Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Review: The Vampire Underground (Grisly High #1) by Brian Rowe

The Vampire Underground (Grisly High, No. 1)

Book: The Vampire Underground
Author: Brian Rowe
Publisher: Brian Rowe
Rating: 4.5 Stars
Level: Young Adult
Source: e-book review copy

Summary from Goodreads:
16-year-old Brin Skar hates everything to do with the supernatural, so the obsessive film geek isn't happy when she discovers that her junior year Film class at Grisly High is devoted to the horror genre. She's even more disconcerted when she learns that six groups in the class will be writing and directing their very own horror movies.

Brin and five classmates travel to Bodie Ghost Town in California to shoot their creepy film, but they soon find themselves fighting a real terrifying threat when a clan of mean, bloodthirsty vampires emerge from beneath the surface and start attacking the group. The teens, headed by Brin and the egotistical director Anaya Frost, have no help from the outside and become outnumbered by the vampires a hundred to one.

But when Brin meets Paul, a helpful and smoldering vampire outcast who's had enough of his shameful life, she realizes he might be the only key to her survival.

My Review:
The Vampire Underground is...fantastic! I love vampire stories and this was no exception. I have been a fan of Brian Rowe for some time now and I just love his writing style and his stories.

Brin is a sixteen year old girl who love movies. Brin and her best friend have a film class together and are super excited when the teacher tells the class that they are going to make a five minute horro movie. Unfortunately they are separated into two different groups. Brin gets stuck with people she doesn't really know or like. Brin and her group head to the deserted ghost town of Bodie. She has to put up with the bossy outcast girl who has taken over the role of writer and director of their group. Little does she know that is only the beginning of her nightmare to come.

I literally felt like I was watching a horror movie and at times I felt like I was right there with them. The vampires in this story are not ones that you want to run into any time of the day. This book kept me up late at night because I couldn't put it down. It was intense, scary and a real page turner. There is a hint of romance, hopefully something to come in the next one. I actually liked Paul and hope things work out for him. You'll have to read the book to find out who and what he is. The last page, wow what a cliffhanger ending we are left with. I was like OMG and then it ended. I'm recommending this one, but beware these are scary, gory vampires with a bit of humor. I can't wait to read the next one!

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  1. The best books are those that keep you up at night!:) LOL...great review! Will add to TBR list:)

  2. This sounds like a good book! I prefer realistic vampires to sparkly vampires. I never understood the romanticizing of dead bodies, but then I like my shapechanger stories.

  3. Michelle, that is so true. :)

    Rita, I love my sparkly vampires but this is a good book. :)