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3.57 out of 53.57 out of 53.57 out of 53.57 out of 53.57 out of 5 3.57 (30 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Catherine Jinks Narrator: Caroline Lee Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2009 ISBN: 9780739385296
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Contrary to popular opinion, vampires are not sexy, romantic, or powerful. In case you hadn’t noticed, vampires are dead. And the only ones who don’t get staked are the ones who avoid attacking people, admit they have a problem, and join a support group. Just ask Nina Harrison–fanged at fifteen, and still living with her mother. She hasn’t aged since 1973, and the highlight of her sickly, couch-bound life is probably her Tuesday-night group meeting, which she spends with a miserable bunch of fellow sufferers, being lectured at.

But then one of the group is mysteriously turned to ashes . . . and suddenly they’re all under threat. That’s when Nina decides to prove that every vampire on earth isn’t a weak, pathetic loser. Along with her friend Dave–a former punk rocker who could be pretty cute, if he weren’t such a vampire–she travels way out of her comfort zone to track down the killer. It could be that there is a lot more to being a vampire than Nina realized.


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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kerry Amburgy-Dickson | 2/8/2014

    " These are not your typical vampires. They are anything but glamorous. I certainly wouldn't want to be that kind of vampire. But even with all their problems, they still manage to accomplish things by getting past their handicaps. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Andrea Dillon | 1/30/2014

    " Ok this book was just ok. I think if we hadn't been in the middle of a snow storm and without power I might have stopped reading halfway through. Eh, nothing special and kind of boring. :/ "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Pullami | 1/24/2014

    " It was a refreshing take on vampires. Had a subtle bit of humour here and there andwasnt that bad. But I have read better books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Denise Jukniewicz | 1/10/2014

    " I liked the new twist on an old genre. It was fun to read about vampires who weren't glamourous or sexy, but instead were sickly and still seemed human with their thoughts and emotions. I also liked that it wasn't a copy of "Twilight" (which I thought was an okay story) because it offered a new, fresh perspective of vampires. The story had some slow, predictable moments but overall it was a fun read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Abbie | 12/31/2013

    " funny and imaginative, wish i'd thought of it first :D "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michelle | 12/28/2013

    " I would give this book 3.5 stars. I enjoyed the unusual take on vampires and the dour and dire lifestyle compared to what is more typical. These vampires are barely getting along in their existence and the narrator is still living with her mother. She was turned at age 15 but really she's 50. Also it is set in Australia so there is enough unfamiliarity for me so it gave it a twist. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Arlie | 12/27/2013

    " This was a very fun book! I'm not a huge fan of vampire books, but I picked this one up after seeing it on the YALSA top 100 books of 2010. It was worth the read - entertaining, interested, and a very new way of looking at vampires. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Wendy | 12/27/2013

    " This was a really cute and different way to portray vampires. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lisa Blouch | 11/6/2013

    " Wonderfully funny and sweet book about a group of misfit vampires trying to do the right thing in Australia. Coming of age story, even though protagonist is actually 53 (but stuck at age 15 in the vampire world). Incredibly creative! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Wendy | 11/6/2013

    " This is not an average vampire book. It is not about some awesome vampire from T.V. It's about vampires that have problems, like being sick all the time and about being avarage. I found the plot very diffrent and would recommend this book for a summer read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ruth | 9/1/2013

    " Funny, unexpected, and surprisingly charming. I did have a bit of trouble getting through the first forty pages or so, but found once I'd done that that the story really clicked along. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Deborah | 8/24/2013

    " I really liked this, it was funny and different. I don't see why it should be labeled as young adult, Nina only looks 15, she is really 51. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Roxy | 8/1/2013

    " Humorous novel giving a different angle on vampires that isn't the norm of what we've come to know about vampires. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Adriane | 5/1/2013

    " This was such a cute book that I ended up grabbing another book by the same author. Though it was a little slow until about 50% into it, but I really got into it at that point so it totally made up for it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nick | 4/30/2013

    " this book was funny, awsome, exciting, and alot of action. Love vampire books "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kelly | 2/21/2013

    " Cute! Fun! Different! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Julia | 7/31/2012

    " Got it for my birthday, and it was a good book. The vampires weren't super-powered for a change, and it was refreshing. I usually don't like (read: hate) vmpire novels, but this one gains three stars. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Molly | 2/24/2012

    " These vampires are the anti-Cullens, not glamorous, not beautiful, not even able to keep their lunch down. The Tuesday Night Reformed Vampire Support Group led by Father Ramon of the local Catholic Church, is the highlight of this groups existence. That is until one of their number is staked. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lindsay | 6/2/2011

    " I thought this would be a bit funnier...more comic book craziness perhaps.

    But, all in all, a nice, semi-brainless summer fun read! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Helen | 6/1/2011

    " An enjoyable read for a vampire fan. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Victoria | 5/24/2011

    " amazingly funny! loved it and hope there is to be a sequel. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Emily | 5/19/2011

    " Another Reader's choice award for the library-I thought it was an inventive story, but nothing great. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Temple | 5/10/2011

    " Scary vampires. Nina struck me as a relly how do you say winner.
    To other she must have been reckless and dangerous because of how they would
    always try and get this in her head that she wasnt Nadia Bloostone, but I
    thought she was really cool. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 P.E. at Tantalizing Illusions | 5/2/2011

    " Not my kind of read, but original and quirky. "

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About the Author
Author Catherine JinksCATHERINE JINKS was born in Brisbane, Australia in 1963. She grew up in Papua New Guinea and later spent four years studying medieval history at the University of Sydney. After working for several years in a bank, she married a Canadian journalist and lived for a short time in Nova Scotia, Canada. She is now a full-time writer, residing in the Blue Mountains of New South Wales with her husband Peter and their daughter Hannah.Catherine is a three-time winner of the Children's Book Council of Australia Book of the Year award, and has also won a Victorian Premier's Literature Award, the Ena Noel Award for Children's Literature, and an Aurealis Award for Science Fiction. In 2001 she was presented with a Centenary Medal for her contribution to Australian Children's Literature.
About the Narrator

Caroline Lee is an accomplished actor with numerous theater, film, and TV credits.