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.

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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

Good Luck!!