Allen & Unwin, 2010

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When Tobias Richard Vandevelde wakes up in hospital with no memory of the night before, his horrified mother tells him that he was found unconscious. At Featherdale wildlife Park. In a dingo pen. He assumes that his two rambunctious best friends are somehow responsible, until he discovers that they’re just as freaked out as he is. Then the mysterious Reuben turns up, claiming that Toby has a rare and dangerous ‘condition’. Next thing he knows, Toby finds himself involved with a strange bunch of sickly insomniacs who seem convinced that he needs their help. It’s not until he’s kidnapped and imprisoned that he starts to believe them – and to uinderstand what being a paranormal monster really means.

This title is also  available in the United States (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt), and will be published in the United Kingdom (Quercus) in February 2014.

‘The satire isnt all thats biting in this darkly comedic sequel to The Reformed Vampire Support Group.’
Kirkus Reviews

‘Perfect disposable entertainment, pacy, silly and fun . . .’
The Age

‘An exciting, fast-paced thriller, this book will more than satisfy its readers . . . Life-threatening incidents are piled one on top of the other, keeping the reader glued to the page . . . The vampire/werewolf stories covering the shelves in bookshops are weak tea indeed compared with the strength of Jinks’ horror story which is original, funny and luminous.’

‘I found the book to be an exciting read as I did not want to put it down.’
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  • Sajjad Chowdhury

    this book was so good and i read the first one will there be a next book

    • Catherine Jinks

      I’m so glad you liked the book, Sajjad – it’s never been as popular as the first one, so I treasure every thumbs-up I get for it. But I’m afraid there’s not going to be another one. I was toying with the idea of a third book with a zombie theme, but the world-wide zombie craze overtook me, and I decided that I probably wouldn’t be able to sell any publishers on the idea, since there were so many other zombie books around.
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      • Airyairy Quitecontrary

        I agree that a zombie story probably wouldn’t sell, but I would still love to read more about these characters. I’m currently rereading The Abused Werewolf Rescue Group, and I just wanted to let you know I’m really enjoying it.

        • Catherine Jinks

          Oh, good! Actually I was just talking to someone the other day, and realised that there’s plenty at the end of ‘The Reformed Vampire support Group’ to be getting on with, if I had to. What would happen if Nefley DID start a website, and a whole bunch of disturbing ‘fans’ tracked him down, and wanted the vampires to turn THEM into vampires? Of course, the reformed vampires would never consider such a thing, but there’s always Horace, locked in his box …
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          • Airyairy Quitecontrary

            Good idea! I say go for it.

  • David

    You should make a story about a hybrid who is a vampire and werewolf

    • Myles

      They already have that. It is a zombie (Danny at the end of The Abused Werewolf Rescue Group)

  • Nobody Ramirez

    Will there be a third one? Since the first is The Reformed Vampire Support Group which I love even though I unknowing read Abused Werewolf Rescue Group first I wanted more so I looked up you. Please you an amazing author and so much love a third one. Thank you!

    • Nobody Ramirez

      Just read the comment down below. NOOOOOOOOO!!!! I so wanted to read a third one! I thought you were going to take on a zombie theme so I’m happy to hear this but I so wanted one!!! I will now hope that one day this book will come out.

    • Catherine Jinks

      Thanks so much for your appreciation! I’m afraid I’m not planning any sequel at the moment, though I’m so glad you liked the first two. I don’t know – maybe if one of them was made into a movie and a publisher came begging for a sequel …

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      • Nobody Ramirez

        I’m hoping so!! Thanks for being amazing.

  • Myles

    Can you please make a crossover with Evil Genuis and The Reformed Vampire Support Group? I think it would be awesome. I am a HUGE fan of both these books!!!!

    • Catherine Jinks

      I’m so glad you like them, Miles. As for a crossover – it sure would be interesting, and would possibly even work. A new, renamed Axis Institute would be an ideal place to park a few vampires and werewolves. I’ll think about it …
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      • Laurel

        Abraham’s work would finally pay off if the crossover happens..

  • Jonathan

    I just discovered this book, and I think this series is amazing! You are an amazing author! I especially like the second book. Thanks for writing it!

    • Catherine Jinks

      Thank you so much, Jonathan! I’m glad you like the second book even better than the first one – it’s rare for a sequel to get that kind of compliment. Usually people say, “It’s not as good as the first one …”
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  • Angelina Scott

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  • Audrey Fitchett

    I really enjoyed this book and the new look it takes on vampires, werewolves, and zombies. I was wondering, what inspired you to write it? Also, where did the idea of werewolf-fighting come from?

    • Catherine Jinks

      Thanks very much, Audrey. Have you read the first book in this duet, ‘The Reformed Vampire Support Group’? If so, you’ll know that the idea of werewolf-fighting was first used there. The idea came to me simply because I was thinking about werewolves in the context of vicious wild dogs – how they slaughter livestock, how ‘doggers’ hunt them down – and then I thought about pitbulls and dog-fighting and it all stemmed from that.
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  • Hernán Moreno

    Catherine, I’m you’re latest fan :) Just about to finish The Reformed Vampire and really enjoying it :) Best wishers, Hernán Moreno-Hinojosa

    • Catherine Jinks

      Why thank you, Hernan! Now – if you’re not disappointed in the ending, remember that there’s a sequel as well: ‘The Abused Werewolf Rescue Group’.
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  • Ella

    I just finished this book and went crazy to know if there would be a third one. I mean, they still got the whole werewolf scheme and people that may look for them. That ending was just begging for another book.

    • Catherine Jinks

      I was toying with writing another one, Ella – something along the lines of ‘The Something Zombie Rehab Group’ – but I don’t know if I could have got it published. Except for a few exceptions (like ‘Harry Potter’ and ‘The Hunger Games’) third books in a series usually don’t sell very well, and the sales of ‘Abused’ dropped quite a bit, compared to ‘Reformed’. Publishers care about stuff like that. Avid fans come second, I’m afraid, when there aren’t very many of them.

      I’ve got a feeling that when I’m retired, and not dependent on what I earn from my books, I might end up writing a lot of sequels and posting them on the net, or something. For my own satisfaction.

  • Michael Russell

    this is a good book for a young teen