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Silver Kiss

3.65 of 5 stars 3.65  ·  rating details  ·  14,104 ratings  ·  959 reviews
Zoe is wary when, in the dead of night, the beautiful yet frightening Simon comes to her house.Simon seems to understand the pain of loneliness and death and Zoe's brooding thoughts of her dying mother.

Simon is one of the undead, a vampire, seeking revenge for the gruesome death of his mother three hundred years before.Does Simon dare ask Zoe to help free him from this lif
Hardcover, 198 pages
Published September 1st 1990 by Delacorte Pr
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All I can say is...Wow! This is what Twilight wanted to be, I think. It was published in 1990 and so the themes are a bit dated (no emails, cellphones etc.), but it didn't rob the story of anything. I finished the slim novel in a day and a half. I couldn't help but compare the two characters with those of "Twilight." The heroine, Zoe, was flawed and insecure but focused and honest. The vampire, Simon, was "beautiful" but his physical attributes were not brought up every few pages. He was dignifi ...more
 Danielle The Book Huntress (Self-Proclaimed Book Ninja)
The Silver Kiss was a beautiful book. Very atmospheric and compelling. It had a dark tone but also a beauty that was almost timeless. Simon is a compelling character that will make a reader fall in love with him, although the truth about what he is always lingers in the back of the reader's mind.

To call this a romance might be an overstatement. It has romantic elements that are very appealing and apparent, but it's really a story about coming to terms with death. Zoe is having to face the fact t
Ehhh....this was a little clumsy, and definitely read like a first novel, but it is apparently a classic of the teen vampire genre. I liked some of the dramatic language and scenes, and especially Simon and Zoe's first kiss, but it never really lead anywhere. Also, I got totally bored when Simon started telling his origin went on forever.
Sajid Rabby
so Twilight saw the light of Hollywood and this one didn't???

anyways... it was a decent quick read with a beautiful clean ending....
definately one of the better vampire novels out there...
Zoe is wary when, in the dead of night, the beautiful yet frightening Simon comes to her house. Simon seems to understand the pain of loneliness and death and Zoe's brooding thoughts of her dying mother. Simon is one of the undead, a vampire, seeking revenge for the gruesome death of his mother three hundred years before. Does Simon dare ask Zoe to help free him from this lifeless chase and its insufferable loneliness?

Hmmm... after reading Blood and Chocolate, I was expecting this one to be almo
I hadn't really expected much out of The Silver Kiss because it seems like some people just don't like it all that much. I tend to agree with the crowd, but not on this one.

Simon is a three hundred year old vampire, out to avenge his mother's death when he meets Zoe, a sad teenage girl whose life seems to be falling apart. The two connect and it's like a Twilight prequel. Sort of.

Honestly, there were things entirely too similar to Twilight (but this came first, so Twilight is entirely too simila
Mike Mullin
Wow. My new favorite vampire novel!
Zoe ha 17 anni ma non è una 17enne come le altre.
Non pensa alle feste, non pensa ai ragazzi e nemmeno allo shopping perché la sua vita da normale adolescente si sta letteralmente dissolvendo davanti ai suoi occhi.
La madre di Zoe è malata terminale, costretta a trascorrere il tempo in una stanza di ospedale dalle pareti verde chiaro, il padre di Zoe si destreggia tra lavoro, conti da pagare e la malattia dell’amata moglie, lasciando la figlia a casa da sola.
Simon è un vampiro di 300 anni che disp
Simon is the last thing Zoё expects to enter her life. Trying to cope with her mother’s illness and the inattention of her grief-stricken father, Zoё mechanically goes through her daily routine of school and returning to the solitude of her empty house, always waiting for the phone call informing her about her mother’s death. But when she sees the silver boy at the park and later downtown, she allows herself to get caught up in another’s past and pain.

After centuries of hunting, Simon is nearer
Not as powerful or as good as Blood and Chocolate, but still well worth reading. Reminds me a lot of the 1980/1990s books about teens dealing with family members' dying of some whatever ailment, but this one has vampires and ancient oaths of vengeance to bump it up.

Solid example of an author's first-time work; rough and slightly unfocused, with a promising heart. Klause writes teen alienation extremely well, and also tends to show pronounced sympathy with the monsters while keeping keenly consci
Roanne Araneta
I've never cried so hard after reading since Deathly Hallows. And now, THIS. It's the kind of cry where tears and snot mix but you don't care to the point where you can't even see properly because your eyes are flooded with tears and it's 5 am and you're half howling half sobbing in your pillow because you can't stop crying and you're afraid of waking up the entire house and let them find you looking like a mess in the wee hours of the morning. And the reason? You haven't slept the whole night c ...more
Lisa is Busy Nerding
in a sentence: Zoe's really hit the trifecta - her mom is terminally ill with cancer, her best friend is moving away, and she met (was stalked by) a sexy vampire named Simon.

Zoe spends a lot of her time alone due to her mother being in the hospital and her dad spending time with her mom or trying to catch up on work when he's not dutifully at her hospital bedside. consequently, Zoe is rather withdrawn, doesn't eat much, and begins to feel pretty sorry for herself. and her best friend, Lorraine,
Before I start dissing and what not on this book.... People who have fell in love or enjoyed this book, I recommend NOT reading this review. I don't plan on hurting people's feelings, I'm only here to give my opinion of the book. Which I have done. So sorry before hand, but hey, What'cha gonna do? ;p

Um...? Someone help me >.< I don't understand how this could be a good book! I mean yes sure different ending of Simon and what's-her-face leaving each other sides at the end: Simon letting son
 ~*~Princess Nhya~*~
****I'm 40% done with The Silver Kiss: Okay so far this entire book has been a MAJOR disappointment. I really do not understand all the rave reviews for this book at all. I mean am I reading the same book? I know it was written in the 90's but this book sucks so far :( *****

The above comment is what I thought when I was barely finished with this book. Sadly it did not get any better. As I asked before, was I reading the same book that got all these great reviews? This book read like stereo instr
Nina Rapsodia
Jun 19, 2014 Nina Rapsodia rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Los que quieran leer vampiros buenos.
Recommended to Nina by: Descubierto en el colegio.
Shelves: 2011
Sofía está sufriendo una gran pena en su vida: su mamá, una pintora dulce y alegre está muriendo de cáncer y permanece largas temporadas en el hospital. No es justo que alguien como ella se tenga que ir tan pronto y la deje sola siendo tan joven. Su padre está cada vez más apático con ella, apenas si se ven en el día, no la deja ver a su mamá muy seguido y sólo le deja notas diciéndole que no vendrá y ella pasará la noche sola en casa. Su única amiga se rehúsa a tratar el tema de la muerte de su ...more
Este libro me lo recomendó mi amiga Nina ,su reseña me lleno de curiosidad y quise leerlo cuanto antes,tiene pocas hojas y al principio se me hizo un poco pesado,pero cuando llegue al segundo capitulo me di cuenta,de que no era la típica historia de "chica" conoce a "vampiro" se enamoran...Este pequeño relato va un paso mas hacia delante y en el nos encontramos dos personajes que en todo el libro llevan la voz cantante,los dos se sienten solos y están perdidos, cuando se encuentran.
Con un princ
Keep in mind that this book was first published in 1992. How this thing never turned into a lawsuit I'll never understand.

Stop me if you've heard this one:

Male vampire, young, skin like marble, pale, ice cold, gorgeous, strange speech, stalker, falls in love with somebody before he got to know her, strange hair color...

Female human, socially awkward, no mother or father around, lives with her dad, pretty but nobody seems to notice, likes stalkers, doesn't think it's strange when beautiful boys h
Carole Hauser
This book opened up the door to my love for reading. I remember checking this book out from the school library, about 18 years ago, and loved it! I believe Simon was my first vampire love.

A couple of years back, I remembered this book being the one that stayed with me. So I searched for it online and found a copy. I've shared it with my daughters and now they love it too. Love this book!
Jun 18, 2008 Ale rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: everyone
this book is so awsome! ok. this book is about a girl who falls in love with a vampire that is like 300 years old. together they try to kill his brother who is also a vampire because his brothe ris killing alot of women. his brother appears to be 8 years old but he is really his older brother. Another reason he wants to kill him is because his brother killed his mother and made him what he is.. vampire. i do not like the ending. he kills heis brothor but he also.. ha im not saying but its kind o ...more
The first of it's kind -- a teen vampire love story. In that respect I did like the story, the concepts were intriguing and an easy story to follow. I did find it quite dated however, very 90s lit. The author also seemed like she was a teen herself in some respects..the story felt a little young and undeveloped.

Some things that bothered me: Zoe is basically anorexic, but no one really says anything about it. Her mother is dying and she is trying to accept death with the help of Simon, the tortu
Danielle Folker
This book was a 3 star but Simon made it a 4. The first 100 pages or so was so depressing. I actually teared up a bit. I almost gave up on it. I wasn't in the mood to read something so dark and emotional. Then Simon came in and blew the main character away. In the introduction, Mrs. Annette says she had to develop Zoe better. But I believe Simon still stole the show. I would have been happy with a longer book with him as the main character. Also, The Summer of Love is the cutest/saddest short st ...more
Kiersten Wood
I read The Silver Kiss by Annette Curtis Klause for my English class, and if it hadn’t been a project related to my grade, I would have never been able to finish the book. The writing was unbearable because the beginning dragged on and on but the action part was rushed, details were unexplained, the ending was really confusing, and on top of all that, the story was predictable and boring.
At least the first nine chapters of the book were introducing the story and the characters, and so many times
I first read this book when I was 15, less than a year after the death of my mother from a heart attack. The isolation that Zoe experiences as she deals with her mother's impending death from cancer spoke volumes to me.

As an adult rereading an old favorite, I wish that I could capture that first fascination with the text again. Listening to it as an audiobook drew my attention to Klause's stylistic choices as a writer that I might have ignored if I were reading it on paper.

I still really like th
Katandra Nunnally
Move over Edward & Bella. Hello Simon and Zoe. I have to admit, I was a bit skeptical of this being a good book when I first picked it up. I mean, who needs another vampire story, right? You know plot. Undead boy loves the girl he longs to drain the life-force from. But that's the one place this story doesn't even go. I was pleasantly surprised at the new twist on an old tale. In brief, Simon is a vampire, changed willingly but under false pretenses. He's lost everything. A monster has taken ...more
Don't be fooled by the cover or the title.
The book is okay written, but the most beautifully written part is the last few pages, when Zoe finally understand how to let go of someone you love with the help of Simon. Simon, the lone vampire, is in turn, helped by Zoe herself, who shows him how it is to be noticed and be loved. A very great book...nearly cried reading the last parts.
Jessica Uzzo
Overall this book was very good for what it was. The tone was a bit dark and it dealt with some pretty heavy topics but it would still be fine for younger readers. The story was OK though it could have used a little bit more oomph. The characters were fascinating and well developed for such a short book. The writing tended toward the simpler side but it was almost poetic at times and really quite lovely. I would've preferred a happy ending but that is just a personal preference. While I think it ...more
3.5 stars

Krause is one of my favorite paranormal authors. In fact, I don't understand how the Twilight series was the series that made vampires and werewolves such a popular read with all ages. By far, both this novel and Blood and Chocolate were better written and more interesting. She also wrote a short story, Kissing Dead Boys that I highly recommend. I still find the concept of humans falling in love with vampires/werewolves so quickly and the females being so vulnerable unbelievable. Howeve
This was...odd. I can see the themes as a little dated (you can just sense with the lack of technology but even with some of the words and phrases that this is older...)

The plot and writing were good. The characters were even well done and easy to understand. It was just the actual story. Sure, it had a beginning, a middle (an info dump)...but the end just feels...Unfinished maybe? I'm not sure. I guess now, this would be a Trilogy and it wouldn't feel so unfinished.

But I'm glad it didn't take
Mar 10, 2015 Wren rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: people who want an original vampire romance that goes deeper than most!
This book is about Zoe; a girl whose mother is dying of cancer. She meets the mysterious and strangely gentlemanly Simon; who also suffered the loss of his mother....several hundred years ago. Amid the struggles that she faces day to day, she finds herself falling for Simon....but Simon's evil brother, who is also a vampire, has murder on his mind. Will they be able to stop him before he strikes again?

I wasn't sure how much I would enjoy this book. But when I found it in a little used book shop,
Zoë’s life is falling apart; her mother is dying of cancer and her best friend, Lorraine, is moving away. She's a typical teenager dealing with terrible issues. So when mysterious Simon comes along, Zoë who is feeling lonely and isolated is drawn to the darkness that surrounds him.

Simon is dark and basically scary as hell. He not only carries the traditional vampire aspects, but can easily become mist moving with the air. Being mist carries its dangers for Simon, as he can become lost and compl
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Annette Curtis Klause broke new ground in young adult literature with The Silver Kiss, a book that is at once "sexy, scaring, and moving," according to Roger Sutton writing in the Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books. A vampire love story, Klause's first novel is a darkly seductive thriller with heart and message.

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