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by Justine Larbalestier, Sarah Rees Brennan | Read by Julia Whelan

Narrator Julia Whelan draws out the most interesting facets of each character in this vampire story. Mel has lived in a town founded by vampires her whole life, but it’s not until teen vampire Francis begins to attend her high school that Mel realizes how uncomfortable she is with living amongst the undead. As Mel fights to keep her friend Cathy from becoming a vampire, tries to ferret out her principal’s dark secret, and struggles with feelings for a boy, Whelan keeps each character distinct. She uses varying cadences and succeeds with both British and French accents as needed. Young vampire lovers will be thoroughly entertained. J.M. © AudioFile 2014, Portland, Maine