humor and warmth, Vamped is a vampire novel for people who aren’t fans of the typical vampire novel. It features great characterizations (like the “Screamers” – children turned into vampires, who usually become quite disturbed) and reads fast and funny.
Who Will/Should Read It: Fans of the Sookie Stackhouse series will find similar wit in Sosnowski’s warped story. If you’re a fan of vampires, any vampires, then pick this one up, too!
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