Chronicles of Vladimir Tod by Heather Brewer

Taken from my old blog. This one was done back in December.

So…it’s totally been a week or so since I’ve read this. Bare with me in remembering details. I’m such a procrastinator. Ah well, who cares.

On with the review!

I actually really liked this book. When I first saw it on amazon I thought it sounded pretty good, but I was expecting a cheesy vampire novel for kids. I don’t know why…maybe the whole title Eighth Grade Bites and the fact that I’ll be 25 in less than 2 weeks. It was well plotted out, had dramatic points and a different kind of spin on the whole vampire thing. Vampire’s can actually breed with humans in this book, which I think is cool. And it’s not like vamps are the undead or anything, they’re just suped up humans that need blood to stay alive. And they can go out in daylight….with sunblock of course.

Anyway, so Vlad is a normal geeky kid in eighth grade…except that his dad was a vamp and his mom a human. His parents were killed three years before, because vamps aren’t supposed to get involved with humans. No one knows who killed them.

Vlad’s teacher goes missing and then some strange man comes into town and people start dying. He’s looking for Tomas, Vlad’s father. But of course he’s dead, so he goes after Vlad to find out if he know’s about his destiny(or something like that. Close enough).

We don’t get to find out what exactly is said about Vlad’s destiny (hint: room for at least a sequel) But the big question in this book is…what was his dad up to and what exactly does being a vampire for Vlad mean? There hasn’t ever been a vamp and human relationship like his parents. And definitely hasn’t ever been a kid vamp.

So, definitely pick this book up. It’s short but full of fun.

Rena

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