Today, while doing my daily scan for new and old vampire books, I came across something perfect for all of those little girls that love vampires - My Sister the Vampire by Sienna Mercer. There aren’t too many options for your little readers at home that are too young to read young adult books, but here's one intermediate vampire series for them.
My Sister the Vampire currently consists of four books - Switched, Fangtastic!, Re-Vamped! and Vampalisious!.
The first book follows Olivia Abbott, who moves to a new town and is excited to join the cheerleading team and make new friends. But things take a turn for the weird when she meets Ivy Vega. At first, Ivy, pale and dressed all in black, looks like Olivia's opposite. Then the girls look beyond the glittery pink blush and thick black eyeliner to discover they're identical - identical twins! But that’s not all, Olivia soon discovers that she and Ivy aren't exactly the same. Ivy's a vampire. And she's not the only one in town.
Ever since Olivia discovered that her long-lost twin sister, Ivy, is a vampire, she's learning everything she can about vampires. It's all top secret, and Olivia's sworn that she'll never tell another soul. But now, nosy tabloid reporter Serena Star is snooping around. As she gets closer and closer to the truth, it's up to Ivy and Olivia to throw her off track.
The secret is out - cheerleader Olivia and vampire Ivy are twins! Now that Ivy and Olivia have told their friends that they're twins, they have to tell their adoptive parents. But Ivy's dad doesn't even want to meet Olivia. When the vampire officials realize Olivia knows the truth about vampires, they demand that she pass three tests to prove she's worthy of sharing the secret.
Even though twin sisters Ivy and Olivia, separated at birth, have only been reunited for a few months, they can't imagine life without one another. But Mr. Vega has decided to move to Europe - and he's taking Ivy with him! Now the girls need to come up with a plan to stay together.
I can totally picture the eight-year-old me loving this series.