Thursday, July 28, 2011
Book Review: Cryptic Cravings
TITLE: Cryptic Cravings
Book 8 in the Vampire Kisses series
AUTHOR: Ellen Schreiber
CATEGORY: Young adult
GENRE: vampires, romance, drama
SHORT PREMISE: vamps come to Dullsville to open a club
MY REVIEW: Vampires come to Dullsville to open a club in town for teens similar to The Coffin Club but Raven feels there's an ulterior motive...
I gave Vampire Kisses one more shot to impress me and it frankly didn't. Once more Raven finds trouble with vamps that feels like deja vu because didn't something like this stuff happen a few books ago? Once more, none of the issues in the Raven/Alexander relationship are addressed in fact they're completely brushed aside simply because Raven wants to be a vamp, so all is okay. Once more all the characters fill their stereotype roles: Jagger is bad dude to tempt Raven away from Alexander (and of course she doesn't fall for it), Becky is cheerleader for their relationship, Trevor is there...to be annoying I guess, and of course everything happens oh so cheerfully and alls well that's ends well. I don't even enjoy Raven and her antics anymore, she's actually become rather bratty.
Sigh. I'm done with Vampire Kisses. It started off promising but quickly but has become drivel. Even worse, it's pointless drivel.
WHO SHOULD READ: those still reading these books
MY RATING: Three out of Five coffins