Alex Van Helsing Vampire Rising is the first book in Jason Henderson’s Alex Van Helsing series. I’m a little under half-way through the book and so far I’ve found it to be an extremely fun, entertaining, and quick read.
Here is the Book Description from HarperTeen –
The Van Helsing name reborn
Fourteen-year-old Alex has no idea that he's descended from the world's most famous vampire hunter, but that changes fast when he arrives at
and confronts two vampires
in his first three days. Turns out Glenarvon isn't the only school near Glenarvon
Geneva. Hidden deep underground lies an ancient university for
vampires called the Scholomance. And the deadly vampire clan lord known as
Icemaker? You might say he's a visiting professor.
When two of Alex's friends are kidnapped by Icemaker, it's up to Alex to infiltrate the Scholomance and get them back—alive. Assisted by the Polidorium, a top-secret vampire-hunting organization with buried ties to the Van Helsings, Alex dodges zombies, bullets, and lots—and lots—of fangs on his way to thwarting Icemaker's plans and fulfilling his family destiny.