In the world of the Vanquishers, vampires were history . . . until now.
"A sharp vampire tale full of bite, heart, and humor."
-- Rena Barron, author of the Maya and the Rising Dark series
"Boog and her friends will capture your heart in an instant."
-- Mark Oshiro, author of The Insiders
Malika "Boog" Wilson and her best friends have grown up idolizing The Vanquishers, a group of heroic vampire hunters who wiped out the last horde of the undead decades ago. Nowadays, most people don't take even the most basic vampire precautions--the days of garlic wreaths and early curfews long gone--but Boog's parents still follow the old rules, much to her embarrassment. When a friend goes missing, Boog isn't sure what to think.
Could it be the school counselor, Mr. Rupert, who definitely seems to be hiding something? Or could it be something more dangerous? Boog is determined to save her friend, but is she ready to admit vampires might not be vanquished after all?
No one ever expected the Vanquishers to return, but if their town needs protection from the undead, Boog knows who to call. Inspired by Buffy the Vampire Slayer and The Watchmen, this adventure launches readers into an exciting new series.
Author: Kalynn Bayron
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Binding Type: Hardcover
Size: 8.48h x 5.86w x 1.01d
Reading Level: 4.4
Point Value: 9
Interest Level: Middle Grade
Quiz #/Name: 517866 / Vanquishers
Publishers Weekly 07/04/2022
Kirkus Reviews 08/01/2022
Bulletin of Ctr for Child Bks 09/01/2022
Booklist 09/15/2022 pg. 54
School Library Journal 10/01/2022 pg. 78
About the Author
Kalynn Bayron is the author of young adult novels Cinderella Is Dead, This Poison Heart, and This Wicked Fate, and is a classically trained vocalist. She grew up in Anchorage, Alaska. When she's not writing you can find her listening to Ella Fitzgerald on loop, attending the theater, watching scary movies, and spending time with her kids. She currently lives in Ithaca, New York with her family.