Vampire Kisses (Vampire Kisses #1)
by Ellen Schreiber
What is it about:
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.
What did I think of it:
I came across an omnibus of the first three Vampire Kisses books at the charity bookshop so decided to give this series a try. I'll be reviewing each book separately.
Vampire Kisses - the first book in the series - is a fun and quick read. I liked Raven from the start. In a small town where everything that is different is frowned upon she doesn't care she is the odd one out. She's Goth and loves vampires and will not hide it to fit in. I also loved her best friend Becky. Becky isn't as brave as Raven, but is the voice of reason Raven at times need.
I really enjoyed the story. Raven is trying to disprove that the new arrivals in town are vampires, but along the way she gets thwarted, she falls in love, and she starts to believe there might be some truth in rumors. Will she find her vampire? Will she find true love, or will a bully get his way?
All in all I had fun with this book. It's clearly aimed at younger teens, but I can advice it to anyone looking for an enjoyable and breezy read. I'll be reading the other two books in this omnibus as well.
Why should you read it:
It's an entertaining and enjoyable YA read.
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