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Kissing Coffins

(Vampire Kisses #2)

3.88  ·  Rating details ·  25,102 ratings  ·  792 reviews
Not far from Dullsville, someone's lurking in the dark. . . .

After meeting the handsome and shadowy Alexander Sterling, goth-girl Raven's dark world has a bright, new glow. But as in her favorite movie, "Kissing Coffins," Raven knows that love always has its complications, especially when Alexander has a big secret to guard.

When Alexander suddenly disappears, Raven leaves
Paperback, 224 pages
Published May 1st 2007 by Harper Teen (first published July 26th 2005)
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Mar 11, 2015 rated it did not like it
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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.

Anne Stephenson
Jul 25, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: All the vamipire lovers
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Dec 07, 2008 rated it did not like it
Recommends it for: People who hate Twilight
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Briar's Reviews
Ah, yes. Another throwback from my teen years - Kissing Coffins, the second book in the marvelous Vampire Kisses series.

Just a gentle reminder, these books are Young Adult novels with young, lovely characters who act like immature kids (because, they are YOUNG). If you're looking for a True Blood or Game of Thrones level of maturity, you've come to the wrong place.

As a teen, these books were my LIFE. They were a big part of my high school years and I was madly in love with them. I wanted to find
Jan 18, 2009 added it
Recommends it for: anyone
Recommended to Tina by: nobody
I totally love this book so much and Alexander Sterling. I wish Alexander Sterling was real!! Just like Edward in Twilight. CUTE!!! ...Okay , ack to the book.. I loved it.I read it in like two days, which is pretty awesome for me.I couldn't get my nose out of this book. ...more
Jun 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This second book in the series of Vampire Kisses gets a 5 stars from me. I absolutely am in love with all of the characters in this series. I can not get enough of the books, I cant read fast enough, trying to take it all in. I cant wait to see where it goes with our Goth, Raven and her precious vamp Alexander. Will she become a Vampire as well, this is the question. I have never been in love with a fictional character before until now, ohhh Alexander Sterling, every Goths dream. On to book 3.
Mar 15, 2007 rated it liked it
To me, this one was not as good as the first. I disliked the fact that Raven lost some of that kick ass independence that she had in book one, and somehow she turned into a needy girlfriend(Typical). I still liked this book, however because it still kept my interest. Even though some of the characters underwent personality changes, some new ones were introduced evening out the plot. Overall a book you should read if your continuing the Vampire Kisses series.
Oct 27, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: vampires, young-adult
After meeting Alexander, Raven's world is so sunny ... ops magical dark I mean.

Don't you think that it's such a pleasure to take a nap in a coffin with your one true love by your side and later to organize a pic nic to the holy grounds of the local cemetery.

Gothic girl lives her dream and you are welcome to follow! Great for a Halloween read and such an amazing idea for student couples to dress like Raven and Alexander!
Kayla Brunson
Jul 28, 2015 rated it really liked it
Still enjoying my reread of this series. It’s so nostalgic and Raven is still my favorite goth!
Kimberley doruyter
Mar 27, 2015 rated it really liked it
these are so fast and fun to read, or re-read ;)
Dana Al-Basha دانة الباشا
May 07, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: wish-list
So Alexander Sterling left Dullsville, after Raven found out that her gothic dream of finding a vampire came true. So Raven decided to follow her favorite movie "Kissing Coffins" steps and go and search for Alexander in a town where gothic is the norm and everyone believes vampires exist.

I think Raven is such a strange character. After seeing how afraid she was of what is supposed to be her passion, I think it's safe to say she is just a teenage drama queen who doesn't know how to have a healthy
Jan 21, 2009 rated it did not like it
Recommends it for: no one
Recommended to Cary by: some immature kid
This is one of the worst of the teenage good guy vampire in highshcool type books. Not only does it missrepresent Goth culture. Any real Goth would set that book on fire with lighter fluid. Certain words like "Coyly". Coyly I looked at Alexander. He wanted me to go up to his attic room. Giving him a coy smile I said. Do me,LOL. The RBI Raven Bureau of Investigation says this book sux. It is on an 11 year old reading level. If you are over 17 you will get sick. Cary ...more
Jennifer Sanders
Sep 07, 2007 rated it it was ok
i know i said i wouldn't read any more of these but i thought i would give it would more shot. (jonesing for vampire fiction as you can see). i didn't like this one either. and i'm done. really! ...more
Jun 10, 2013 rated it did not like it
Why is the lipstick of the girl on the cover red? it's supposed to be black. ...more
Jun 29, 2010 rated it liked it

Would it be entirely wrong of me to begin this review with a fan-girlish statement? I certainly hope not because I’m about to! ‘Oh no! Alexander has run away forever and my life is completely, totally and utterly over. O.V.E.R!’ Yes that’s right you heard me, the only reason I like this series has taken off in less than ten pages and vanished entirely! Of course, that statement popped into my head the moment I finished the first book, and cracked open the second book in the Vampire Kisses series
❤ Aly ❤
Feb 16, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2017
Well this book was on the same level as the first.. There wasn't much of a plot to it. The characters were mostly the same. Parts of the book had a better writing style. I will say there are parts that I liked.. the main one being that it was a quick read!

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Jul 25, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 10th-advisory
Vampire Kisses 2: Kissing Coffins
Ellen Schreiber
ISBN 978-0-06-077624-4

All of a sudden, Alexander leaves Dullsville because of some family problems. Without letting Raven know and having her worry, she decides to go on a search for him. She doesn't know where he went, doesn't know why he left, and definitely doesn't know how she can find him. Since she doesn't know about anything, she's on her own. Being by herself, is it possible for her to be safe until she finds he

Like I said yesterday, the Vampire Kisses books by Ellen Schreiber are light... able to finish in two + hours kind of light. But in a good, Gothy, pulpy, YA kind of way. I'm still enjoying them, though they are very much candy books.

In Kissing Coffins Raven is heartbroken. She just found out that her Gothic Prince, Alexander, is actually a Vampire. Following the discovery he has disappeared and Raven progressed into an angsty riddled (more so than usual) teenager. She vows to find him. Tracking
Jordan M.
Apr 11, 2014 added it
Recommends it for: People who love Twilght
Even though I didn't read the first book, I thought this, as well as the other books, were spectacular! The way that there is romance and action I couldn't put the book down. Ellen Schreiber really did good with this book and this series.

*******SPOILER ALERT*******

Raven Madison just found out that her boyfriend, Alexander Sterling, is a vampire. But Raven isn't scared. She’s wanted to be a vampire since she was four years old. And she still wants to be one. She's wants to be turned by Alexand
Feb 13, 2017 rated it it was ok
These books just keep getting worse and worse...

I am a big believer of going against the "norm" or putting myths to shame. I have always felt this way, especially as vampires. That may sound sill, and no I don't believe in them, but if they did exist... I doubt they would be scared of garlic and some of the other ridiculous things this book consists of.

Now, Raven just hasn't really grown as a character. I think she borders on an obsessive girl, she literally goes out of town just because the bu
Jul 26, 2010 rated it it was ok
I really like Raven, really I do. I like Alexander more. I just feel like these books are lacking in maturity. Yes, I know, they are young adult books, perhaps even as young as 13, when I’m looking for the 15-18 type stuff. Maybe that is the main problem. Mostly, I feel like the book didn’t really go anywhere. Oh, there was a plot, a climax, and sort of a wrapping up (okay, maybe not a true wrap-up, but it is a series, and she wants to keep us reading), but to me it sort of just stayed flat-line ...more
Mar 14, 2010 rated it liked it
I started reading Kissing Coffins as soon as I was done reading Vampire Kisses. It starts where the first book ends. Raven, the outcast goth girl, finds that her love, Alexander, has apperently vanished. She finds his family's mansion packed up and empty.
While racking her brain trying to find a reason for the disappearence, a clue to his location sends her to a whole new town. While there, we meet some very interesting characters including a not-so-helpful bartender, and a strangely attractive
Jul 23, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: ya, paranormal
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Katelyn Haudrich
Jan 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
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Jenny Jo Weir
Mar 27, 2016 rated it really liked it
We're on a roll!

Book 2 did not disappoint! I'm a happy reader right now.

The story continues with Raven leaving town in search of ____, yeah...I'm not telling! Haha. The point is, she leaves only to return to town and ends up having to face new obstacles brought on by her trip.

I liked this book just as much as the first one and again appreciate the author keeps the story, short, sweet and to the point. I'm loving the fast pace she sets.

Mortisha Cassavetes
Mar 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-2018
This is the 2nd book in the Vampire Kisses series and I am addicted. This is such a fun and mysterious story that continues to follow Raven and her search for her vampire love after he disappears from town. Raven goes off to visit her aunt in a neighboring town and sleuths around looking for Alexander but finds other things she may not be ready to handle on her own. I don't want to spoil the book or the series. I recommend it and can't wait to read more. ...more
Mar 09, 2010 rated it it was ok
this book is like the first one in the way it is a bit juvanille. i didnt like the way goth was practically used in every sentance as it got a bit repeatitive. there wasnt any real drama like other books usually have so that was a disappointment. there was parts that was actually good so maybe there is a bit of hope for the rest of the series!
Jan 16, 2019 rated it did not like it
Shelves: vampires, 1-star, dnf
DNF. The first book was weird, but I was curious to read more. But the time I read this book, I didn't care anymore. I got a Twilight vibe from Alexander and Raven (the second book or movie to be exact). He disappears and she spends the whole book looking for him. I liked Alexander better than the Raven anyway. Eh. ...more
Oct 02, 2008 rated it really liked it
Recommended to Kitty by: Cynthia
This was sooooo bad. Even for nostalgia's sake I can't read any more of these. ...more
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