Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Eighth Grade Bites: Heather Brewer

Title: Eighth Grade Bites;
Author: Heather Brewer;
Publisher: Dutton Children's Books;
Rating: 5/5

Junior high really sucks for thirteen year old Vladimir Tod. Bullies harass him, the principle is dogging him, and the girl he likes prefers his best friend. Oh, and Vlad has a secret: his mother was human, but his father was a vampire. With no idea of the extent of his powers, no one to teach him, Vlad struggles daily with his blood cravings and his enlarged fangs. When a strange substitute teacher begins to question him a little too closely, Vlad worries that his cover is about to be blown. But then he realizes he has a much bigger problem: he's being hunted by a vampire killer who is closing in...fast!

The first book in the ghoulishly funny series by frist time author Heather Brewer leads readers on a nail-biting adventure that is filled with dark chrarcters and mystical glyphs, secret idenetities and hidden adgendas, unearthly powers and teenage angst.

This is another interesting vampire book with teens involved. Vlad is not made a vampire, he was born one - plus he's only half vampire. Ring a bell, anyone? Yes, the last three books I've reviewed contained half vampires. Vlad's character was well planned out, whenever he did something bad he usually felt guilty. I also like Henry and how him and Vlad went back from when they were both young. Aunt Nelly was created so sweet in understanding what Vlad really is and she makes it easy for him no matter what. This book had some funny parts, with some suspense in their too, something I'm starting to like. Overall, I look foward to reading the next book in the series. So i'm off to read some more, cio!

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