In this omnibus containing the first three books of the Vampire Kisses series, the reader is introduced to Raven, a vampire-obsessed Goth, and Alexander, who happens to be a real vampire. Raven has always dreamed of becoming a vampire, and she thinks Alexander might be able to make her dreams come true.
But they face obstacles, including the citizens of "Dullsville", and Jagger and Luna. Will they be able to keep their secrets safe? Will they be able to stay together? Will Raven finally become a vampire?
I really enjoyed the short length of these books. My edition is only five-hundred and sixty pages long for three books, which makes for short, refreshing reads. The writing style is light-hearted and this is often displayed through Raven, who happens to be super sweet and rather friendly. She's a great character, and I like that while the author kept some of the Goth stereotypes, such as liking the paranormal, vampires, etc, she also discarded some of the stereotypes by making Raven such a nice, open person.
Alexander is a wonderful love interest. He is perfect for Raven and the reader can see that from the start. There is a bit of a love triangle but it's not too intense or obvious.
The first-person narration was a good choice for this book, as it helped me to care about Raven through her thoughts and hopes and dreams. I found that she and I had a lot in common, including our gothic style and love for all things paranormal and, of course, vampires. Therefore, I remained interested in her story. I also found her very admirable because she was able to keep such a positive demeanor although she is an outcast.
While some people might find the narration and word choice a little bit childish, I thought it was, as I said, refreshing. It's nice to find a cute little book like this one, simple and cheery, yet with elements of the paranormal and serious situations.
I recommend this omnibus to fans of YA, vampire lovers, and romance lovers. If you're looking for a cute, light-hearted read, this series is for you.
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Short, enjoyable read.
This is written more for a younger audience, but it's a fast paced read that is great for between books. I love the characters, and can see myself being friends with Raven and Alex.
Raven wonders "Who said dating a vampire was easy?" Raven's nocturnal romance with her immortal love, Alexander, is definitly dicy, but becomes even more so with Alexander's meddling half-vampire cousin in town. Claude and the sketchy gang are on the hunt for a stash of blood-filled vials that can turn them into pure vampires. With an old family feud casting a shadow on the search, they will do anything to get their hands on the vials. Raven and Alexander must swiftly mastermind a plan to outwit them, but will the very lure of the vials create more risk for Raven? Will it deepen her own quandary about the possibilitiy of becoming a vampire?
I didn't like it. I think that it is a typical creepy gothic story(sorry, I'm not trying to offend anyone here). It has a basic story line-goth girl that doesn't fit in, shy but strange boy likes her, she falls for him, she finds out he's a vampire, he leaves to "protect her", she decides to set out to fing him. I think that it lacks substance.
Ok. When i first saw this book and read the first couple of pages i thought this is gonna be stupid. You have this preppy girl wantin' this one guy because she thinks she can get anyone. But when i kept on reading it, i began to like it. Then by the end, I LOVED IT. The book totally sucked me into the story. I would totally recommend this book, if you love Twilight then you'll love this book even more. YOU NEED TO READ THIS!!!
Ok when i first got this book, i thought this is gonna be stupid. I read the first couple of chapters and fell in love with it. I mean this is a great story about a gothic chick finding her perfect match. When i got to the end I loved the book, when i got into it it was very hard for me to put this book down. YOU ALL NEED TO READ THIS ONE!!
Raven is an eccentric teenager who is obsessed with vampires, has only one friend, hippie parents, and a brother she calls nerd-boy. One day a mysterious and strange family, move into the old abandoned mansion where a countess once lived, and people start spreading rumours that the newcomers are creatures of the night... When Raven developes a relationship with Alexander Sterling, one of the "vampires", she tries to unravel the truth, but will she like the results? A definate must-read romance.
Vampire Kisses is about a goth girl named Raven, she feels like she doesn't belong in Dullsville because she is the only one there who craves darkness, believes in vampires and did I mention is the only goth there. Even though Raven comes from a wonderful family, they just don't understand her goth lifestyle ( her parents used to be hippies) and her brother Billy would never be caught dead at a cemetary. Then one day she hears that someone is finally moving into that old abandoned house that hasn't been used in forever( okay not that long) and that's how she meets Alexander Sterling the one she's been waiting for all her life, someone who finally accepts her for who she is and is a goth himself. But rumors start go around that him and his family are vampires, and Raven is determined to find out the truth.
Its an amazing story about acceptence, I loved how Raven always stuck with being herself even though she was ridiculed for it an was an outcast for it she found that even if she wasn't accepted by them because she was accepted by the people who love her Becky(her bestfriend), Billy, her parents, Alexander and a buch of other people.