Welcome to my stop on the blog tour celebrating Vampirates and author Justin Somper! There is an AMAZING video just for readers of this blog about the merging of genres to create this six book series. With thrilling action, sensational world building and characters who leap off the page, this series is awesome and really engages with readers 9+. My son, a reluctant but confident reader, loves reading through this series and I am tagging along for the ride.
A brilliant website offers readers a chance to explore this series further! With sections to explore the characters and the ships, readers can get a closer glimpse into the stories and settings. The illustrations are wonderful and really show the characters in a true light. We spent a long time looking at the details in the ships and picturing different parts of the story within the boards of the ships.
With twins as the main character, these books will appeal to boys and girls. While one twin is rescued by pirates, the other is rescued by a vampirate ship. Their lives, though always intertwined, will take very different paths and it is this initial journey that will have readers turning the pages. We were so enthralled and though still on book one, we are determined to read and enjoy the continuation of the twins story in books 2-6.
I love a series that offers so much scope for imagination and with the thrills and chills of vampires and pirates!
We cannot recommend this series highly enough!