Saturday, August 13, 2011

Special Report: Marsh Reviews Heather Brewer's THE SLAYER CHRONICLES: FIRST KILL

The Slayer Chronicles:
First Kill
By Heather Brewer

A Spoiler Free Book Report by Marsh

            I’ve been waiting for this book to come out for a long time.  I have read all the Vladimir Tod books and Heather Brewer is my favorite author.  I was eager to see what she wrote next and where she took her character, Joss. 
My mom went to ComicCon and since I read Heather Brewer’s blog, I knew my Auntie Heather was going to be there!!  AND she would have advanced reader copies of The First Kill.  My mom said she’d TRY to find her. 
I was shocked when my mom called me and she said, “Guess who I’m looking at?” 
I said, “Who?”
She said, “Heather Brewer.”
I was like, “OH. MY. VLAD.” 
My mom put someone on the phone.  I ended up talking to my favorite author, HEATHER BREWER!  When my mom came home, I had The First Kill and a signed copy of Eighth Grade Bites.  Inside Eighth Grade Bites it said, “It was FANGtastic talking to you on the phone”. 

The Slayer Chronicles: The First Kill is thrilling.  I never knew what was going to happen next.  I enjoyed that it was from Joss’ point of view.  And I love how it started out when he was ten, especially since I’m a ten-year old boy. But unlike Joss, my sister didn’t die at the hands of a vampire, although sometimes she thinks she is one.  I’m not very strong either.  I’m not that agile.  In fact, I’m really only fast when something is chasing me.  Good thing Joss isn’t me.  He’d never make it as a slayer.
From the age of ten through thirteen, Joss gets stronger, and faster, and becomes a Slayer.  That is mostly what this book is about.  The First Kill changed my opinion of Joss, but Vlad will always be my favorite.
This is one of the best books I’ve read.  I would recommend it to people who love Vladimir Tod and to fans of Joss, but if you haven’t read any other Heather Brewer books, you should start with Eighth Grade Bites!

            I give it ten monsters—out of five.

Find out more about Heather Brewer's awesome books at  AND . To find out more about Heather Brewer visit her website at .

You can find these books at your local library. 

Or at our favorite Indie Bookstore, Little Shop of Stories, here-

Okay, down to the swag stuff... I'm a Master Minion, well, my mom is since I'm not 14 yet, but I'm going to play nice and share.  We have bookmarks, tattoos, a Vlad Tod tote bag (featured in the video), and also a Vlad Tod shirt (also in the video). If you want to win some swag here's what you need to do--

1. Become a follower of this blog (public, so we can see you!)
2. Comment on this review telling us what you are most excited for in The Slayer Chronicles, and then leave your email
3. Limited to the US residents, because we are kids and we are broke!
4. Contest ends  September 16, 2011 (We have re-opened the giveaway!  Enter now for new prizes!)

Good Luck!!


  1. Marsh,
    I know how much talking to Heather Brewer and getting this book meant to you. I'm so proud of all the work you put in on this one!

  2. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the new report! You two always me with your creativity! Way to go! I love the give away too! Hope you are sharing in your classes!
    Hugs & Squishes!
    Kim Rogers

  3. Ms. Rogers,
    Thank much for for leaving a comment and for being our follower.
    Good luck in the contest. We might have something special for you.
    See you at school,

  4. Marsh & Emiline,
    I'm wondering if i should go ahead and get you guys to autograph a picture for me now, before you both are so famous! Maybe you'll be the 1st kids at our school to publish your own books? (I'm definitely seeing a series):) Maybe your blog will be visited by a famous Hollywood producer!? You'll both be stars! This I know for sure! Maybe you should include a signed pic with my prize from the Giveaway? :)I'm dying for the tattoo (but really need a new bookmark too) Oh I do love giveaways!
    Hugs & squishes!
    Ms. Rogers

  5. Ms. Rogers,
    I think we might be able to give you a bookmark too. We might have to get back to you on the autograph, because we are SO FAMOUS we are swamped by autograph seekers and paparazzi. Thank you for constantly checking our blog and being a great follower.
    Your FAVORITE Blogger,

  6. I'm just excited to have another book from Aunty! And to read Joss' story.

  7. Kayleigh,

    I'm excited for you to read FIRST KILL. It was great!! Can you leave a comment with your email address so we can send you your prize?

  8. Wow, you're really lucky to have that personalized copy. We are really looking forward to reading this one too. I have a son that's 9 who says he wants to read this because the Vladimir Tod books are so awesome!

    Donna @ The Happy Booker
    ahappybooker at gmail dot com

  9. Ms. Donna,
    I'm so happy to have a personalized copy! I've read all the Vladimir Tod books, and I agree with your son-- THEY ARE AWESOME! I'm really excited for your son to read First Kill when it comes out. Did you know you can get an app for free? Its called High School Bites. It's like PacMan with vampire smiley faces.
    Thanks, Marsh

  10. The personalized copy is really cool! I always love having those around because it's just so awesome to get to show people! I think I might have to add it to my reading list now.

  11. Ms. Leigh Ann,
    I love having a personalized copy around too! I'm so happy that my favorite author wrote a note to me. These books are very engaging and I have loved all Heather Brewer's books. You should definitely add it to your to be read list! Thank you for becoming a follower. We are glad you are here.

  12. How awesome!
    A series I'm planning on adding to my granddaughter's book shelf.

    alterlisa AT yahoo DOT com

  13. Ms. Lisa,
    I really like your cat! Thank you for following and for commenting on this special report.

  14. You're so lucky!!! I love this series too :)
    Entering for the prize pack, please!