Fangtastic! (My Sister the Vampire Series #2) [NOOK Book]

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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 ...
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Fangtastic! (My Sister the Vampire Series #2)

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Overview

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!
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Editorial Reviews

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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
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780061854644
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 3/3/2009
  • Series: My Sister the Vampire Series , #2
  • Sold by: HARPERCOLLINS
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 58,169
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • File size: 530 KB

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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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  • Posted October 11, 2010

    more from this reviewer

    this book was cool

    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?

    29 out of 36 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 12, 2011

    funy vamps

    good book, not scary at all good for kids who like stories with funny vampires

    22 out of 28 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 29, 2012

    I LOVE IT*************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************

    I LOVE THIS SERIES THE AUTHOR SHOULD REALLY MAKE MORE! B&N NEEDS ALL OF THE MY SISTERS A VAMPIRE BOOKS!! THIS SERIES NEEDS THIS MANY STARS!:********************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************* MORE AND MORE AND MORE*****************************************************AND MORE OH DID I MENTION MORE?************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************-*****--************************-*********************************************************-********************************************-**********************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************

    14 out of 29 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 15, 2011

    Wow this book is pretty awesome!

    13 out of 21 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 30, 2011

    awesome book!!!

    :) my kids loved it!!!!!

    11 out of 19 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 18, 2012

    Great book

    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.

    10 out of 15 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 18, 2012

    Kaylee

    I love this book! I just got done reading it!

    10 out of 15 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 23, 2011

    Must Read Kind of Book

    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?

    10 out of 18 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 19, 2012

    Best ever

    I love the book it is awesome!!! You have gotten me into vampires and i will read the rest of the series!
    THANK YOU!!!!!!

    7 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 22, 2011

    I LOVE THIS BOOK!!!!

    Hey there! My Sister the Vampire is an awesome book! Ivy is a VAMPIRE just like me! I have a VAMPIRE boyfriend as well! I have a twin human sister as well! WE'RE SO ALIKE!! But I only drink blood with me boyfriend or in someone's face. And I love these books! Their so amazing! I only have 1 book but I'm gonna get more! I JUST LOVE THIS BOOK SO MUCH THAT I READ IT EVERY SINGLE NIGHT AND DAY!! I NEVER MISS OUT READING IT AT A NIGHT OR A DAY!!!! Those book's are so awesome!

    7 out of 19 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 8, 2012

    My name is.....

    I hav not yet read the book but i do know it will be amazing because i read the sample and number wutever u should like totally read it from me and my pals from.... ONE DIRECTION nope haha i had u there didnt i just me another reader on the internet

    6 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 27, 2012

    Awsome book

    This book is bloody awsome hahaha u need to read this i cant belive this doesnt have six stars!!!!!!

    5 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 20, 2012

    AWSOME BOOK CHOICE

    Hey if u dont like these books u should go hide in ur basement till the angry mob walks away and u changed ur mind about these book.......now then....... id give these books more then five stars anyday for example ***************************************************************************&**************************************************************************&**************************************************************************&**************************************************************************&**************************************************************************&**************************************************************************&**************************************************************************&**************************************************************************&**************************************************************************&**************************************************************************&**************************************************************************&**************************************************************************&**************************************************************************&**************************************************************************&**************************************************************************&**************************************************************************&**************************************************************************&**************************************************************************&**************************************************************************&**************************************************************************&**************************************************************************&**************************************************************************&**************************************************************************&**************************************************************************&**************************************************************************&**************************************************************************&*************************

    5 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 7, 2012

    VampPerfect

    This book better than the first. Ivy and Olivia can have many endless adventures by just reading the first book.

    5 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 30, 2012

    Omg

    Perfect book for ages
    9 to 11 i loved it best seires ever and by the way my sister the vampire re-vamped!

    5 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 22, 2012

    I luv this book and its fangtastic

    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

    5 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 26, 2011

    Hi

    Its awesome and i love vampires and i think im one!

    5 out of 15 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 15, 2012

    Sucktactular Sequel

    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.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 5, 2012

    Jessie mccann

    This book is awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 25, 2011

    Pretty good

    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.

    4 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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