Companions of the Night

Paperback | September 1, 2002

byVivian Vande Velde

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Kerry's got a tough night ahead of her. What begins as a simple lost-and-found trip to the Laundromat turns into a nightmarish odyssey of murder, vampires, and - quite possibly - true love. Vivian Vande Velde puts a terrifying spin on what should be a typical night in a small town.

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Kerry's got a tough night ahead of her. What begins as a simple lost-and-found trip to the Laundromat turns into a nightmarish odyssey of murder, vampires, and - quite possibly - true love. Vivian Vande Velde puts a terrifying spin on what should be a typical night in a small town.

Vivian Vande Velde has written many books for teen and middle grade readers, including Heir Apparent , User Unfriendly , All Hallow's Eve: 13 Stories , Three Good Deeds , Now You See It ? , and the Edgar Award - winning Never Trust a Dead Man . She lives in Rochester, New York. Visit her website at www.vivianvandevelde.com.

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Format:PaperbackPublished:September 1, 2002Publisher:Houghton Mifflin HarcourtLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0152166696

ISBN - 13:9780152166694

Appropriate for ages: 12

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from Acceptable (The Chapters-Indigo website has been deleting my ratings so: I gave this book 3 out of 5 stars/leaves.) I'll admit I'm a huge fan of scifi, fantasy and horror and I read a lot of it. How did this book compare with the rest? In general it was acceptable but not extraordinary. The book was rather short (I admit to having a bias in this regard, as I can't help but think that characterization has to be more difficult when have fewer pages in which it can be established). In general though it was a decent book for adolescent readers in particular as regards the main characters' struggles with various ethical dilemmas. Similar recommended titles (given here because of the weird problems I've been having with the Chapters/Indigo website and which they STILL haven't fixed): -Twilight, by Stephenie Meyer -The Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins -The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks, by E. Lockhart
Date published: 2010-01-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My favourite. I absolutely love this book. I first read it eons ago, around the age of sixteen, which, coincidentally is the age of the main character, Kerry. It is just one of those books you can't seem to get out of your mind. It ended with more questions than solutions, and I have spent a great deal of time speculating what happens next. This book didn't do anything profound like change my life, but every so often I pick it up again and read it through, always finding something new and interesting that I had missed before. I greatly recommend this book to anyone who likes vampire fiction or young adult novels. I don't want to give away any of the plot, but I think you'll find yourself falling in love like I did.
Date published: 2006-11-05
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great Quick Read! Companions Of The Night was the first book I read by this author. I enjoyed it, I found it to be quite a quick read. It is only 212 pages so I finished it quickly. I really like the plot of the story it was better then I first expected after I read the back. If you enjoy Anne Rice’s vampire books, this book is almost like a teen version of that genre. It had a really good way of keeping me hooked. I was pretty glued to the pages, with a fair amount of surprises. I wasn’t a huge fan of how the book ended, it felt like there should be more but in some ways the ending did work. But I found I wanted more out of the ending. In general the book was good. It was one of those books you will probably re-read after a while.
Date published: 2006-06-07

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Interview with a Vampire for the learner's permit set." - The Horn Book "A freshly written thriller, an offbeat love story, an engaging twist on the vampire novel, and an exciting tale of moral complexity. . . . Point [this] book at the Lois Duncan fans as well as Anne Rice followers, and get out of the way." - The Bulletin "