Vamplayers [NOOK Book]

Overview

At the Afterlife Academy of Exceptionally Dark Arts, Lily Fielding is a measly trainee who dreams of one day becoming a Savior—those who visit vampire-infested high schools and put down the undead with their deadly crossbows. When Lily and her classmates Alice and Cara begin their latest assignment, it seems like just another run-of-the-mill gig: they’re to simply spot the Vamplayer—part vampire, part player—identify the popular girl he’s set his sights on, and befriend her before the Vamplayer can turn her to do...
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Vamplayers

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Overview

At the Afterlife Academy of Exceptionally Dark Arts, Lily Fielding is a measly trainee who dreams of one day becoming a Savior—those who visit vampire-infested high schools and put down the undead with their deadly crossbows. When Lily and her classmates Alice and Cara begin their latest assignment, it seems like just another run-of-the-mill gig: they’re to simply spot the Vamplayer—part vampire, part player—identify the popular girl he’s set his sights on, and befriend her before the Vamplayer can turn her to do his bidding. Before long, however, the Vamplayer sets his sights on Lily's friends, and she is left to face the threat alone while protecting her friends from the dark forces she has sworn to resist.
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Editorial Reviews

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"This one is a definite read! Rusty writes in such a smooth and easy flow, letting you fall right in and attach to the characters. I fell in love with the kind and good-natured yet kick-some-serious-ahem character of Lily and the page-gripping events she'll lead you through." —www.UniquelyMoiBooks.com (February 2012)

"A really fun and fresh book that will give vampire lovers a new perspective." —www.SitHereAndRead.com (January 2012)

"Vamplayers is action-packed, full of awesome, and a very, very fun read! So on February 1, BUY THIS BOOK!" —www.BoundAndDeterminedToFindAGoodRead.com

"With action, drama, some romance, and laughs, Vamplayers is a lighthearted addition to your vampire bookshelf!" —www.BibliophilicBookBlog.com

"I found myself sucked into this book quickly and cruised through it. . . . It was pretty much steady action going on, keeping me turning those pages. Overall this book is a lot of fun with action, romance, and friendship . . . some gore and violence. . . . I definitely recommend you pick this one up!" —www.CandacesBookBlog.com

"Vamplayers was a book I just couldn't put down. If you're looking for some vampire with your teen drama but don't want a gushy romance, this is definitely a viable option." —www.The-Wolfs-Den-147.blogspot.com

"In terms of campy, bloody fun, it delivers." —Booklist (April 2012)

"Vamplayers has everything I've come to expect from reading one of Rusty Fischer's books; snarky humor, witty characters, fast-paced plot and above all- complete and utter AWESOME!!! Vamplayers has secured it place indefinitely on my favorites shelf, right next to Zombies Don't Cry!" —www.bookish-brunette.com

VOYA - Suzanne Osman
Lily is training to be an official slayer of Vamplayers, teens who are part vampire, part player. Her current mission is to enroll at a boarding school affected by a possible Vamplayer on campus, identify him, and then stop him before he "seduce[s] impressionable high school girls, turn[s] them into vampires, and unleash[es] them on . . . [the] school, like rats on a ship, till it becomes totally infested." Yes, the vampire motif is alive and well in young adult fiction. However, with so many compelling titles from which to choose these days, Vamplayers need not be one of your main purchases. Vamplayers feels more like generic airport literature than fiction that offers literary enrichment and genuine delight. Set in the 1980s, many of the unexplained allusions will undoubtedly alienate the target audience: Rick Springfield, pagers, 21 Jump Street, The Bionic Woman. Furthermore, the characters rarely seem to react to the various powerful situations the author choreographs for them. Mothers are killed by supernatural monsters, friends are turned into vampires, boys are kissed, and yet there is no urgency, no suspense, no emotion. In fact, the main character, Lily, seems to have no personality whatsoever. The text feels stilted, stale, and lackluster. It is an intriguing outline for a potential novel, but it is missing the flesh. For teens who inhale vampire novels peppered with romance, supernatural armageddons, and high school drama, you would do better to purchase books by such authors as P .C. Cast, Rachel Caine, Richelle Mead, L. J. Smith, and Ellen Schreiber. Reviewer: Suzanne Osman
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781605424729
  • Publisher: Medallion Media Group
  • Publication date: 2/1/2012
  • Series: A Living Dead Love Story
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 874,800
  • Age range: 13 - 17 Years
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

A former high school teacher, Rusty Fischer has worked for the bestselling educational magazines The Mailbox, Learning and Bookbag. A full-time freelance writer, his work for teens and young adults has been published in Seventeen, Stories for a Teen Heart and Chicken Soup for the Preteen Soul. His first book for Medallion Press, Zombies Don’t Cry, was published in 2011.
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  • Posted February 5, 2012

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    So good you will love it!

    Lily dies just to realize she has been turned and now is working for the Sisterhood of Dangerous Girlfriends. After several years of training she is now a Third Sister alongside with Cara (Second Sister) and Alice (First Sister).
    And what they do is get into a potential place where a vamplayer is planning to create an army of vampires using first one victim: the typical hot-slutty girl that will fall for his charm and then, once turned, lure everyone else into becoming vamps too.
    Once they are inside such place (almost always high schools or places like that) they find the potential victim, save her form the vamplayer and kill him.

    Easy peasy, right? Wrong. Lily is tired of being Third Sister, of going to high school after high school just to save ungrateful girls and, at some rate, she is also tired of Alice for being so slutty and superior. But on top of everything she wants to be a Savior.
    Who are Saviors? They are something like the Elite, la crème de la crème of vampires. They are the ones who save the world when a vamplayer has gone already too far.

    But for now she is stucked at being a Sister and their new assignment is to enrole into Nightshade Conservatory for Exceptional Girls and Boys. Yes, posh name means posh place.

    Now what they need to do is go, blend in, spot the victim and potential vamplayer and save the world.

    Sadly for Lily everything goes wrong when Alice starts to hung out with the cool guys and becomes -more- distant, cold and superior. And then Cara, sweet Cara, turns her back on her too. But at least she meets Zander, a geeky guy, and Groover, a guy a little bit too big but with a heart even bigger. They two make sure she is not alone and she even suspects Zander's feelings for her are specials.

    Now she only needs to unmask Tristan as the vamplayer and save the horrible Bianca, who is the one making her life a living nightmare... But something seems a little off about her plan.

    Personal opinion:
    Once again I have to bow down to Rusty's ideas and his unique style of writing. I had a wonderful time reading this book and, like "Zombies don't Cry", I sure hope he will write a sequel for Vamplayers.

    I mean, how cool is the idea of a vampire being also a player? I know nowadays that's what they do, seduce, but the word itself encircles a whole new concept.

    Maybe the only thing that felt a little too forced was the bond between Lily, Cara and Alice... specially with Alice. I mean, if you work with someone that it's supposed to be like a real sister then, I'm sorry, but Alice isn't sister material at all. True to be honest I don't have brothers or sisters so I'm not sure how they interact with each other but I would have gladly punch Alice in the face a few times.
    Now that I think of it, I assume that's the whole point, hahaha.

    I finished the book yesterday night and all I could think of was: "Not only he managed to scare me a little and made me check the windows (just in case something was lurking outside, you know) but he also made me laugh with the witty dialogues and snarky answers while crying with some of the outcomes". I love a book that makes me feel so many things because it means the author managed to create a bond between the characters and myself.

    And, just in case you wonder, Rusty manages to write from a female point of view in a superb way. More than once I found myself forgetting that the author is a guy!

    7 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 13, 2012

    Love it

    I reccomend this book.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 28, 2012

    Not what I expected?!?

    I expected that this was after Zombies Don't Cry, but it is not:( Alrite on with this book! I really liked this book. The characters and depth of the story is amazing! :D Very happy with this one also.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 27, 2012

    Uknowwho

    Is it a good book or not just say yes it was god or no it is sucky just say somthin

    1 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 20, 2013

    BEST BOOK EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    If you want to read the best book ever you should DEFINATELY read this book. It would NEVER be a waist of time to read a book that is a GREAT book that almost everybody wants to read on their spair time that they have or just when their bored. But seriosly if you want a book that you can read in the passenger side of a car or at home or if your just a kid that likes reading you would really LOVE this book. I you read any of these books do not forget to rate and review the books. It will really help other people that are looking for a good book to read and you get to express your opinion about the books that you read and you can ask questions about if it is a good book to read or not so read up to rate and review all of your favorite books today. By the way this is by annoymous. Ah I guess that is all so farewell for now and I hope that I get the honor to talk to you all again sometime in a week or a month who knows... but what we can do is read to fill the void of not writing ones opinion so farewell, farewell, farewell... talk to you someother day. Goodbye.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!& farewell ( they both mean the same thing).

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 14, 2012

    Meh

    Not horrible, but quite predictable and cliche'. I can't remember how much this cost but I am guessing very cheap. If it is under 2 bucks then I got my money's worth.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 8, 2012

    Sounds so Campy-Plot is better than the title

    The title just makes me want to run screaming. I'm picturing vampires in 1970's lair with ghetto talk. When I read it I was happy the plot was written so well.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 29, 2012

    Lllllooooovvvvveeeee it

    I loved it. The only thing that i thought was that the rnding should have had less drama

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 31, 2012

    Good

    Pretty darn good read! Wonderful vocabulary! I was really disappointed at first bc I bought it immediately after finishing Zombies Don't Cry and thought it was a continuation of that! Once I got over that I really got into it!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 12, 2012

    Interesting and funny

    This was a great quick read that had a new twist on vampires. Very cute.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 29, 2012

    Awesome story

    I really enjoyed the irony and complete plot to evertything, tthis author had a purpose!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 25, 2012

    It takes a few pages....

    The story starts off in an utter void of sentiment and emotion, and it really takes a good few chapters to even care about any of the characters. As you keep reading though you find yourself caring more and more, and this novel turns into a major pageturner subtletly. Actually a very well done story, the only major beef I have against it is that you know how it's going to end despite the efforts to prevent it. This is definiely worth a read though despite that and the less than super start.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 25, 2012

    Fischer did it again. Sorry at the spelling not very good at it :)

    Vamplayer is funny yet sad read. Lily is a vampire who was tured at the age of 16 after almost being killed by her mother. She works for the Sisterhood of Dangerous Girlfriends. In the school the girls are split into to groups Sisters and Savors.
    Sisters go in to schools find the vamplayer and become the friends of the vamplayers target. Then stop the vamplayer befor he can turn the hole school. There are only three sisters Alice ( the first sister ), Cara ( the 2nd ) and Lily ( the 3d )
    Savors are the one that you call as a last resort to stop the spreding of infecton if it gets out of control.
    Lily is tired of being a sister and wants to become a savore. The lates mission the girl are on they must go to nightshade find out how the vamplayer is and stop him. While on the mission Alice begings to drift away and Cara soon follows.
    As Lily trys to find out who the vamplayer is and protect the mean girl she finds love and new friend in the form of Zander and Grover. In the end will everone she cares for still be alive. If you loved this the you will also love Zombes dont cry.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 29, 2012

    Exciting

    An awesome read for anyone whos up for fantasy! One of my favorite vampire books.

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