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Mercy: The Last New England Vampire

3.36 of 5 stars 3.36  ·  rating details  ·  78 ratings  ·  15 reviews
Fourteen-year-old Haley is struggling to cope with her stepmom and baby brother, with her beloved cousin's terminal illness, and with dropping grades at school. When she digs deep into her family history for a school project, she uncovers a disturbing New England tradition and a ghostly past. Haley must overcome her doubts and confront a vampire in order to save herself an ...more
Paperback, 178 pages
Published October 1st 2011 by Islandport Press (first published August 17th 2011)
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Fourteen-year-old Haley Brown is struggling with a lot of uncertainty in her life. Her cousin and close friend, Jake, is dying from an unknown chronic illness. Her dad and stepmother seem to be perpetually focused on her two-year-old half brother, Eddie. And her mom, who left their home in Rhode Island to live in New York City, promises Haley a Thanksgiving dinner of takeout when she comes to visi
Meh. Another week, another vampire book. This one is slightly different from others as it focuses on American vampire lore. Haley is working on a family history project for school, researching her "famous" ancestor Mercy Brown, who died of tuberculosis when she was nineteen. Mercy became famous after her death, though, when TB was raging in her younger brother. In a desperate attempt to cure him, Mercy's body was exhumed, her heart removed and burned, and the ashes mixed with wine and fed to the ...more
An interesting tale in the realm of the vampire mythos as it brings forward the New England vampire rather than the European variety that we are all so familiar with.
Sarah Thomson brings forward with a few twists the story of Mercy Brown of Rhode Island who died in 1892 and was considered due fear and superstition to be considered a vampire and the last of her kind on these shores. The story is told through the actions and eyes of a modern day descendant of Mercy named Haley Brown.
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Bella Ingream
This was a very creepy and modern book. A girl has to do a project about something interesting in her family(dead or alive) and finds out an old legend about her great great grandmother; Mercy. A vampire was sucking the life out of her family even when they though she was dead. The girl unlocks secrets to the truth with the help of a long lost, and unseen friend. The chapters go between Mercy and the main character. I recommend this book to anyone who likes a fast paste quick read, and a little ...more
I thought this was a really good book. A great mix of history and mystery. It hooks you in, I couldn't stop reading.
In a time of surplus "paranormal romance" novels, it was refreshing to read a vampire novel in which the vampire was actually frightening. The plot was well thought out and the combination of a fictional story with true facts made the novel that much better. While not the next classic novel, Mercy was very enjoyable and I look forward to reading it again.
Sammy Page
This book was really good. A bit scary. I would love a sequel. The pacing was good. The first five chapters were so boring, but when it started actually getting into the book it all became an awesome amazing book that I'd read over and over and over again!
Cindy White
this was a good book. It was based on a true story of the last accused Vampire in New England. It did go a little in the way of a typical vampire story but all in all, you got the history of the true story.
Lynn Plourde
Love that MERCY is based on a true story. Thomson creates the right mix of blending old with new and fear with fondness (for the characters). Character development strength of this book.
i liked the premise of the story and the writing in general, but i kept seeing places in the story that could have been filled in with more backstory.
The fast pace, likable main character and creep factor will make this a winner with kids. Suggest to future Stephen King fans.
At first I liked it but then quickly realized it wasn't going anywhere. Don't bother reading.
Maine Student Book Award Nominee 2012-2013
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Oct 15, 2011 Gibran Graham is currently reading it
Shhh...I'm reading Mercy.
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