Okay, as someone who’s just not a fan of vampires, I feel like I’ve written a lot about them in the past year. First, there was my confession that “Hex Hall” made me not hate vampires so much. Then, I reviewed “Jessica’s Guide to Dating on the Dark Side” by Beth Fantaskey (who will be joining us for TBF 2012). And today, I’ve got another vampire book review for you. However, this vampire book is a little bit different than your traditional vampire story because, in this vampire book, the vampires don’t seek blood. Instead, they’re after tears. And what better place to find tears than at a high school?
In “The Tear Collector” by Patrick Jones, Cassandra is a teenage vampire who seeks human sorrow in order to sustain not only her life, but her family members’ lives. She acts as a friendly shoulder to cry on for her classmates and works at the hospital where she can interact regularly with the grieving. However, Cassandra is beginning to tire of her vampire lifestyle and beginning to wish that she could just live a normal human life.
So, for those of you who are seeking a vampire book with a twist, pick up a copy of “The Tear Collector”!