Series: Vampire Kisses #9
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books on May 15, 2012
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Athena "Stormy" Sterling is coming to Dullsville, and Raven is both excited and panicked in anticipation of Alexander's little sister's visit. Alexander tells Raven that she and his sister have a lot in common, but can the mini-Raven be everything she hopes for? Alexander calls her Stormy for a reason.
Stormy's visit stirs up the perfect immortal whirlwind. Raven is forced to take a good look at what it would really mean to be a vampire in the Sterling family, aside from some of the things she already loves, like shunning the sun and sleeping in a coffin with Alexander. When Raven compares her life with Stormy's, she can see that it's not all starry skies and black roses. But Raven knows she's always wanted to be a vampire.
Alexander is as romantic and dreamy as ever, and though he keeps showing Raven how much he loves her, will she ultimately be able to convince him that it's the right thing to turn her?
This final chapter of Vampire Kisses' nocturnal romance will keep all mortal and immortal hearts racing.
“I will love you for all of eternity.”
Favorite Character: Stormy, because out of all of the characters, she seemed the easiest to relate to. The others had a fake air that surrounded their personas throughout the book.
“I was waiting for the other combat boot to drop.”
My Musings: Wow…I am quite shocked. I read the previous books in this series a while ago, and just recently picked up the final novel from the library. Let me say, my opinions on good writing have quite obviously changed. How I had gotten through the rest of the series before this is a mystery.
There were a lot of things that struck me as wrong as I read this novel. The beginning was listy, the narration was increasingly simplistic, it was totally predictable, and the language was choppy. I honestly couldn’t get myself immersed in the story. Raven’s character was overly obsessed on becoming a vampire. It was all that she though of. When would he turn me? Why won’t he turn me? I felt like the issue was addressed at least once on every page. Raven’s character, unfortunately, stuck me as static and shallow. Alexander’s character was slightly disappointing too. The only thing we see of him is this vulnerable artistic type–one that apparently doesn’t have many flaws. The world that Schreiber create was just too unrealistic for me. It was so unbelievably corny.
I hate to write a review like this, because the book wasn’t all bad. There were some funny moments, and some of the characters, like Stormy, were somewhat relatable. I am not exactly sure what happened, but this last novel was distinctly worse than the previous ones. It pains me to write such a harsh review, but when it all boils down, this books was just not up to par with other YA novels that have been published.