13 December, 2016


Title: Vampire Kisses
Author: Ellen Schreiber
Series: Vampire Kisses
Genres: YA, Paranormal,Vampires
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release: 2005
Source: Audiobook
Pages: 253

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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 have a huge TBR pile so I am trying to reduce it by reading the books that have been there forever. So yeah, that's how I ended up reading Vampire Kisses, I have no idea why it was added to my list but I am so glad it was. Pet my younger self on the shoulder.

THE WORLD: Okay so typical paranormal, the world like we know it just with a little bit of spice in form of vampires. This is probably the book even of Twilight era when everybody suddenly was writing about vampires. One way or another, it is an easy world to follow.

CHARACTERS: Okay this book made me realize one big thing in my life and that was that I have a thing for vampire books if I love the main character. Okay maybe it sounds actually wrong because I have a thing for vampire books for forever like way before Twilight was even written on the paper. But these corky books about teenagers, cheesy cliches? Yeah so you know I have a thing for Morganville vampires because it just clicks for me, I love main characters to bits. So this is the same case, it turns out that my guilty pleasure reads have a type. And that type is Vamp YA books, if I love the main character that is it, all the way to my guilty pleasures list. Now I officially have two! So having that said let's talk about that one main character that caused all this and her name is Raven. She is a 16 years old teenager in high school who likes to dress like a goth and believes all things vampires and just wants to be a vampire one day. Sounds a lot like my friends and me once upon a time Lol Tho, we did not dress Gothic exactly but yeah vampires...and well werewolves for some of us...oh who am I kidding? I will always be vampire and werewolves sucker, FOREVER! So yeah back to Raven, so she sounds like an outcast right? And she actually is, she has only one friend Beth and basically that's all she needs. But opposite to all these other outcast character we are so used to seeing Raven is not a cry baby, she actually enjoys her life style and sees nothing wrong with her life in general. She is a happy teen basically. And just let me tell you she can stand up for herself, like I was really smiling when she was standing up to this one guy at school. Go Raven! So yeah me loves Raven very much, it took us only 2 hours of audiobook to bond so I would call it a pretty powerful writing. Well done Ellen Schreiber! Next we have Alexander who is well okay no spoilers but seriously this book is about vampires right? But really you should keep an open mind trust me, this is goooood stuff. So he is a shy kid that has been home schooled all his life and after he moves to this small city is seen as a weirdo vamp freak. I guess Gothic appearance and dark music doesn't help. Oh and did I mention that he goes to cemetery a lot? Perfect stereotypical boys right? Well actually you are wrong because throughout the books things gets so clear and you just smile to yourself how you would assume just like everybody else that just because he looks like this and does some things he must be a vampire. I liked Alexander, he was shy but if I was home schooled all my life I guess I would also be shy. So yes, go Alexander!

LOVE: Raven and Alexander of course. This is not a spoiler trust me. But they are cute, like after their first movie together the way Raven was showing a mark to Beth that was suck a funny scene I cannot, even know it makes me laugh just thinking about it. Teenager girls, gotta love them when they are not annoying!

PLUS:The way this book was written. I mean it wasn't anything fancy but it was short and to the point. I think the fact that there was no stalling really was one of the main reasons why I liked it so much. And well of course my lovely kick ass Raven. Oh oh and the ending! Annnnd Raven's parents, they actually were real parents not just typical idiots we see in teenager books.

MINUS: Cannot think of any.

OVERALL: Cannot wait to get my hands on the second book! This was just so so good! I love my little guilty pleasures!

What do you guys think about VAMPIRE KISSES?