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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Plague House

Plague House

SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads)
Charlie Wainwright is a sickly child, whose life has been rigidly controlled due to his illness, a rear auto-immune disease. His protective parents don't allow him to do anything normal children get to do. He can’t partake in sports. He can’t have friends or visitors at home. He must avoid anything that can cause him to have a flare-up of his condition.The only place his parents let him go is school, where Charlie is one of the Sicko Squad, a group of chronically sick kids often bullied by other students.

After Charlie starts high school, his illness worsens, and he discovers the true nature of his illness-- not the auto-immune condition his parents led him to believe he had, but something much more startling.

Charlie is becoming a vampire. 


In a post twilight world where the market has been flooded with Vampire tales (some better written then others) you might believe that it would be impossible to find an intriguing and original story about America's most popular monster. But you would be wrong, because Plague House is exactly that. A thoroughly well written, utterly intriguing and creative piece of Vampire literature.

Upton does a terrific job of creating well rounded characters you actually come to care for as the story goes on. Charlie is a character that I think most anyone can relate to, especially anyone who has ever dealt with chronic illness. While at times he is an emotional and moody teenager and may seem ungrateful to those who love him I think most can admit that almost everyone goes through that phase, not just those who have always thought they were sick and recently found out that they are a Vampire.

I was completely drawn into this book and couldn't put it down. The ending was satisfying but left me hoping that this will not be the last we see of Charlie and his world. A fantastic read and one I have no problem recommending.

RATING: 4/5 Stars

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