Alex Van Helsing: Voice of the Undead

Alex Van Helsing: Voice of the Undead

by Jason Henderson


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Now that Alex is in the know about the deadly vampires that live—and hunt—around his boarding school, everything is different. Putting his talents to use, Alex is training with the Polidorium to become a vampire hunter, just like his Van Helsing ancestors. Sure, he’s only fourteen, but c’mon: This runs in his blood.

But Alex is wondering if he’ll live long enough to succeed. His archnemesis Elle, a vampire whose youthful appearance and blond hair disguise a rage that’s directed at him, is out to get him before a powerful leader called Ultravox arrives on the scene. Ultravox specializes in assassinations, but who is he targeting? As he dodges Elle’s attacks, Alex is on a mission to uncover Ultravox’s deadly plan before his friends and his school become collateral damage. There’s no time to report back; innocent lives hang in the balance, and it’s on Alex to act now—or else.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780061951015
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 07/26/2011
Series: Alex Van Helsing Series , #2
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 1,340,768
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.10(d)
Lexile: 800L (what's this?)
Age Range: 13 Years

About the Author

Jason Henderson is the author of Alex Van Helsing: Vampire Rising, which was named Best of 2010 by VOYA, and Alex Van Helsing: Voice Of The Undead. He has written for games and comic books, including the Activision game Wolfenstein, the vampire action comic series Sword of Dracula, and the manga series Psy-Comm.

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Alex Van Helsing: Voice of the Undead 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Angelhire More than 1 year ago
THe first book is a gripping tale of a teenage boy trying to figure out what is going on in his life and the unusual things that keep occuring to him. Alex is a riveting character that sucks you in and makes you root for him to kick some vampire butt.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love it
callmecayce on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I thought I'd reviewed this, but I hadn't. I'm not sure why I like this series, but I do. There's something cute/endearing about it. The vampires are the proper creepy pants kind and there's all sorts of intrigue and violence, plus the main character is a boy and it's a nice change from all the girls falling in love with vampires books. Also, this book throws a nice twist in, and there's a tiny bit of romance, but not the hit you over the head kind. I like it, I like Alex himself and I think that Henderson's writing is interesting, if not the best I've read. It's more Alex Rider than, say, Dracula, but that's okay. It works well.
KristiBernard on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
What is it like to be the great, great, great grandson of the famous vampire slayer Van Helsing? Well, it's exciting! Alex Van Helsing is bacon the hunt for vampires. As a student/agent of the Polidorium, a multinational organization, head-quartered at Lake Geneva. Like his grandfather, Alex has a vampires as his main nemesis. Hiding out amongst other teens at Glenarvon Academy, he passes himself off as just another kid attending a private school.As the vampire Elle and the Scholomance come after him, he realizes that his friends will be endanger. He had almost lost friends before and he couldn't let it come down to that again. With the recent fire at his school Alex and the other boys must move into the neighboring girls school, LaLaurie. With the help of Sangster, his mentor and the Polidoruim, Alex must stop Ultavox, a leader of the Scholomance with a deadly viral voice. But, this may all end with the arrival of Alex's parents. They are concerned and want him to come home. Well, his mother wants him to come home because she fears he is in danger and his father feels he will be fine in the hands of the Polidorium. It really didn't matter to Alex one way or the other, he was going to stay. He has to in order to stop Ultravox and Ell from spreading a deadly virus at LaLaurie.This novel is the second installment of a series written by Jason Henderson. This is an excellent book for all teens but especially boys. It has monsters and excitement to keep them turning the pages and wanting more. If you missed Vampire Rising, you can still follow along with Voice of the Undead, each book can stand all on its own.
ABookVacation More than 1 year ago
Truth be told, this novel wasn’t even on my radar. I’d never heard of the series, and I wasn’t looking for another vampire book to read, but a student brought this to me and begged me to read it so s/he would possibly have the opportunity to read it as part of his/her outside reading project fourth quarter. Out of the 200 books I listed as choices, s/he wanted something that wasn’t on the list. Figures. But, my student made a case for the book, and to be quite honest, I’ve never seen this student quite as excited about any reading material this entire year; I mean, s/he was only on page 11 and was gushing about how good it was. And the whole purpose of my outside reading project is to get kids interested in reading, right? So I read it. In one sitting. And it was good. Now I need book one. Yes, this is the second book in the series, and I was a little worried that I’d have no idea what was going on, and in the beginning, I was a little confused–but I read the synopsis for book one and that pretty much put everything in perspective for me, AND, Henderson also does a great job bringing the reader up to speed, rehashing some events from book one without going overboard or info dumping. And I really liked this story. It’s definitely a novel geared towards males, which is great since I tend to gravitate to books with females leads, and it does indeed blend a bit of James Bond with the whole vampire spectrum. While we don’t really see much in terms of vampires in this novel, they’re alluded to, and the mysterious and ever awful Elle does make a play for power in her attempts to end Alex Van Helsing, so there is that. But this novel really revolves around young Alex playing spy while also attempting to attend school with the elite. We’re split between his time in school (which I really could have done without–the spy stuff was so interesting, but, you know) and his time hunting down the elusive vampires and trying to gain a better understanding of his hiss and static powers alerting him of danger… and it’s all very well done, and somewhat reminds me a spy kids–and the action within the first chapter definitely grabbed my attention and kept me interested. I will admit that it took me a few pages to get into the story, again, because this is a sequel and I wasn’t 100% about what was happening (we are definitely dropped right in on the action), and because Alex was thinking to himself about school, which was… eh. But as he’s thinking the vampires make his move, and suddenly he’s in the midst of a death-defying race, forced to play chicken with two speeding Mercedes as he maneuvers his motorcycle and… yeah. It’s good.
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This book was filled with action and suspense. and best of all THEY KILLED FREAKING VAMPIRES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Can people actully talk about the book without going tttttrrrooooollllllllllllllllll?