From the back of the BOCD: What could be worse than a vampirate? Half vampire, half pirate--shiver me timbers, how terrible they must be! Thankfully, most people will never have the misfortune of meeting a vampirate.
It's the year 2505 and the world's oceans have risen dramatically. In this new age, the vile practice of piracy is gaining ground, threatening seafarers of all types. During a mighty storm, twins Connor and Grace are separated when their boat is smashed . Each is rescued by a different ship. Connor is captured by a notorious band of pirates and forced to become one of them. Facing a different fate, Grace winds up on a ship of dark mysteries, imprisoned by its captain.
A well-known children's book publicist, Justin Somper makes a splash as an author with this exciting novel for young adults. A thrillin reading from narrator Daniel Philport heightens every moment of suspense.
I have just found a new-to-me favorite series and author and likely the narrator, too. I had so much fun listening to this first in the VAMPIRATES series and cannot wait to listen to the next in the series, TIDE OF TERROR, I hope it's next up on Recorded Books wishlist.
This is the perfect book to listen to for anyone, even though it's supposed to be a YA paranormal.
The world-building is very cool and I like that it's a future that isn't overwhelmingly bleak like a lot of futuristic venues tend to lean on. It's vampires and pirates and all that that entails....blood and fighting on the high seas and the gritty pirate pubs with wenches. There are good-hearted pirates and bad.
And Daniel Philpott gives just as fab voice to the fab written characters. Nothing too over the top, just right over the top. I have the image of a vampire Captain Jack Sparrow in my cranium as I listened to some of the vampirates...and obviously this is not a bad thing if you know me at all. *grin*
If you'd like to see a super interview with Justin Somper, the author, here's the site over at BittenByBooks. He's just as nifty as the books he writes.
Five more please vampirates beans....