Vampire Kisses by Ellen Schreiber
Katherine Tegen Books
Published in 2003
Vampire Kisses Book 01
5 out of 5
2ND REVIEW. 1ST REVIEW IS HERE.
In Dullsville, pretty much everyone, including her parents, considers Raven weird and strange. However, this young Goth will no longer be the only “weird” one, when a family moves into the old mansion on top of Benson Hill. Everyone in the town thinks they are actually vampires because they only come out after the sun goes down. Ecstatic over that thought, Raven breaks into that mansion, only to find a teenage boy. However, will he be everything she has dreamed of, a vampire? She will do anything, including putting herself at risk, to find out the truth.
Oh, there may be spoilers in this review so beware. :)
First off, I like how the author made Raven remember her childhood. It made it so funny with all the child-like descriptions and views on the world, and gives a comparison on how she was like when she was little. ;)
Anyways, it had wonderful character growth and personalities. Why? Because most of the vampire books I read, the girl is sappy, whiny, and depressing. It was uplifting to see a spunky, cheerful Goth girl instead the depressing chick for a vampire story. :D
Also, there are a lot of funny, sassy, and witty scenes and comments. I was almost laughing all through the book. :P One of them is when Trevor deep kisses Raven and attempts to have sex with her. I found it hilarious at how Raven got back at him.
Alexander is also a wonderful guy, but a little, err, too quiet for me. Though, he is wonderful with Raven at providing giddy, gushy kissing scenes. Nothing too heavy, but such cute puppy love between these two characters.
*COUGHS* Anyways, this book mostly has the lesson of getting to know people’s true “insides”, instead of judging from their appearance and things like that. Overall, I found the book a fun, simple, quick read with an upbeat main character. It may be too simple for most people, but it is a good read for a lazy weekend afternoon. :D
Where I Got It:
Bought from Amazon, and I still own a copy.
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This is the 2nd review, 1st review is here.
Not planning to re-read.
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