Lurking in the nuclei of a few rare human cells is an as-yet unstudied gene. It is a gene that makes the inheritor crave mammal blood, faint in bright sunlight, and lack a shadow. It is a gene that prevents the bearer from appearing in photographic, digital, or mirror images.
It’s a gene that makes life heck if you’re in junior high and trying to fit in.
Eric Wright is a half-vampire with a problem. Several problems, actually. He can’t tell bloodlust from his rollercoaster adolescent hormones. The cutest girl in first period English wants him to become a vegetarian. And the assistant principal suspends him when he refuses to explain why only his polo shirt and jeans show up in a school security video.
Then Eric’s non-vampire mom, who’s definitely not telling everything she knows, takes him with her on a business trip. To Scotland, where it never stays sunny for very long. The perfect hang out for a vampire. Or several. If only Eric can find one to talk to before he makes any more stupid mistakes....
This is a 10, even from the purse-lipped impossible to please Russian judge.
Why? It's got great energy, it's vivid, it gives the problem, the character, the stakes and it's FUN. Anyone pissing and moaning in the comments trail is getting shipped off to ...Scotland!!!