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

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It's another awful 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 doesn't want to be his drudge anymore. And 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 ...

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It's another awful 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 doesn't want to be his drudge anymore. And 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.

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Children's Literature - Suzanna E. Henshon
What is it like to be caught between the worlds of vampires and mortals? Vladimir, age fifteen, is a sophomore at Bathory High and a half-vampire. His father, a full vampire, fell in love with his mother, a human. After their deaths, Vladimir must survive between these two worlds, the only child to be born to a vampire and a mortal. In this saga Vladimir falls in love with beautiful Meredith but has trouble controlling his urges to suck her blood. He also fears the evil vampire, D'Ablo, who is trying to steal Vladimir's powers through a ritual. Vladimir has always been content drinking packaged blood, but as he gets older his appetite expands to include people. Can he control his thirst? Can he resist his natural instincts, or is he doomed to suck the life from someone he loves and cares about? Every night Vladimir suffers nightmares; he braces himself for the inevitable conflict with D'Ablo. Will Vladimir die at the hands of this evil vampire? In this haunting story, young readers will fall into a world where vampires and humans merge and meet a boy who is torn between the people he loves and his own vampire instincts. Reviewer: Suzanna E. Henshon, Ph.D.
VOYA - Sherrie Williams
The third book in The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod finds the teen vampire honing his skills with his mentor as summer ends. With the dawning of sophomore year, Vlad carries the weight of the vampire world on his shoulders. He has recently discovered that he may be the Pravus, prophesized to rule over all vampires and enslave humans. D'Ablo, a vampire leader, seeks a ritual that will allow him to steal Vlad's status as the Pravus, while another bloodthirsty vampire seeks to hurt Vlad immensely. In addition to the supernatural challenges in Vlad's life, he also has to navigate the social jungle of tenth grade as his best friend seems to be drifting away and he begins questioning his girlfriend's motives. This midpoint in the series is the darkest yet; Vlad's future as the probable Pravus is in direct opposition to his own plans for his life. Fans will eat up this installment, but new readers will find sufficient back story to enjoy the book on its own. The relationships and characters that readers have come to know in the first two books are more fully explored here, exposing new flaws and challenges that allow for more realism in their interactions. Vlad reveals some significant weakening in his pledge not to feed on humans, opening the door for more vampiric action in the final two books of the series. This book will be highly anticipated by fans of the teen vampire genre. Reviewer: Sherrie Williams
School Library Journal
Gr 6–10—Vladimir Tod just wants to be a normal teen. Unfortunately that is impossible for a vampire who is the only one "living" in the small town of Bathory. Now starting 10th grade, he faces some typical teen problems. His friend Henry seems to be dumping him to hang out with the popular crowd. Pesky Eddie is determined to expose him, thinking this will bring him the popularity and fame he desires. Meredith has agreed to be his girlfriend, and he can't believe someone so perfect would want to be with him. He is troubled by terrible nightmares, and the need for human blood is growing extremely difficult to resist, putting Aunt Nelly, Henry, and Meredith at risk. The wicked vampire D'Ablo is determined to get rid of him and steal his powers for himself. Vlad needs to act fast if he is going to save himself and everything he holds dear. The plot is full of twists and turns, but the tone is darker and more intense than in the earlier books as Vlad struggles to overcome the obstacles thrown in his path and come to grips with who and what he really is. The stakes are high and the ending leaves readers dying for more.—Donna Rosenblum, Floral Park Memorial High School, NY
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780142415603
  • Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
  • Publication date: 1/12/2010
  • Series: Chronicles of Vladimir Tod Series , #3
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 90,403
  • Age range: 12 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.54 (w) x 8.32 (h) x 0.85 (d)

Meet the Author

Heather Brewer
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 fairs in costume (and in character). Heather doesn't believe in happy endings...unless they involve blood. She lives in Missouri with her husband and two children. Her new series, BLOODBOUND, is slated to be published in Fall 2011.
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  • Posted October 25, 2009

    read this n=book

    i have a few words to say. now usally i write big review that i will sometimes poor my guts into but right now i really love this book its characters and the general story!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! if u know whats good for u read this book u will fall in love with it from the start!!!!!

    9 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 19, 2009

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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 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.

    8 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 23, 2009

    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 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.

    6 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 12, 2010

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    UNFORGETTABLE!!!!!

    I enjoyed all the books in the Vlad Tod series but this one was MIND BLOWING! Full of deceit, action, lies, vampires, and more Tenth Grade Bleeds is by far one of the only books that will make you sneak a flashlight into your room at night and read until sunrise!!! (and then you'll want to read it all day!) I hope my review was helpful!

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 9, 2010

    so cool

    This is so much better then "twilight"......4 me .....I give it a 1,000,000,000/10

    5 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 15, 2009

    Great Read for Adults and Young Adults

    I read this book because my son really enjoyed it and I wanted to know what he was reading. I was impressed. I read a lot of children's literature but I have been searching for a character and a story to keep my 13 year old interested. He reads these from cover to cover without putting them down. He is usually a reluctant reader.

    We accidently found this latest installment out on a shelf nearly two weeks before it was scheduled to be released and it continues to show growth in story and depth of character. I am impressed with how it continues to explore vampire lore from old to new without redefining (no sparkling vampires here) what a vampire is and is not. It laughs at those parts of the mythology it chooses to make irrelevant and it brings in some parts that are generally ignored in more recent vampire stories.

    I highly recommend the entire series for anyone from about 11 up. I wish I still taught older children so I could introduce this to some of my more reluctant male readers!

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 17, 2010

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    BURNING with Intensity!

    This was a very enjoyable read for me. Not only does it depict the dramatic, action-packed life of a half-boy, half-vampire, but it is an addicting read that will blow your socks off! HOWEVER, it is not a very challenging read, and so I breezed right through this book. But I recommend it to most audiences, though it is more directed toward young adults and teens.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 27, 2010

    Tenth Grade Bleeds

    This book is a masterpiece of literature. You have to read this book. I liked the intensity of the vampire that is hunting young Vladimir Tod. And the deporting of Henry and Vlad. I also like the romance between Meredith and Vlad. I would recommend this book to anyone who like vampire and teenage drama.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 25, 2009

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    Its great to read. I thought i was a vampire

    I love it because the way he finds out about his life and theres more of his species. He makes me think there could actually be a vampire in the world.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 22, 2009

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    GREAT BOOK!!!

    I just finished this book like ten minutes ago and it was awesome! I loved it on every page! It was a great book! I recommend to anyone and everyone! If you don't like vampires: READ THIS BOOK!!!
    If you do like vampires: READ IT!!!!!!!!
    It was a very outstanding book.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 14, 2013

    AWSOME

    Vladimir Tod is a half vampire half human awsome butt kicking guy. When Vlads uncle leaves he feels lonley even with his drudge,Henry,but he fells better with Meredith but things change when he almosts bites her. Things get better when D'Ablo tries to become the Pravus himself.Bad things happen when he breks up with Meredith.I hope that Snow becomes Vlad's new girlfriend.Can Vlad control his hunger or will he expose himself as a vampire.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 21, 2013

    Emo

    I love this book <3 <3 <3 p.s. michie wrote this

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 8, 2012

    I like it sooooo much better than Twilight! >:P I bought the

    I like it sooooo much better than Twilight! &gt;:P I bought the Twilight books earlier cuz my friends were all into them, then I read them, and wondered what exactly is so special? But, the Vlad Tod books, they stand out!!!!! They actually show emotion rather than sparkly vampires who love people cuz they smell good! Vlad is actually a very likable character, and I could relate myself to him a lot! Thank you, Heather Brewer for making a good Vampire series!!!!!! :)

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 4, 2012

    Vladimir Tod #3

    By far the best in the series in first place. The one thing I like is that when you think its going to end but it doesent and it keeps on coming back. I really like this book that I read it a 2nd time and I don't normally read chapter books again. I will recomend this book for 6th grade to 8th grade.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 28, 2012

    :)

    This book is like one of the best i have ever read with vlad and his vampire powers and his mind reading too. :D

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 5, 2012

    MOVIE NOOOOOW

    I want this to be a movie i think it would be the best movie in the world

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 12, 2011

    WOW!!!

    Tenth Grade Bleeds
    Heather Brewer
    When I started to read the first book I wasn¿t to sure what to think, but then I started too really like it so I read the rest of the series. I love these books and the author.
    Vladimir Tod, age 15, is a sophomore at Bathory High. Vlad is different than most vampires. He was born a vampire instead of created. His dad is a full vampire married his mom who was human. Since the death of his parents he's been living with his aunt. His uncle is also staying with them, so Vlad can learn how to use his vampire powers.
    There have been some rough times, but with the help of his vampire uncle and his best friend he's survived his first year in high school and is about to begin his second year of high school.
    I recommend this book for people that like action and mystery but also vampires. There is a lot of blood in this book, so if you don¿t like to read about blood I would not recommend this book for you.
    I would give this book 4 out of 5 stars because this is not like any other book. Its original and unique, I really like this book and the other books in the series. This book is the best!

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 2, 2011

    Vladimir Tod (Tenth Grade Bleeds, book 3)

    Vladimir Tod is trying to yet again, in this, the third book of this epic series, to survive through another year of bullying, school work, the love of his life, and of course his now uncontrollable thirst for blood. I love this book! In this book Vlad, the young teenage vampire who is said to be the invincible Pravus and rule over the vampire and human races, is trying to survive more than just school but also his hunger to feed off of his new girlfriend who also is the love of his life. In addition, he is trying to survive an attack by a vampire named Ignatius who is out for Vlads blood. After Vlads best friend Henry decides to stop being his friend, Vlad is now in more danger than ever being left alone beside his girlfriend Meredith. Henry chose not to be friends anymore because Vlad is always bossing him around simply because he is Vlads drudge, which is a human slave.
    I believe the true message of the book was how complex the life of a teenage vampire can be. It was written to capture the reader in an epic tale of vampires. The thing I liked about this book was that, unlike twilight, it truly showed what vampires would be like trying to live among humans. On the other hand one thing that I disliked was the fact that Vlad is very emotionally unstable and cries relentlessly. Now I understand that this could be because what a rough life he has had, and he is very sensitive but still I did not really like that.
    I believe that someone should read this book if they truly like vampire stories, and likes being on the edge of their seat! This would be a great book because it leaves you wanting to read what happens next. So if you are a true vampire fan and need to read an actual vampire book then read this one I highly suggest it.
    My overall rating would probably be an 8 or 9 because there are a few things that I would change like Vlads emotional downside. Overall it¿s a very good book. I would also strongly recommend you read the other books in the series, just to have a head start on where this young vampire is coming from in his teenage years.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 1, 2011

    Awesome

    This book was really amazing it had lots of action.,,

    The book was about a vampire named Vlad and he lives with his aunt because his parents died. His best friend is named Josh and he is Vlad best friend. Vlad is half human and half vampire.

    The part I am at is when Vlad finds out that his Vampire Slayer friend is coming back to high school to stalk Vlad and try to kill him. Vlad has to be on the look out every second because the vampire slayer could be anywhere

    I liked this book because it was bloody and had lots of action through the whole book. I recomend this book to kids because it never stop you can also picture everything that happens in the book. You will wanna read this book.

    To find out what happens next your gunna have to read the book.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 7, 2011

    Chronicles of Vladimir Tod

    This is an awesome book for anyone looking for somethinng to sink their teeth into! So read this book!

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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