Vampireville is the third novel in Ellen Schreiber’s series, Vampire Kisses. Raven has finally gotten her vampire boyfriend, Alexander, back in her life and her town and she loves it, but their relationship poses some problems. For one, they can only see each other after dark at night. But now that they have time to enjoy their relationship, they are finding themselves extra cautious because Alexander’s rival, Jagger, is lurking around town. They soon learn that Jagger’s twin sister, Luna, is also in town with her sights set on Trevor, a high school student whom has caused trouble for Raven from kindergarten. They want to drive them out of town and therefore are sent on a search to try and find their hideout; where they keep their coffins and sleep. Their hope is that if they can get rid of their coffins then they can drive them out of town before Dullsville becomes Vampireville. And even though Raven dislikes Trevor and everything he does, she has to try and stop him from getting too close to Luna before it’s too late.
In this book, the relationship between Raven and Alexander becomes more pronounced, and you see the love that they have for each other. Raven is frustrated that the only time they can spend together is during the night, and that she has to attend high school during the day. And she feels as though life is unfair because the time they do get to spend together at night, they are busy searching for Jagger and Luna, instead of just spending time together with Alexander. The dynamic between Alexander and Raven is great. He is trying to be the protective boyfriend, but Raven thinks for herself and puts herself into dangerous situations too because she feels she can handle them. And as she delves deeper into Alexander’s world, she starts to think twice about her romanticized version of becoming one of the undead. She is realizing it isn’t everything she fantasized it being. I would like to see more chemistry between Raven and Alexander.
These books are a quick easy read for teens that are short enough that you can get through them quickly. Yet there is enough going on that it keeps you reading.