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Dance with a Vampire (Vampire Kisses #4)

4.01  ·  Rating Details  ·  21,820 Ratings  ·  431 Reviews
There's a new vampire in town. His name is Valentine Maxwell. Goth-girl Raven knows this latest intruder can only mean trouble--he's the younger sibling of two vampires she fought to drive out of Dullsville. But when her brother, Billy, befriends this dangerous tween night prowler, the stakes are suddenly higher. Though torn by the excitement of every teen girl's fantasy-- ...more
Hardcover, 179 pages
Published July 3rd 2007 by Harper Teen (first published July 1st 2007)
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Raven and her true love, Alexander, sleep in a coffin; 11 year old vampire Valentine is interested in tree houses; Billy Boy and his nerd-mate Henry are busy with Project Vampire and Dullsville High's Prom Night is just around the corner.

Don’t pay attention to my rating, these books were written for much younger readers than me. If I had read them when I was 14, I’d probably be in love with them.

Still, for some reason that I can’t explain, this series always puts a smile on my face. Maybe it’s b
Emma (BelleBooks)
Jan 09, 2012 Emma (BelleBooks) rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
(Review for Books 1-8)

I decided to review all eight of these books together, as I pretty much read them all back to back and I don't think I would be able to go back and review them all individually.

Firstly, this is a series that I had known about for a while, but wasn't really too sure what the books were about. Going from the titles it's obvious that they are about vampires, but apart from that I hadn't really looked into them too much. One day in December, bored I decided to give the first bo
Nov 07, 2007 Haylie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Vampire lovers
I absolutly LOVED this book, I loved the whole series! An awewsome book! The ending kinda sucked though, she left it open for another book but there probably won't be one!!!
Kimberly Yates
The story really picked up in this book 4 of the Vampire Kisses series. I am so addicted to the characters to everything that this series revolves around, I can not stop reading.
I loved the Prom segment in this book, the dress Raven picks out, the diversion created in order to keep Vampire Alexander from having his pic taken. The author really gives such a unique spin to vampires, teen vamps, I just cant get enough. I love the sense of humor as well throughout all of the books so far.
I am so in
Favourite Character: Alexander

This book was okay, it wasn't anything to write home about. Nothing big really happened. And the on-going feud between Trevor and Raven is getting old, I mean she loves Alexander and it's clear Trevor has had a big ol' crush on her for a while... Other than that Raven is starting to annoy me, at first her antics and immaturity were refreshing, but now it's like okay... 16 year olds do NOT act like this. I mean most of them are out having sex and doing drugs and rais
Jenny Jo Weir
I'm loving this series. The plot twist this book takes is a good one and I liked that the story revolves around many characters focusing on different ones each book instead of only Raven and Alexander.

Her being silly and nice even though classifying herself as Goth only increases her likeability. I like so many things about her character as well as Alexander's. I even like the villain Trevor; honestly, even he is super likeable and he is supposed to be the thorn in her side.

I honestly don't ha
Oct 30, 2010 Ash rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I ask myself, what audience is this book being aimed at. I'm still test reading the series for the librarians at school who were keen to hear what they were like, and I feel so horrible having to say that I don't really like them at all. They're OK, that's the truth, but they are not brilliant. The premise of each book is simple - Human girl who wants to be a vampire meets a vampire boy and they fall in love. They are hunted by evil vampires who wish to make the girl one of them despite her love ...more
Alyson {Error Nebula}
Jun 21, 2013 Alyson {Error Nebula} rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Alyson by: K. D. B.
I don't want to start any arguments, as everyone have their own opinion, I just wanted to say this was the best book in the series so far. If you don't include bitchy valentine, that is.

To be fair, I suggest to read the first three books before reading this review for spoiler-free experience.

Jagger and Luna left Dullsville and all is good, until their little brother, Valentine Maxwell, shows up with an unknown goal. While Raven and Alexander have ups and downs because of the little Nosferatu, th
Jun 12, 2011 Sarah rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: books-i-own
I really love this series.... everyone who likes mythical books and stories needs to read this series.. So in this book jagger and lunas younget brother comes to dullsville and becomes friends with billy who is ravens younger brother and them they start a project about vampires and at the same time raven and alexander are serching the town trying to find where valentine;s coffin is and also the prom is at this time so raven and alexander go to hthe prom and then trevor riggs the prom king and qu ...more
Linda *Rapunzel*
"Dace with a Vampire" and the "Vampire Kisses" series is like another "Twlight". Human and vampire fall in love, but in this book they don't have any drama with the two lovebirds. Raven would be Bella in "Twilight", but instead of being the victim sghe is the heroine. Also she the total oppiste of Bella. Raven is Goth and her favorite color is black. Her ultimate wish is to be a vampire, which sshe wanted since she was born, and before she met her vampire boyfriend. Alexander would be Edward, bu ...more
Shweta Choudhary
Jun 23, 2012 Shweta Choudhary rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: vampires
This Is my fouth book of Vampire Kisses and I would say I am not disappointed!!
The series gets better and better!!
I like all the characters..There was more Billy and Henry in this book and I got to know more about them,knowing what they feel even though it was not said directly There are few secrets too. new talent.

I like the pace of the book . Each chapter is entertaining ... I liked Trevor moments too and Raven is the awesome gothic girl I have ever read about.... VAlentine didn't appear till
Kayla Eklund
Dance with a Vampire was a fantastic installment to the Vampire Kisses series. Alexander and Raven might have gotten rid of Luna and Jagger, but a new vampire is in town, Valentine. As far as villain characters go, Valentine is pretty tame. He reads thoughts and spreads secrets to stir up trouble in Raven and Alexander's relationship. My favorite character is Raven. I like her style and attitude. She dresses and acts how she wants to and doesn't care what anyone else thinks. Alexander has become ...more
Jennifer Wardrip
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DANCE WITH A VAMPIRE continues the tale of Raven, the outcast, and her hottie boyfriend, Alexander.

They have just defeated the two sibling vampires threatening both their town and their relationship. They're now ready to relax together when Valentine arrives.

Valentine befriends Raven's younger brother, Billy, and suddenly she's very protective of her little brother.

Valentine has the ability to read the innermost thoughts of someone's mind once h
Mary Tillman
Okay - in all honesty - I've given up on this book and the remainder of the series. Raven's constant whining about wanting to be a vamp has grown rather dull. And the fact that she continues to put herself in situations where her vamp boyfriend has specifically asked her not to (he's done this with a great deal of restraint as far as vamps are concerned and been very polite about it too)has just pushed me off the rest of the story/series. I think I made it to page 20 or so before tossing the boo ...more
Aug 23, 2015 Asia rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 stars
Intrigued by Romance
This is truely a captivation series to read. I have read the other 3 previously and I must say it definately keeps me reading and wanting more.
In this book, Raven and Alexander must face Valentine (Jagger and Luna's kid brother). Valentine is a vampire and he is in search of something specific......Raven and her family, especially Raven's younger brother "Billy Boy". Billy doesn't know Valentine is a Vampire at first, he becomes best friends. Can Raven help her younger brother before it is too l
Mar 07, 2009 Alana rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Taylor Cillessen
It was very good and enticing. I did cry at the end, which means it's a good book. A Dance With A Vampire, Ellen Schreiber, was a very interesting part of the the series Vampire Kisses. I love Alexander and Raven and their relationship. But, a part of me wants Trevor and Raven together. I mean, if you read the third book, Vampireville, Trevor kept a present from Raven from his 5th birthday party. Ever since then, I liked them together more. Alexander seems like too obvious a choice for Raven. Ra ...more
Dance with a vampire is a drop dead sexy read I was hooked from page one! Alexander & Raven are to die for I love this scary sweet couple!!! there was not one thing I wanted to change in this book.. The ending will make U thirst for more! Ellen Schreiber is AWESOME!
Oct 25, 2014 donna rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Now that Raven has fallen in love with her true mate, Alexander Sterling, and has defeated the Nosferatu duo, Jagger and Luna Maxwell, Raven thinks she can finally rest at ease. Raven is in her sophomore year and with such a small community, prom is open to all students. Another dance? Snow Ball didn't go as smashing as she had hoped, so would her mate be willing to attend another all mortal affair?

Raven struggles to find the girl time with her only best friend, Becky, between their recent boyfr
Jan 14, 2016 Kitty rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Overall an adorable, fun, and fast read. Raven and Alexander make the cutest couple, their flaws and insecurities really make the book real and oh-so-lovable. Valentine is a very interesting character. At first you think he's just like a mini-Jagger but he ends up being totally different than what I first speculated. That extra bit of depth just makes me love his character even more. Project Vampire is now a growing concern. So many what-ifs! This ending has me wanting more! Schreiber definitely ...more
Tracy Dalton
Another entertaining read. Raven and her antics always make me laugh!!
omg this one new characters omg
Feb 11, 2016 Daniel rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It's been maybe a couple of years since I've the series and yet, it left me wanting more. Nevertheless, some of Raven's language made me cringe but in my opinion, the interesting plot made up for that and left me curious to where the author will take the storyline.

Raven's disbelief that she couldn't believe she has a vampire boyfriend, annoyed me. Like i get it, its been your life long dream to be a vampire nevertheless a vampire boyfriend but shut up already. This is the fourth book in the ser
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Raven is having some battles with herself, questioning wether she wants to join Alex for eternity. There is also the Prom to get ready for and long-time human nemesis Trevor with whom to spar.
Valentine has an unusual talent: he can read people’s minds, as well as their fears. When Alexander plans a romantic graveyard picnic, Raven panics when she thinks he is about to bite her. Valentine is aware that Raven has second thoughts about becoming a vampire bride and isn’t shy about letting Alexander
Tyneka Johnson
Dance with a vampire is about a goth girl named Raven living in a town with her vampire sweetheart alexander. she ran Jagger and his twin sister Luna out of town. Well so they think. As Raven spots a new goth weird 11 year old boy that looks like a younger version of Jagger. Hanging out with her brother she gets very protective and doesnt want her younger brother Billy boy hanging out with this weird kid named valentine. Who is only known as coming out in the Day. So her and Alexander team of to ...more
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I am so glad this series is getting better. I had my doubts after the first two. I have figure out two of my issues with this series though. First, I think some of the books could be combined. They function all right by themselves, but they are to connected (not to mention short). Second, I have no problem with Raven being Goth. But, for some reason it seems so cliché. I kind of just ignore that, but I do not feel it really adds to the story. This story I think was more fun. I liked seeing Raven ...more
May 31, 2010 Jazmine rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: vampire kisses fans
Recommended to Jazmine by: bff/found
Raven and Alexander work to rid of and protect Raven’s brother Billy, his friend, and the town from Valentine, Jagger and Luna’s younger sibling. They leave what was turning out to be the best prom ever to find him right about to bite Billy. He grows ill from being exposed to the bright light of Raven’s flashlight and so they take him to the Mansion and give him blood to revive him. Billy and his friend Henry suspect he’s a vampire, so Raven disperses of them before they confirm their beliefs. S ...more
Bought from Amazon, and I still own a copy.


3 out of 5


Valentine Maxwell, Jagger’s and Luna’s little brother, suddenly shows up in Dullsville. Now Raven and Alexander have to find out why Valentine has befriended her brother. Even though she has to save her brother, Raven has another problem — how to ask Alexander to go to the prom with her. However, when Valentine reads Raven’s real and innermost feelings about becoming a vampire, she finds out how muc
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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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