Title: Vampire Kisses
Author: Ellen Schreiber
Publisher: Katherine Teagen Books
Published: July 2003
Buy here : Amazon UK
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.
Ellen Schreiber’s spooky and stirring romance tells the story of two outsiders who fall in love in a town where conformity reigns, and ends with a shocking surprise.
I enjoyed this book, i laughed as i read the pages, however it didn’t really catch my attention. It took me all of about an hour and a half to read this book which was good because i’m not sure if i could take reading a longer version. Don’t get me wrong, it’s not a bad book, the writing style just doesn’t really captivate me and hold my interest as some other books do.
The story surrounds Raven, a fifteen/sixteen year old girl who doesn’t fit in. She likes black and doesn’t have any friends apart from Becky (who’s only her friend because she stops other people beating her up). New gothic people move into the big spooky mansion on the hill and everyone thinks they’re vampires. After a lot of trouble Raven finds herself meeting the 17 year old Alexander Sterling, what will happen next?
This book would be good for a younger audience, i remember enjoying the book more when i was younger. Now it just really doesn’t compare to some of the other vampire books i have read. Raven is an interesting character but nothing really sticks with you after you’ve read the book.
If you want some light-hearted reading that you don’t have to invest much time or thought into, this is a great series. But if you want to sit down with a good book, i’d probably recommend something else.
“Raven! What are you doing up so late? You have school tomorrow!”…”But I thought it was just the one time?”
Forsaken by Jana Oliver
Thanks for reading,