Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Spotlight: The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod by Heather Brewer

The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod centers around Vladimir a half-human, half-vampire boy. There are three books in the series so far; Eight Grade Bites (released in August 2007), Ninth Grade Slays (April 2008) and Tenth Grade Bleeds (July 2009). A fourth book called Eleven Grade Burns will be released in February 2010, and after that a fifth and final book, called Twelfth Grade Kills, will be released.

Eight Grade Bites

If you thought eighth grade was tough, try it with fangs and a fear of garlic.

Junior high school really sucks for thirteen-year-old Vladimir Tod, and not in the good slurp-up-the-blood kind of way. A gang of bullies harasses him daily, the principal is dogging his every move, and the girl he really likes prefers his best friend. Oh, and Vlad has to hide the fact that he's a vampire.

When the one teacher he really connects with mysteriously vanishes, Vlad is determined to find him. But then Vlad finds an unsettling note scribbled across his essay: "I know your secret."
Vlad must locate his missing teacher, dodge the principal, resist the bullies’ tempting invitations to Bite me!, and get a date for the dance—all before he is exposed for the teen vampire he is.

Ninth Grade Slays

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."

Tenth Grade Bleeds

High school can be so draining when you're half-human, half-vampire

It's another sucky year at Bathory High for Vladimir Tod. The evil vampire D'Ablo is hunting for the ritual that could steal Vlad's powers. His best friend Henry doesn't want to be his drudge anymore. And as if all that weren't enough, it's getting harder for Vlad to resist feeding on the people around him. When months go by with no word from Uncle Otis and D'Ablo shows up demanding Vlad's father's journal, Vlad realizes that having a normal high school year is the least of his concerns. Vlad needs to act fast, and even his status as the Pravus won't save him this time...

Eleventh Grade Burns

The penultimate chapter in the thrilling vampire series!

Things have taken a darker turn for the half-human teenager with an appetite for blood. Joss, a vampire slayer and Vlad’s former friend, has moved back to Bathory. A mysterious and powerful new vampire, Dorian, appears with a shocking secret and an overwhelming desire to drink Vlad’s blood. And Vlad’s arch enemy, D’Ablo, has a sinister plan to eliminate Vlad once and for all. With death threatening from every angle, Vlad will have to use every ounce of his skill and training to survive, but nothing can prepare him for what awaits him in the end.

About the Author: Heather Brewer was not your typical teen growing up. She wore black, danced under full moons and devoured every book in sight.
She hasn’t changed much.

Today, Heather can be found writing in her funky, black Happy Bunny jammie pants, dancing under the full moon, devouring every book in sight, and attending renaissance faire in costume (and in character).

Visit Heather Brewer's website to learn more abouth her and her books. You can also read excerpts from the Vladimir Tod books there.

My Thoughts: If you're trying to find a Christmas present for your brother, this might be the solution! The main character is a guy, the titles are catchy and the covers are really cool! Plus, the books sounds really good!

Fan(g) Girl

5 kommentarer:

brizmus said...

These sound great! It's weird, but I can't imagine my brother reading anything about vampires. I might have to get them for me. :-)

prashant said...

Things have taken a darker turn for the half-human

Work from home India

ShawnaAnn said...

this series is amazzinngg!
i cant wait for the next one next month to come out.
guys i think will like it too. i know 2 guys that read it and liked it. i give it 5 stars! *****

Anonymous said...

i love these books and i am a girl i cant wait to go buy eleventh grade burns in febuary!!!

WOOT... so pumped!

Anonymous said...

Vladimer Tod is awsome!