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.

Criticism:
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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