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The Vampire Underground (Grisly High Trilogy, Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Brian Rowe
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Book Description

The first book in the Grisly High trilogy!

16-year-old Brin Skar hates everything to do with being scared, so she isn't happy when she discovers that her junior year Film class at Grisly High is devoted to the horror genre. Worse, the first assignment for the students is to create 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, ruthless 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 bloodsuckers a hundred to one. 

But when Brin meets Paul, a helpful and smoldering vampire outcast who's had enough of his shameful life, she discovers he may be the only key to their survival. 


"The Vampire Underground is fantastic! I love vampire stories and this was no exception. I can't wait for the next one!" - Fantasy Book Chick

"The Vampire Underground was funny, interesting, and freaky. Brian Rowe is a great storyteller and I can easily see this becoming a movie. It was such a fantastic read. Brian Rowe has a new fan!" - Memories Overtaking Me

"This is a story I would definitely recommend. I was so caught up in it from page one. I cannot wait for Book 2!" - Reviewing What I'm Reading

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  • File Size: 1748 KB
  • Print Length: 322 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1475167458
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007R9AGAG
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant use of campy horror! July 24, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
FINALL! Vampires who are literally bad! And they are evil! Oh! And they are just down right wicked awesome!

So--imagine if you will-- The Lost Boys, Scream, and From Dusk 'Til Dawn had a dirty little menage.

Yep, then you have The Vampire Underground!

This book wasn't just clever with the dialogue, but it told an actual scary vampire story! I mean I was like, "Oh my god!" about 90% of the book! This was a true horror story. The whole thing was well paced, it made me feel like Joss Whedon had written a young adult book, and I kept laughing out loud. I literally have casted every character in my head and I'm waiting for the movie version of this because it could so work!

I had tingles as I was reading this and I found it really had to put down the book at all! Nothing about this book went wrong! They were teens--acting like teens--and the movie puns! Brilliant! I love that they teachers name was Mr. Barker. I saw that instantly mentioned Clive in my progress and BAH! Ash asks if he's related!

This is how young adult books should be done. They need to have more of these. They even had a sort of kind of love interest but that plot device didn't dominate the story. It was this small part, but I fear readers may latch onto that. Or I can hope most readers have matured beyond the need for some tragic love story!

I highly recommend this book! It is awesome! It is well written, it is one of the top books I have read this year!

*I received a copy of this book via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review*
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Wow June 30, 2013
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The IS very good. Who knew there's always a good guy. One or two errors but, over all good book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome February 17, 2013
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I normally dont write reviews but this book was one of the best ive read in awhile. It had me hooked from the beginning. The storyline was straight to the point, fast paced with action, gore, and a lil romance. It cant end at three books. To the author, please keep the story going.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Thrilling Ride June 5, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
Brian Rowe knows how to captivate his readers. He develops characters and plot lines that are hard to resist. This read was like a roller coaster ride for me. The anticipation while getting buckled in and comfortable not knowing what to expect then you take off and there are twists and turns some slow moments then off and roaring. Getting a little scared but then calming down. When the ride ends you know there is nothing like what you just experienced. There's the excitement of "oh man that was cool" or "I almost lost my cookies back there". Definitely nothing like it.

That is how I felt about this book. Having read the Birthday trilogy by Brian Rowe I knew this was a ride I was willing to take. I got comfortable on the couch and dug right in. At first Brian is building the story and developing the characters. Then the story takes off and there are thrills along the twists and turns of the plot. There was humor, horror, and action along this ride. At the end I thought I was going to just unbuckle and go about my business but oh no. Brian throws in something that has me chomping at the bit to get on this ride again. Can't wait!!!

Vampire Underground is something different in the vampire genre. It's not the romantic but the horrific. I loved the idea of the underground world of the vampires. It was an underground scary circus. I kind of pictured in my mind the scene in the movie Interview with the Vampire where the vampires turned their killing into a show for an audience. It was brilliant and scary.

By far the character that stole the show and my affections was Ash. OMG, he was the humor to the story. A movie buff that loves the horror genre, doesn't put up with remakes of classics, and is a loyal friend.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Book Whales: I sooo cannot wait for book two! April 25, 2012
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We follow Brin Skar, a teenage girl with a thing for "films", but there's one genre that she doesn't like. The Horror Genre, and much to her dismay, her film class is devoted to this genre. Well at least her best friend Ash is happy right? Then to make things worse for her, her teacher grouped them into six and they will be making their very own horror movie. Now how fun is that? Well apparently, it is a nightmare for our dear protagonist.

Anaya Frost volunteered--or rather desperately wanted--to be the director, and although Brin also wanted to do that part, she gave up and let Anaya do what she wants. For the movie, they travelled all the way to Bodie which seemed like the perfect place to shoot their scenes. It's practically a ghost town, and not a single soul lives there, or that's what they thought.

The Vampire Underground is a really fun read for me. Although it has the "vampire" concept that most novels have, this is a bit different because it is more of a horror genre than that of the paranormal. The story is more about survival, but there were a few hints of romance. It was a fast read and very, VERY thrilling that I find myself biting my nails in anticipation as I uncover the events. The characters are very interesting as well! Brin, is a strong heroine, and although there were moments that she seemed too dependent on Paul, she still struggles to push back her fears just so she can save her friends from the blood-suckers.
Ash is another awesome character! He's quirky and funny, and all his remarks about his obsession with films are so hilarious! I have to admit that I didn't like Anaya at first. She's bossy and so full of herself, but as I continue reading, I finally understood why she's like that.
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I have not read this book yet but I love being able to order books online for my phone or on the kindle fire.
Published 14 months ago by bebop
3.0 out of 5 stars YA Horror
Book Review- Vampire Underground by Brian Rowe

Brin is a high school junior. She is about to go back to school after her winter break. She is not thrilled. Read more
Published 16 months ago by Stacy L Sabala
2.0 out of 5 stars the vampire underground
Well what can I really say I stopped and started this book more times the I should of had to with that being said eh
Published 20 months ago by tink
4.0 out of 5 stars Very entertaining
Is there anyone who doesn't like vampire stories?If the answer is "yes", then i appreciate you skip this novel for good. Read more
Published 23 months ago by Infantina
1.0 out of 5 stars Heck no!
I was under the impression that this was a fairly good book by all the wonderful reviews. HA! This book is the complete opposite unfortunately which made me a bit a angry (read... Read more
Published on April 11, 2013 by Andrea
3.0 out of 5 stars Co
Dang man this books . Is the seriously it was funny and cool I didn't want to put it down
Published on March 18, 2013 by Brittany
4.0 out of 5 stars Bringing Back the "REAL" Vampires
The novel starts off with a grandfather and his granddaughter stopping in their RV and then being attacked by what we can assume are Vampires. Read more
Published on October 6, 2012 by Paula L. Phillips
3.0 out of 5 stars 3.25 STARS!!
"You wouldn't believe what happened to me this weekend, Dad. If a writer wrote it, if a director filmed it, everyone would call it fiction. But I was there......... Read more
Published on September 19, 2012 by Novelsontherun
3.0 out of 5 stars The Vampire Underground
This isn't like any other vampire story and it most definitely isn't your twilight version. This story makes vampires out to be what they are a predator by nature. Read more
Published on September 18, 2012 by Tiffany
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Brian Rowe is the author of nine young adult novels, including the Happy Birthday to Me trilogy. He is currently pursuing his MA in English-Writing at the University of Nevada, Reno, and is hard at work on his next novel.

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