Department 19 by Will Hill
(Department Nineteen)

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Synopsis

Jamie Carpenter's father is dead, his mother is missing, and he was just rescued by an enormous creature named Frankenstein. Now Jamie is pulled into a secret organization responsible for policing the supernatural, founded more than a century ago by Abraham Van Helsing. . . . Department Nineteen 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.
 

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Will Hill (www.department19.org) is a former publishing professional who lives in London.
 
Published March 31, 2011 by Razorbill. 543 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Young Adult, Horror, Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure. Fiction

Unrated Critic Reviews for Department 19

The Bookbag

Summary: Somehow managing to be even better than the amazing first book, Hill's second novel establishes him as one of the best authors writing for teens today, and the series as one of the most exciting I've ever read.

Mar 24 2012 | Read Full Review of Department 19 (Department Nin...

The Bookbag

Since then, Jamie and his mother have lived in a succession of miserable, dour little houses and Jamie has become less and less interested in a succession of miserable, dour little schools.

Sep 08 2012 | Read Full Review of Department 19 (Department Nin...

Fiction Vixen

It’s not very often that I read a book labeled as YA.

May 27 2011 | Read Full Review of Department 19 (Department Nin...

City Book Review

Jaime Carpenter is a member of Britain’s secret Department 19, the department in charge of handling the paranormal.

Sep 11 2012 | Read Full Review of Department 19 (Department Nin...

Common Sense Media

But the vampire is always three steps ahead of him, even with the monster Frankenstein and an attractive teen vampire helping Jamie track him down.

Mar 31 2011 | Read Full Review of Department 19 (Department Nin...

We Love This Book

When Jamie Carpenter’s mother is kidnapped by vampires and his own life is put in mortal danger, he needs help and Department 19 is the place that can supply it.A secret government agency set up to hunt down and destroy supernatural beings, Department 19 provides Jamie with the tools and training...

Mar 31 2011 | Read Full Review of Department 19 (Department Nin...

Kings River Life

However, I’m curious to follow the series and unwind the plot, although I predict it will be a natural happy ending with Jamie finding his mother and defeating the vampires.

Jul 02 2011 | Read Full Review of Department 19 (Department Nin...

Starburst Magazine

One of the concerns that older horror fans have is that horror novels aimed at younger readers have a disturbing tendency to feature romantic vampires, hunky werewolves and poorly realised female protagonists.

Mar 08 2012 | Read Full Review of Department 19 (Department Nin...

The Overflowing Library

I loved how the story then used flashbacks to tell more of the background to the story of Department 19.

Apr 01 2011 | Read Full Review of Department 19 (Department Nin...

The Overflowing Library

Blockbusting sequel to DEPARTMENT 19, the biggest boy teen launch of 2011 – with over 25,000 copies sold in hardback and a devoted legion of Facebook fans.Amazing author Will Hill will be out on the road again in April to promote THE RISING, as well as maintaining a constant presence on Twitt...

Mar 29 2012 | Read Full Review of Department 19 (Department Nin...

The British Fantasy Society

Since then, Department 19 has been protecting the British public and working with other, similar international agencies to protect the world from all manner of supernatural threats in absolute secrecy.

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The British Fantasy Society

Together with his vampire girlfriend, Larissa and their good friend Kate, they hunt down vampires across the country, trying to find a way to prevent the oldest vampire of all – Vlad Dracula – from regaining his full strength and laying waste to the world with his vampire armies.

Nov 02 2012 | Read Full Review of Department 19 (Department Nin...

Geek Speak Magazine

– Ed.] If you are mourning the end of the Harry Potter series, and looking for books with a boy hero struggling to survive in a world he is just beginning to understand, I heartily recommend this book to you.

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Arlington Public Library

Jamie Carpenter was a normal teenager until armored, black-clad men gunned down his father, Julian, in their front lawn.

Jun 08 2011 | Read Full Review of Department 19 (Department Nin...

Bad Haven

So if you’re interested in a good old fashioned vampire story that replaces love triangles with SAS style shoot-outs and sparkly vampires with vampires who carve messages into the flesh of dead bodies, then pick up this book, my friends.

Mar 28 2012 | Read Full Review of Department 19 (Department Nin...

Bad Haven

Some of them do stand out- the best chapter of the entire book shows us how Dracula was changed and how vampires came to be, and its excellent-but there need to be less of them in Book three.

May 02 2012 | Read Full Review of Department 19 (Department Nin...

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