If Vlad thought eighth grade sucked, he's in for a real treat as a freshman. Vlad is still hiding his vampire side from everyone except Henry and Nelly, he is still picked on by the bullies, and he is still stuck on Meredith.
Although there is a little silver lining -- Vladimir finally has an opportunity and the guidance to learn more about his vampire nature. Otis and Vlad take a trip to Siberia, where Vlad is able to increase his knowledge of his abilities, and is also taught by a very old vampire, Vikas. It's a shame he can't use his abilities to improve his grades! He also learns the myth of the Pravus. Could Vladimir possibly be the vampire from the prophecy?
But Vlad has much more to worry about than his prophetic existence. He is being hunted. It seems like a vampire slayer is in town, but he's not the only one out for Vlad's blood! Vlad may have thought that eight grade bites, but ninth grade slays!
Okay, wow! I must say this book was even better than the first! The plot is more intense and I didn't see the big twist coming until it was right before my eyes! I also loved the Pravus myth; could our beloved Vlad be the one?! If you are a fan of the first book you will not be disappointed with the second installment to the series. Ms. Brewer continues to impress me. I'm looking forward to her next book!
Reviewed by: The Story Siren