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Tenth Grade Bleeds (The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod Series #3)

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Reviewed by Sally Kruger aka "Readingjunky" for TeensReadToo.com

TENTH GRADE BLEEDS takes readers on the continuing adventures of a young vampire named Vladimir (Vlad) Tod.

Vlad is different than most vampires. He was born a vampire instead of created. Since the death of his parents - vampire father and human mother - he's been l...
TENTH GRADE BLEEDS takes readers on the continuing adventures of a young vampire named Vladimir (Vlad) Tod.

Vlad is different than most vampires. He was born a vampire instead of created. Since the death of his parents - vampire father and human mother - he's been living with his aunt. There have been some bumpy times, but with the help of his vampire uncle and his best friend and drudge, Henry, he's survived his first year in high school and is about to begin his second.

The previous years have held some challenges for Vlad, but his tenth grade year is threatening to reveal some of the more potentially serious vampire issues. Uncle Otis headed off on his own adventures; however, Vlad wasn't really worried about his absence since the two have a mental connection that allows them to easily communicate. Otis isn't gone very long when Vlad discovers that the comforting communication seems to be missing. Now he doesn't have a clue where Otis is or how to get in touch with him.

Another new challenge is Henry. Their best friend relationship seems a bit strained. Henry finally admits his desire to be released as Vlad's drudge. First of all, is it possible? Secondly, can Vlad survive without the support and protection offered by a vampire's drudge?

The scariest change in book three is the fact that Vlad is beginning to have urges more typical of vampires. His blood supply has always come courtesy of his aunt's access to the blood bank at the hospital where she works, but he now is finding that the sweet scent of live human blood may be a temptation he might be unable to resist.

Combine these immediate concerns with continued problems from distant vampire councils, and Vlad may have more than he can handle. As evidence mounts that he might, in fact, be Pravus, life as a one-of-a-kind vampire is quickly turning dangerous.

Heather Brewer has joined the legions of authors writing vampire tales, but THE CHRONICLES VLADIMIR TOD series has many twists and turns that make it unique and will have teens excited to read each upcoming book.

posted by TeensReadToo on March 19, 2009

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6 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

10th Grade Bleeds? More Like This Book Bleeds!

10th Grade Bleeds by Heather Brewer from the series The Chronicles of Vladimir Todd, is about a teenage vampire, Vladimir. Vladimir is a sophomore in high school and life is tough for him. He is often made fun of because he's different although no one knows he's a vampi...
10th Grade Bleeds by Heather Brewer from the series The Chronicles of Vladimir Todd, is about a teenage vampire, Vladimir. Vladimir is a sophomore in high school and life is tough for him. He is often made fun of because he's different although no one knows he's a vampire. He is being tracked down by Ignatius, a vampire who wants to kill him because of Vladimir's status as a pravus, a vampie who cannot be killed. Vladimir tries to live a normal teenage life while protecting himself and the ones he loves from Ignatius and the vampire council. The theme of this book, is that no matter how hard you try to live a normal life, it doesn't always work out because some people are just too different, like Vladimir. His life is somewhat normal but he always has to watch his back for the vampires trying to kill him and he can't have a girlfriend for fear of sucking her blood and people will always make fun of him because of how different he is. What I liked about this book is that the chapters about Ignatius are very gory and full of imagery, like on page 3, it says "Ignatius drew the curved blade along the whetstone slowly, the gritty sound filling his ears. It had to be sharp, sharp enough to slice into bone if necessary....But if the boy gave him any trouble, Ignatius would take his bloody pleasures slowly, so that the boy felt every bruise, every cut." (Brewer p3). However, what I don't like is the way Vlad tells his story in this book. It sounds very much like this book is told from a girl's point of view. For example, it says "The tears poured down Vlad's cheeks. 'Then why? Why can't you stay?'...Time passed, but Otis's car kept shrinking. Just like Vlad's insides." (Brewer p44-45). Vlad's emotions are more like a girl's than a guy's which makes the story more confusing. People should not read this book unless they like a lot of emotion coming from an over sensitive guy. It is a good story, but the wording just does not flow well.

posted by 2263974 on November 23, 2009

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  • Posted March 14, 2010

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    I was left Bleeding in the Streets

    First off, i want to say that I really enjoy the Vladimir Tod Series, but this installment left me by the road waiting for the next bus cause this one was full of#$%%. I never thought of a Vampire being a hypocrite but in this book, that's how I felt about Mr. Tod. That's hard to shake when your reading, because you are just waiting on more lies to roll from his tongue or his actions to display it.

    I don't know what to tell you, I really could not connect with him in this book. He does just stupid, far fetched things (even for a vampire). I know this is not reality, but I want the writer to make me believe why he's doing the insane things he's doing. And she didn't give that.

    I don't know if it's because I'm a girl and I rationalize a little better, but boys!!!! are crazy, brash and utterly insane. Hopefully, in the next book Vlad will have sorted the lies and hypocrisy out and get back to the business of being Pravus---or not.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted April 13, 2013

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    This book suck

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