In the suburbs of Sydney dwell a host of vampires, posing as regular humans and living right under the rest of the city’s notice. These particular vampires, however, pose no threat – they’re “reformed”, and are as far from the violent, powerful bloodsuckers we know from the movies as possible. And when one of their number is slayed in his sleep, the sickly group must go into hiding while they pursue the culprit to protect their dreary existence. In this book, Catherine Jinks subverts the traditional representations of vampires, instead presenting vampirism as “just another form of humanity” with its own set of hindrances.
With an absorbing plotline and a cast of quirky characters, The Reformed Vampire Support Group is a clever tale of identity and pushing one’s boundaries. As Nina the vampire and rest of the support group rise to the challenges of unexpected adventure, the reader is treated to a fascinating look into the lives of these characters, and Nina learns to accept and admire vampires such as herself.
An enthralling story about making the most of what you’ve got.
The Reformed Vampire Support Group, by Catherine Jinks
Allen & Unwin, 2009
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