Vampirates: Immortal War by Justin Semper
In this immensely growing war raging across the seas, young twins Grace and Conner must both give it their all in order to win this war. With Grace working with the Nocturnals behind the scenes, and Conner, one of the most valuable pirates with some incredible sparring and fencing abilities, they believe that they can win the war. Both Grace and Conner have an incredible ace up their sleeve though, they both have a dhampir gene inside of them, giving them unimaginable telekinetic powers. This war, waged by Sidorio, the self-proclaimed Vampirate king, and Lady Lockwood, an expecting mother, is one that goes on throughout the entirety of the novel. The Alliance eventually beats the Vampirate nation into submission, but at what cost?
The plot of the story was overall very well thought out, and wasn’t one-sided, favoring the Alliance. The balance in between The Alliance and the renegade Vampirate army is surprisingly well written, and had a good flow. The author definitely achieved what they set out to do, which was to give a thrilling conclusion to end the war, as well as give a surprising plot twist at the end. This book definitely has appeal, mostly to people appreciative of genres such as fantasy and thrilling action. Overall, this book is one that I highly recommend to audiences of both middle and high school, for it uses a bigger vocabulary that young children of elementary school wouldn’t be able to comprehend. This book is definitely one that should stay at the public library because of this new twist on the classic story of vampires. Lyonel L.; Teen Reviewer