Mel lives in New Whitby, a town founded by vampires. She isn't a big fan of the Shade, where most of the vampires live. When Francis, a teen vampire, enrolls in their high school, Mel knows it will cause trouble.
The trouble comes in the way of Cathy, Mel's best friend, and vampire lover. While most of the girls in their school are enthralled by Francis, he seems to return Cathy's attention. Mel is determined to save Cathy from Francis--even when she doesn't want to be.
Not only that, but their friend Anna is also upset and wonders about her mother. Anna's dad ran off with a vampire over the summer break, and it seems to be hitting Anna and her mother hard. Anna's brought her mother's behavior to Mel's attention and Mel feels she needs to help figure out what's wrong.
On top of everything else, Mel meets Kit, a human living in Francis' home. He plans on becoming a vampire when he's 18. Mel doesn't know what to think of that--she was beginning to like Kit.
Everything soon comes to a head and Mel and her friends need to figure out what to do.
Not quite what I was expecting but still a good story. Definitely not your normal vampire book, and it's about time too!