Vampire Rising

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Vampire Rising

Alex Van Helsing, #1

Alex has just been transferred to Glenarvon Academy after an accident at his old school. One night soon after his arrival he decides to take a walk when he hears a scream, which he follows to a freshly dead body. Alex sees a woman running off so he follows and confronts her. He realizes that she is a vampire when she bares her fangs and attacks. Managing to fight off the vampiress, Alex kills her. Later, one of his teachers, Mr. Sangster, who is involved with a secret vampire-fighting organization, tells Alex that he is a descendent of a world-famous vampire hunter, Dr. Van Helsing. When walking around the school grounds at night, he sees a van filled with vampires. Following the van he sees the notorious vampire leader, Icemaker. Alex is fated to fight the Icemaker after two of his friends are kidnapped. Read the book to discover how Alex will fight vampires, save his friends, and discover himself, all while attending school.

I really loved this book. Books about vampires and zombies are some of my favorites, and this book had it all. I thought it was really interesting since it was about one of Dr. Van Helsing's descendents. It was a great book since it contained vampire uprisings, kidnappings, fights, and excitement all happening to a fourteen-year-old student like me. I recommend this book to all vampire literature fans, anyone going through Twilight withdrawal, and anyone who just likes a lot of action and excitement in a book. This was a fang-tastic book!!!!

Book Blurb for Vampire Rising

The Van Helsing name reborn
Fourteen-year-old Alex has no idea that he's descended from the world's most famous vampire hunter, but that changes fast when he arrives at Glenarvon Academy and confronts two vampires in his first three days. Turns out Glenarvon isn't the only school near Lake Geneva. Hidden deep underground lies an ancient university for vampires called the Scholomance. And the deadly vampire clan lord known as Icemaker? You might say he's a visiting professor.
When two of Alex's friends are kidnapped by Icemaker, it's up to Alex to infiltrate the Scholomance and get them back—alive. Assisted by the Polidorium, a top-secret vampire-hunting organization with buried ties to the Van Helsings, Alex dodges zombies, bullets, and lots—and lots—of fangs on his way to thwarting Icemaker's plans and fulfilling his family destiny.
Grades 7 and Up / Ages: 12 and Up

Night Owl Reviews Jun, 2010 5.00