Department 19 is the code-name for the UK government’s secret vampire, werewolf, and other monster squad. Mostly focusing on vampires, but these are vampires as you’ve never seen them. This YA book delivers action and blood rather than a love story, and certainly no sparkles. Will Hill rides somewhere between the A-Team, the Bourne Whatever-ity, and the current vampire craze. Stoker’s Dracula is a history lesson, and the children of Van Helsing et al are the aristocracy of Department 19. Bring along a healthy dose of willing suspension of disbelief – although it’s sometimes wordy and convoluted, Department 19 delivers.