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.
Freshman year sucks for Vlad Tod. Bullies still harass him. The photographer from the school newspaper is tailing him. And failing his studies could be deadly. A trip to Siberia gives "study abroad" a whole new meaning as Vlad connects with other vampires and advances his mind-control abilities, but will he return home with the skills to recognize a vampire slayer when he sees one?
Vlad’s running out of time. The Elysian Council has given him only weeks to live, and that’s if the Slayer Society doesn’t kill him - along with all the citizens of Bathory - first. Then there’s the issue of Vlad’s father, who may or may not still be alive after all these years. Oh yeah, and that tiny little detail in the Pravus prophecy about Vlad enslaving Vampirekind and the human race. So much for college applications.
"Good book. But Swiss cheesey"
It’s another sucky year at Bathory High for Vladimir Tod. The evil vampire D’Ablo is hunting for the ritual that could steal Vlad’s powers. His best friend Henry doesn’t want to be his drudge anymore. And as if all that weren’t enough, it’s getting harder for Vlad to resist feeding on the people around him. When months go by with no word from Uncle Otis and D’Ablo shows up demanding Vlad’s father’s journal, Vlad realizes that having a normal high school year is the least of his concerns.
It’s another awful year at Bathory High for Vladimir Tod. Joss, a professional vampire slayer and Vlad’s former friend, has moved back to town. The powerful vampire Dorian has an overwhelming desire to drink Vlad’s blood. And his archenemy, D’Ablo, has brought Vlad’s Uncle Otis to trial for crimes against vampires. So much for dating. When the tables turn on Vlad, he has just enough time to return to Bathory for his final good-byes.
It’s time for Joss McMillan to prove himself as a Slayer. He failed to kill the vampire Vladimir Tod, but now he’s getting a second chance to make things right. He is in New York City, sent by the Slayer Society to hunt down a serial-killing vampire. Joss will lead his Slayer team and stop the murderer. But all is not as it appears. When the team discovers that there is more than one suspect on the killing rampage, Joss must use all his skill to save the innocent people of New York City. Joss’s status as a Slayer - and his very life - depend on it.
Joss McMillan’s perfect life crashes down the night he witnesses his sister’s murder - at the hands of a vampire. He then finds out his family’s secret heritage: They are part of the Slayer Society, a group whose mission is to rid the world of vampires. Joss is their new recruit. As Joss trains, bent on seeking revenge for his sister, he discovers powers that could make him the youngest, strongest Slayer in history. But there is a traitor in the Society, one whose identity would shake Joss to the core... if the traitor doesn’t kill him first. This is the first in a series of five books that can be read alongside Vlad Tod.
When Stephen's dad says they're moving, Stephen knows it's pointless to argue. They're broke from paying Mom's hospital bills, and now the only option left is to live with Stephen's grandmother in Spencer, a backward small town that's like something out of The Twilight Zone. Population: 814.
"A creepy tale that promised so much more."
In the final book of The Slayer Chronicles trilogy, Slayer Joss McMillan is home in Santa Clara when he’s assigned to track down and take out a murderous vampire. But vampires aren’t Joss’s only trouble this summer: His girl-crazy cousin Henry is staying with him, and still holding a grudge against Joss for trying to kill his best friend, Vladimir Tod. Joss’s former mentor and supposedly dead vampire, Sirus, is casting a shadow on Joss’s every move. And Kat, Joss’s old friend, has come back to exact revenge for past wrongs.
"I miss joss"