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Fangtastic! (My Sister the Vampire Series #2)

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by Sienna Mercer
     
 

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Olivia is a vegetarian. Ivy is a vampire. And they're twins?!?

Ever since Olivia discovered that her long-lost twin sister, Ivy, is a vampire, she's been soaking up everything Ivy will tell her about Franklin Grove's vampire community. It's all top secret, and Olivia's sworn that she'll never tell another soul. But now, nosy tabloid reporter Serena Star

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Olivia is a vegetarian. Ivy is a vampire. And they're twins?!?

Ever since Olivia discovered that her long-lost twin sister, Ivy, is a vampire, she's been soaking up everything Ivy will tell her about Franklin Grove's vampire community. It's all top secret, and Olivia's sworn that she'll never tell another soul. But now, nosy tabloid reporter Serena Star is snooping around. As she gets closer and closer to the truth, it's up to Ivy and Olivia to throw her off track. This is one fangtastic news story that can't get out!

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature
In the second book in the “My Sister the Vampire” series, one of the Beasts, a group of middle school vampire boys, attracts national news attention when the casket he is sleeping in is mistaken for another and taken to a funeral, startling the elderly widow when he pops out during the service. The reporter Serena Star decides there is more to Franklin Grove than meets the eye; she stays in town to try and find the real story about the abundance of Goth kids. It is up to Ivy and Olivia to throw Serena off the track of the vampires, while at the same time trying to find out information about their birth parents. But when Serena sees something she should not have seen, it is up to Olivia to save her sister--and all the vampires--from being exposed on national TV! The series continues to be a fun fantasy for middle grade readers, and with more books on the way, should stay popular for quite a while. Reviewer: Kathleen Foucart

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780060871154
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
08/21/2007
Series:
My Sister the Vampire Series, #2
Pages:
208
Sales rank:
166,940
Product dimensions:
5.12(w) x 7.62(h) x 0.41(d)
Lexile:
760L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

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My Sister the Vampire #2: Fangtastic!

Chapter One

Ivy Vega trudged sleepily into the breakfast room, slid into her chair, and rested her cheek on the cool stone table. She wished she was still in her coffin. Monday mornings were the worst.

"Good morning, sleepybones," her father said, placing a bowl next to her head.

"Shh," Ivy murmured, her eyes closed. "I'm still sleeping."

"It's your favorite," her dad coaxed. "Marshmallow Platelets."

Ivy peered at the little white marshmallows and maroon bits bobbing in their milky sea. "Thanks," she mumbled.

Her father, already dressed for work in black chinos and a black pin-striped shirt with French cuffs, sipped his tea and picked up the remote control. "There is nothing better for a young person's dull morning mind," he said, "than dull morning television."

He flipped through the weather and some talk shows before settling on The Morning Star.

"Please no," Ivy said. "Just looking at Serena Star's smile gives me sunburn."

Serena Star, WowTV's best celebrity reporter, had impossibly bright, bleached blond hair and eyes that looked as if they'd been surgically enhanced to be permanently wide open in either adoration or shock. Lately she'd been trying to cast herself as a serious journalist on her own morning news show, The Morning Star. Just the other day, Ivy had turned the TV off in exasperation after Serena had said, "Tell me, Mr. Senator, how does it feel to have a law named after you?"

This morning, Serena Star was standing with her back to a small crowd of people, talking into her microphone. She was wearing atiny blue suede miniskirt under a knee-length trench coat, and the look in her wide eyes said "shock!" She was in a park or maybe a graveyard. A scruffy, black-clad teenager stood beside her—

Ivy's dad flipped the channel.

"Turn back!" Ivy blurted.

"But you said—"

"I know. Turn back!" she repeated.

Ivy could not believe her eyes. The boy standing next to Serena Star was none other than Garrick Stephens, one of the lamest vampires at her school. He and his bonehead friends—everyone called them the Beasts—were always pulling dumb stunts, like seeing which one of them could eat the most garlic croutons without getting seriously ill. They weren't nearly as scary as they smelled, but they'd been annoying since forever.

What is he doing on national TV? Ivy wondered.

"I think that's the local cemetery," her dad said.

Ivy realized he was right—this was being filmed less than five blocks from their house.

The camera panned over to an empty grave, and Ivy's dad turned up the volume.

". . . yesterday's small-town funeral went horribly wrong," Serena Star was saying off screen. "Local deceased man, Mr. Alan Koontz, was scheduled for burial here at the Franklin Grove Memorial Cemetery. As Mr. Koontz was being lowered into the ground, eyewitnesses say that his casket creaked open." The camera zoomed in on a shiny midnight-blue coffin lying open next to the grave. "In a bizarre turn of events, out climbed an allegedly live person!" Serena continued. "Mr. Koontz's widow immediately fainted and was rushed to Franklin Grove General Hospital for treatment."

Serena Star's frowning face reappeared on the screen. "Friends of the family say that the person who emerged bore no resemblance to Mr. Koontz and was, in fact, a teenage boy." The camera pulled back to reveal Garrick, who was licking his palm and then using it to slick back his hair.

Ivy was frowning now, too; Garrick and his friends didn't know the meaning of the word "discreet." They probably couldn't even spell it. Ever since they were little kids, Ivy had always been amazed at how close the Beasts routinely came to breaking the First Law of the Night: vampires are never supposed to reveal their true selves to an outsider.

Thinking about that made Ivy feel uncomfortable. After all, she'd recently broken the First Law herself. She'd had no choice, though: she couldn't possibly keep the fact that she was a vampire secret from her identical twin, Olivia, even if Olivia was human.

She and Olivia had only discovered each other at the beginning of the school year. They'd been separated at birth and adopted by different parents, so Ivy hadn't known that she had a twin until Olivia turned up at Franklin Grove Middle School. And it had been just as great a shock to Olivia.

I may have broken the First Law, but at least I didn't reveal myself to the whole world on national TV! Ivy thought.

Serena Star looked squarely at the camera. "I, Serena Star, now bring you an exclusive interview with the thirteen-year-old boy who was almost buried alive. I think you'll agree it's a story that's truly . . . indeadible!" A graphic with the word "indeadible!" materialized on the screen over Garrick's head, and Ivy rolled her eyes. Serena was always making up lame words for her on-screen headlines.

"Awesome!" Garrick Stephens grinned.

Ivy's head ached. How in the underworld, she thought, are we going to cover up a vampire popping out of a coffin in the middle of a funeral?

"Mr. Stephens." Serena Star turned to face her subject. "How do you feel?"

"I feel great!" Garrick said.

"Amazing!" Serena commented, with a slight frown. She had clearly been expecting Garrick to be upset. "How long were you in that coffin?"

"Like seven, eight hours."

"That must have been very unsettling," Serena Star prompted sympathetically.

"Only when those pallbearer guys carried it around and woke me up," Garrick said, shooting a peeved look off camera.

"Are you saying you were asleep in there?" asked Serena Star, her wide eyes widening even further.

"Yeah," Garrick answered. "I slept like I was dead."

Ivy winced as Serena Star shook her head in disbelief. "You almost sound like you enjoyed yourself."

Garrick shrugged.

"Mr. Stephens," Serena Star said, a hint of disapproval in her voice, "what kind of person sleeps in a coffin?"

"It wasn't my idea." Garrick shrugged.

My Sister the Vampire #2: Fangtastic!. Copyright © by Sienna Mercer. Reprinted by permission of HarperCollins Publishers, Inc. All rights reserved. Available now wherever books are sold.

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Fangtastic! (My Sister the Vampire Series #2) 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 230 reviews.
MaryD29 More than 1 year ago
this book was cool,funny,sad,and happy I think people should read it.I read the whole series and it was about a vampire and a human being long lost twins,there names are Ivy,the vampire and Olivia the human.there mother was a human,there father was the vampire he gave Olivia away because he thought she shouldn't be around vampires.He still thinks that,now he wants to move to Europe!Will Ivy and Olivia stay together or be split up again?
Amanda Le More than 1 year ago
good book, not scary at all good for kids who like stories with funny vampires
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book! I just got done reading it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love the book it is awesome!!! You have gotten me into vampires and i will read the rest of the series! THANK YOU!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is an awesome series! There is 3 more books, take two, lucky break, and love bites. Havent read them but sure they are good.
Suzanne Tucker More than 1 year ago
Wow this book is pretty awesome!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is even better then the last book.Once you start reading this series you will never stop reading this book. Even if you dont like vampires you should read this book. I never liked vampires but after i read this book you will never ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever evee ever ever ever put this fangtastic book down. Even if you dont like twins or goths this book will change your whole look at these types of books. The author if this book should be thanked and lovable because this book is just so spectacular. I enjoy very few books so if i enjoy it as much as i do you should love this book.
james sullivan More than 1 year ago
:) my kids loved it!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a great book and because of it i read nine in the series. I reccomend!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book better than the first. Ivy and Olivia can have many endless adventures by just reading the first book.
MardrandKitty123ABC More than 1 year ago
After a gang memeber from the Beast woke up in the middle of a man's funeral, Serena Star has been on every single Goth's tail from Frakilin Grove Middle School. Will Serena Star find out their seceret and get all of the vampires at Frankilin Grove staked? Or will Olivia and Ivy get Serena Star of their tail?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book because it has a vampire in it and i love vampires so much because they have fangs and fangs look so awesome when the blood is on their teeth.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I never read it before,but it sounds like good book. My friends who read this book before aid it was a good book. I and going to put this on my wishlist.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Perfect book for ages 9 to 11 i loved it best seires ever and by the way my sister the vampire re-vamped!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I luv the series of this book i am looking 4 the 5th and 6th one. I enjoy reading these books. I wish i was a vampire and had a fwin sister
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Its alright, not the best vampire book i've ever read... but i must say its pretty good. Definately some funny parts, and suspicion, along with intimidation. Recomended.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Like I said this is the best series to read for fun. I love the part about Tobby and Olivia in the mall. To funny:)! lol! You new reader, I hope you love this book and series!
Sheri Boyle More than 1 year ago
This book was very good i would be readung at night and i would want to go to bed but tge book keprvme up
Angie Collins More than 1 year ago
This might b the best book ever and it WILL b the best book i read
Sophia LoCascio More than 1 year ago
I love vampires love victoria
RANJIT BHATTACHARYA More than 1 year ago
I luv vamps dont tell serena star
Surujdaye Sankar More than 1 year ago
Ivy and olivia are twin sisters they r so cool. I like Ivy because she is a vampire and my fav she is ultra g-o-t-h! I like Olivia because she is a very perky person. I only have one book left to read! I think vampires are any normal people except they have fangs and are ultra goth :(). In book three Ivy and Olivia were in a magaxine called VAMP they wear lugorious gowns and dresses. But then Mrs. Denborg ,one offical of the ASHH ( Agency for the Security of Human Hybrids) tell Mr.Vega Olivia has to pas 3 trials . Do u think Olivia passed all the trails read the book
Cornelia Saites More than 1 year ago
hi. i luv this book. so cute
Jerry Hudson More than 1 year ago
I loved this book read the first loved it going to read all the books