LOOK FOR ME BY MOONLIGHT by Mary Downing Hahn

LOOK FOR ME BY MOONLIGHT

Age Range: 11 & up

KIRKUS REVIEW

An owl hoots, thin voices wail in the winter wind--and a vampire stalks two young people in an isolated Maine inn. Flying up for an extended stay with her father and stepmother, proprietors of the Underhill Inn, Cynda, 16, isn't sure of her reception, but they welcome her warmly. All seems cozy--until charming, surreally handsome Vincent Morthanos shows up, books a room and soon has the entire household under his spell. Yes, he's a centuries-old, classic bloodsucker, returning to the inn every 60 years or so to beguile, then murder, a young woman. Cynda is seduced (nonsexually), willingly at first. Enervated by his nightly visits, she despairs of stopping him, but when he begins supping on her 5-year-old half-brother Todd, she is driven to enlist neighbor Will Bigelow's aid to trap the toothy one in a fire. Hahn (Time for Andrew, 1994, etc.) deftly creates the proper atmosphere and setting for this spine chiller, and if Vincent is a bit anemic compared to modern pulp fiction vampires, Cynda's wild mixture of fascination and anguish, dread and desire, is compelling enough. For fans of the horror genre not quite ready for Anne Rice. (Fiction. 11+)
Pub Date: April 24th, 1995
ISBN: 0-395-69843-X
Page count: 198pp
Publisher: Clarion
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: April 1st, 1995




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