If middle school stunk for Vladimir Tod, high school is a real drain. Besides being a punching bag for bullies, he s still stalled with dream girl Meredith, and he s being tailed by a photographer from the school newspaper. Needless to say, practicing his vampire skills hasn t exactly been a priority for Vlad until w. A monumental trip to Siberia with Uncle Otis is Vlad s crash course in Vampire 101. Training alongside the most gifted vampires is exactly what Vlad needs to sharpen those mind-control skills he s been avoiding. And he d better get it right, because the battle brewing back home with the slayer who s been stalking him could be Vlad s last.