Sunday, July 10, 2011

Vickie Van Helsing by Solomon J. Inkwell


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Quiet Vickie Jenkins prefers to move invisibly among the student body of Rutgers High School along with her horror fanatic friend Kyle Cooper. Her only weakness is Rod Rainfeld, the handsome football captain who seems to have it all, except loyalty from his friends and acknowledgment from his father, Xavier, the self-proclaimed town benefactor.

Xavier has added a monster to his collection of antiquities. It is known by many names, but its most infamous title is DRACULA. Unfortunately for Vickie, he's neither sexy nor suave. As a matter of fact, he's pretty darn ugly!

Drawn by fate, the bloodlines are reuniting. Renfield, Murray--they are the ones who saved humanity, the ones whose diaries were purchased at auction in 1895 by a humble author in search of inspiration for what would be his ultimate masterpiece.

Vickie can run, but she can't hide from her unreal reality-the truth that will lead her to abilities she never knew she possessed, parents she never knew existed, and a battle to save humanity-and all before graduation! Who is she? The answers to the questions are flowing in the veins of VICKIE VAN HELSING!


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1 comment:

  1. BLOODSUCKING BRILLIANT!!!

    I have to admit, I was somewhat cautious about picking up another vampire tale. But something about this book caught my attention, and I am SO glad it did!! In the story, Vickie is actually trying to find her place in the world around her. In the end, the reader understands the book was just as much about discovering herself as battling monsters. The incorporation of Bram Stoker facts was very ingenious to me also. However, my favorite character had to be Kyle. He was the perfect comic relief.

    Vickie's relationship with the dashing football player, Rod, was very endearing. It brought back memories of my own first crushes and how it felt to be smitten with someone you never thought you were going to be able to talk to.
    Surprisingly, I found the lack of the sexy, luxurious vampire stigma very refreshing! The author chose to present a more hideous, beast-like monster, and I felt that this added to the strength.

    The most unique attribute of the story for me, though, was how the author presented Dracula himself. I found myself actually LIKING Dracula, even though he was our villain. The relationship he shared with Van Helsing was one of love/hate, like two old friends that knew they weren't supposed to enjoy each other's company. It was amazing!

    You can tell the author had been very cautious about constructing the story and, in my opinion, he did a fabulous job putting a new spin on a sometimes "tired" tale. I recommend this book to anyone who loves horror, Bram Stoker, or even just a wonderful read, pick this one up! You'll be glad you did.

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