Let's recap some of the school years, shall we? Eighth Grade: Bites. Ninth Grade: Slays. At least, it tries its best. And sure, biting and slaying are bad enough, but when one is bitten or in the process of being slayed, they tend to bleed. And Tenth Grade, my friends, Bleeds profusely.
"The council had been clear: "Bring us Vladimir Tod and your reward will be immeasurable." They never mentioned in what condition to bring him in, had barely stressed that he should be living. Little did they know, Ignatius didn't require payment. Causing the boy's suffering--and perhaps even his death, he thought with a pleasant shiver--would be reward enough."
Meet Vladimir Tod, your average, socially awkward teenager. He's always hungry, has an amazing best friend, a beautiful girlfriend, and lives with his loving aunt. The hidden downside? His hunger is for blood, his best friend is his human slave, a frightening side of him desires to eat his girlfriend (literally), and he's a half vampire. After surviving two painful attempts at murder, Vlad is facing the fact that he may always be fighting to survive. But first thing's first: surviving highschool. With Henry hiding something from him, Eddie Poe trying to expose him for what he truly is, and having to suffer through Health Class, highschool is definitely still hell. But what is a schoolyear for Vladimir Tod without a psycho stalker trying to kill him? Incomplete.
With the third volume of The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod series, Tenth Grade Bleeds, Heather Brewer once again amazes us with her ability to keep hearts racing and readers guessing. The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod is a saga that can not only be related to the lives of many teenagers, but also give them hope. Heather is a woman who knows full well how tough the lives of highschoolers can be, especially with bullying, and she captures that perfectly within Vlad, with a little extra gore. Although aimed at teens, this is a series that people of any age group can enjoy. It is terrifying, heart breaking, and witty, guaranteed to leave you thirsty for the next volume. Heather's first two novels are Eighth Grade Bites and Ninth Grade Slays.
Vladimir Tod is the ideal friend, boyfriend, and dorky highschool companion, just with a couple of fangs attatched.