Saturday, September 4, 2010

Book Review(s): Dance With a Vampire and Coffin Club

TITLE: Dance With a Vampire and The Coffin Club
Books 4 and 5 in the Vampire Kisses series
AUTHOR: Ellen Screiber
PUBLISHED: 2007/2008
CATEGORY: Young adult
GENRE: Vampires, romance
PREMISE: In the next two books of the Vampire Kisses series, Raven deals with a pint sized vampire interested in the blood of her brother and the Coffin Club which is going in directions for vampires that aren't maybe that great...
MY REVIEW: I still enjoy this series. Once again, I must say it's not the best out there. The writing is average, there's little character developement (though to her credit the author does try), and many of the events happening are random and slightly chaotic.
But I can't help it, I enjoy it. Mostly because the author is aware it's slightly absurd and has fun with that fact. She plays on the stereotype of the goth girl obsessed with vampires. Raven is also frankly hilarious. I love seeing what she'll think of next. It's fun watching her interact with other people (particularly seeing her go head to head with her nemesis). Plus, some of the ideas of the vampires are interesting and she draws interesting parallels between vampires and outcasts and why teens would relate to them.
If you have read the first three books in this series, you know what to expect. If you want a fun vampire romp that are quick reads, I rec these books to you. I definately look forward to see what hijinks Raven gets up to in the next few books.
WHO SHOULD READ: Younger vampire fans, Twilight fans (the younger ones), vampire fans
MY RATING: Three and a half out of Five bats

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