In her small town, dubbed "Dullsville," sixteen-year-old Raven a vampire-crazed goth-girl is an outcast. But not for long...
The intriguing and rumored-to-be haunted mansion on top of Benson Hill has stood vacant and boarded-up for years. That is, until its mysteriously strange new occupants move in. Who are these creepy people especially the handsome, dark, and elus...more
I don’t care that the writing is simplistic. I don’t care that the main character herself is simplistic. I don’t even care that these books were written for much, much younger readers than me, say… 14 year olds.
I don’t care about any of that, because Vampire Kisses always puts a smile on my face. Some will find it to be silly; some will find it to be naïve; I find it to be refreshing, original and funny, even though after a few days I can’t even remember what the plot was about.
Sixteen year ol ...more
I was expecting a lot more from this book.
I felt that the characters were very stereotypical, two-dimensional and that the story was predictable. Also, I hate the kind of stories where the two leads 'fall in love' in a matter of 24 hours, etcetera... with hardly any interaction. This is what happens with Sterling and... oh right, Raven...
I guess I shouldn't have expected a lot more from this book when the main characters name is so silly. ...more
Ugh, so this is going to be mostly a rant.... just warning ya.
With a title like 'Vampire Kisses', I, the reader, would assume that
a: this book has vampires in it
b. it is a romance novel, with kissing
c. Whoever our character is, he/she is kissing a vampire
While some of these are true.... They might even all be true to a point, but not in the way I had expected or wanted!
Really, we don't even know "our guy" is a vampire until pretty much the last page!!! You might assume it ...more
Allow me to discuss the irony, which Vampire Kisses has more than enough of (and this is still an understatement). The main character's (Raven) parents used to be what she called "hippies" when she was a kid. Now, if her parents were hippies, why would they name her kid "Raven?" Flower-loving lava-lamp-collecting Pink Floyd orange walls pink carpets hippies, would name their child Raven? I understand that I may be stereotyping the whole concept of being a 'hippi ...more
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 systematized ideas and shallowness. An assortment of conventionalized and “popular” elements put together with the apparent intent of being cool and special but obviously failing miserably.
What a painful, painful read.
Vampire Kisses was really interesting too. I found myself reading more and more and more of it and ended up finishing it because it's just a book that you want to keep reading.
Vampire Kisses was thoroughly enjoyable and I will forever remember parts of it.
I loved all of the characters, they were all ...more
Fall in love with Raven and her Vampire and follow them through all their terrifyingly wonderful adventures.
Though there is some originality to the book it comes in the form of non-original vampire myths and legends (garlic, crosses, sunlight etc.) so just ...more
There are other books followi ...more
Raven still made me laugh and is still one of my favorite main characters. She really didn’t care what other people thought about her or her interests.
For some reason, I remember this as a middle-grade book and that’s absolutely not true. I think most of the jokes went above my head back in t ...more
I have no desire to be able to read after finishing Vampire Kisses by Ellen Schreiber.
The main character is *goth* Raven *goth* Madison who *goth* is apparently a goth. In case you didn't get that from the author pointing that out every other page. She also pulls out every single cliche in the book, and ends almost every sentence in an exclamation point. People aren't called by the names that they are given, no, the snarky protagonist has to give them an insulting nickn ...more
Everything about this book was so gooddarn stupid! How are these books even published?
This book was for teeny boppy girls who are hopeless romantics and fantasize an Edward Cullen will someday come to get them. I was sick and couldn't move from my bed, hence settled for reading this whole series as it was the only one available in my mobile. Otherwise I swear to god, I'd not have read this shit in a million years. ...more
Raven, a 16 year old goth, loves vampires and wishes to meet one. Her greatest desire comes to reality when 17 year old Alexander moves to the creepy mansion up the hill. He is so mysterious that he never gets out of his place, he paints the whole time and he is home-schooled.
Lovely like "The little vampire" and so small that is read in a couple of hours pleasantly! ...more
So the main characters name is raven and she is goth. Tragically so what with her black combat boots, black lipstick, black hair. But at the saaaaame time she is a total freaking preppy girl. She argues with the hottest guy in school and she works at this travel place and at she seems completely fine with wearing bright red lipstick and a pretty red dress.
Wait whaaaaT? I thought she was goth.
Apparently she doesn't even know what goth is.
Then she b ...more
I can tell that the first time I read this I was a young teen because I remember loving this and thinking Raven and Alexander were so cool. Now that I'm older, Raven is somewhat irritating and I want to tell her to grow up. I do like that she defends Becky and doesn't let Trevor just bully her without fighting back. Alexander is cute and treats Raven well. I was glad that Raven had some growth by the end and I do want to keep reading to see how the series turns out. ...more
Pros: Spunky heroine who isn't afraid to stand up for herself and be who she is, and more importantly, does not fit the norm.
Cons: Kitschy vernacular wore on my nerves and was caricatured, while some of the dialogue was downright painful.
Synopsis: 16-year-old Raven has wanted to be a vampire since she was 5. On the day she turns 16, a mysterious new family moves into the old mansion down the street - the very same "haunted" mansion that Raven snuck into back when she was 12. A ...more
This is one of the worst books I've read this year.
It's too pathetic to snark.
I will probably not continue this, because I'm not that mean.
Also, this book was written BEFORE Twilight, believe it or not.
MORE? MORE! @ P.S. I love that book!
THE WORLD: Okay so typical paranormal, the world like we know it just with a little bit of spice in form of vampires. This is probably the book even of Twilight era when everybody suddenly was writing about vampires. One way or another, it is an easy world to follow.
CHARACTERS: Okay this book made me realize one big thing in my life and that was that I have a thing for vampire books if I love the main character. Okay maybe it sounds actually wrong because I h ...more
Sixteen-year-old Raven Madison started her obsession with the dark side in kindergarten. While the teacher was asking her young students what they wanted to be when they grew up and getting the typical responses of nurse, fire fighter, and football player, young Raven answered the question the only way she knew how--she wanted to grow up to be a vampire.
Raven's parents, Sarah and Paul, were typical hippies who spent their early years together waxing poetic abo ...more
There’s no way I can talk about Vampire Kisses with a straight face. If it was intended on being written as a parody then Schreiber succeeded. If it was written to be a serious romance. Then…
This is bad guys. So bad. It’s like the literate version of My Immortal.
Take every Goth stereotype known to man, add some really out dated vampire references (including a cringe inducing cameo by Anne Rice), and top that off with a couple of romances that don’t make any sense th ...more
It's been a long time since I read about a character who can be a badass and completely crazy at the same time. I adored Raven. She was such a refreshment. Although I didn't like her complete obsession with vampires and all things black, I really liked her personality. She stuck up for a girl everyone beat up, she takes no shit from anyone and she really knows what she wants - to become a vampire. Complitely delusional, I know. But that's Raven.
I liked how brave she was ...more
This book was recommended to me by my overdrive app and I would have never read it otherwise but I'm very glad I did. Way to go overdrive app!
I loved that this book was not long or dull. It's cute and not the same story everyone else writes about...and it wasn't 20 hours long! It seems like all the stories I have recently been reading are all freaking 12 to 18 hours long and I appreciated this author keeping it short and sweet.
Raven is a high school student obsessed with vampires. She i ...more
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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 ...more