|Last hope in Hopetown|
Author: Tureaud, Maria
Twelve-year-old Sophie and her 300-year-old best vampire friend Delphine break into a secret government facility to find a cure for the illness causing vampires to go rogue.
Kirkus Reviews (09/01/22)
School Library Journal (+) (12/01/22)
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School Library Journal - 12/01/2022 Gr 4–7—In Hopetown, PA, human Sophie Dawes loves her adoptive mothers more than anything, even if their family isn't the most conventional. Her moms are vampires, which brings an added level of scrutiny now that some vampires have started going rogue and attacking humans. Though it has been years since vampires have joined humans in the light, something is suddenly and mysteriously causing good vampires to attack their neighbors and loved ones. When Sophie's own mother becomes violent, Sophie and her best friend must find out who or what is responsible before all of their loved ones are claimed by the change. Main characters are white. Equal parts horror and mystery, this contemporary tale is sure to delight readers who enjoy a bit a spooky vibe with their conspiracy theories and whodunit adventures. VERDICT Recommended first purchase for upper elementary and middle school collections.—Monisha Blair - Copyright 2022 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.