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Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Vampire Kisses by Ellen Schreiber


ISBN-13: 9780060093341
buy here: B&N

In her small town, dubbed "Dullsville," sixteen-year-old Raven — a vampire-crazed goth-girl — is an outcast. But not for long...

The intriguing and rumored-to-be haunted mansion on top of Benson Hill has stood vacant and boarded-up for years. That is, until its mysteriously strange new occupants move in. Who are these creepy people — especially the handsome, dark, and elusive Alexander Sterling? Or rather, what are they? Could the town prattle actually ring true? Are they vampires? Raven, who secretly covets a vampire kiss, both at the risk of her own mortality and Alexander's loving trust, is dying to uncover the truth.

I've read too many vampire themed books and so it's really hard not to compare it to my favorites.

Before I read this book I wasn't sure what to expect of Raven, so I speculate on an awkward girl that had a traumatic experience when she was a kid, and now reaching sweet 16 she reflects it by having a dark phase with very low self esteem and parental issues. Of course now I see that I was wrong. Raven is a very interesting character. She have a loving parents that used to be hippies. She's witty, funny and have a lot of spunk. She never cares what people think and doesn't dodge Trevor's BS. (Their bouts are always a hoot, except for that last part.) Aside from her preference in clothing and her ambition in life - which is to become a vampire, I think she's pretty normal. Schreiber under-described Alexander which I think adds mystery to his character. All I got was he was tall, pale, handsome... and I view this as a good thing.

The negative part was the vampires in this book we're the stereotypical ones. They only come out at night, can't handle garlic, no reflection, they turn into bats, etc... but it seems like they age. Which raised a very interesting question- do they really? if yes, how? I guess I'd have to find out if that is the case.

This book is part of my 3-4-5 Reading Challenge


Shanyn said...

Good start to the 3 4 5 Challenge! I'm not sure that I'll add this one to my TBR, I'm going to go check out your other review first :)

Moonsanity said...

I liked this series a lot-- felt like it was a good YA series. I know most won't agree with me, but I wish they had made a series of this instead of Vampire Diaries. I think the characters are more interesting.

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