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Il bacio d'argento

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La tristezza di Zoe non è il solito mal di vivere dell'adolescenza: da quando sua madre si è ammalata e suo padre si e dedicato esclusivamente ad assisterla, la vita sembra improvvisamente averle tolto tutto quello che serve a essere felici. In più Lorraine, la sua migliore amica, sta per trasferirsi lontano. La solitudine, l'incomprensione e il dolore avvolgono Zoe come u...more
Paperback, 184 pages
Published 2010 by Salani (first published September 1990)
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Andrienne
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 (Angels Weep For Goodreads)
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...more
Sharon
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 story...it went on forever.
Cherie
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...more
Holly
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...more
Sajid Rabby
so Twilight saw the light of Hollywood and this one didn't???
well FUCK YOU HOLLYWOOD! FUCK......YOU!

anyways... it was a decent quick read with a beautiful clean ending....
definately one of the better vampire novels out there...
Tahleen
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...more
M—
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...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,...more
Mike Mullin
Wow. My new favorite vampire novel!
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
Fuilteachapearl
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...more
 ~*~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 intru...more
Kim
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...more
Ale
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
Michelle
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...more
Claudeen
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.
Trisha
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...more
TinasBookReviews
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...more
A. B.  Davis
So I had not read this book in YEARS. I remember being so fascinated with it upon reading it initially because it seemed so fresh and new. Needless to say, the genre has been beaten to death--I can't complain too much as I am mindfully contributing to it, however, I still found Klause's abilities akin to Anne Rice in this field. Granted, Klause is writing for young adults, so the sentences are much shorter, the narration less probing and internally focused, and the story very streamline, but she...more
Amy Jacobs
Remember those young adult books from the early 1990's? Even the ones from the late 1980's? Remember how sometimes they could just be so cheesy and over the top? Now imagine finding a book like that and stepping back in time with the writing. That is how I felt when I was reading this book.


While the plot was interesting and I found the characters to be okay, the writing of the book made me feel like I was reading a young adult book from a different time. Don't get me wrong, I really enjoy some o...more
Anila
For a short book, naturally, I have only a short review.
A lot of people have said that this- which was published long before Twilight- was what Twilight was trying to be, or what it should have been. For one thing, the plot is more consistent- not just pages upon pages of romance with an exciting bit tacked on the end. For another, the vampires are actually vampires- sunlight kills or harms them depending on how long they're exposed, they need grave dirt to survive, they can't stand crucifixes....more
Kelly
Jul 22, 2011 Kelly rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: intact hearts
Recommended to Kelly by: an inane inmate
Shelves: 2006
Of Proust: squelching shape-up shoes. Dangit! Needing to go and buy heavy cream for the chilled quiche.
A.S. Byatt: dealing with smog-sickness on a German bus, annnnd I finally basted myself with the mustard (if confused by 'the' in bold, see your funds for traveling details. You'll understand when you eat it).
Jane Austen: I had a black eye. My first. And I was grumpy, so, I put her on the shelf and forgot to read her until the last minute. My best bookmark? Yeah, the book had a retribution nom-...more
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
Nani
Jul 27, 2009 Nani rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Everyone
Shelves: vampires
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Soycazadoradesombrasylibros
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...more
Misti
I am truly loathe to call this romance. It's a YA vampire story, again, suggested by the YA librarian at my local library. This was a disappointing read. The plot was heavy and mostly depressing with very little levity all the way through to the end.

The best point I could make about this book is that the human characters are very realistic. They each have their own goals and personalities and they're not just carbon copy clones of secondary characters. On the down side, because of this, none of...more
Karissa
I got this book because it was written by the author who wrote "Blood and Chocolate" (which I haven't read yet). I was interested to read a vampire novel by her. It was an excellent book but it was not what I was expecting.

In this book Zoe is in a tough situation. Her mother is dying of cancer, her father is pulling away from her as he spends more and more time at the hospital with her mother. The doctor has told them that Zoe shouldn't spend much time at the hospital because it might stress her...more
Jessica Sanford
I read this book for this first time when I was fifteen years old. I wrote a paper on it as a school project. (It was a "pick your own book" type of thing.) I have always had a taste for the darker side of literature, vampires and such so I figured this book was right up my alley. I got so much more than I bargained for.
Zoe is a powerful character. She endures so much and in the end finds the inner strength to rise above it all and continue on with her life. I hate to do comparisons, but it se...more
Kara
This is Klause's first novel, and it is about grief, loss, and death of loved ones. I first read this book in middle school, and just finished re-reading it after the Twilight craze left me wanting more teen vampire fiction. I wonder if Stephenie Meyer ever read this book, because the vampire named Simon holds some striking similarities to Edward; he eats animals and not humans, he is very beautiful, and he becomes obsessed with a human girl.
While I did enjoy this book, I thought the plot was...more
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