The Last Hope In Hopetown
Twelve-year-old human, Sophie Dawes, lives a good life in Hopetown. There, vampires and humans live in harmony and Sophie and her adoptive vampire moms are living (or unliving) proof. There are a lot of rules that vampires must follow to keep the humans they live around feeling safe, but if regular visits from child protective services and abiding by a nightly curfew keeps their family together, Sophie will do anything to stay with her loving vampire parents. But then, normal, law-abiding vampires begin to go rogue, putting the humans they love in danger.
After Sophie’s own mother— the sweetest person she knows— goes rogue, Sophie decides it’s up to her and her vampire best friend, Delphine, to find a cure. But taking matters into their own hands might be way more than they bargained for if it means braving a secret council of vampires, executing epic heists, and facing the true bad guys head on. With her best friend by her side, Sophie will fight for hope, freedom and a family bonded by a love that’s thicker than blood in this deliciously charming debut novel.
Publisher: Little, Brown For Young Readers
Publication Date: October 4, 2022
"Tureaud’s high-concept debut offers an extended metaphor exploring how the past informs the present, touching on corporate protections, government surveillance, model minority dynamics, and personal rights via vibrantly rendered characters."―Publisher's Weekly
"Tureaud’s action-packed page-turner keeps family and community at the heart of the story, ultimately revealing what makes a true monster."―Booklist
"This energetic, action-filled story is rounded out with an exploration of what makes a family and Sophie’s realistic emotions about being adopted…A suspenseful supernatural story about belonging and inclusion.”―Kirkus
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Maria Tureaud hails from the Wild Atlantic Way on the west coast of Ireland. A Developmental Editor of fourteen years, Maria serves on the Revise & Resub (#RevPit on Twitter) Board, an organization dedicated to uplifting the writing community. When she’s not writing books, or sprinkling magic into client manuscripts, you can find her drinking tea in New Jersey with her husband and son, as she dreams of moving home to her beloved County Clare. Find her on TikTok @Maria_Tureaud.
Tags: Middle Grade, Paranormal Adventure