Thursday, April 26, 2012

Review: Vampire Kisses by Ellen Schreiber

The mansion on top of Benson Hill has been empty and boarded up for years. But a new family has moved in. A family that never ventures out during the day. Who are these creepy people -- especially the handsome, dark, and elusive Alexander Sterling? Or rather, what are they? Could the town gossip actually be 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.
Humor- In the “about the author” at the back of the book, it says that Ellen Schreiber was a comedienne before writing. You can really tell through her writing. The Vampire Kisses series is hilarious.
Goth- Raven is a gothic character but it’s not like she’s all gloomy and depressed. She’s just a normal teen who loves black stuff and coffins and graveyards. Okay, I like that stuff too. Raven is someone to look up to if you don’t necessarily “fit in”.
Maturity level- A lot of the bickering between characters makes you think “really, what are we, five?”. Honestly, I loved this book the first time I read it, but now that I’m re-reading it, I’d have to only recommend it to someone in middle school. Definitely not a mature story.

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