Fourteen-year-old Haley is struggling to cope. She’s got a new stepmom and baby brother. Her cousin Jake is dying from a terminal illness. Her grades are slipping. And the boy she likes is dating her best friend. But all that’s nothing compared to what she uncovers when she digs deep into her family history for a school project. Now she’s got a blood-stained glove, eerie messages on the TV screen, and ghostly images on her camera. Just what—or who—has Haley unearthed? Haley must overcome her own doubts and confront a vampire in order to save herself and her family. Inspired by a true New England story, Mercy is accomplished children's author Sarah L. Thomson's first book for Islandport Press.
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About the Author
Award-winning author Sarah L. Thomson has published more than twenty-five books for young readers. Her young adult titles include Dragon's Egg (Junior Literary Guild Premier Selection and Maine Lupine Award winner, 2007), The Dragon's Son, which Booklist called “a spellbinding tale of love, intrigue, and betrayal," The Manny (“worthy of Jane Austen,” according to The Washington Post), The Secret of the Rose, and The Young Reader's Edition of Three Cups of Tea (a New York Times bestseller). A former children's book editor for HarperCollins and Simon & Schuster, she now lives and writes in Portland, Maine.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Mercy: The Last New England Vampire based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Worst book ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Don't read unless you like VAMPIRES!!!!!!!!! IT WAS HORIBBLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! DO NOT READ!!!!!
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. It is with Haley that we learned the story of Mercy and how her actions may be affecting the family of Browns up to modern day. The tale itself is fast paced and interesting with history and action and if there was a slight to this small novel it is with Haley, a petulant and dislikable little girl at best. Her selfishness seeps througout the book and I felt at times that it may not be the worst thing if the vampire got her after all.
Great story but also a bit freaky