Tenth Grade Bleeds by Heather Brewer
The supernatural novel, Tenth Grade Bleeds, by Heather Brewer is a “fang”-tastic story full of gore and thrills. Sixteen year old vampire, Vladimir Tod, along with girlfriend, Meredith, and best friend, Henry, attend Bathory High School. Further into the year Vladimir has a hard time resisting feeding on the ones he loves and cares about. Henry and Vladimir also get into a fight and about girls and Henry tells Vladimir that he doesn’t want to be his drudge anymore. A drudge is the first human that a vampire bites and that person becomes their slave. Vladimir also has haunting nightmares almost every night, showing his mortal vampire enemy, D’Ablo torturing his vampire uncle, Otis and D’Ablo is also after Vladimir to get Vladimir’s, father’s book and perform a ritual that could potentially steal Vladimir’s powers as a vampire forever. Vladimir goes to a gothic club and meets a girl named Snow; later on when they were outside, he bit her and didn’t tell anyone, not even his uncle. Vladimir and Henry go after D’Ablo to save Vladimir’s uncle, Otis, and a bloody battle occurs. Vladimir, Henry, Otis, and D’Ablo all get badly injured but they all end up surviving in the end. Days later, Vladimir meets with his girlfriend, Meredith, at a carnival and he lies to her by telling her that he never loved her and pushes her to the ground. He knew that he would be keeping her safe if he stayed away from her for a while. He goes and apologizes to Snow for when he drank her blood and she forgave him. She told him that he can drink her blood whenever he wants to, and Vladimir couldn’t resist biting her.
In my opinion the author writing style was fairly easy to understand. It was definitely on the easier side of books I read but it was definitely interesting to read and I thouroughly enjoyed it. I would recommend this book to people who have interests in fantasy and supernatural books. Hey would really enjoy this book more than people who aren’t interested in supernatural books. Teens should know that The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod is a five book series and that Heather Brewer, the author of the book believes that it is quite possible that vampires are running our government. She also doesn’t believe in happy endings… unless they involve blood. Marina D., Teen Reviewer