June 24, 2009

My Sister the Vampire #1: Switched

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Mysisterthevampire_130 Vampire Series for Kids: My Sister the Vampire

If the Twilight series (for ages 12 and up) is too old or too dark for you, there are other options to get your vampire on!

I picked up Book 1 of the My Sister the Vampire series because the premise sounded funny and ripe with intrigue: identical twin sisters who were separated at birth end up at the same middle school and quickly realize they’re related. But there’s a BIG twist . . .

At first, Olivia, the new girl in town, thinks she and her newfound twin, Ivy, are only different on the outside. Olivia wears lots of pink and can’t wait to try out for the cheerleading team, Mysisterthevampire1while Ivy is one of the town Goths, always dressed in black and rarely breaking into a smile. Eventually we discover their real difference lies within – Ivy is a vampire!

But the twins are so busy switching places, (Olivia pretends to be Ivy for a mysterious meeting, for example) and immersing themselves in middle school that they don’t have time to think about why they were separated at birth, how they could be so different, or what it means for their future.

While Olivia is a charming character, I really liked reading about Ivy’s exploits. From her creepy house overlooking the town to her tense relationship with her best friend and her new boyfriend, Ivy always kept me entertained.

Pick up this book (and its sequels!) if you want to read about vampires, sisters, and friendships — without all the drama of Twilight! If you love this series, try these other My Sister the Vampire readalikes.

— Morgan, Scholastic Staffer

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  1. semhar the nice vampire {lol}

    i love twilight and my sister is a vampire it is so awsome. if your parent say u cant read them tell them that they always said ”its good to read a book”

  2. chocalatedevil8

    i loved my sister the vampire but i HATE twilight!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. Ivy

    LOVE THE BOOK! I only read the book My Sister the Vampire Vampalicious! I wonder if their are any new books coming out? I just wish their is a new game for it for the DSi.

  4. gabby

    i am in the middle of the first book and so far i think its awesome!!!! i already got the whole series from scholastic book orders!!!
    gabby 6 grade

  5. 45 Vanilla

    I have not read the other books in the series(only the first one), but I loved the first one! Ivy was definitely my favorite character. She was so cool that I almost look up to her(if it’s possible to look up to an imaginary person). Ivy is so awesome!

  6. J

    Piggylover123; Trust me, Twilight is badly written. They overuse adjectives and their descriptions of Edward go on for pages. Bella is pretty whiny…
    Trust your parents on this one, they have their reasons.

  7. samantha

    i read my my sister the vampire and it was awsome than any other book i read !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  8. animal lover

    WOW ive read tht book before its really good.i’ve read all of the books by siena mercer. lol love :) :) :)

  9. bekahz

    OMG!!!!(OH MY GOSH) I HAVE READ THAT BOOK BEFORE!!! it’s is the BEST! have you read the other ones? there really good. if you like that book you’ll love a book called 11 birthdays by: wendy mass

  10. hannie567

    i read my sister the vampire for the first time it was awsome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  11. piggylover123

    I want to read Twilight and My Sister Vampire really really really badly but my mom and dad say that i can’t read them because they are bad but i dont even know whats bad about them and if i ask they say that its none of my buesness!

  12. piggylover123

    If i was allowed to read My Sister Vampire or Twilight i most defentely would so that i could see why people like them so much LOL.