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Kissing Coffins (Vampire Kisses #2)

3.86 of 5 stars 3.86  ·  rating details  ·  20,087 ratings  ·  632 reviews
Not far from Dullsville, someone's lurking in the dark. . . .

After meeting the handsome and shadowy Alexander Sterling, goth-girl Raven's dark world has a bright, new glow. But as in her favorite movie, "Kissing Coffins," Raven knows that love always has its complications, especially when Alexander has a big secret to guard.

When Alexander suddenly disappears, Raven leaves
Paperback, 224 pages
Published May 1st 2007 by Harper Teen (first published July 26th 2005)
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Dec 15, 2008 Kelsey rated it 1 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: People who hate Twilight
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Anne Stephenson
Aug 03, 2008 Anne Stephenson rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: All the vamipire lovers
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Kimmy Yates
This second book in the series of Vampire Kisses gets a 5 stars from me. I absolutely am in love with all of the characters in this series. I can not get enough of the books, I cant read fast enough, trying to take it all in. I cant wait to see where it goes with our Goth, Raven and her precious vamp Alexander. Will she become a Vampire as well, this is the question. I have never been in love with a fictional character before until now, ohhh Alexander Sterling, every Goths dream. On to book 3.
Jan 18, 2009 Tina added it
Recommends it for: anyone
Recommended to Tina by: nobody
I totally love this book so much and Alexander Sterling. I wish Alexander Sterling was real!! Just like Edward in Twilight. CUTE!!! ...Okay , ack to the book.. I loved it.I read it in like two days, which is pretty awesome for me.I couldn't get my nose out of this book.
Kimberley doruyter
these are so fast and fun to read, or re-read ;)
Jan 29, 2009 Cary rated it 1 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: no one
Recommended to Cary by: some immature kid
This is one of the worst of the teenage good guy vampire in highshcool type books. Not only does it missrepresent Goth culture. Any real Goth would set that book on fire with lighter fluid. Certain words like "Coyly". Coyly I looked at Alexander. He wanted me to go up to his attic room. Giving him a coy smile I said. Do me,LOL. The RBI Raven Bureau of Investigation says this book sux. It is on an 11 year old reading level. If you are over 17 you will get sick. Cary
To me, this one was not as good as the first. I disliked the fact that Raven lost some of that kick ass independence that she had in book one, and somehow she turned into a needy girlfriend(Typical). I still liked this book, however because it still kept my interest. Even though some of the characters underwent personality changes, some new ones were introduced evening out the plot. Overall a book you should read if your continuing the Vampire Kisses series.
Jennifer Sanders
i know i said i wouldn't read any more of these but i thought i would give it would more shot. (jonesing for vampire fiction as you can see). i didn't like this one either. and i'm done. really!
Jordan M.
Apr 11, 2014 Jordan M. added it
Recommends it for: People who love Twilght
Even though I didn't read the first book, I thought this, as well as the other books, were spectacular! The way that there is romance and action I couldn't put the book down. Ellen Schreiber really did good with this book and this series.

*******SPOILER ALERT*******

Raven Madison just found out that her boyfriend, Alexander Sterling, is a vampire. But Raven isn't scared. She’s wanted to be a vampire since she was four years old. And she still wants to be one. She's wants to be turned by Alexande

Like I said yesterday, the Vampire Kisses books by Ellen Schreiber are light... able to finish in two + hours kind of light. But in a good, Gothy, pulpy, YA kind of way. I'm still enjoying them, though they are very much candy books.

In Kissing Coffins Raven is heartbroken. She just found out that her Gothic Prince, Alexander, is actually a Vampire. Following the discovery he has disappeared and Raven progressed into an angsty riddled (more so than usual) teenager. She vows to find him. Tracking
Vampire Kisses 2: Kissing Coffins
Ellen Schreiber
ISBN 978-0-06-077624-4

All of a sudden, Alexander leaves Dullsville because of some family problems. Without letting Raven know and having her worry, she decides to go on a search for him. She doesn't know where he went, doesn't know why he left, and definitely doesn't know how she can find him. Since she doesn't know about anything, she's on her own. Being by herself, is it possible for her to be safe until she finds he

Would it be entirely wrong of me to begin this review with a fan-girlish statement? I certainly hope not because I’m about to! ‘Oh no! Alexander has run away forever and my life is completely, totally and utterly over. O.V.E.R!’ Yes that’s right you heard me, the only reason I like this series has taken off in less than ten pages and vanished entirely! Of course, that statement popped into my head the moment I finished the first book, and cracked open the second book in the Vampire Kisses series
Vampire Kisses- Kissing Coffins, by Ellen Schreiber, pages: 377. In the series a girl named Raven Madison lives in the small town called Amityville or Dullsville but nothing happens in the town. But one day a mysteries family moves into the Mansion on top of Benson Hill. When she finds out who lives there, she finds that a prince of the night, Alexander Sterling; and his butler Jameson. Over time hanging out with Alexander, she finds out that he’s a vampire. In the beginning of the second one s ...more
I really like Raven, really I do. I like Alexander more. I just feel like these books are lacking in maturity. Yes, I know, they are young adult books, perhaps even as young as 13, when I’m looking for the 15-18 type stuff. Maybe that is the main problem. Mostly, I feel like the book didn’t really go anywhere. Oh, there was a plot, a climax, and sort of a wrapping up (okay, maybe not a true wrap-up, but it is a series, and she wants to keep us reading), but to me it sort of just stayed flat-line ...more
I started reading Kissing Coffins as soon as I was done reading Vampire Kisses. It starts where the first book ends. Raven, the outcast goth girl, finds that her love, Alexander, has apperently vanished. She finds his family's mansion packed up and empty.
While racking her brain trying to find a reason for the disappearence, a clue to his location sends her to a whole new town. While there, we meet some very interesting characters including a not-so-helpful bartender, and a strangely attractive
Lizashakira Pagan
This book called "Kissing Coffins by Ellen Schreiber", is about this girl called Raven Madison, who lives on a small city called DullsVille. She met this guy named Alexander Strerling and both completely fell in love. Alexander has such a huge secret that no one can ever know. Raven had an idea that he might be a vampire, but then thought he wasn't, and so on. Alexander completely disappeared and Raven started searching for him. She went to a city called HipsterVille, and visit her aunt, but the ...more
Lisa Williamson
Kissing Coffins by Ellen Schreiber I picked up this book for something to read while my family was playing TCG games. It looked interesting. I did not realize till I picked it up that it was the second book in a series.

This was an interesting if cliched read. Take your typical goth teenager living in a town of yuppies, toss in a young vampire who is an artist and high jinks ensue.

A very quick read that should be aimed at the tween set. While it is written well and reads quickly, it is just too c
Jako první: Hurá na třetí díl - snad hned zítra! :D Alexander - zlatíčko Na začátku jsem si říkala, že je tam nějak málo Trevora - na rozdíl od prvního dílu, ale pak už jsem chápala. I když se Alexander - aww :D objeví až někdy kolem poloviny knihy, líbí se mi ten začátek a pohled Raven, to že se nevzdává a pak to její pátrání. Klub Záhrobí - místo, které doufám, že tam ještě někdy bude. Opět ten konec :o Já věděla, že se tam Luna objeví. A jsem zvědavá, jak to bude s Jaggerem. Zajímavá postava ...more
Unfortunately, I did not like this book as much as I liked the first one. Raven came across as kind of weak and there were not as many adventures and mishaps in the story unlike the first one. Still, there were still parts in the book which I liked, especially when Raven visited her aunt in Hipsterville.

I think that Raven would naturally move to Hipsterville once she turns 18. She will not be an outcast there and even though I am not a goth, I was also thrilled when she found that goth store and
this book is like the first one in the way it is a bit juvanille. i didnt like the way goth was practically used in every sentance as it got a bit repeatitive. there wasnt any real drama like other books usually have so that was a disappointment. there was parts that was actually good so maybe there is a bit of hope for the rest of the series!
Emily Flores
This one is just as great as the second one. Not as long as the first but that doesn't matter. Now in the end of the first one the characters true love goes away and she knows his dark little reason. It's like a vampire love story but only better. It is better because you've got her mind which is full of great ideas and choices. So the love of the characters life is gone without a trace whats a goth teen like her to do. Go find him. I don't blame her I mean she has never fallen in love before an ...more
Nina Life of a Bookworm
Prva mi je stvarno bila fora, ali ova mi je nekako razocaranje. Nije bilo onog humora, vise manje pola knjige je bilo vezano uz potragu za Alexanderom.. Onda malo bezvezni zaplet... Onak, steta, lijepo je pocelo... Sutra cu vidjet sto ce bit s trecom knjigom.. Makar cisto sumnjam da ce bit dobra kao prva.
Oct 14, 2008 Bertha rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommended to Bertha by: Cynthia
Raven, an outcast gothic teen, searches for Alexander, her boyfriend, whom she has discovered is a vampire. I really enjoyed this book. I thought this book was very well written and it kept you interested from the first page to the last.
Another quick and fun read, its not a classic but it passes the time with likeable characters and good humour and even if i still think im to old for these books i'll read them anyway
Again this was a reread for me, I've read before up to book 4 but I dont really remember a lot of what happened since I read them so long ago.
Kyanara Night
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Isabel Vélez
The first book is definitely the best. But a still really enjoyed this book. Its corta filled with surprises.
Rating Clarification: 0 stars

Simply terrible, just TERRIBLE.

SUPERFICIAL, STEREOTYPICAL, CLICHÉ. Plainly and excruciatingly bad, BAD, BAD.

The facts have no union; is like watching a bad TV series, a succession of changing scenes but with no explanations anywhere and a bunch of systematize ideas and shallowness. An assortment of conventionalize and “popular” elements put together with the apparent intent of being cool and special but obviously failing miserably.

What a painful, painful read.

Isamary Luevanos
I know I always do a review on these books but they are from my all time favorite series! In this book you're left hanging at so many points and you have no idea what will happen next. It's like a tragic and happy love story that's filled with lots of suspense, more than the first book. You meet a new, intriguing character who has a lot going on. He definitely captures your attention and you'll have to keep reading to know what will happen next. He seems so vicious and scary from the description ...more
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Before I took pen to paper, I was an actress. I attended a local university majoring in theatre and spent a summer in London at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts where I learned about the “Old Bard” from amazingly talented teachers.

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
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