Department 19 by Will Hill
Department 6 is the Army, Department 12 is MI5, Department 19 is the reason you’re alive.
Do you believe in the impossible? Vampires, werewolves and creatures shrouded in myth and legend? If you have read, ‘Dracula’, then you know all about the, not so ‘mythical’ beasts that roam this earth. But, what you may not know is, it’s a history lesson, not a work of fiction. For those of you who haven’t read it yet, read it while you still can! And, if you did know all of this already, then you might wonder why it is you never see these creatures. Certainly due to their very nature they’d stand out a mile in everyday life? That’s where department 19 comes in.
Department 19 ensure the safety and security of the nation from the supernatural, ensuring such legendary creatures go unnoticed to most if not all and allowing you to sleep soundly at night.
Like most of the population of the world, Jamie Carpenter’s world was shattered with not only the sudden death of his father but, the realisation that his mother was kidnapped by Vampires. Overpowered by the emotions plaguing him, Jamie is hungry for revenge and the death of those responsible. But is an eye for an eye really the way to go? If everyone lived with that mindset, the whole world would end up blind.
Fortunately for Jamie, Department 19 can provide the tools he needs to find his mother, and even to aid him in whatever will avenge the death of his father. But unfortunately for everyone, including Jamie, something much older is stirring, something even his newfound friends at Department 19 can’t stand up against. Something so old and powerful that if Jamie can’t find his mother soon, he may never get her back.
With the future of the human race in the balance, only one thing is certain. Jamie Carpenter’s life will never be the same, whether he wants to accept it or not.
AGE RATING: 13+
TEEN RATING: 3.5/5
TEEN OVERVIEW: Certainly an incredible amount of background work must have taken place to give the book such a realistic and tactile feel to it, while also integrating it into the history of the human race so soundly. Cementing the authenticity of Department 19 as almost, real. But, surely vampires don’t exist?…Or do they!? Altogether a great and slightly different read!