Honestly, I picked this book up for the name. I’m a fan of both vampires and pirates and I had to know what on earth a ‘Vampirate’ was. Well, author Justin Somper does his best to describe exatly what they are…a mixture, though strange, of all the pirates you can think of and the more recent (nice-ish) picture of the vampire. Throughout the book you meet a variety of charaters: fierce, female pirates; jovial captains; twins; and (naturally) vampires. The twins, Grace and Connor Tempest, are the main characters who have been seperated by a shipwreck. Somper’s story follows their seperate trials.
I was plesantly surprised by this title…I was expecting extreme cheese but there was actually a pretty good story and I would read the rest of the series (apparently there are at least 6) if the library had them. Currently we’ve only got this title, the first in the series, up here in the Teen section.