Saturday, March 7, 2009

THE CHRONICLES OF VLADIMIR TOD: NINTH GRADE SLAYS by Heather Brewer



The adventures of Vlad continue. Starting high school has its own challenges, but when you're a vampire things can really get out of hand. NINTH GRADE SLAYS takes over where EIGHTH GRADE BITES leaves off.

There is an element of excitement about starting the new school year because that means Vlad will see Meredith more. After hesitating and missing out on what would have been a fabulous kiss, he's anxious to see if he's brave enough to let her know how stupid he was. Unfortunately, thoughts of Meredith are short-lived when Vlad finds himself facing a couple of bullies. They insist on making life miserable from day one.

Vlad's loyal friend and vampire drudge, Henry, is helpful as much as possible. Henry's cousin Joss moves in and he and Vlad become fast friends. Other complications arise when Eddie, an eager reporter for the school newspaper, starts following Vlad and raising suspicion that he might not be the regular, run-of-the-mill high school kid he appears to be.

Vlad also discovers that his high school education is not the only education he will receive. His Uncle Otis returns and tells Vlad to pack his things. They take off for a week in Siberia where Vlad meets an ancient vampire and finds out some of the secrets of vampire power. It's a good thing, too, because on his return to Bathory, things really begin to heat up.

The second novel in the CHRONICLES series shows a more serious side to Vlad and the life he is just beginning to understand. Learning more about his power may seem fun, but it also becomes evident that those powers will be essential to his very survival. YA readers with a love of vampires are sure to enjoy this series.

9 comments:

Ali said...

My 12-year-old has loved this series and can't wait for the next book! (Congratulations on the header--it's wonderful!)

karinlibrarian said...

Okay, the header is sooooo cute. I love it. I wish Lenore's husband would do my header. Anyway, I really like the Vladimir Tod series and I think TENTH GRADE BLEEDS is the best so far. I can't wait for the next one.

Staci said...

My son loved these books and I'm starting to get a following of these in my library!! I need to read these!!

Sadako said...

Haven't read this series but thanks for the note--I'm going to look into it now!

Anonymous said...

Best Book Ever!!!

Anonymous said...

the last book is the best

Anonymous said...

After reading the first, second, and third book of the Vladimir Tod series I can't put my e-reader down .I LOVE VLAD TOD!!! I can't wait to start the fourth book.

Anonymous said...

This book could have better but i cant wait for the next one :D

Anonymous said...

some one needs to start putting this series online to read the whole book for free.