“Alex Van Helsing has discovered that he is a Van Helsing in more than just name. He shares his ancestor’s talents for hunting vampires. After Alex’s school is destroyed by fire as the result of an attempt on his life by Elle, a beautiful and determined vampire, his life suddenly becomes more...”see full review » see other reviews »
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“A poor follow up to the first book. The plot is stupid, the writing isn't that good, and the relationship with his parents is totally unrealistic. Did not like it at all.”see full review » see other reviews »
“Alex Van Helsing has discovered that he is a Van Helsing in more than just name. He shares his ancestor’s talents for hunting vampires. After Alex’s school is destroyed by fire as the result of an attempt on his life by Elle, a beautiful and determined vampire, his life suddenly becomes more complicated. He must keep his friends safe, his parents in the dark about his abilities, maintain his grades, and investigate the mysterious Ultravox who just may be a vampire assassin on a mission to eliminate important political figures.
Voice of the Undead is akin to the Alex Rider books, but with a supernatural twist. It is a quick read with plenty of action and adventure to keep the plot moving. A touch of romance and the inevitable teenage angst give a bit of depth to the story. This title is sure to appeal to reluctant readers, boys, and those looking for a light, entertaining book appropriate for middle and high school readers.
“GOOD, fast paced--a page turner of a vampire book!!”clyde ruth b wrote this review Friday, March 8, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“A poor follow up to the first book. The plot is stupid, the writing isn't that good, and the relationship with his parents is totally unrealistic. Did not like it at all. ”Savannah wrote this review Monday, February 25, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This is the second book in the Alex Van Helsing series. Alex is continuing to help the Polidorium, the group that fights vampires. In the course of trying to get back to his school before curfew, he is attacked by vampires, including Elle. This begins a series of events that causes a fellow student to become sick, burns down part of the school, and Alex and his fellow students end up sharing living space with the girls school on the other side of the lake. What else does Elle have in mind for Alex? And who is the possible thrall in the group? More is learned about Alex and his family. Lots of action, a little romance.”Glenda H wrote this review Tuesday, November 13, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Alex Van Helsing Voice of the undead is the second book of the Alex van Helsing sires. Alex now knows of the dangerous world of vampire that lives in the lake close to his school. The vampire hunter runs in his blood. Alex has become an agent of Farmhouse. A new vampire thereat has arouse Ultravox. A vampire that can convince anybody to do anything even against their own will. Alex has a special talent of sense evil like vampire. That is why he was put on the job of finding Ultravox in the train station. While Alex was looking for Ultavox he didn’t feel an evil presence creep up on him from behind him. He killed the vampire. Alex got on the train Ultavox was on. The vampire convinced him to jump on a spiked part of the train track. Luckily Farmhouse grabbed him and pulled in to the chopper. Then Ultavox made Sid put a spell on all the girls. The girls tried to kill their parents but Alex broke the speaker that transmitted Ultavox voice.The thing that I like about the book is that Ultavox could make anyone do whatever he wanted. What I didn’t like is that Alex was the only one that could resist. ”Forrest wrote this review Tuesday, October 2, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“So far so good”Cullen wrote this review Monday, November 28, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Continuation of the Van Helsing series, it was ok.”Alice K wrote this review Monday, November 21, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“A great book for tweens who are seeking that Vampire flavor and all the action and drama that comes with it!!!”Bridie B wrote this review Monday, October 31, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Not a great sequel-hope the next is better. ”All booked up wrote this review Monday, September 26, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
What is it like to be the great, great, great grandson of the famous vampire slayer Van Helsing? Well, it's exciting! Alex Van Helsing is bacon the hunt for vampires. As a student/agent of the Polidorium, a multinational organization, head-quartered at Lake Geneva. Like his grandfather, Alex has a vampires as his main nemesis. Hiding out amongst other teens at Glenarvon Academy, he passes himself off as just another kid attending a private school.
As the vampire Elle and the Scholomance come after him, he realizes that his friends will be endanger. He had almost lost friends before and he couldn't let it come down to that again. With the recent fire at his school Alex and the other boys must move into the neighboring girls school, LaLaurie. With the help of Sangster, his mentor and the Polidoruim, Alex must stop Ultavox, a leader of the Scholomance with a deadly viral voice. But, this may all end with the arrival of Alex's parents. They are concerned and want him to come home. Well, his mother wants him to come home because she fears he is in danger and his father feels he will be fine in the hands of the Polidorium. It really didn't matter to Alex one way or the other, he was going to stay. He has to in order to stop Ultravox and Ell from spreading a deadly virus at LaLaurie.
This novel is the second installment of a series written by Jason Henderson. This is an excellent book for all teens but especially boys. It has monsters and excitement to keep them turning the pages and wanting more. If you missed Vampire Rising, you can still follow along with Voice of the Undead, each book can stand all on its own.”