Review: Voice of the Undead by Jason Henderson

9266753Voice of the Undead (Alex Van Helsing #2) by Jason Henderson

Details: Hardcover, 297 pages
Published: July 26th 2011 by HarperCollins
Source: I bought it
Buy it: The Book Depository
My Rating: 3 stars

Summary: Now that Alex is in the know about the deadly vampires that live—and hunt—around his boarding school, everything is different. Putting his talents to use, Alex is training with the Polidorium to become a vampire hunter, just like his Van Helsing ancestors. Sure, he’s only fourteen, but c’mon: This runs in his blood.

But Alex is wondering if he’ll live long enough to succeed. His archnemesis Elle, a vampire whose youthful appearance and blond hair disguise a rage that’s directed at him, is out to get him before a powerful leader called Ultravox arrives on the scene. Ultravox specializes in assassinations, but who is he targeting? As he dodges Elle’s attacks, Alex is on a mission to uncover Ultravox’s deadly plan before his friends and his school become collateral damage. There’s no time to report back; innocent lives hang in the balance, and it’s on Alex to act now—or else.

Review: As I said in my review of the first book, Vampire Rising, I wanted to re-read the first two books in this trilogy before reading the final book, The Triumph of Death. I am so glad I decided to do so because I really like these books.

Voice of the Undead is a great sequel, but it’s not as great as the first book. I’m not sure what it is that made me enjoy it less, but when I finished it, I didn’t have the same feeling of excitement. I didn’t want to grab someone and shove this book in their face and tell them read it.

I know a lot of trilogies have problems with the second book, and maybe that’s what it is, I still really enjoyed it but not as much as Vampire Rising. However, I can’t wait to read the last book. It will be my next read.

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