Ninth Grade Slays
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
Now, they're not particularly hard exams. Most of us students finish them in twenty minutes. The problem? It's supposed to take two hours. So that leaves us with a lot of time on our hands.
I needed a book, see. So I went through the shelves at my local book store to find a thin, quick read. Normally, I would have opted for a fluffy Sarah Desson-ish book, but something caught my eye. It was a thin, titless cover on display beside a Twilight counter. Picking it up, flipping ...more
My problem is the book only skims the vampire world and its code. It does not provide a lot of details why the audience shouldn't be on the slayers side. Though the vampire may be nice people to talk with. There is no getting around what they feed on. Darren Shan did provide a dividing line between the good ...more
The epic story continues while the girls swoon over Vlad and the boys hide their excitement.
Among some of my favorites. Outstanding literary work. The characters are well developed, interesting. The liked characters are likable and the hated are unlikable. The writing is captivating enough to keep you interested until the end and leave you wanting more. It has a fairly original or uniquely well-developed plot. The pretense and romance were well balanced and done with properly ...more
No, seriously. This second book of The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod introduces the best character that Z Brewer ever gave us, ever, and don't you forget it!
But aside from Joss being around, this book also introduces a few elements that are more important to the remaining three books, like the crew of goths who hang around at Bathory High (and one of them, Vlad remembers his pre-goth self and we're led to ...more
This is the second book in The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod series.
Now we join Vladimir Tod in his first year of high school. The worst four years of your life with the added bonus of being a half-vampire. Not only that but now with the added threat of a vampire slayer and a nosy student who wants to reveal what Vladimir is to the world. If Vlad thought the only thing he had to worry about being fresh meat and his love life then he's going to be dead ...more
Dark but fun, with enough Buffy references to make a Buffy fan ...more
It's been a while since I picked up Heather Brewer's "Chronicles of Vladimir Tod" series, and actually - the second book in the series came across as pretty cool when it was all said and done. I'm surprised how much I liked it, though it ...more
This book is a good read for anyone who likes ...more
Vlad must outwit D'Ablo and his hired vampire slayer. With D'Ablo thinking he is the Pravus; ...more
Vlad is now in the ninth grade, which means he's attending Bathory High School. However, some things don't change. He's still getting bullied, continues to be tongue-tied around the girl he likes, one of his classmates suspects he's some sort of monster, and he's become the target of a slayer. He's also developed a good friendship with his best friend's cousin, who's come to stay for a while.
At least he's ...more
In all honesty this bored me a little. I found it a little hard to focus at certain points in this book. The plane ride for instance.
I really didn't like that Vikas and Otis tried to change Vlady, his eating habits and how he used his abilities. But it's not like Vlad spoke up against it either. Which really bothered me because in my opinion he should've been a little more "if I don't wanna, I don't have ta." But that's ...more
So in this book its Vladimir tods first year at Bathory high school, Tod faces ...more
That being said... These tales are ...more
Regardless, NINTH GRADE SLAYS gets 4/5 stars from me from me because:
a) I read it in one sitting and ...more
9th Grade Slays is the second book in this series and follows the further adventures of teenage vamp Vladimir Todd.
Vlad is still trying to keep his identity secret and struggling to find his teenage-vampire place in the world. Only best friends Henry and Nelly know his secret. Vlad continues to develop all of his wicked cool powers - two of my favorites are levitation and mind reading/control.
Brewer did a good job writing a novel that will appeal to younger ...more
Henry, Vlad's best friend's, cousin moves to town. I liked Joss and his relationship with Vlad. Vlad had to hide that he was a vampire from Joss, and I always love the whole secret identity thing.
Vlad also travels to Siberia and meets other vampires. Vikas was a great character! And Vlad gains mind reading abilities! And practices mind control. (Very cool!)
Zac is the NYT bestselling author of The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod series, as well as The Slayer Chronicles series, Soulbound, The Cemetery Boys, The Blood Between Us, and more short stories than he can recall.
He grew up on a diet of Twilight Zone and books by Stephen King. He chased them down with every drop of horror he could ...more