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. iluvTwilight

    I’ve read all the My Sister the Vampire books b4 i started Twilight. My Sister the Vampire is good, but i like Twilight much better!!!

  2. jennifer

    I read it totally awsome I wish more are out 9 out. Still waiting for 9. 7 is the bestbook ever they are my life

  3. k

    Best book ever I love it !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. Juliana

    I read the book and it was sooo good… im hooked… cant wait to read the next one! by the way did anyone read the next one?

  5. jhkjl

    I read the last book, by accident cause i didn’t know. I started reading the the first on monday, and i finished on thursday. Now i’m starting on the second book, fangtastic. I love this series it is great, keep on writing those books, there the best!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. #1 Vampalious Fan

    OMG, you have got to be kidding me!! I got the whole series 1-3 and now i found out that she had just made the 4th one?!
    So now, I have to wait for 5 people to get done with it at the Library!! OMG!!!

  7. #1 Vampalious Fan

    I had just gotten one of those Book Order thingies from school and I had found out that the complete set of the 3 books of this series.
    Now of course i needed to by them. So i ordered them. I kept on asking the teacher when they’d come in. Then finally i got them!!!!!
    Talk about being obsesive about a mesly book, but what the Heck!

  8. #1 Vampalious Fan

    I was dieing to talk about this book! I have read a 4 of this series! I love how the athour expresses both of the characters emotions.
    For Example:
    IVY: A sour and evil-thinking teen. She expresses herself by giving her enemies the famous “Death Squint” With this, Ivy is a Teen with aditude!
    Olivia: A sweet and active teen. She expresses herself by being cheerful and always has and bonce in her step. She’s a Teen that always has a smile on her face!

  9. wenbo

    this book is so niceeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!
    I love this book, espeacially the main character, Ivy!!

  10. vampfan23

    i’m a goth and 12 and this is really weird and i read the twilight saga read the house of nigth series and the host they r so coooooooooooollllllll!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  11. vampfan23

    I’ve read the twilight saga, six times and i really wanna read this one badly.is it really that fangtatsic?