Companions of the Night by Vivian Vande VeldeCompanions of the Night by Vivian Vande Velde

Companions of the Night

byVivian Vande Velde

Paperback | September 1, 2002

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" Interview with a Vampire for the learner's permit set." - Horn Book &nbsp"A freshly written thriller, an offbeat love story, an engaging twist on the vampire novel, and an exciting tale of moral complexity." - The Bulletin Vampires? In Brockport, New York? When sixteen-year-old Kerry Nowicki finds herself at a late-night Laundromat with a group of vigilante vampire hunters and their handsome prisoner Ethan, her first instinct is to help the injured boy. Her kindness, however, leads Ethan's crazed captors to believe she's a vampire too, and Kerry and Ethan's escape thrusts her into a dangerous midnight world she never knew existed. Kerry isn't even sure if she's the hunted . . . or the hunter.
Vivian Vande Velde is the celebrated author of Three Good Deeds, the short-story collection Being Dead, Never Trust a Dead Man, and many more award-winning books. She lives in Rochester, New York. Visit her at .
Title:Companions of the NightFormat: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


Rated 5 out of 5 by from loved loved this book as a teenager one of my favourites
Date published: 2017-01-26
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

Editorial Reviews

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 "