Tuesday, January 11, 2011

The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod: Book 1: Eighth Grade Bites

Review on: The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod- Eighth Grade Bites by Heather Brewer    vald tod 8
Appropriate for: Ages 11 & up
Overall Starred Rating:  

3 and a half3 1/2 stars
Critical Review:

Back Cover review [from GoodReads]

“Junior high really stinks for thirteen-year-old Vladimir Tod. Bullies harass him, the principal is dogging him, and the girl he likes prefers his best friend. Oh, and Vlad has a secret: His mother was human, but his father was a vampire. With no idea of the extent of his powers and no one to teach him, Vlad struggles daily with his blood cravings and his enlarged fangs. When a strange substitute teacher begins to question him a little too closely, Vlad worries that his cover is about to be blown. But then he realizes he has a much bigger problem: He’s being hunted by a vampire killer who is closing in . . . fast!'”

Meh. so-so. I liked it, I bought it, I finished it, but I don’t think I’ll be buying the sequel. I’m not intrigued to see what happens in the near future. Not very.

The book was mediocre at best, considering the overuse of the vampire realm. It engulfed certain action-packed pages, but sometimes it got tiresome and just boring. It was amusing, to see if this book actually went somewhere, but all hopes were crushed, sadly.

Cliché plots of a wanted girl preferring a best friend is very likely, and for this girl to have this social status makes it more of a pain in my eyes.

Amateur-ly written, cliché packed.

Not highly recommended. Read if you like vampires with a passion. 

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