Tuesday, December 27, 2011
The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod: Ninth Grade Slays, by Heather Brewer
(hb; 2008: second book in The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod)
From the inside flap:
"If middle school stunk for Vladimir Tod, high school is a real drain. Besides being a punching bag for bullies, he's still stalled with dream girl Meredith, and he's being tailed by a photographer from the school paper. Needless to say, practicing his vampire skills hasn't exactly been a priority for Vlad - until now. A monumental trip to Siberia with Uncle Otis is Vlad's crash course in Vampire 101. Training alongside the most gifted vampires is exactly what Vlad needs to sharpen those mind-control skills. . ."
Good, reader-hooking, story- and character-expanding follow-up to The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod: Eighth Grade Bites.
Worth reading, this.
Followed by The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod: Tenth Grade Bleeds.