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Alex Van Helsing: Vampire Rising

By Debra Bogart, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

More violent and less romantic than Twilight but funnier.

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age 13+

Based on 1 parent review

age 13+
Great new vampire slayer book. Easy read, good plot, some bad words, but not too bad. Contained some violence, but not too bad. Highly recommend to people who enjoy vampire-themed books.

This title has:

Too much swearing

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (1 ):
Kids say: Not yet rated

Male-bonding over manga, girls, and bullying, a sympathetic mentor/vampire fighter who rides a fast motorbike, and lots of humor make this novel rise above the standard vampire fare. Author James Henderson also writes comic books, which explains his ability to write humorous dialogue and action-packed scenes. Some readers may enjoy the first part of the story more as it focuses on Alex's adjustment to his new school and making new friends at the same time he discovers family secrets and the existence of vampires; others may prefer the more violent and creepy attack on the vampire school. Either way, there will be more Alex Van Helsing books to bite into.

Book Details

  • Author: Jason Henderson
  • Genre: Horror
  • Book type: Fiction
  • Publisher: HarperTeen
  • Publication date: May 1, 2010
  • Publisher's recommended age(s): 12 - 17
  • Number of pages: 249
  • Last updated: July 12, 2017

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