The Reformed Vampire Support Group by Catherine Jinks
Zadia Bloodstone is a fearless crime fighting heroine with superhuman strength, glamorous beauty, and the ability to turn into a bat. Zadia is altogether one powerful vampire you would not want to mess with. Unfortunately for Nina real vampires are not like that, not at all. Well except for the part about sunlight, that part's real, as is the part about a stake through the heart. But as Nina will tell you being a vampire is no way to live, especially a reformed vampire.
So much of a vampires' time is spent doing little else then watching tv or using a computer as they are too week and nauseous for anything that requires using a lot of energy. Sensitive to light and sickly looking they are in constant fear of being exposed. Nina dislikes everything about being a vampire, about being weak with no hope of living a normal life. But when her life and those of her fellow vampires are threatened she must find the inner strength to help save them all and change her life, or spend the rest of her long life in fear.
The Reformed Vampire Support Group meets ever Tuesday at 9.30pm in St Agatha's Church, and no there has yet to be a meeting involving any spontaneous combustion from its members. For thirty years these vampires have whined and complained about their mundane lives, there chronic fatigue and their stale diets of guinea pigs. But if you can believe it vampires are just like normal people, only more frail and with a lot more allergies. It just goes to show you shouldn't judge others based on stereotypes, its best to read their autobiographies first.
Price (AU): $16.99
Recommended age: 14+
In a word: Vampires
Re-read it: yes
Star rating: four out of five