Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Review: The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod

If you thought eighth grade was tough, try it with fangs and a fear of garlic...

Junior high school really sucks for thirteen-year-old Vladimir Tod, and not in the good slurp-up-the-blood kind of way. A gang of bullies harasses him daily, the principal is dogging his every move, and the girl he really likes prefers his best friend. Oh, and Vlad has to hide the fact that he's a vampire.
When the one teacher he really connects with mysteriously vanishes, Vlad is determined to find him. But then Vlad finds an unsettling note scribbled across his essay: “I know your secret.”

Vlad must locate his missing teacher, dodge the principal, resist the bullies’ tempting invitations to Bite me!, and get a date for the dance—all before he is exposed for the teen vampire he is.

High school totally bites when you're half human, half vampire...

Freshman year sucks for Vlad Tod. Bullies still harass him. The photographer from the school newspaper is tailing him. And failing his studies could be deadly. A trip to Siberia gives "study abroad" a whole new meaning as Vlad connects with other vampires and advances his mind-control abilities, but will he return home with the skills to recognize a vampire slayer when he sees one? In this thrilling sequel to Eighth Grade Bites, Vlad must confront the secrets of the past and battle forces that once again threaten his life. Find out why author D.J. MacHale calls The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod "Gruesome, heartwarming, spellbinding."

High school can be so draining when you're half-human, half-vampire...

It's another sucky year at Bathory High for Vladimir Tod. The evil vampire D'Ablo is hunting for the ritual that could steal Vlad's powers. His best friend Henry doesn't want to be his drudge anymore. And as if all that weren't enough, it's getting harder for Vlad to resist feeding on the people around him. When months go by with no word from Uncle Otis and D'Ablo shows up demanding Vlad's father's journal, Vlad realizes that having a normal high school year is the least of his concerns. Vlad needs to act fast, and even his status as the Pravus won't save him this time...


The only sucking this series does involves blood. I am absolutely in love with The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod! Not only are they witty, original, and all around amazing -- they keep getting better. Not a lot of books continue to get better with each installment, but Heather Brewer has managed to accomplish this and then some!

You follow the life of Vladimir Tod -- as well as the obstacles associated with being a teenage vampire. There are the normal things, like his crush, Meredith, and the bullies. But throw into the mix the fact that he is a creature of the night, living with his Aunt Nelly after his parents died in a mysterious house fire. With each book you get pulled in farther and fartheer, with new characters and new challenges for Vlad to overcome.
I super highly reccomend this series to anyone and everyone!

1 comment:

marie said...

i luv this book series and can't wait until the last one is out... yes i've read all the other books! they were AWESOME!!!