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(My Sister the Vampire #1)

4.11  ·  Rating details ·  6,517 ratings  ·  488 reviews
When Olivia Abbott moves to town, she's excited to join the cheerleading team and make new friends. Then she meets Ivy Vega. At first, Ivy, pale and dressed all in black, looks like Olivia's opposite. Then the girls look beyond the glittery pink blush and thick black eyeliner to discover they're identical--identical twins!

Olivia and Ivy are brimming with plans to switch
Paperback, 199 pages
Published July 24th 2007 by HarperTrophy
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Mar 29, 2012 rated it really liked it
My 11 year old daughter and I are reading this series together. I am very happy to have found stories to share that are smart enough for me and fun enough for her to read. She found the series in her elementary school library. I am a big fan of vampire stories going back to Dark Shadows in my youth. As an adult, I have enjoyed Ann Rice's vampire stories, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and most recently, Twilight, all of which are too adult and scary for my daughter. Sienna Mercer has introduced some ...more
The My Sister The Vampire series by Sienna Mercer revolves around the story of a normal, pleasant, friendly middle school girl named Olivia Abbott who likes cheerleading and the color pink. When Olivia moves to a new school, she meets Ivy Vega, a goth girl who looks just like her. Olivia finds out that Ivy doesn’t just look like her but is her identical twin sister with one major exception…she is a vampire. The series revolves around the twins’ search for their birth parents, complicated by the ...more
Mar 31, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2018-read
I know I read this when I was in like middle or high school, but I'm so glad I reread it! This was so cute and funny!! Both Olivia and Ivy are really likable characters, sometimes I honestly forgot they were 13!!! Like damn they act so much older.

I like how the two instantly connected and were willing to work with each other. Plus the crush Ivy had on Brendan was adorable. I literally laughed so hard reading this book. And I'm glad Charlotte didn't come in between the sisters. I wonder if
Jul 24, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Switched (my sister the Vampire, #1) Sienna Mercer

A very charming book about Olivia, the new girl in school. She is the friendly out going perky cheerleader. Then their is ivy , very quiet, shy and "goth". Soon the two girls meet and they unravel a secret.

They are twins, separated at birth. While Olivia lives with her mother and father, Ivy lives with just a father in an old mansion. They decide to switch places and do "twin things" Once switch Olivia discovers a secret about her sister Ivy, she
Rebecca McNutt
These creepy yet light book series' for kids have been really popular the past ten years, from the Meet the Kreeps series to the Poison Apple series. Most of these series look unique and slightly gothy, but don't get roped in my them - they're usually cliche, with generic characters, limited vocabulary, overused plotlines and choppy sentence structure.

Switched, the 1st book in the "My Sister The Vampire" series, is no exception. The cover illustration looks cool but it's the only thing creative
Apr 20, 2011 rated it it was amazing
#My Review:
One of the cutest books I have read in a while. The story about two sisters finally meets when they are thirteen but one of them is a goth who turns out to be a vampire; both girls switch places to get to know each other's life and in the same time each one of them fix or touches something with the other girl's life is for sure an enjoyable idea to read because it's so light book and you get to love the Gothic gang, love Ivy's father's house, learn the new facts about vampires which
Oct 07, 2009 rated it really liked it
This series joins the hot vampire bandwagon, but caters to the tweens who like the allure of vampire books, but don't want the sex, gore and blood thirst of other vampire series. Take away the vampire aspect and it's still about two girls from opposite worlds who not only find each other, but find out that they not only are twins, but they complete each other. The two girls, Ivy and Olivia are likable, fully-fleshed out characters, and Mercer leaves lots of rooms for more adventures in this ...more
Mar 07, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Middle grade children...especially girls
4/5 stars

It's an enjoyable, light read. :) I think anybody of any age can enjoy this book but it mostly suits middle-grade girls who like light vampire stories.:)
Not a very unique storyline..specially where the twins switch places (which seems to be an overused plotline) but at least there wasn't any unnecessary drama.
Hylary Locsin
Oct 03, 2011 rated it liked it
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Bubbly middle-school cheerleader, Olivia Abbott, is determined to make the best of her family's move to a new town. She starts school and immediately seeks out the cheerleaders to befriend. It seems that the popular girls at this school, however, are not the nicest people in the world. One day, Olivia meets goth girl, Ivy Vega. Ivy is the opposite of Olivia: she wears black clothes and thick
Oliver  Quebedeaux
Sep 14, 2014 rated it really liked it
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Dec 25, 2010 rated it it was amazing
This is a very well written book by Sienna Mereer and I loved the story so much. My favorite character was Ivy Vega. The book is about a girl (Olivia) who moves to another town and school where she meets a goth (Ivy). She finds out that they are actully twins both adopted at birth by four different parents. Later on in the book Olivia also looks past the goth outfits of her sister and finds out that Ivy is really a vampire just like the characters from the books she adores. I think this is a ...more
This was a really fun book. :)

A girl moves to a new town and finds out she has a twin, and not just a twin, but a vampire!

What follows is secrecy and mixups and also that her sister and she just switch when they don't want to do something.

It was just pure fun, and I will be sure to soon check the rest of the books.
Aug 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
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Really enjoyed this one, I can defintely see why I loved it as a child. It has very young YA thriller vibes. I think its aged very well. Would have no problems with my children reading it today.
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I read these book series two years ago, I stopped at the fourth and never read the rest. I also havent had the chance to make a book review about it. Like I said here I re-read these series to make a book review about it and because I kind of forgot the story a little - again, I read this two years ago!

“When Olivia Abbott moves to town, she’s excited to join the cheerleading team and make new friends. Then she meets Ivy Vega. At first, Ivy,
Ashley Ehlers
Nov 06, 2015 rated it really liked it

Originally posted on Paranormal Sisters:

Honestly, this might be a short review because I don't have a lot to say about Switched. But what I do have to say is that this was indeed a fun book to read! It was absolutely easy to get lost in this world, I was breezing right through the pages (which is probably why I don't have much to say). I enjoyed reading behind both Ivy and Olivia's point of view, though I do wish we got to know them a little bit more
Hannah L.
Oct 08, 2012 rated it liked it
by Sienna Mercer
199 pages

Switched is about a perky girl who loves cheerleading named Olivia Abbott. She just moved to Franklin Grove, where there are a lot of Goth teenagers at her middle school. She found out that one of those Goths was her long lost twin sister, Ivy! But the biggest secret? Ivy, along with all the other Goths, is a vampire! They discovered that switching places is fun, but when it involved Ivy's best friend of 12 years, Sophia, she sees through the switch.
Jan 21, 2016 rated it liked it
This book is called "My sister is a vampire" and it's written by Sienna Mercer. Sienna Mercer is Canadian. She writes book for children. This book is fiction but could be realistic fiction. The story could also be mystery because it's a sequel so every end of the books are mysterious so it makes you want to read the rest of the books.

The book is about two girls that were adopted when they were just a baby and one of them was a vampire. They both lived completely different lives but met again
Mar 13, 2013 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Yes
Switched (My Sister the Vampire book 1) by Sienna Mercer

This is the first book to the My Sister the Vampire series. This is a great series for Tweens.

The story takes place at Franklin Grove Middle School Franklin Grove is not your normal middle school. Everything seems dark and dreary. But the kids don't seem to mind, since they are into all things dark.
Ivy Vega is an 8th grader. She is your UBER Goth type. She also has the ability to give anyone the "squinty eye," and get them do what she
Dec 18, 2016 rated it really liked it
Usually I steer around juvenile books, but when I saw this one, I was transported back to elementary school book fairs, when I used to see this cover on the shelves.

So I thought, why not? Gotta finish that Goodreads book challenge, anyway.
It looked short, probably sweet, with a sisterhood, maybe some vamps.

Basically, this book didn't let down my expectations.

It was cute; two long lost twins meet each other after 12 years of separation, and turns out, one of them is a vampire, while the other
Erin *Proud Book Hoarder*
I acquired this from a library book sale and intended to read it, even though it's way below my age level, and then donate it with other YA and children's books to the local library section where I live. Reading it now and trying to clear it off the shelf, I was surprised to find I enjoyed it more than I thought I would. Written for a middle school age, it's cute, quirky, and has an interesting plot-line and characterization for that age group.

When Olivia moves to a small town, she discovers a
Sep 20, 2011 rated it really liked it
My Sister The Vampire is a great little book about twin sister's who meet in 8th grade. Both adopted to separate families, the girls discover their connection and then discover that they can become each other's body double. They have great fun with this. Then Olivia Abbot (bunny) discovers that her sister, Ivy Vega (vampire and goth) is indeed a vampire. They look alike enough to fool friends and parents alike. There is no biting and killing in this is just light-hearted and a fun ...more
A cute little series about two sisters who not only find out that they are twins but, one of them is.......a vampire. The premise of this book seems really cute. I did like the fact that it wasn't gory with the blood factor considering it is about vampires. Even though this book is only 199 pages long, I still thought it was too long. The story kind of dragged a little towards the middle. I thought the reveal of the vampiric twin took a little long and I am still confused as to why one is a vamp ...more
Jun 02, 2012 rated it really liked it
Yes, this is a book that Amazon lists as being for age 8 and up. Yes, the titles of the other books in this series have exclamation points in them (Fangtastic! Re-Vamped! Vampalicious!) I picked it up on the cheap when it was a Nook Daily Deal. As it happens, I kinda liked it. It's not a bad little addition to the mythology. And occasionally the author comes up with nice little phrases like "I felt like a lollipop in a graveyard" (from the heroine of the book, a pink-wearing cheerleader whose ...more
May 30, 2015 rated it really liked it
Olivia Abbott and Ivy Vega are long lost sisters that just met. Even though they look exactly the same, Ivy has a secret that makes them both very different. Ivy wants to tell her, but she is scared of how Olivia will take it. When Ivy finally tells Olivia her secret, Olivia takes it very well. She was willing to help and support Ivy through her rough times. Then later on in the book both of the sisters become very close and tell each other everything. This book is about trust, honesty, and ...more
May 09, 2015 rated it liked it
I randomly decided to check this out from the library (ebook) and I am glad I did. It was cute, but I wish there was more to the story. I get that it is for a younger audience, and if I read it when I was younger, I probably would have liked it a lot more. I did find it a refreshing quick read during my reading slump.
Oct 23, 2009 rated it it was amazing
I am really into vampire/ human relationship books at the moment and this book fitted right into that category. Its got these 2 13 year old girls who meet each other and OBVIOUSLY realise they are sisters. Twins to be precise.
I liked how in each paragraph it switches the persons perspective between Olivia and Ivy.

This book is so cliche and is quite problematic but I can't get past the fact that this is so nostalgic to me and I just love it despite its stupidity. I love Ivy and her sarcasm and Olivia's sass is just everything. Basically this book is just so fun and I can't help but smile whenever I read it. :)
Nov 24, 2016 added it
I thought that the book was fun and not boring because there were some climaxes. I also thought that the book was well written and easy to understand, you would also want to continue reading the book. I recommend this book to people at our age. I also recommend it more for girls cause it's mainly about girls and I thought that the book was good.
Xochitl Ruiz
Feb 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing
They didn't now they were twins until they both toke of their makeup but one of them is a vampire and the other one doesn't now.But there both good they switch close and try to make others believe it's them but switched.One of them went onto a date with the boyfriend of her sister but she made them go together but none now that they were twins until
Mar 10, 2011 rated it it was amazing
I really hope this book is good too. People always say "NEVER JUDGE A BOOK BY ITS COVER". But to be honest I cant help it. The cover attracts my eye instinctively. But the cover isnt everything. So some time this year I will see if the cover isnt the only thing I like about this book.
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Sienna Mercer grew up in Toronto, Canada. She was an only child, and always wanted a brother or sister – especially a twin. A twin would have been awesome! Sadly, she never got that sister so, when she was grown up, she did the next best thing - she wrote books about a girl who reminded her of herself, and gave her the most fun, fabulous twin she could think of!

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My Sister the Vampire (1 - 10 of 18 books)
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  • Re-Vamped! (My Sister the Vampire, #3)
  • Vampalicious! (My Sister the Vampire, #4)
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