From the Series The Cryptid Files
Vanessa found herself looking straight into a large, salivating mouth with razor-sharp fangs. Above it, two glowing red eyes pulsed to the sound of her heart…
When Vanessa visits a friend’s family on their ranch in Mexico, she’s expecting a relaxing summer. Instead, she enters a shadowy world of mysterious animal death, magical curses, and dark family secrets.
Vanessa’s hosts are in trouble. Their ranch is struggling; there’s been no rain, and animals are being killed by an unidentified predator. Could it be the mythical creature mentioned in her mother’s cryptid files—the bloodsucking Chupacabra? Or do the ranch’s misfortunes have something to do with the family’s painful past?
As Vanessa tumbles headlong into the mystery of the Chupacabra, she discovers that nothing is quite what it seems.
|Interest Level||Grade 4 - Grade 8|
|Reading Level||Grade 4|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Imprint||Darby Creek ™|
|Number of Pages||232|
|Reading Counts! Level||4.4|
“Vanessa’s story is one of two worlds—the real world and the world of folktale and mythology—across which she must manage bravely but, for the most part, secretly.” —VOYA