Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Tenth Grade Bleeds by Heather Brewer

Title:  Tenth Grade Bleeds
Author:  Heather Brewer
Genre:  Young Adult
Publisher:  Penguin
Publication Date:  30 August 2010
ISBN:  9780143205166
Stand alone or series:  Series
Pages:  304
Book Received from:  Penguin Group (Penguin Books Aus)
First Lines:  Ignatius drew the curved blade along the whetstone slowly, the gritty sound filling his ears. 

Possible spoilers if you haven't read the previous books!!

It’s another awful year at Bathory High for Vladimir Tod. The evil vampire D’Ablo is hunting for a ritual that could steal Vlad’s powers. His best friend, Henry, doesn’t want to be his drudge anymore. And it’s getting harder for Vlad to resist feeding on the people around him. With the threat of D’Ablo looming closer and nightmares haunting him each night, Vlad realizes that having a normal high school year is the least of his concerns. He needs to act fast, and even his Pravus powers won’t save him this time.

My Thoughts
Tenth Grade Bleeds is the third book in The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod. 

Another year in the life of the half human half vampire teen Vlad.  Things seem to be looking up for Vladimir.  He now has a girlfriend and is getting to spend more time with his uncle.  But Otis is still a fugitive in the vampire world and leaves to protect both Vladimir and Nelly.  He is thrown even more when Henry stops hanging around him, not to mention the ever persistant Eddie determined to prove to the world that Vladimir is different.  It makes it even harder for him when his appetite appears to be increasing and humans are beginning to look more tasty.

Vladimir has definitely grown up a bit since the very first book and although he seems to be being pulled into the vampire world even more, he is still kind and caring, regardless of the attitude of those around him.  We are also introduced to more characters in this book, vampire and human, and I really enjoy each characters personality.  Good and Bad.

Heather Brewer has done a fantastic job in writing the Vladimir Tod series.  If your after something a little different to the usual Vampire books out there.  Give this a try.  I definitely recommend it. 

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