Jamie Carpenter's life will never be the same. His father is dead, his mother is missing, and he was just rescued by an enormous man named Frankenstein. Jamie is brought to Department 19, where he is pulled into a secret organization responsible for policing the supernatural, founded more than a... show more
Jamie Carpenter's life will never be the same. His father is dead, his mother is missing, and he was just rescued by an enormous man named Frankenstein. Jamie is brought to Department 19, where he is pulled into a secret organization responsible for policing the supernatural, founded more than a century ago by Abraham Van Helsing and the other survivors of Dracula. Aided by Frankenstein's monster, a beautiful vampire girl with her own agenda, and the members of the agency, Jamie must attempt to save his mother from a terrifyingly powerful vampire. Department 19 takes us through history, across Europe, and beyond - from the cobbled streets of Victorian London to prohibition-era New York, from the icy wastes of Arctic Russia to the treacherous mountains of Transylvania. Part modern thriller, part classic horror, it's packed with mystery, mayhem, and a level of suspense that makes a Darren Shan novel look like a romantic comedy.
Publish date: March 31st 2011
Pages no: 540
Edition language: English
, Young Adult
, Science Fiction
, Urban Fantasy
Series: Department 19 (#1)
So the amazing part about having read this book has nothing to do with the book itself. It was a personal achievement of finishing a 500-page long book in a day like I used to in the good old days. I thought I had lost that talent but it was just me being over-dramatic In short: About the Book:...
Loved this not sure why its taken me so long to get around to it. Vampires and Frankenstein. Do I need to say more? This is a glorious take on vampire tales, Dept 19 having existed in the shadows for years - Cue young Jamie Carpenter getting all caught up in the shenanigans by virtue of his family c...
The three star rating is not the book's fault. This was not the right book to read for the mood I was in. I will be recommending it to the boys - there is lots of action and thrills. And they may not tire of the moody teenager like I did!
Really enjoyed this! Great world, exciting and looking forward to the next book :) review to come!
I didn't finish this, but not because it isn't a good book. I was able to get it from Netgalley, and I wanted to read what it was about. I really liked it, and as others have said, it is a boy book for sure. I didn't finish it though, because I kind of got the gist of what it was about, and exact...