''The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod'' is a five-book series by Zac Brewer. It is centralized around Vladimir Tod, a teenaged [[HalfHumanHybrid half]] [[{{Dhampir}} vampire]] who was orphaned three years prior to the first book. A spinoff series ''Literature/TheSlayerChronicles'' came out September 20, 2011.

In 2013, the graphic novel version of ''Eight Grade Bites'' was released.

The books in this series are:

#''Eighth Grade Bites''
#''Ninth Grade Slays''
#''Tenth Grade Bleeds''
#''Eleventh Grade Burns''
#''Twelfth Grade Kills''

!!This series provides examples of:
* AerithAndBob: This is especially noticeable with the vampire names. We have Tomas and Otis, and D'ablo, Cratus, Jasik, and Dorian.
* AppliedPhlebotinum: D'Ablo thought he could become the Pravus by extracting Vlad's Pravus powers and injecting them into himself. He attempted this at some point-- the powers were supposedly a tangible, fluorescent purple liquid. [[spoiler: Vlad was able to break free, but in the process broke the syringe and spilled his Pravus powers all over the floor, therefore losing them.]]
* BackFromTheDead: [[spoiler: Tomas Tod]]
* BettyAndVeronica: Vlad being Betty and Joss being Veronica, fighting for Meredith's affection.
** For a little while there, Snow was Betty, and Meredith was Veronica, fighting for Vlad's affection.
* BigBad: Several throughout the series, though D'Ablo is one of the leading causes in all of the books [[spoiler: until he dies in book five. After that, the BigBad is revealed to have been Tomas Tod the whole time]].
* CharacterTitle: Guess who the main character is?
* ChosenOne: Vlad is thought to be the subject of a huge Elysian prophecy because he is the first ever vampire to be born instead of made.
** [[spoiler: Turns out, he really ''is'' the Pravus.]] Not that you didn't already know by book three.
* ColorCodedForYourConvenience: The books' covers are mostly indistinguishable from each other, except for the differently-colored fanged smiley face logos - in order, red, blue, purple, orange, green.
** [[FanNickname Uncle Zac]] has also started applying this same color code to his other series - not only Literature/TheSlayerChronicles, but also his fantasy trilogy, Legacy of Tril.
* CypherLanguage: In ''Tenth Grade Bleeds'' we get a full translation of Elysian code which turns out to be English letters substituted with slashes and dashes encased in parentheses (or Teneo indicators). This adds a layer of humor to Otis's comment that a human would find the elegant script impossible to understand. It is also mentioned that a vampire's mark is a jumbling of their initials in Elysian Code, and their mark is as unique as a fingerprint.
** For {{Repetitive Name}}s and initials, like Otis Otis and Tomas Tod, the vampire's mark could simply be that letter of the alphabet in Elysian Code.
* DeathRow: At the end of ''Eleventh Grade Burns'' [[spoiler: Vlad is given one week to live before he is to be put to death for disfiguring D'Ablo]].
* {{Dhampir}}: Vlad
* DoggedNiceGuy: Vlad could be considered a Type 2 towards Meredith, and Snow could be considered a Type 1 towards Vlad.
* DysfunctionalFamily: Vlad's uncle is in love with his "Aunt" Nelly (who actually was just a really close family friend), Vlad's grandfather tries to kill him, and [[spoiler: his father faked his own death]].
* EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette: Vlad, Snow, and pretty much all of the Goths.
* EtTuBrute: Vlad to Joss in ''Tenth Grade Bleeds''. Though the words are never actually said in the context of the story, one of the chapter titles is ''Et Tu, Joss?''
* [[spoiler: EvilMentor]]
* EvilAllAlong:In the last book we find out that [[spoiler:Tomas]] created Vlad so that he could take his powers and become the Pravus, and [[spoiler:Vikas]] had been helping him the entire time.
* EvilPlan / GambitRoulette: [[spoiler: Vlad's entire existence was Tomas Tod's plan all along...]]
* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: It's a series chronicling the life of a boy named Vladimir Tod.
* FaceHeelTurn: [[spoiler: Vikas and Tomas.]]
** But does it still count if they were technically [[spoiler: EvilAllAlong]]?
** [[spoiler: Joss]], though by the end of the series, he's a downright HeelFaceRevolvingDoor.
* FakingTheDead: [[spoiler: Vlad's dad]].
** Also, to a lesser extent, [[spoiler: D'Ablo]].
* FictionalDocument: The Compendium of Conscientia.
* ForHalloweenIAmGoingAsMyself: For Halloween in ''Eight Grade Bites'', Vlad wears plastic fangs and a black cape.
* HalfHumanHybrid: Vlad, half human, half vampire.
* HandsomeLech: Henry. Just... Henry.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: Vlad and Henry, all the way.
* HighSchool: Obviously
* HighSchoolDance: A few, but most noticably, the Snow Ball.
* HonoraryUncle: Though, in this case, it's an Honorary Aunt. Aunt Nelly isn't ''technically'' related to Vlad's mom, Melina, but was as close as a sister, and therefore gets the honorary familial title.
** [[spoiler: Otis]] is technically not Vlad's real uncle, as he is only Tomas' "brother" through vampiric ties.
* HumanMomNonhumanDad: Melina Tod, Vlad's mom, was human, and Tomas Tod, Vlad's dad, was a vampire.
* LikeFatherLikeSon: Vlad is often compared to his father. His name written in Elysian Language is almost exactly like his father's. He also carries around a journal that says ''The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod'' to mirror one his father had, which said ''The Chronicles of Tomas Tod''.
* LoveTriangle: All over the place.
* LukeIAmYourFather: Otis Otis, Vlad's weird teacher who Vlad thought was out to get him, ends up [[spoiler: being Vlad's uncle.]]
* MacGuffin: The Lucis, to an extent.
* MeaningfulName: Vlad from UsefulNotes/VladTheImpaler, from whom the {{Dracula}} legend started; 'Tod' means 'Death' in German; 'Bathory' from the infamous Hungarian female serial killer Elisabeth Bathory.
* MoralityPet: Henry is one for Vlad
* NamesTheSame: Eddie Poe is obviously named after the [[Creator/EdgarAllanPoe famous horror poet and short-story writer.]]
** Joss is possibly named for Joss Whedon, creater of ''Series/{{Buffy the Vampire Slayer}}''
* NarrativeProfanityFilter: Henry gets a hilarious one after Joss says his prayer at Thanksgiving dinner.
* OffTheWagon: Vlad
* OppositesAttract: In a friendship way, Henry and Vlad. Henry is the cool, popular, lady's man while Vlad is the dorky "goth" that can't seem to get the girl. In the romantic way, Vlad and Meridith, the sunshiny, popular girl clad in pink.
* OurVampiresAreDifferent: Mostly averted, surprisingly. It's nice to know in a world of [[Literature/{{Twilight}} sparkling vampires]], some of the old myths of garlic and levitation and stakes through the heart still live. Though, with enough sunblock, it seems, the vamps in ''Vladimir Tod'' can go out in the sunlight.
* ParentalAbandonment: Vlad's parents died in a fire that destroyed their home.
* PerkyGoth: Some of Vlad's little Goth clique can be categorized as this, to some extent.
* [[spoiler: ProphecyTwist]]
* PsychicLink: Vlad and Henry, because Vlad drank his blood when they were eight.
* RepetitiveName: Otis Otis
* SchoolNewspaperNewsHound: Eddie Poe after discovering that Vlad is NotQuiteHuman.
* ShoutOut: Hm, [[spoiler:[[VampireHunter vampire slayer]] from California named [[Creator/JossWhedon Joss]]?]] Anyone else smelling [[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Buffy]]?
* StalkerWithoutACrush: Eddie Poe is one, following Vlad around for the perfect moment to snap a picture and expose him as a vampire, or rather an half-vampire.
* TakeThat: "Mulling this over, Vlad wiped her lip gloss from his lips with the back of his hand. Vampires, after all, [[Literature/{{Twilight}} don't sparkle.]]
* UnfazedEveryman: Henry. His best friend is a vampire who [[spoiler: bit him and turned him into his human slave when they were eight]], and his cousin is [[spoiler: a vampire hunter who is trying to kill said best friend]].
* VegetarianVampire: Vlad mostly drinks blood that Nelly brings home from the hospital.
* [[WhereTheHellIsSpringfield Where The Hell Is Bathory?]] It's never said what part of the country Bathory is supposed to be located in. There's little (if any) mention of snowy winters, and Joss is flown there from California, but that could apply to almost anywhere in the southern half of the US, or perhaps the [[UsefulNotes/TheOtherRainforest Pacific Northwest.]]