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Vampire Kisses by Ellen Schreiber

February 6th, 2009 by Debbie's World of Books


This is a hard book to rate.  For young adult readers I would probably say 3.5 stars but from an adult point of view I would have to hover around a 2.5-3 stars.

Product Description:

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 risk of her own mortality and Alexander’s loving trust, is dying to uncover the truth

Unlike other YA books which I thought appealed to adults as well as young adults in the writing style I felt like this one was definitely geared just towards teens.  There were some parts that made me cringe and the story was somewhat simplistic.  If you can get passed that and just go with the flow it wasn’t a bad book.

Raven grew up always wanting to be a vampire and with this new, vampire-like family moving in she feels like she might actually get her chance.  I enjoyed seeing Alexander as a vulnerable vampire (or not?) who almost seems like he needs someone tough like Raven to stand up for him.   It did keep me wondering if Alexander is really a vampire or if it is just wishful thinking on Raven’s part.

I did pick up book 2 in the series so it wasn’t a horrible book but wouldn’t make it to the top of my list.

Posted in 2 Star Books, Books, Young Adult

8 Responses

  1. J. Kaye

    That bad, huh? I saw this at the library and almost picked it up. I have too many vamp books right now and need to search for other subgenres.

  2. dsuzuki

    It wasn’t horrible but there are much better vampire books out there.

  3. Roxy

    i read the whole series up until the one that came out earlier this year, but i dont know if another one is gonna come out. i liked it, but like you said, it is i little more teenish than adult. the writing is more amateur than most other authors i have read. but i have to say, that i kind of enjoyed… it was cute. haha :)

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