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Wednesday, August 17, 2011

BBReview: "Vampire Kisses" By Ellen Schreiber and Question of the Moment 31

*Question of the Moment is at the bottom*

Genre: Young Adult -Paranormal
Publishing Date: August 5th, 2005
Page Count: 253
Source: Borrowed from local library
Format: Hardcover

Description from Amazon:
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 elusive Alexander Sterling? Or rather, what are they? Could the town prattle actually ring true? Are they vampires? Raven, who secretly covets a vampire kiss, both at the risk of her own mortality and Alexander's loving trust, is dying to uncover the truth.
Ellen Schreiber's spooky and stirring romance tells the story of two outsiders who fall in love in a town where conformity reigns, and ends with a shocking surprise.


Review:
Vampire Kisses was such a nice, fun, light read. I finished it in about 5 hours tops and read it straight through. I've had my eye on this book for awhile now, because it always looked really interesting. I love that the cover is so mysterious and doesn't lead too much on. I also like that it doesn't have any of the characters on it, except for what could possibly be Raven's  hand, because then you can imagine what the characters look like yourself.

I am the type of person who read a book cover to cover, i read the author info, the acknowledgements, the back description, the copy rights sometimes. I feel like im almost teasing myself, before finally getting to dive in and read the story. The part that had me SUPER ready and teased to begin was the author info. Ellen Schreiber was a stand-up comedian so i KNEW this was going to have some laughs in it and it did. Nothing dirty, nothing distasteful, but also nothing cheesy. It was just good wholesome light laughter. It really gave Raven attitude and spunk, instead of "im a lonely girl who's depressed" like in most YA.

I really had a good time with this book and got a bit teary eyed when certain things happened. I love the parts with her brother and even though i cannot stand Trevor, i loved their fights. I cannot wait to pick up more from the series, especially when i know my library has them on the shelves so i don't have to put them on hold. The only thing is there are NINE books in this series, plus more, but that just makes me more excited.

Overall:
I really loved this novel. I thought it had the perfect amount of comedy in it and that the jokes were all in good taste. I really loved Raven's character and even though she was different and goth and spunky, she still had a normal quality to her where all readers could relate to her and want to be her friend even if they aren't goth. I highly recommend this read to ALL.

Rating: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ 5/5

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Question of the Moment 31

What were you for Halloween? Did you always dress from that genre each year or did you mix it up? And which costume was your favorite?

I have always been very girly things. Princesses, Genies, Snow Queen, Alice in Wonderland. I've never really mixed it up, im always some form of a girl. My favorite costume was when i was about 4 or 5 i was Belle from Beauty and the Beast. I will never forget that costume!! It was the big golden dress, ahh like a fairy tale. Im currently looking to see if they have a belle costume for adults =D

So what were you on halloween? Let me know in the comments below =]

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