Sunday, June 3, 2012

REVIEW:The Vampire Blog by Peter Johnson

Marcus has just found out he’s a half-vampire, just like his parents – though he only just found out they are too. He doesn’t know how to handle it and like everything else in life he tries to make a joke out of it. Until weird things start happening to him. His breath grows foul he starts craving blood and worst of all Vampires exist - and there’s one after him. Vampires love the taste of half-vampires “in season” which is what Marcus is whilst he’s changing from a human to a half vampire. Can Marcus keep away from the vampire and get over his terror of become half a monster?

 I was a bit hesitant about reading 'The Vampire Blog' before I began it. I thought it wouldn't really be my thing and would be a bit too 'boyish'. How wrong I was! The Vampire Blog is a hilarious, entertaining and gripping book. I finished it in just over a day and really enjoyed it, a lot more than I though I would!

Marcus (or 'Ved'!) was the protagonist and was so funny! He was a typical 12-year-old boy, confident and sarcastic, and he was always cracking jokes which drove his parents mad but made me laugh! I really liked Marcus and I think he would be easy for boys about 10-13 to relate to. His cousin Ryan was very annoying, I didn't like him at all! I liked how Marcus was always making fun of him :) Tallulah was awesome, she was a little bit weird and moody but very likeable!

I liked the way it was told in blog entries, it was a fun and appealing way to tell this great story! The Vampire Blog had such a fun idea and it certainly wasn't a wasted one! It wasn't a super original novel, but the author added interesting half-vampire and vampire trivia, which was fun to read about, and made the book more unique. 

I don't think I'm giving this book justice in my review. It is a really amusing and enjoyable book, which I found very hard to put down. Marcus is impossible not to like, and so is this book! The Vampire Blog is an engaging, funny, adventurous novel, and I think all boys and girls from the ages of 9-12 will love Marcus and his humorous (and even a little scary...) tale!

Rating: 5/5

Source: For Review - a massive thanks to the publisher for sending me this in exchange for an honest review.
Format: Paperback
Pages: 229
Age group: 9+
Official Publication Date: 27th May 2010
Publisher: Corgi Yearling, an imprint of Random House
Challenges: ABC Reading Challenge, British Books Challenge 


  1. This sounds like such a fun read, I'm glad you enjoyed it, Cliona! And it's told in blog entries? How cool is that - I haven't come across a book like that before :D

    Hope you're having a great weekend x

  2. Brilliant review! This book definetly sounds original! I really like the sound of it being told in blog entries - I think it'd be pretty cool!

  3. This sounds brilliant - I must buy it! Thanks for a great review.

  4. This book sounds so awesome and unique! :) Thanks for the brilliant review!
    Beth xx

  5. I loved this one and the second in the series. Realised earlier I have the third in manuscript form which I really need to get round it! Great review!!

  6. Ive never heard of this series before so Im excited to check it out. Great review and its true, the cover makes it look like a boys book.


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