Cedrick longs to know more about The Vanquishers, the legendary group who cleared San Antonio of the last hive of vampires some decades ago. Although they were disguised and secretive, it seems that ‘Lita, Jules’ grandmother was the Mask of the Red Death. Despite the Reaping, when the Undead were disposed of, it seems that Boog’s, Cedrick’s and Jules’ families maintain anti- vampire routines. This includes liberal cleaning with a potent, homemade spray.
Although the trio are embarrassed by their adults’s caution, things seem more sinister. It’s not just at school, with Mr Rupert’s over- attentiveness. It seems there are shadows and sounds, and some sort of ‘presence’. However when their new friend, Aaron, disappears, everything changes further. Then again, when Boog sights him at twilight, her world is changed forever. Something has happened to Aaron that defies explanation. It seems that the friends’ adults’ rising concern about vampires might be justified. However in meeting with Aaron, could Boog be putting herself at risk?
Kalynn Bayron created the YA bestseller Cinderella is Dead. The Vanquishers opens a new, crisp, thrilling middle grade series that we love and recommend! Bookwagon suggests this would be a wonderful choice for readers who love crafty thrillers!