Mercy: The Last New England Vampire

Mercy: The Last New England Vampire

by Sarah L. Thomson

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Mercy: The Last New England Vampire by Sarah L. Thomson

Fourteen-year-old Haley is struggling to cope with her stepmom and baby brother, with her beloved cousin's terminal illness, and with dropping grades at school. When she digs deep into her family history for a school project, she uncovers a disturbing New England tradition and a ghostly past. Haley must overcome her doubts and confront a vampire in order to save herself and her family. Inspired by a true New England story, Mercy is accomplished children's author Sarah L. Thomson's first book for Islandport Press.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781934031360
Publisher: Islandport Press
Publication date: 10/01/2011
Pages: 178
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 11 - 14 Years

About the Author

Award-winning author Sarah L. Thomson has published more than twenty-five books for young readers. Her young adult titles include Dragon's Egg (Junior Literary Guild Premier Selection and Maine Lupine Award winner, 2007), The Dragon's Son, which Booklist called a spellbinding tale of love, intrigue, and betrayal, The Manny (worthy of Jane Austen, according to the Washington Post), The Secret of the Rose, and The Young Reader's Edition of Three Cups of Tea (a New York Times bestseller). A former children's book editor for HarperCollins and Simon & Schuster, she now lives and writes in Portland, Maine.

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Mercy: The Last New England Vampire 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Worst book ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Don't read unless you like VAMPIRES!!!!!!!!! IT WAS HORIBBLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! DO NOT READ!!!!!
AlbertG More than 1 year ago
An interesting tale in the realm of the vampire mythos as it brings forward the New England vampire rather than the European variety that we are all so familiar with. Sarah Thomson brings forward with a few twists the story of Mercy Brown of Rhode Island who died in 1892 and was considered due fear and superstition to be considered a vampire and the last of her kind on these shores. The story is told through the actions and eyes of a modern day descendant of Mercy named Haley Brown. It is with Haley that we learned the story of Mercy and how her actions may be affecting the family of Browns up to modern day. The tale itself is fast paced and interesting with history and action and if there was a slight to this small novel it is with Haley, a petulant and dislikable little girl at best. Her selfishness seeps througout the book and I felt at times that it may not be the worst thing if the vampire got her after all.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great story but also a bit freaky