Thursday 28 June 2012

Hadn’t the Pleasure # 6

The books that have been collecting dust for so long they have become stained from it

He looked to the sky, praying for rain, a downpour, some sign from the heavens.... but all he saw was the bloated white face of the moon smiling down on him.... And the sky around it was cold and clear and black....
They made their circle of blood. And only the moon witnessed the slaughter that followed.

For Jamie Mackie, summer holidays in the coastal town of Rocky Head mean surfing, making money, and good times at the local music festival. But this year, vampires are on the festival line-up...fulfilling a pact made on the wreck of the Batavia, four hundred years ago. If their plans succeed, nobody in Rocky Head will survive to see out the new year.

Saltwater Vampires, Kirsty Eagar
First Published by Penguin Group (Australia), 2010
YA, Thriller  
other by...
Raw Blue & Night Beach

the why’s
I actually picked up this book at a small book shop in Mullumbimby when I was up there on holidays but I didn’t buy it, mostly because I only have so much money and other books where cheaper than normal and I wanted them instead (like, the Encyclopaedia of vampires). But I could never get it out of my head. So at home a few months later I found it shopping on line and bought it, only to find out that it’s a thriller and I probably wouldn’t actually like it as much as I was hoping.
But hell with it, she’s an Australian author and it’s an Australian book so why not have it. It’s not like it would hurt to help out the locals, right.
Still, I’m craving the read; I just haven’t been able to pick it up, to many other things in the way.

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