Eighth Grade Bites by Heather Brewer
Eighth Grade Bites (The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod #1)
...moreJunior high really sucks for thirteen-year-old Vladimir Tod. Bullies harass him, the principal is dogging him, and the girl he likes prefers his best friend. Oh, and Vlad has a secret: his mother was human, but his father was a vampire. With no idea of the extent of his powers, Vlad struggles daily with his blood cravings and his enlarged fangs. When a substitute teacher begins to question him a little too closely, Vlad worries that his cover is about to be blown. But then he faces a much bigger problem: he's being hunted by a vampire killer.
I have to admit that I never thought I would pick up this series. I have always found the covers interesting but thought that it would be a little more middle grade reading than my usual preference. But I had a chance to get the first book on audio pretty cheap and thought "why not". So one boring day at work, I turned on the audio and found that I really kinda adored this story. It's funny and interesting and I listened to it in a day. I am happy I have been introduced to Vlad and will most likely continue with this series over the next year. I do recommend this to others, especially those trying to get back into reading because it's quick and will leave you wanting more.. oh and forgot to mention, it has VAMPIRES