I’m just speeding through these books. A good thing too, I’m not sure how long the Vampire Kisses books will hold my attention. By the third book, Vampireville, I’m starting to notice patterns with the characters – a rather obvious flatness that pervades. I hope these characters grow some dimension. Anything at all. I think I will grow weary of over-sensitive artist Alexander and perky goth girl Raven if they don’t attain some level of depth.
However, Vampireville still did it for me. So, that’s good.
Alexander and Raven are still dealing with newcomer twins Jagger and Luna. They have succeeded in faking them out, that Raven was turned into a vampire at the drive in by Alexander. However, they have set their sights on a new target – Trevor, Raven’s preppy arch-nemesis since kindergarten. Even though Raven despises him she cannot let the bad guys win. So a plan ensues, with much rejoicing (yay).
I think I called these Scooby Doo-ish in my review of the first book. This book really amps up the camp. I find it hard to believe that Vampires can be outwitted and foiled so damned quickly by children (well, teens). I mean, seriously. These must be the dimmest Vampires in all Christendom. However, it works, and it’s working for me now. Though I am beginning to feel a little guilty pleasure towards these books. Pulp? Yes. Complicated? No. Not a bit.
4 out of 5 stars.
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