Review: Demons of the Ocean by Justin Somper


Book Information:

Demons of the Ocean by Justin Somper
Little, Brown and Company
Published in 2006
ISBN 9780316013734
330 Pages

Series Information:

Vampirates Book 01


4 out of 5

When twins Connor and Grace were kids, their father sang to them the Vampirates shanty, but they never dreamed that the shanty was true. After the two are shipwrecked and separated from each other, Connor is taken aboard a pirate ship, and Grace is taken aboard the mysterious Vampirate ship. What kind of dangers with the twins come across? Which one of the twins is more in danger, Connor with the sword fighting? Or, Grace being aboard a Vampirate ship?

When you start off, it includes a prologue, which will be mention later on in the series and/or book — so it really isn’t needed and just wastes reading time. :S

However, despite the slow start with the useless prologue — the detail and descriptions of events and the characters in this book are very well done. Though, Grace’s know-it all kind of attitude and personality, which the author is tried to be passed off as wisdom, is kind of annoying at times. Out of Connor and Grace, Connor is the only one that has developed more as a main character. Also, the author seems to make the male characters’ personality more appealing and interesting than the female characters. :(

Another problem is that instead of envisioning the future, since it takes place in the year 2512, I kind on just seeing things that revert to the past. The only clue you have of the future is the modern-like objects that pop up every once in a while.

Making vampires into pirates is a very original idea, and this idea keeps you wanting more books in the series. Just read the series since it has start off in a very good way. :)

Where I Got It:

Checked out from the library.

Challenges Apart Of:



Re-read later on.

Other Reviews/Author Site:

$New_Bullet Justin Somper
$New_Bullet Vampirates Series Site
$New_Bullet Goodreads
$New_Bullet Library Thing
$New_Bullet Tempting Persephone
$New_Bullet Fyrefly’s Book Blog

Places to Buy From:

Amazon | Barnes & Noble


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