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Mar 20 2012

My sister the vampire: Lucky break by Sienna Mercer

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Egmont, 2011. ISBN 978 1 4052 5699 5.
(Ages: 11-14) This book is number seven in the series of My Sister the Vampire. Twin sisters, Olivia and Ivy, are members of a family of vampires. However, only one of them, Ivy, is a vampire. Their vampire father, Mr. Vega, finds the sisters' long lost Aunt Rebecca, the surviving twin of their human mother who died in childbirth. This is the chance the girls have to get to know the human side of their family after having already met the vampire side!
Olivia tries out for the lead in the school play of Romeo and Juliet, hoping that her famous film star boyfriend, Jackson Caulfield, will win the part of Romeo. However, her plans don't turn out the way she had dreamed. She discovers that another teen vampire, Garrick Stevens, who has a crush on her, is also trying out for the lead male part. But this play ends up being a very different version of the original. Ivy is supporting her twin sister by helping to produce the play.
The girls spend some time with their newfound Aunt Rebecca who lives on the farm where she and the twin's mother grew up. The twins discover that their mother helped a mare give birth to 'Lucky' who became her horse. Ivy wasn't too keen to go to the farm as most of the animals avoided her, what with her being a vampire! As a result, Ivy was tense most of the time. While Ivy explores the farm, she discovers her mother's journal. Both the girls experience riding a horse and get to know Lucky. But Ivy left the stable door open and Lucky escaped and ended up missing for several days. Ivy goes looking for Lucky during a storm. Does Ivy find Lucky and do they make it back safe and sound? Does the school play have a happy ending?
This book keeps the reader interested in the story by entwining Olivia's and Ivy's lives at school and their private lives. The book also has an interview with the girls at the end of the book. A book that young teens and pre-teens (11-14 years) would enjoy.
Janet Cassidy

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