Vampire Boy is a book about Alex Vambarey. Alex is a vampire living with his parents in a place called Hillock Green. Although he loves his home, he must now go to a school far away called Carpathian Academy. Attending Carpathian Academy will be his first experience with creatures who are not vampires.
The road to the academy is long, and during the boat trip he makes some new friends. Finally, he and the other students of his year arrive at the school. The students gather in the courtyard to be introduced to the Magus (the headmaster of the school). They learn that every year the Magus makes up a riddle for the students in each wing of the school to solve. Whichever wing figures out the riddle will get a magical prize, which is why everyone wants to win. The school year will be filled with many trials for young Alex and his friends. Who will figure out the riddle and claim the prize?
I thought Vampire Boy was a great book. It was full of adventure, magic, and mystery. The characters were well developed; Alex is a vampire that tries to be friendly to everyone and is brave, too! By using a lot of conversation between the characters, the author, Aric Cushing, kept the book interesting.
I was disappointed that this book ended very abruptly. This story will be part of a series, but I would have liked to see the school year completed.
I would recommend it to readers ages 10 and up. This book strongly resembled Harry Potter (it even had a reference to it), so if you like Harry Potter, this book might be for you.