Monday, 2 June 2014

Sarah’s Review of Kissing Coffins by Ellen Schreiber


Kissing Coffins is book #2 is Ellen Schreiber’s series, Vampire Kisses. In this book, Raven has finally met the handsome, Alexander Sterling, and has found out a secret of his. One she is willing to keep because she has finally found love. Raven is finally happy, and her behaviour is so upbeat and positive there’s no doubt she is in love. She is quick to learn that even true love can have complications. The secret Alexander has to keep guarded is huge, but Raven understands. Just when Raven was truly happy and had found love, Alexander disappears without any warning. This leads Raven to leave her town, Dullsville, and go in search of him. She travels to what she calls Hipsterville and stays with her aunt in hopes of finding him. She immediately falls in love with the town; it even has gothic stores where she can buy all of her clothes, not like in Dullsville where she has to order things. The search to find Alexander turns dangerous when another young vampire shows up in her life. Raven must act quickly in order to stay safe and to keep Alexander safe, even though she has no idea where he is.

I liked this book about as much as I liked the first, but it had a little bit more action which was entertaining. It is a very light read, very quick to get through. I like that Schreiber doesn’t fill our heads with unnecessary characters or situations. Everything she writes has a purpose and has to do with the main story. We learn more about Alexander’s past, and why he behaves the way he does, and who he truly is. Spoiler alert…..Alexander is a vampire, which we found out at the end of the first book, but not in the conventional way most vampires behave. But with dating a vampire, Raven learns of the dangers that she can be exposed to. The love story takes on more depth as we have more of a look into how Raven feels about Alexander and what she truly wants with life.

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