Saturday, July 16, 2011

Review: Cryptic Cravings (Vampire Kisses #8) by Ellen Schreiber

Cryptic Cravings (Vampire Kisses, #8)Title: Cryptic Cravings
Author: Ellen Schreiber
Series: 8th in Vampire Kisses
Pages: 211
Published: May 17, 2011 by HarperTeen
ISBN: 9780061689451
Source: Won on Goodreads

Description: The morbidly monotonous Dullsville has finally become the most exciting place on earth now that Raven is madly in love with her hot vampire boyfriend Alexander, and a crew of vampires has taken residence in Dullsville's old mill. Raven discovers Jagger's plan to open a new club, The Crypt, right here in Dullsville. But is it her dream come true, or her worst nightmare? Raven and Alexander have to figure out what the nefarious vampire has in store for Dullsville's teen and vampire population. Can Raven convince Jagger to listen to her plans to make the Crypt the morbidly magnificent dance club it could be? Will it be safe for mortals and vampires alike?And as Sebastian and Luna's relationship heats up, Raven wonders about her own amorous fate: Will Alexander ever turn her? Does he crave her and does he want to spend eternity together? And what does she really want? 

I Give This ...

This series really is a guilty pleasure for.  For a teen vampire book, it's really very immature at times.  I doubt it has very much cross over appeal and think it better fits pre-teens, etc.

I was really hoping that Raven would begin to act her age after the events of the last book.  Within the first couple pages, I saw that I was wrong.  I think no matter what her age, Raven will always been immature.  It's how the author wrote her.  In this installment, she really made me roll my eyes a lot.  She was so wishy-washy on the idea of the club.  It was like it was really hard for her to see all sides of the equation.  I was also amazed that it's book 8 and it's just now being voiced that Trevor might actually like her.  Really...I've know this since book 1.  

I like Alexander, and actually won't mind a book (or even a couple chapters) told from his point of view.  I still wonder how it's possible that there are things that Raven doesn't know about him.  He also extremely patient with her flighty ways.  The rest of the characters are an interesting mix.  Scarlett and Onyx seem a little shallow and I hope that Raven doesn't count on them to much.  Jagger and Luna are up to something, just like always.  Although, I admit, I didn't see that one coming.  And poor Sebastien...I think he needs to stop falling in love with every girl that walks by.
I'm really at the point that I think the story needs to conclude.  I won this one, but I would have borrowed it from the library.  I will continue to do so until I get completely feed up.  Hopefully the series comes to a close before then.  


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