Thirsty – Matthew T. Anderson
When you get thirsty, you get angry without reason. Increasingly. You feel prone to violence. You feel prone to drink blood… Chris just wants to be a normal guy – to hang out with his friends Tom and Jerk, avoid his bickering parents, get a date with Rebecca Schwartz. Lately, though, he’s been feeling anything but normal. He has this strange desire, a terrible hunger, a thirst for blood. The truth is unavoidable: Chris is turning into a vampire. While his home town prepares for the annual Sad Festival of Vampires, an ancient ritual to keep Tch’muchgar, the Vampire Lord, locked in another world, Chris desperately seeks a way out of his dreadful fate. He needs help – but who can he trust? Chet, the oddly cynical celestial being? His friends? His family? Can he even trust himself? Time is running out and Chris is so thirsty… Suspenseful, offbeat, darkly humorous, Matthew T. Anderson’s sharp-toothed tale of terror and teen angst will keep readers gripped to the very last, bloodcurdling page.