Alex Van Helsing

Alex Van Helsing : Vampire Rising

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This doesn't happen ...does it? Two vampire attacks in his first three days at boarding school and Alex Van Helsing realizes there's more to the family name than he thought-and more to this area of Switzerland than meets the eye. Lurking underneath Lake Geneva lies a secret vampire university called the Scholomance. And somehow the vampires know a Van Helsing has arrived. Special agent Sangster of the Polidorium-an undercover, international vampire-hunting organization-wants to train Alex in the tricks of the trade, but when two innocent teens are kidnapped, rehearsal is over. It's up to Alex to infiltrate the Scholomance and rescue his friends ...if he can survive the zombies, bullets, and fangs heading his way!
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 137 x 202 x 17mm | 212g
  • HarperTeen
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0061951005
  • 9780061951008
  • 630,800

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"Henderson references Mary Shelley's Frankenstein to weave a great story line full of action, suspense, and adventure. The satisfying story captivates readers with a modern-day spin of James Bond meets Dracula. It has lots of bite that will have readers thirsting for more." -- School Library Journal (starred review) "Trouble seems to follow Alex Van Helsing wherever he goes... Invigorated by likable teen heroes with believable interests (one loves vampire lore, the other manga). This first book in the Alex Van Helsing series seriously doesn't suck." -- ALA Booklist "This book will engage readers easily and many will not be able to put it down... Characters and plot are strong and the development of a new twist on the Van Helsing and vampire mythology will make readers eager for the next in the series." -- Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA) (Starred Review) "This wonderful series opener is a compelling action, fantasy, horror story ... This book will engage readers easily and many will not be able to put it down. This excellent book is a must-have purchase ... will make readers eager for the next in the series." -- Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA) (Starred Review)
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About Jason Henderson

Jason Henderson is the author of Alex Van Helsing: Vampire Rising, which was named Best of 2010 by VOYA, and Alex Van Helsing: Voice Of The Undead. He has written for games and comic books, including the Activision game Wolfenstein, the vampire action comic series Sword of Dracula, and the manga series Psy-Comm.
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1,655 ratings
3.69 out of 5 stars
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3 28% (457)
2 10% (161)
1 4% (71)
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