Straighten your cape and ready your fangs . . . the ghosts are biting back. The spookiest story you'll read this year is the ghoulish follow-up to Alex Foulkes's highly acclaimed Rules for Vampires.
A vampire and a ghost being friends is unheard of. It makes no sense. The two factions have despised one another for all eternity. But . . . Leo the vampire and Minna the ghost have battled together side-by-side, they're sisters-in-arms, they're best friends, and they'll have to work together to vanquish a new, deadly threat.
Summoned to the Ghostly Realm for the murder of the Orphanmaster, Leo must complete three tasks to prove herself worthy of her unlife, each more treacherous than the last. Can Leo convince the Ghostly Realm of her innocence and earn her freedom, or will she be trapped there forever?
A monstrously funny and devilishly dark new adventure in Alex Foulkes's Rules for Vampires series, illustrated throughout by the award-winning Sara Ogilvie, Ghosts Bite Back is perfect for fans of Lemony Snicket and Skulduggery Pleasant to sink their claws into.
Praise for Rules for Vampires: 'A wickedly fun debut, with a wonderfully strong girl hero.' Cressida Cowell, Children's Laureate 'Fans of fast-paced, well-written gothic romps will devour Rules for Vampires.' Phil Earle, bestselling author of When the Sky Falls ‘Deliciously dark, fangtastically feisty and gloriously gothic!' Laura Ellen Anderson, author of Amelia Fang ‘Brilliant! It’s a deadly funny, twisty, gothic romp with the loveliest vampire. Sara Ogilvie’s illustrations are the perfect match.’ Jenny McLachlan, bestselling author of Land of Roar 'Wonderfully atmospheric, humorous and touching.’ Radiya Hafiza, author of Rumaysa
Alex Foulkes is from Stoke-on-Trent in the Midlands of England, and lives with her boyfriend and their dog, Mac, who is just small enough to sit on the back of a broomstick (very convenient!). She has worked as a teaching assistant and a school librarian. When she's not reading and reading and reading, she's writing her very own stories with chills, thrills, and maybe even a talking spider! Her debut Middle Grade Rules for Vampires was published in 2021, and the follow-up will be released in Autumn 2022.
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children's UK (September 29, 2022)