Review #164...The Radleys by Matt Haig

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Review #164...The Radleys by Matt Haig
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Thu, 10-06-2011 - 11:04am

Starred Review. This witty vampire novel from British author Haig (The Possession of Mr. Cave) provides what jaded fans of the Twilight series need, not True Blood exactly, but some fresh blood in the form of a true blue family. Dr. Peter Radley and his wife, Helen, have fled wild London for the village of Bishopthorpe, where they live an outwardly ordinary life. The Radleys, who follow the rules of The Abstainer's Handbook (e.g., "Be proud to act like a normal human being"), haven't told their 15-year-old vegan daughter, Clara, and 17-year-old son, Rowan, who's troubled by nightmares, that they're really vampires. A crisis occurs when a drunken classmate of Clara's, Stuart Harper, attacks her on her way home from a party and inadvertently awakens the girl's blood thirst. Peter's call for help to his brother, Will, a practicing vampire, leads to scary consequences. The likable Clara and Rowan will appeal to both adult and teen readers.

Wonderful vampire story....A lot darker than Twlight but so good!!!


 


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Fri, 10-07-2011 - 9:43pm

Hmmmm, I might have to try this one! Is it going to be a series?

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Fri, 10-07-2011 - 10:57pm

Interesting! I hope it's the start of a good series.

Thanks for your review. :)

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Sat, 10-08-2011 - 9:50am

No not a series...a stand-a-lone book...it was good...(I thought!)