The Chronicles of Vladmir Tod: Eighth Grade Bites I really enjoyed this book. It was a quick read, taking less than a weekend. It is a YA book that seems to be geared towards bringing the boys on the bandwagon of the vampire craze.

Vlad is an 8th grader who’s known his whole life he’s a vampire, but just recently discovered that he’s not the only one. His parents died in a fire when he was in 5th grade and he’s been living with his mother’s best friend. She and his best friend are the only people in the world that he’s confided in, but now that his his teacher’s gone missing, the new substitute seems to know a lot more about Vlad than he’s comfortable with.I enjoyed the language and the plot of this book. It was very real and didn’t seem contrived or forced. It’s the first of a series and I can’t wait to read the others.

Anita Blake – Vampire Hunter series

There are 19 books in this series (so far) and not all of them are fabulous. But if you enjoy reading about a woman that kicks ass and takes names, then this is for you!

I have read the first 15 and have loved all but 3 of them. They don’t need to be read in order, but it helps to see the progression of the story  lineIn a nutshell, Anita is a zombie raiser and a licensed Vampire Executioner. She also happens to be dating the the Master of the City of St Louis and the Alpha of the local werewolf pack. Through a series of events that occur in the story line she has managed to become the human servant to a vampire, the queen to a pard of wereleopards, the alpha female to a pack of werewolves, the master of vampire servant, and the body that channels several deceased bad girls.

There is MUCH gratuitous sex! This is certainly an 18+ series, so if you’re sensitive to language and other such offenses then you’ve been warned.