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Book Title: Eighth Grade Bites (Vladimir Todd #1)
Book Author: Heather Brewer (now Zac Brewer)
This is a throwback review, since I read this book way back when I was in grade eight (which feels like a lifetime ago). At the time this was one of my favourite books, and it goes me into many more YA novels and into my current reading obsession. I even called one of my cats Meredith (many years later). This book was a great way to get me into reading, and I applaud Zac Brewer for all of his wonderful writing and work, because I wouldn’t be here in my reading and writing career without him.
Now onto my review:
Eighth Grade Bites is a great spin on the typical fish out of water story. Vladimir Todd is a vampire, and his life is quite the mystery. Not only does he have to try to survive being a teenager as a vampire, but he has to try to find out where his past comes from. Where are his parents? What happened to them? Why is he a vampire? Why must he hide this secret?
The book is incredibly light hearted and written for the correct audience. It doesn’t exactly translate into the adult scene unless you are interested in these types of books (in my opinion). Rereading it, I loved it but my friends who have moved on from the vampire scene did not enjoy it as much. The book is super fun and delightful and I hope more people get into this series.
Every minute of Vlad’s story is enjoyable to read. It will keep you on your toes and make you want to continue the story. The plot is well thought out over the series, and the characters are absolutely lovable. Alongside the steady pace, the random twists that occur make this book stand out among the many other vampire books I have read throughout the years. The fact that I can still pick this book up and get a good chuckle out of it proves to me that Zac is a truly incredible author.
Overall, I give this book four out of five stars. Wonderful story!!
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Book Title: Vampire Knight Volume 16
Author: Matsuri Hino
Introduction: I read this series a long time ago, but I completely forgot to pick up this volume in the series. It’s been sitting on my book shelf, so I decided to pick it up and get back into this wonderful series.
Vampire Knight 16 brings yet another great spin to the ever continuing, fantastical story!
This story is for sure one of my favourite manga series. This ongoing soap opera has kept me hooked at every turn, and I cannot wait to pick up the next book in this series.
Yuki getting back into being a strong, female lead. For a while she wasn’t the strongest character in the series, but she is slowly getting back to her initial ways. While it may take a few issues for her to get back to her truly, incredibly, strong self, I’m glad she’s getting back to the character i initially fell in love with.
Kaname was the main focus of this Volume. He wants to kill purebloods, and Yuki and the Headmaster do not want him to do so. This novel also gives some insight into Sara and her ulterior motives within her position.
This volume in the series is a little more confusing than the others, but I still enjoyed it. The plot of this story seems to more be focusing on what the characters are up to, instead of plot development. That being said, when a series goes this long sometimes the authors need to drag the story out a little bit to keep readers interested – maybe the confusion in this volume will be answered in the next.
Overall, I enjoyed this volume. While it isn’t the best volume in the series, it is still a great addition. The artwork is fantastic, it kept me interested, and now I want to read the next Volume to know what’s going on.
Five out of five stars!!
Happy Belated Release Day! October 31st (Halloween) was the release day for Silver Flame. I’m a little late to the game, but here is my spoiler-free review of this amazing third novel in the Vampire Girl Trilogy!
Pick it up on Amazon if you are interested: Silver Flame on Amazon
I also have this review posted to Goodreads, feel free to check out the page for this book on Goodreads as well! Silver Flame on Goodreads
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Karpov Kinrade has done a great job, yet again, at making readers enticed and thrilled by their third novel in the Vampire Girl series – Silver Flame.
This novel keeps up an amazing pace, much like their past two books. Readers will not be disappointed with the fast moving, excellent character driven plot set up by these two incredible authors.
The wait between the novels was worth it – Karpov Kinrade brought their A game to this new release and it should not be missed by readers interested in a story that’s not your typical YA/Adult fantasy novel. Ari’s back and she’s sassy, feisty and a strong female lead. Alliances are made, relationships will be tested, and emotions will be high!
Reading this novel is definitely a must for fantasy lovers. It’ll keep you interested while making you yearn for the next novel in the series. This epic continuation of the series is by far my favorite so far, and with my high expectations that I had for it, they definitely hit them and went above and beyond!
So pick up this must read of the season! Give yourself an early Christmas gift and enjoy the beautiful realm Karpov Kinrade have created for their readers! They do not fail when they deliver!
Five out of five stars!