Vampire Kisses by Ellen Schreiber has sat on my shelves at work for the entirety of my bookselling career. I have always meant to read it, but you know how books (and series of books) get away from you after a while… erm, 5 years worth of while. This year I gave myself a goal to read several of the ongoing series books from my section, particularly the teen Vamp books, so I can handsell them better for X-mas. This is the last one. Squee. An ending.
Whilst I’m not blown away by this series to the extent of overzealous gushing I did rather enjoy the first book. It’s fun in the way that Heather Brewer’s Eighth Grade Bites is fun. A bit young, sure, but worth the time if it’s what you want. The main character, Raven, is fun to read. Some of the situations are eye-rollingly young adult. But, you know, it is young adult. It can be younger than I’m accustomed to reading in the genre. It does, after all, encompass ages 12 – 18.
The ending is a little Scooby Doo-ish. And silly. But, the whole story is cute, so that makes up for it. I have the first omnibus with books one, two, and three in it. So my plan is to read that and go from there with the rest of the series. I don’t know if I am quite in the mood for “awwww, cuuuutte!!!” for seven whole books… Eight, considering that Cryptic Cravings releases in May. We’ll see, they’re such candy books I could probably read all seven in a week. Now there’s a challenge.
4 out of 5 stars.
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