Review: Immortal Hearts by Ellen Schreiber

Book Information:

Immortal Hearts by Ellen Schreiber
Katherine Tegen Books
Published in 2012
ISBN 9780062070081
261 Pages

Series Information:

Vampire Kisses Book 09
Last Book in the Vampire Kisses Series

Review/Rating:

3 out of 5

3/5

Raven finally gets to meet Stormy, Alexander’s sister. And now Raven finally gets to see what it is like to be a vampire in Alexander’s family. While Stormy creates the perfect storm around Dullsville, Raven begins to wonder how much Alexander actually loves her. Will she finally be able to become what she has always dreamed of?

Okay, when I finished the eighth book in the series, I didn’t think would read this book — mostly because the previous one was so horrible. This one was kind of average, but only a couple of things saved it from being a two star. So think of this as a high two instead of a three. Oh, this review will contain spoilers. >.<

This book takes place about a week after the last one, so you don’t  miss that much in between. Everything that was annoying in the previous book is still there (and still annoying). Raven is still very selfish and bratty, and several times I almost gritted my teeth and threw the book. And Alexander isn’t that much better — I was very irritated at the “easy” way he decided to go. Also, they get in a fight because Alexander thought Raven only wanted to be a vampire, not love him. Oh, granted, she likes Alexander, but she also loves the little side bonus to it too. It just annoyed me again and reminded me of Twilight. >.>” Also, Rave and Alexander often contradicted themeselves and what they believe in, especially when it came to Billy and Stormy. Another thing I found annoying was that Raven didn’t care enough to learn more about Romeo or Jameson until this book. For real, it takes nine books before a main character wants to know about major minor characters?

Anyways, the ending is not good. I didn’t like how predictable it was — since it is exact same thing as many books in this genre. Forgive me for hoping for something different. *SPOILER* For real, why change her while she’s still in high school and 17, with parents who are still alive and don’t know about vampires? At least Twilight waited until she was graduated and married. >.> *END SPOILER*

For this book, the only thing that kept me reading it was Stormy (Athena). Her personality really out-shined all of the other characters, even all the main characters. Also, her personality reminded me of how Raven was in the beginning of the series — cheerful, knows how to stand up for herself, and only a LITTLE bratty. And she even brought out a side of Alexander that we never got to see while Raven was with him. I also like how Stormy has more determination and fire about the RIGHT things. Some of my favorites scenes include Stormy: The  fall dance and the Star Wars costumes.

Overall, only Stormy saved this book. If it weren’t for that character, this book would have been a one or two star. However, she didn’t save me from hating the ending or the personalities of the main characters.

Where I Got It:

Checked out from the library.

Challenges Apart Of:

Goodreads 2012

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Review: Cryptic Cravings by Ellen Schreiber

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Book Information:

Cryptic Cravings by Ellen Schreiber
Katherine Tegen Books
Published in 2011
ISBN 9780061689451
213 Pages

Series Information:

Vampire Kisses Book 08

Review/Rating:

2 out of 5

Sebastian has ended up with someone very dangerous, Luna, and now Raven has something new to worry about. Now that Sebastian is under Jagger and Luna’s control, they are going to make a new club in Dullsville. Is it going for mortals only, or, will it be like the Coffin Club? How will they be able to keep the secret that vampires exist now? And if that’s not enough, Raven is starting to wonder if Alexander will ever turn her.

Oh, there may be spoilers in this review for this book and the other books, so beware.

Like all the other books in this series, not that much time has past in between this book and the previous one, only about a week or so. However, in terms of time, it has been one year since Alexander and Raven met. And let’s just say that it doesn’t feel like a year has past for them since there is still very little we know about Alexander. :|

In all honesty, I don’t really know where to start, but I’ll try my best. When this book first begins, it is kind of romantic with the kissing and Alexander finally tasting Raven’s blood – not biting though. I thought it was going to be great, but the book went downhill after the romantic scene. :(

After the yummy scene, we start getting into the club for Dullsville and their plans for it. One, Raven kept changing her mind so much that it wasn’t even that enjoyable. Two, hasn’t the author did the same thing where Jagger tries to invite more vampires into a town that didn’t need any more vampires? Three, while everyone (Alexander, Raven, Jagger, etc) think that they need a club for every teenager in the town, Raven mostly does the thinking that the club is another “place where she can truly belong”. I understand wanting have a place to go, but when you mostly do it for yourself than for others, I consider that selfish. =___=

Anyways, speaking of Raven’s personality in this book, I found it more childish than developed. Instead of the powerful message of being different is okay, I see more judging coming from her than anyone in the town. Yeah, everyone in the town judges her for being Goth and wearing black all the time, but she does the same thing, especially towards Trevor.

You see the judgment personality throughout the book. One example is when her mom tries to get her to explore more life, rather than to declare Alexander her one and only. Raven continues by saying that Trevor would cheat on her, but it seems more judgment from her than anything else. How does she know if he would cheat or not? To me, it looks like Trevor goes through the girls because he can’t have what he wants – Raven – than him cheating. And even after knowing how he feels about her, she uses him just to open “her” club. ~___~

Then when Jagger makes a deal with Trevor, Raven gets all huffy and asks for vampire protection for just one single dance. With all the hostility Raven acts towards Trevor, it’s no wonder Trevor acts the same way. She ignores him and he ignores her.

Raven’s “developed” personality in this book made me want to throw the book away. With how she’s acting now, I am starting to think that she just wants to be a vampire than Alexander’s lover. Then she continues to try to hide the secret, even when she knows Becky found out. =___=

Grrrrr! Everything about the book pissed me off, especially Raven’s personality, the reusing of things that happened in other books, and the childishness. The book also leaves off with the cliffhanger of Raven finding out another thing about Alexander. Why does he always how to use the “you didn’t ask” excuse?

Anyways, I’m only going to read the next book because it is the last one in the series.

Where I Got It:

Checked out from the library.

Challenges Apart Of:

Goodreads 2012

Re-Reading:

Not planning to re-read.

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2nd Review: Love Bites by Ellen Schreiber

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Book Information:

Love Bites by Ellen Schreiber
Katherine Tegen Books
Published in 2010
ISBN 9780061689420
181 Pages

Series Information:

Vampire Kisses Book 07

Review/Rating:

3 out of 5

2ND REVIEW. 1ST REVIEW IS HERE.

After Alexander’s parents finally leave, Raven and Alexander have to now deal with his best friend. Sebastian, Alexander’s best friend, arrives at the mansion and will be staying there for a long time, and Raven isn’t exactly thrilled at this new intrusion. However, she still grabs at the chance to learn new things about Alexander, but Sebastian falls for a mortal. Now Raven is wondering if that mortal will be the first to get bitten.

Oh, there may be spoilers in this review for this book and the other books, so beware. :)

I have to say when I first read this series I loved it. However, now, I’m starting to get impatient with this series and thinking why I picked this series back up. Also, when I first read this book, I liked it. Now though, I think it uses too many themes that have been repeated too many times.

This time you get to see only like one new character – Sebastian – the rest are old characters. Yet again you learn about Alexander, not through himself, but the new character. That would be okay, if the author didn’t use that method so many times. First you learn about Alexander through Jagger, then Luna, his parents, and now Sebastian. Couldn’t the author let Alexander say it himself for once instead of letting other characters tell Raven? Seven books in this series and still so little information about Alexander, which is kind of starting to piss me off.

Characters, descriptions, and even the plot are all okay, but it’s starting to get boring and a little cliché. And instead of making their personalities shine, I’m starting to see them decline. Okay, we know she’s Goth by now, we know she wants to be vampire, so why keep on repeating it? I’ve read the series since the beginning, so I don’t need those details. And like pretty much all the other books, it takes place only a couple of days after the previous one.

*SPOILER* Anyways, we are also seeing the same old basic enemies with almost the same mission as the other books. That’s right, Luna and Jagger are back and they are scheming something. :| *END SPOILER* Yeah, okay, so what’s new?

*SPOILER* The only thing I didn’t except was when Alexander starts telling Sebastian how he feels about changing Raven and why he hasn’t done it. *END SPOILER* A couple more things that made this book a three star instead of a two star are… You get to see another side of Matt – seems more brazen and stands out there more. Also, there are more scenes with Onyx and Scarlet, so you get to see their personalities develop a little more.

Overall, I found the book a little bit too cliché and boring. :| However, I’m still hoping that the author will do something unexpected and pair her up with Trevor, or, leaving Raven mortal for a vampire Alexander, or even, finding a way to make Alexander mortal. :)

Where I Got It:

Checked out from the library.

Challenges Apart Of:

Goodreads 2012

Re-Reading:

This is the 2nd review, 1st review is here.
Not planning to re-read.

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2nd Review: Royal Blood by Ellen Schreiber

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Book Information:

Royal Blood by Ellen Schreiber
Katherine Tegen Books
Published in 2009
ISBN 9780061288890
195 Pages

Series Information:

Vampire Kisses Book 06

Review/Rating:

5 out of 5

2ND REVIEW. 1ST REVIEW IS HERE.

When Raven and Alexander discover that his parents are coming back, their romantic nights must come to a stop. However, Raven is not disappointed, she’s actually excited at finally getting to meet Alexander’s parents. As she continues to wait, she discovers that the whole town has already seen them before her. Why hasn’t Alexander introduced Raven to them? When Raven finally does meet Alexander’s parents, she finds out something that might stop their relationship? Will their love be able to grow after this event or…?

Oh, there may be spoilers in this review for this book and the other books, so beware. :D

The plot of this book becomes even more exciting because we finally get to meet Alexander’s parents, and we actually find more out about Alexander’s past. Yay~

One thing I like with these recent books is that the author introduces new characters in order to make Raven and Alexander’s personality change or shine even more. I was actually able to read this book without getting too mad at Alexander for being meek. In order to stand up to his parents, his personality changes for the better as he becomes more brazen. :D Yay, hopefully, it will stay like that. :|

Anyways, even though Alexander’s personality has kind of changed, I am still kind of hoping the series won’t end with Raven becoming a vampire. I’m hoping that the author will do something unexpected and pair her up with Trevor, or, leaving Raven mortal for a vampire Alexander, or even, finding a way to make Alexander mortal. :) I want to see a plot twist. I really do not want to see the girl becomes a vampire for the guy since there are too many of those kinds of books.

Overall, this book is the best in the series. You get to see a side of someone you never really get to see, which I found refreshing. Also, it went back to a fun, simple, quick, and exciting read. :)

Where I Got It:

Bought from Amazon, and I still own a copy.

Challenges Apart Of:

Goodreads 2012

Re-Reading:

This is the 2nd review, 1st review is here.
Not planning to re-read.

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2nd Review: The Coffin Club by Ellen Schreiber

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Book Information:

The Coffin Club by Ellen Schreiber
Katherine Tegen Books
Published in 2008
ISBN 9780061288869
177 Pages

Series Information:

Vampire Kisses Book 05

Review/Rating:

5 out of 5

2ND REVIEW. 1ST REVIEW IS HERE.

Now that summer vacation is here, Raven has only one thing to do – find her vampire boyfriend, Alexander. It has been awhile since Alexander left in order to return Valentine to Jagger, and she is starting to worry. Now, with school out of the way, she can go to her Aunt Libby’s town and search for Alexander. However, she can’t resist going to the Coffin Club, but she goes, she finds the true Coffin Club instead. She becomes friends with some of the members, but is drawn to Phoenix. This time the danger of being changed into a vampire is even greater, and what’s worse, the fate of humans starts to look bleak, when Jagger starts planning to use the Coffin Club to run the mortals out of town.

Oh, there may be spoilers in this review for this book and the other books, so beware. :)

This time, there is actually a long time after the previous book, at least a week. I found it refreshing that the author actually let time go by more than just one day. The thing I didn’t find refreshing was the “Alexander runs away to Raven’s aunt’s town, and Raven goes there to find him.” That theme is getting a little overused in this series. Hopefully, it’s the last time she uses it, but who knows.

All the new characters, which turn into Raven’s new friends, are all very interesting and upbeat like her. It was interesting seeing more “good” vampires around Raven, instead of the Maxwell family. :) And the plot thickens, yet again, when Raven actually finds the Coffin Club where the vampires hang out. But, Jagger wants to use it to get rid of humanity, which is kind of a normal plot there. Evil vampire wants to expand the coven and kill humans.

Anyways, this book is a little bit more exciting also because of Phoenix. Phoenix’s personality is well, more yummy and manly than Alexander’s. I wish Alexander would show this type of personality more. But speaking of Alexander, there are more romantic scenes between Alexander and Raven than the previous book, which was really good. :D

Overall, this book is the best in the series. You get to see a side of someone you never really get to see, which I found refreshing. Also, it went back to a fun, simple, quick, and exciting read. ;)

Where I Got It:

Bought from Amazon, and I still own a copy.

Challenges Apart Of:

Goodreads 2012

Re-Reading:

This is the 2nd review, 1st review is here.
Not planning to re-read.

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2nd Review: Dance with a Vampire by Ellen Schreiber

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Book Information:

Dance with a Vampire by Ellen Schreiber
Katherine Tegen Books
Published in 2007
ISBN 9780061778988
179 Pages

Series Information:

Vampire Kisses Book 04

Review/Rating:

3 out of 5

2ND REVIEW. 1ST REVIEW IS HERE.

Valentine Maxwell, Jagger and Luna’s little brother, suddenly shows up in Dullsville. Now Raven and Alexander have to find out why Valentine has befriended her brother. Even though she has to save her brother, Raven has another problem — how to ask Alexander to the prom. However, when Valentine reads Raven’s real and innermost feelings about becoming a vampire, she finds out how much of a threat he really is. Now, what is she going to do if Alexander finds out?

Oh, there may be spoilers in this review for this book and the other books, so beware. :D

This book takes place only a couple of days after the previous book. I didn’t really like this book for a couple of reasons, but I still enjoyed it. I’ll tell you why in a little bit.

Anyways, the plot thickens when Valentine comes into town and reads Raven’s thoughts. It’s kind of suspenseful, but it kind of goes downhill after you get the gist of the plot. :( The characters, even the new ones, are still great. However, I still have a problem with Alexander, he is too gloomy as the male lead. I know they are both Goth, but he could be a little bit happier to be around Raven. :|

Also, the descriptions are still wonderful, but I’m having this one little problem. Must the author keep on using the words “Goth” and “black” and other things like that? By the fourth book, I think we all get that Raven and Alexander are Goth and like wearing black. I don’t think you need to describe the clothes, if they are always black. Just tell us when it’s not black. >.>”

I have one more compliant about this book. Why couldn’t the author pick a new thing for Alexander to do? Now, this is a spoiler. *SPOILER* Why did Alexander have to disappear (again) to find Jagger (again) in the same town (again). *END SPOILER* Maybe pick a new town instead of doing the same thing over again.

Overall, the book is simple and quick read, but not really fun anymore, since Alexander keeps on running off. :|

Where I Got It:

Bought from Amazon, and I still own a copy.

Challenges Apart Of:

Goodreads 2012

Re-Reading:

This is the 2nd review, 1st review is here.
Not planning to re-read.

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2nd Review: Vampireville by Ellen Schreiber

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Book Information:

Vampireville by Ellen Schreiber
Katherine Tegen Books
Published in 2006
ISBN 9780060776275
232 Pages

Series Information:

Vampire Kisses Book 03

Review/Rating:

4 out of 5

2ND REVIEW. 1ST REVIEW IS HERE.

Even though Raven finally has a boyfriend, it is very complicated because Alexander is a vampire, and they can only see each other only at night. However, when Alexander’s rival, Jagger, comes to Dullsville, it gets even more complicated. And if Jagger isn’t enough, he brings his sister, Luna, and she seems to have her sights on Raven’s childhood enemy, Trevor. Will Raven and Alexander be able to drive them away before Dullsville turns into Vampireville?

Oh, there may be spoilers in this review for this book and the other two books, so beware. :)

This book is a little bit better than the other two books because it has much more suspense as Raven and Alexander tries to keep Jagger and Luna from completing whatever their plans are. Anyways, you won’t miss much because this book only takes place only about a day or so after the previous book.

There is much more plot and suspense, and the author kept me wanting more throughout the whole book. :) Even though the basic idea behind it is very simple to some people, I still enjoyed it. There are wonderful descriptions for both characters and events. And though Jagger and Luna are supposed to be the “villains” in this book, I just can’t hate them. So, the author does a wonderful job at making the characters appealing. I just had one problem with the description “Goth”. The author uses it in all the books, and I’m starting to get annoyed that she keeps on reminding us of that fact.

Anyways, there are less romantic scenes than the other books, but it still has the witty/comic relief comments. Also, I’m starting to think that Trevor and Raven might like each other, at least a little bit. I am almost hoping Raven ends up with bad boy Trevor, instead of quiet Alexander. :|

The book still has a serious mood to it, and it doesn’t really lessen. *SPOILER* The author ends the book with a sort of cliffhanger since they find out that Jagger and Luna’s brother, Valentine, was with Billy and Henry. *END SPOILER* Overall, I found the book a fun, simple, quick read with some exciting things happening.

Where I Got It:

Bought from Amazon, and I still own a copy.

Challenges Apart Of:

Goodreads 2012

Re-Reading:

This is the 2nd review, 1st review is here.
Not planning to re-read.

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2nd Review: Kissing Coffins by Ellen Schreiber

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Book Information:

Kissing Coffins by Ellen Schreiber
Katherine Tegen Books
Published in 2005
ISBN 9780060776244
225 Pages

Series Information:

Vampire Kisses Book 02

Review/Rating:

5 out of 5

2ND REVIEW. 1ST REVIEW IS HERE.

After Raven meets Alexander Sterling, a teenage vampire, life in “Dullsville” is a little bit less dull, but he has mysteriously disappears. Knowing that her relationship with Alexander will have its complications, she goes on a dangerous chase in order to find him. However, when she encounters something terrifying than anything she can imagine, she might have to make a life-transforming decision that she actually may not be ready accept.

Oh, there may be spoilers in this review for this book and the first book, so beware.

The second book in the series is a lot like the first one, but Raven is a little depressed when Alexander disappears without a word, which reminds me of a certain other young adult vampire book. However, she is revived by her best friend, Becky, when she says that she would go find her boyfriend if he ever disappeared. So, Raven then goes to find him, but finds danger as well. This outline is kind of similar to most young adult romance books and way overused, but at least she doesn’t try dangerous stunts like that other vampire book.

Anyways, this book of the series takes place about two or so days after the first book, starting off with Raven and how she feels about Alexander leaving. There are more interesting new characters, like her Aunt Libby, which add some new spice and spin to the series. Even though this is the second book, the descriptions, plot, and characters are still very good. :D

The book is kind of serious as you learn more about Alexander’s past, but it still has some witty comments. Also, the love scenes (kissing and romantic scenes) still make me a little giddy. :) 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.

Where I Got It:

Bought from Amazon, and I still own a copy.

Challenges Apart Of:

Goodreads 2011

Re-Reading:

This is the 2nd review, 1st review is here.
Not planning to re-read.

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2nd Review: Vampire Kisses by Ellen Schreiber

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Book Information:

Vampire Kisses by Ellen Schreiber
Katherine Tegen Books
Published in 2003
ISBN 9780060093365
253 Pages

Series Information:

Vampire Kisses Book 01

Review/Rating:

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.

Challenges Apart Of:

Goodreads 2011

Re-Reading:

This is the 2nd review, 1st review is here.
Not planning to re-read.

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Review: Love Bites by Ellen Schreiber

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Book Information:

Love Bites by Ellen Schreiber
Katherine Tegen Books
Published in 2010
ISBN 9780061689420
181 Pages

Series Information:

Vampire Kisses Book 07

Review/Rating:

4 out of 5

After Alexander’s parents finally leave for Romania, another person connected to his past comes to stay at the mansion. Sebastian, Alexander’s best friend, arrives at Alexander’s mansion with luggage since he will be staying there for a while. At first, Raven isn’t exactly thrilled at another intrusion in their romantic moments. However, when she starts to learn things about Alexander through him, she warms up to him. Then when Sebastian falls for a mortal in Dullsville, Raven starts to wonder if that girl will be the first to get bitten.

This book, for young adults, is actually quite. Even though it doesn’t have the creativeness of changing vampires into something else besides the stereotype vampires, it has enough description, lovey-dovey moments, and plot that will not leave you disappointed. ;D I know I have said that for the past couple of books for this series, but it is still true even in the seventh book of the series. :D

Like the previous books, the plot becomes more exciting and develops the characters and events that will lead to what will happen with Alexander and Raven. It’s kind of like Twilight — since the main girl character (the mortal) is trying to get the vampire guy to change her into vampire, but he doesn’t want to. Another thing that is similar to Twilight is that Raven is pushing Alexander to make her into a vampire, just like how Bella pushed Edward to make her into a vampire. Though, those are pretty much the only things similar to Twilight. The rest of the Vampire Kisses series is original with the main lead character having spunk and courage, which most vampire books won’t give to their main girl characters.

The thing I like with the books now is that she introduces new characters to create a new air around the main characters. Reading about Sebastian and how he interacts with Alexander makes you wonder what else is the author hiding about Alexander. I hope the author will keep on introducing new characters from Alexander’s life, so that he doesn’t stay mysterious.

The ending of the seventh book was a little unexpected. Though, it was still good, in a way. The ending could have been more explained, but I guess the author is saving most of the “good” stuff for the next book. The eighth book is suppose to be the last one, but who knows if the publishers ask her to write more to the series. Though, I am kind of hoping the series won’t end with Raven becoming a vampire. I’m hoping that the author will do something unexpected and pair her up with Trevor, or, leaving Raven mortal for a vampire Alexander, or even, finding a way to make Alexander mortal. :)

Other than that my feelings have change only a little bit from when I read the first book in this series, but it is still pretty good. So, I’ll stop wasting your time and just say, “Go read the series.”

Where I Got It:

Checked out from the library.

Challenges Apart Of:

None.

Re-Reading:

Once with a 2nd review added.

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