Contents of blog copyright Book Dragon's Lair 2009-2023
I've been gone a while. I started reading fanfiction to escape and I got sucked in an abyss.

I have no idea if someone else is hosting similar challenges. I just grabbed some of what I have hosted before.

Here's to a happy year of great reading
Jan2023: Not much has changed. Writing a fanfiction now O_o as well as reading but I bought 7 new books in December and hope to get those read soon. Crossing fingers about adding challenges (late!)

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Thoughts on ... Alex Van Helsing Voice of the Undead

First of all, this is not book one of a series. It is obvious that Alex has already had experiences with his group of friends. In fact, they are his group of friends because of his experiences.

That being said, I liked this book. Vampires (that don't sparkle), strange creatures, boarding school, High School. What could be scarier?  It's tough enough struggling social fun and homework but add vampire hunter to that? It's almost impossible!

A strange fire takes out the boy's school and they end up rooming at the girl's school? Ripe for hijinks but I don't think what happened is what the parents were afraid of.

The secret society reminded me a little of Jason Bourne/Mitch Rapp but it was nice to read about real vampires along with the spy/thriller stuff and the boarding school setting was a nice touch. Realistic and didn't make me think of HP until just now.

Book 1: Alex Van Helsing Vampire Rising
Book 3: Alex Van Helsing The Triumph of Death

Grade: B-, not quite a Loved it but more than a Good Book

Disclaimer: I received a complimentary review copy of this book without any obligation to write a positive review. The opinions expressed in this post are mine and may differ from yours. Book information courtesy of the publisher

Alex Van Helsing
Voice of the Undead
by Jason Henderson

Released: July 2011
ISBN: 978-0061951015

Hardcover (8x5ish)
304 pages
Ages 12+
7th grade and up

Grade: B-

Product Description:
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.
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