Saturday, November 22, 2008

Teen Vampires, a story told over and over

Vampire Kisses: Blood Relatives by Ellen Schreiber and illustrated by REM is a manga sequel to Schreiber’s Vampire Kisses book series. It is as predictable as the genre demands. A goth high school student in a small town with a vampire fetish falls in love with a cheer, but night loving guy. Miracle of Miracles, he’s a vampire, all creaming on the inside and brooding on the outside. He’s Angel from Buffy, and Edward for Twilight, this time named Alexander from the vampire capital Romania. A nice twist is that Alexander, a night loving blood sucking guy ages. So as the main character, Raven, ages he does too. If you want fluff with little originality, and adequate images the story is okay.

The plot is typical too; bad vampires from Alexander’s past come and threaten Raven’s fairytale happiness. There is the stereotypical best friend and her boyfriend subplot. But other than that nothing really goes on.

I give it a 1.5 out of 5.

Looking for a good vampire tale,
J.R. The Raccoon

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