16-year-old Brin Skar hates everything to do with the supernatural, so the obsessive film geek isn’t happy when she discovers that her junior year Film class at Grisly High is devoted to the horror genre. She’s even more disconcerted when she learns that six groups in the class will be writing and directing their very own horror movies.
Brin and five classmates travel to Bodie Ghost Town in California to shoot their creepy film, but they soon find themselves fighting a real terrifying threat when a clan of mean, bloodthirsty vampires emerge from beneath the surface and start attacking the group. The teens, headed by Brin and the egotistical director Anaya Frost, have no help from the outside and become outnumbered by the vampires a hundred to one.
But when Brin meets Paul, a helpful and smoldering vampire outcast who’s had enough of his shameful life, she realizes he might be the only key to her survival.
Brin and her best friend Ash are movie buffs. Brin liked the romance and comedy, Ash liked the horror. They were both excited to sign up for a film class at Grisly High, a class they both can finally relate to. However, when Brin found out that the syllabus for the class was horror, she was a little disappointed.
The class is divided into six groups, with instructions on filming a horror movie. Brin’s group decided to film at Brodie Ghost Town because their film was designated to have a western them. After struggling through the weather to reach the deserted town, they discovered it infected with vicious vampires.
Brin, however, meets a vampire amongst the chaos named Paul. Paul promised to get her and her friends out of Brodie alive. Little did Brin know, Paul was also on the run from the vampire clan. With pure luck, they managed to escape, but with what consequences?
I have read Brian Rowe’s Happy Birthday to Me trilogy and was excited to review a new series of his. The style of writing is so unique and captures the personalities of these teenagers. Anaya, the director of Brin’s group, is a character that will definitely grow on you. The vampires in this story are vicious and heartless which was refreshing to read because the story was not completely “goody goody”. You cannot always have a successful conclusion for all your characters.
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