Ninth Grade Slays: The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod by Heather Brewer [Review]

Ninth Grade Slays

About the Book

Having made it through the eighth grade, Vlad Tod enters his freshman year at the local high school and it stinks!

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.

My Thoughts

With Ninth Grade Slays, Brewer has written another fun instalment in the life half human/half vampire teenager, Vladimir Tod.

He’s still suffering from the usual human teenage problems, bullies, homework and the inability to speak in the vicinity of his crush. But at last, he is able to start flexing his vampiric side a little. A trip to Siberia, sees him meet up with one of his fathers oldest friends, and a spend time with other vampires that are out to teach him rather than kill him!

When he returns home, it’s not only the school bullies he has to worry about, one vampire attacks him and not only that a slayer is out to get him.

It’s with these plot elements that Brewer weaves an entertaining and intriguing plot, that concludes with a satisfying climax and yet still develops the series arc nicely. You’ll be wanting to pick up the next book, Tenth Grade Bleeds, just as soon as you can!