Vampire Kisses with Bonus Material (Vampire Kisses #1-3)
Sink your teeth into the complete first book in this bestselling series, and enjoy excerpts for the next seven books plus Once in a Full Moon.
In her small town, dubbed "Dullsville," sixteen-year-old Ravena vampire-crazed goth-girlis 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
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The main character, named Raven, thinks she's SO goth. Alright, first of all, if your character is going to be "goth", don't drill it into our brains. Let us figure it out on our own. Characterization doesn't come from repeating the same description over and over. If you're going to make a character "goth" don't come right out and say it. At least not every four sentences.
When is the last time you saw anyone wearing black lipstick and combat boots? It's so cliche that t ...more
At any rate, this was pretty dumb. Though I picked it up, read 80 pages, & put it down before bothering to update my Goodreads stats, I hesitate to say it was totally horrid; the writing style makes me think it was aimed for tweens & pre-teens, in which case it would've been more interesting. Heck, I might have enjoyed it when I was 12 -- but I'm not enjoying it NOW, whic ...more
This book embraces the traditional vampire folklore which means they can't be around garlic or go out during the day. They also turn into bats and sleep in coffins.
Schreiber has a tendency to play up the Goth stereotype too ...more
- Vampire Kisses is a series written by Ellen Schrieber
- The books in it are Vampire Kisses, Kissing Coffins, Vampireville, Dance With A Vampire, and Royal Blood.
- Recommended for 12+
- Genres include: horror/thriller/romance
- Rated: A+
Since Kindergarten, Raven's biggest dream was to be a vampire. When her parents are hippies and you watched a lot of old horror films, why wouldn't she? Well, things haven't changed a lot since then, and now Raven's in high school. She ...more
And then I bought Vampire Kisses: The Beginning
And I learned that yes, Virginia, there is a book more terrible.
You see, Vampire Kisses could have been good. It could have been amazing actually. Dark and ...more
Raven is a goth stereotype. Even though she is a stereotype I do find a good female lead. She's strong, spunky, and independent. She does appear a bit immature in the first book, but she does grow up ...more
The story is about a teenage girl who like many her age find it hard to fit into a judgmental town. A town where she is continually confronted with bullying because of her individuality. Unlike most other teens Raven (unfortunate name) can hold her own and finds being herself as easy as breathing contrary to the ...more
This collection of books reads fairly quickly. It's a lighter read for a paranormal book than I would have expected. It is the story of Raven, the Goth-girl and residents of "Dullsville" (I think I've been there a few times!). A new family moves in to the old mansion on the hill and the gossip begin ...more
I would've sold this at a Book-Off store or something, but unfortunately the corner got folded, and they only accept near-perfect condition books. But back to the book, I suggest you just buy the books se ...more
The only thing that cracks me up ...more
Book 2- Kissing Coffi ...more
Raven Maddison is a gothic freak. She dresses differently, has way way different tastes to others... So oneday mysterious guy who's never out during the day, Alexander Serling, moves into the old mansion up in Benson Hill. Raven's kind of always wanted to be a vampire (which is like Twilight except Bella only wants to after she meets Edward). Raven's lifelong ...more
This book is the stereotypical crap-tastic vampire book which should be more realistically aimed at pre-teens, the young-adults, which is the shelf which I found it. The characters are one dimensional and totally underdeveloped. Raven was just the stereotypical goth girl with nothing special or amazing about her. The plot is... how ...more
But just when you think it can't get any more enthralling than that, cue Alexander: stereotypical vampire dude who lives in a creepy, isolated old house. Of course our girl, Raven, automatically concludes that this eye-rollingly stereotypical vamp guy is the only one for her... And so begins potentially the most painful, che ...more
On that note, the main character *insert unoriginal gothic name* has no depth. She doesn't feel real, and is always going on about how goth she is. Suddenly a new guy shows up in her boring town of "Dullsville". He's pale, so he must be a vampire! ...more
The first book is the most sitting-on-edge-of-your-chair worthy for you spend the whole time trying to guess if Alexander really is vampire or not, even if all the evidence is right there in front of you. The vampires in this ...more
When I returned from London, I relocated to Chicago where I lived for five years. There, I graduated from the Second City Training Center and performed improv, Shakes ...more