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

  1. Alayna

    The book is so awesome i read it kike 10 times already but the first time i couldnt put the book down and when i was eating dinner i was reading but the book was in my lap

  2. priti98

    i love this book but i want to wirte a book rewiew for the switched one. but i need to write it in my own words but i dont no how to can some one tell me plz

  3. lulu


  4. Magda

    That book was so cooooooooooooooooooool
    i recomend it to other people , you should read it.

  5. 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!!!

  6. 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

  7. k

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

  8. nicole

    i want to read take two, but i cant find the real one. whats up with the oth illistred book copies? i hate them!!!!

  9. 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?

  10. alexa

    i have read this book 20 times and i totaly aree with you – when i start reading i cant put the book down.

  11. 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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  12. #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!!!

  13. #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!

  14. #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!

  15. wenbo

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

  16. 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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  17. vampfan23

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

  18. Sandra

    I’ve read all the books, and i think i’m more like olivia, cuz i’ve been in a cheer leading squad once, and like i LOVE pink. i’ve got a twin too! she’s serious, she likes black so i guess she’ll do good as ivy. i wish they made a video of both my sister the vampire, or us twins!

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  20. Len Rocks!

    I read the whole series of my sister the vampire and i loved it! I just wish that there should be a tv show about it or a movie. Its better then twilight because it is apropriete and much intresting!I mean Ivy and Olivia is better than Bella and Edward!:)

  21. #1 Fan

    I read all of the books and they where so awsome. I love Ivy she rocks and i love Brendan He sounds so awsome.I’m a twin and we are identical too!Im more like Ivy because shes goth and i am too. My sister is a girly-girl so that makes her more like Olivia.I am vampire so i bet u would like to be me because you would be so cool too have purple eyes and super speed.

  22. mackenzie f

    i love my sister the vapire books even though i read the the threed book called re-vamped.

  23. rose


  24. Seaweed brain99

    I LOOOOOOOOOOOOOVED the book!!! I actually read the first 3 books. It is so awesome!! It was made perfectly for me!! I hope all ya’ll get a chance to read it. It is so intresting!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  25. Victoria

    And trust me, it’s best not to read Twilight until you’re 12, because the last two books I heard are really inappropriate for young kids.

  26. Victoria

    oooh I read that series last year in fourth grade! They are awesome! Not as awesome as Twilight I guess, but still!

  27. Leonie

    i am reading the first bok switched its 1 of the my sister the vampire and im loving it my friend told me about it so i went ad brought it and its great im on pg 46

  28. Catsr0ck

    I’m still reading the Twilight Saga, BUT I found “My Sister The Vampire” and TOTALLY put down Twilight. Now I’m just carring the books ALL around me! All I can think about all the day is this SERIES!!!

  29. Jackie

    I read the books and LOVED them!!! They are no where near inappropriate – Ivy has a boyfriend and that’s about it they have like one or two dates – nothing huge – or inappropriate!

  30. Jasmin

    Yay! I’ve read My Sister The Vampire! IT’S AWSOME! Anyone who hasn’t read it yet, NEEDS to read it! It’s the BEST book I’ve EVER read!!!

  31. 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”

  32. chocalatedevil8

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

  33. 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.

  34. 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

  35. 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!

  36. 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.

  37. samantha

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

  38. katie

    i read the first book of my sister the vampire switched its so good i want to read the others too

  39. animal lover

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

  40. 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

  41. hannie567

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

  42. 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!

  43. 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.

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