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Vampire Kisses: Blood Relatives, Vol. 1 (Vampire Kisses: Blood Relatives #1)

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The absolute last thing goth-girl Raven and her vampire boyfriend, Alexander, need is another hitch in their nighttime-only romance—but dark trouble hovers on the horizon when Raven and Alexander discover four freshly dug graves filled with empty coffins. When a crew of sketchy vampires takes up residence in Dullsville's lonely graveyard, Alexander finds this motley bunch ...more
Paperback, 128 pages
Published September 25th 2007 by Katherine Tegen Books
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Jessica-Robyn
While I was reading this I encountered a problem that I did not foresee. I knew to expect all the normal plot, character, and story elements that this type of story would willingly provide, but I didn't realize I was going so soft.

I wanted to give this book a pass, despite the fact that it offered absolutely nothing to earn that pass. My reason for wanting to pat this poor little manga on the head and just send it on it's marry way was that for all extensive purposes, this is a cash grab.

Shoul
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Rachelvalle

* LISSON EVERYONE!!! READ THIS!!!

Everyone this is cool becuse Vampire Kisses is the first Manga book I have ever read in Manga world. I bought this in Barns and Nobal that was my favorit store at the time. (My second favorit book store)

I Got it with my Unkl Josph, (Mom's little bro) I read this book in one day and it was amazing to me!
Vampire Kisses have the best Vampire romans I have ever read and the Charactor girl Raven had every thing incomon and the same wishes (Not anymore now im old
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Alexis
This is a cute little series.
Josée
Vampire Kisses is an easy, but short read. Overall I felt it was superficial, but I will say I loved the art style of the manga.

The characters are typical and predictable, and I see the potential of how sweet the romance between Alexander and Raven could have been, or at least built up in the manga, but it isn't. Alexander feels a little invisible actually, and there isn't much for secondary characters. The plot isn't really there either, so there isn't much substance. Overall it was ok, but if
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Rebecca Dornsife
I think this series translates much better as manga and should have probably been release like this in the first place.
Chibineko
I picked this book up at my local bookstore thinking it'd be a cute read. While I've never really read the series (I've flipped through the first book & some of the more recent ones), I'm roughly familiar with the plot & characters. The artwork looked great, so I figured that it'd be decent enough for a read.

I've picked this book up twice now & tried to read it, but no matter how many times I've tried, I can't get into it. The characters just don't really seem that appealing to me.
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Anna
The Vampire Kisses series has always been a bit of pointless fluff for me. It has no plot to speak of and the romance and characters are complete cliques and yet... it's just so freaking cute I don't know what to do with myself. I also love manga so I was very excited to check this out.

The main cast is the same and both their looks and personalities are transferred nicely. Having said that, this is thankfully not just a retelling of any of the books but a new story featuring a group of half vamp
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Farah
When I started reading this I thought there was some kind of a mistake and that somehow this graphic novel wasn't volume one but then I double checked by googling it and it was in fact the first volume , it didn't seem right because the story starts from what seems to be the middle of it , it just felt as if it was a continuation of a story rather than the beginning of one.


The characters felt very one dimensional and boring , the only exciting thing about them was their illustrations , I learn
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Mimi
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Book name : Blood Relatives

Series : #1 in Manga version of Vampire Kisses

Author : Ellen Shreiber

Page count : 98 pages

Time spent reading : 30 minutes between 8th - 9th

Review:

I borrowed this last Friday when I joined a new library service that has a massive section (5 2 metre length shelves) filled with Young Adult Manga. I hadn't read this genre often before (only about 10 times) due to the lack o
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Karin
Ellen Schreiber has jumped into the realm of graphic novels. Her popular Vampire Kisses series has been picked up by Tokyo Pop and has transferred really well.

Raven and Alexander continue their nighttime romance in their usual haunt, A.K.A the cemetery, and make the most of their time together. At the beginning of Blood Relatives they notice something strange while they are out on their date. Four empty graves are discovered and clues lead Alexander to believe that his cousin, Claude, has come
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Nina at Death Books and Tea
Review:This is a spinoff to the fairly popular series Vampire Kisses, which features goth girl Raven and her vampire boyfriend Alexander. However it’s not a adaption of the novels, as Blood Relatives has a new storyline-Alexander’s cousin Claude has turned up in Dullsville (where they live) and has started looking for something. Exactly why is not known. However, judging by Alexander’s determination to stop him, the reason can’t be good.
The storyline’s ok. It’s not outstandingly good, or outstan
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Rachelvalle
* READ VAMPIRE LOVE!!!


Vampire Kisses is all about Raven Madison; a gothic-girl in High School with her one true friend she met sence third grade named, Becky. Becky has a boyfriend named Matt who is a populare boy but a sweet man loving eachother.

Raven has one dream and her dream comes true, she has found a Vampire Boyfriend...
His name is, Alexander, a cute boy how loves her too. (Alexander:A Vampire male. Raven:A Human female.)
Its hard to say how they met, (Cant tell u!) but there love towa
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Ashley Moii
vampire kisses:blood relatives, by ellen schreiber is a very great book i love all the drama and scary mistery part because it so incredible the only part i didnt like was when alexander left raven just because she found out that he was a vampire . the second part i didnt like was when that weird jager guys come creepy out raven just to get to alexander and making her feel weird and lonely and sad . my super favorite part was when jager was about to suck raven blood in the grave yard and then ra ...more
Rosa
Cute little side story to the "Vampire Kisses" franchise. If you love the books, you'll love the graphic novels. I found the story to be just as captivating as the novels, and the depictions of the characters seem to match up pretty well to the characters in the novel. Even if you're not one for graphic novels, I think it might be a game-changer. Simple to read and short.
Cassie Karanasos
The outfits Raven wore are awesome and inspiring. The artistic drawing in these mangas was pretty good, but the art got progressively worse after the first volume... Only read up tho the 3rd volume because of the obvious difference in art work. It just wasn't causing me to want to read more asap.
nada
I read this with no knowledge that it is a graphic version of a real novel.As novels go,it got no real story.A girl who has a thing for vampires then....Boom...a vampire shows up in town (Lame?I know.)
However as a Graphic Novel,it's a whole lot of cute.Also,well done art.Heart it!
Danielle
I was disappointed when I first got this book in the mail because I thought it would be in color, but it wasn't. I also expected there to be more story in volume one, but overall I really enjoyed this book. I loved seeing Raven's outfits especially.
Mage
So if you know my feelings forward Raven in the main story (or rather first few books. Full reviews pending on those) you may be confused why I gave this four stars
Claude and his gang
Straight up won my heart
Past this will be spoilers for the rest of the volumes (Graveyard Games however is separate)

They, like Jagger and Luna, had every right to be bitter and angry
They were beaten and wrongfully treated but were denied the potion to become full bloods because Alex's grandmother feared he'd do wron
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Laura deLuna
it was really short... not worth the money theyre charging... glad i didnt buy it. there are supposed to be more. ends with a cliffhanger. not as good as the books.

the best friend Becky seemed different. in the book she was a down-home-country-farmgirl-whatever and now shes some googoo-eyed-shopaholic-girlfriend-chick.

Raven keeps becoming more annoying. the boyfriend guy keeps become more... i dunno invisible? anti-character? its like he doesnt have any personality. he is just "love-interest-vam
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Krys

So, after reading the entire Vampire Kisses series by Ellen Schreiber in a week of course I had to pick up the manga spin-off series! These short, beautifully illustrated, books are perfect compliments to this series. The goofy scenarios within the world lend itself well to manga format (maybe they all should have been manga).

We’re introduced to Claude, Alexander’s cousin who is half Mortal, half Vampire. He is searching for something to make him all Mortal and Raven gets in the way. That’s abou
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Matti Karjalainen
Lukiota käyvällä goottityttö Ravenilla on poikaystävänä ihka oikea (vai pitäisikö sanoa ihq-oikea) vampyyri Alexander. Parisuhdetta ja Tylsäkylän arkea saapuvat kuitenkin sotkemaan jälkimmäisen pahat puolivampyyri-sukulaiset.

Ellen Schreiberin samannimiseen kirjasarjaan pohjautuva "Vampire Kisses : Verisukulaiset, vol. 1" (Egmont, 2009) on ensimmäisen osansa perusteella höttöistä mutta sinänsä ihan viehkoa sarjakuvaa, jossa yhdistyvät aikuisesta lukijasta aika korni romantiikka ("Minäkin uskon ni
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Debbie
May 16, 2008 Debbie rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: vampire fans
First in the Vampire Kisses manga books.

Readers familiar with Raven and Alexander from the Vampire Kisses series will most likely enjoy the manga version as well.

Goth-girl Raven and her vampire boyfriend, Alexander, find four fresh graves in Dullsville's local cemetery. Raven discovers that the gang is lead by Alexander's half-vampire cousin, Claude Sterling. Claude holds a grudge against Alexander and he's come to town to get his revenge.

A brand new adventure and some new characters mean that
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Conner
This manga is cliched Shoujo at its cheesiest. The story is nonexistent, and the romantic element is alternately shallow and sappy. The dialogue tries very hard to be witty but doesn't quite hit the mark. It's only saving grace is that the artwork is actually quite good. The Gothic artwork is beautiful and the characters, while all extremely shallow and not developed at all, are very good looking. It's obvious that the character models and clothing were very well thought out, so it's a shame tha ...more
Nidah (SleepDreamWrite)
At the time I never read manga except watching anime. Love the artwork and the series being one of my favorites. The dresses are really pretty. Good volume.
Faith Woody
I love this book and the authors, ever since I read this volume I've been hooked and currently own all volumes of this manga, I plan to read the novels next.
Heather
I really like the differences between the books and the graphic novels. I thought that Raven was drawn really well and the humor was still there.
Shannon (Twilight Sleep)
Very short...but I suppose that's to be expected since it was Ms. Schreiber's first foray into the world of manga. It was a good one though - I was very pleased with the storyline, and even more pleased with the artwork (Who is this REM? I must have more!). I see that the second volume is quite a bit thicker, so hopefully that means more juicy story. One of the coolest things about Blood Relatives is the fact that you don't really have to read the VK books to get into the story of the manga. Now ...more
Rosa
This graphic novel just seemed way to short. The series feels like it starts in the middle of the story due to the way they breeze through Raven and Alexander's romance. I debate reading the actual novels to see if they feel more filling because the story was definitely interesting. The idea that vampires are born and that some of them are of mixed blood and can be out during the day and night time. I would think that vampires with the ability to be up during the day would be cool and highly rat ...more
Monica
Rem's art style really brings a great mood to the novel. Character designs were awesome!
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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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