VAMPIRATES: BLOOD CAPTAIN (Book 3) by Justin Somper
THE TRUTH ALWAYS SHINES IN THE END
Fear of heights. Healing.
Rescue. Shadows. Healing. Twists.
Middle grade/YA (ages 8 and up)
Vampire and pirates
Third person close POV – mainly shifting between 14yr old brother and sister twins (Grace and Conner) with dips into other character heads as well
Third in a series (Vampirates)
Recap not as obvious as in Book 2
Characterization — Conner still working to conquer fear of heights (carried over from book one as a thread that ties the series together and works as a reminder of who and what he is…) — Grace still journeying on her quest to heal her beloved Lorcan, still maturing into young lady, still learning the ways of love and loving (beginning to mature beyond the age and interest range of many readers – especially young boys?)
Themes — Healing and rescue
Defender turns killer
Emotional journey of self discovery and realization that in order to help others, Conner must help himself first
Twins inners journeys of maturity and healing reflected in shadowy dark version of journey of supporting/anti character Jez
Intrigue and adventure
Mystery and clues
Quest — self discovery
Twist/surprise ending leading to next book with promises of new storyline building on established story threads of family
History, present day and future intersect as souls are released and the captain is revealed to be (PLOT SPOILER ALERT!) — the Tempest twins’s mother!