Ninth Grade Slays by Heather Brewer

Publisher:  Dutton

Page Count:  278

Rating: 3/5

(Description):  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”

(Review):  This is much like the first one in both style and feel. The plot has progressed of course and Vladimir has progressed and developed more by the time you reach the end of this book. It has the same light feel to it but there are more serious moments in this one and less jokes tossed around. The commas have calmed down significantly, or at least it didn’t bother me as much in this one. And thankfully there were more pages to this one then the last one, but the plot still moves as quickly as before. There is a bit of a problem with me knowing what’s going to happen before hand, but I’m having a hard time deciding if it’s the lack of originality or me just being too good at guessing. I really like how the vampire government is set up, and it makes it seem like there is a lot of thought behind these rather small books. I can’t say I’m terribly attached to the characters, I mean I enjoy Vlad a lot but I’m not hooked on him or the other chracters for that matter. I don’t feel for them, or alteast it hasn’t really grown any from the last book.

I will read the next one because I am really intrigued as to what all is going to happen and if Vlad is truly the Pravis that people describe. It’s not amazing but it is entertaining.

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