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PETER AND THE VAMPIRES (Volume One) (PETER AND THE MONSTERS Book 1) Kindle Edition
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Top Customer Reviews
Peter is ten and has just moved from California with his mum and 2 year old sister. He has been uprooted, torn away from his friends and made to move in with the grandfather he has never met. The house is huge and spooky sounding, with plenty of places off limits to Peter, including the basement which is not to be entered on pain of death! He quickly meets his new neighbour Dill, who thinks he's streetwise and savvy, and considered a bad influence by Peter's grandfather who doesn't want around him. The town they move to has some seriously weird things going on, as you can tell from the titles of each story within the book, and Peter's grandfather knows far more about what is going on than he lets on. As well as dealing with starting a new school and making new friends Peter ends up with plenty of other things on his mind, and dealing with all these incidents soon cements his friendship with Dill.
As well as the monster stories there are undercurrents based around the boys' family lives. From the start this is some mystery about what has happened between Peter's parents, and Dill's dysfunctional clan made me sympathise and feel more understanding towards him. There is also clearly more going on with Grandfather than is revealed in this book, and the hint of a curse is also present. There are two more books in the series, again divided into shorter stories, and I'll be interested to see where those threads go. What I really want to know is what is going on in the basement!Read more ›
Each book has its own story,but throughout the entire set of books is the most amazing underlying tale of a boy desperate to find out the secrets of his ancestors and why trouble keeps finding him!
This book collects the first four stories in the ever-growing collection - they're probably the lightest, still interesting enough that I can enjoy them as an adult but something I would be happy to read to my hypothetical kids. And there are some genuiunely scary moments, though not nearly as many as in the later books.
Bear in mind, despite the title of the book and blog, only one of these stories deals with vampires, the second one in this collection. I know there's been a lot of vampire novels in the past few years, so it's refreshing to find something that doesn't focus on them at the expense of every other good monster.
Really, especially at this price this standard of horror fiction is outstanding - I can't reccommend this enough.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Fun little read.
It's been a few years since I read it, but I do remember enjoying it.
Absolutely brilliant book with tension,action and much more best mystery boom I have read. Just brilliant! Always will love this book!Published 20 months ago by red kite runner
Enjoin this immensely would defiantly recommend to friends great writing really draws you in. Now I have bought all of the series so farPublished on 21 April 2014 by millybug
I think this book is really funny and has a bit of horror mixed up in it I recommend this for teenagers to about children aged 9Published on 30 Jan. 2013 by Ben Rowe adoptedranger
My 11 year old son read this and said that it was good but a bit scary in parts and best not to read it too late at night in the darkPublished on 10 Dec. 2012 by Mrs. Ma Cook
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