Reviews for Vampireville : Vampire Kisses Three


Booklist Reviews 2006 August #1
Gr. 7-10. In this third installment of the breezy Vampire Kisses series, Raven must protect mortal nemesis Trevor from the designs of newly turned Luna, while the complicated, chaste romance between Raven and gentle vampire Alexander continues to deepen. From Raven's Olivia Outcast clutch to her "Beetlejuice black-and-white striped tights," Schreiber overloads her main character with teen-goth calling cards that will date the series. What will continue to reel in readers are the sitcom-ready characters, setting, and tender outsiders-in-love theme. ((Reviewed August 2006)) Copyright 2006 Booklist Reviews.

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Horn Book Guide Reviews 2007 Spring
Goth teen Raven is thrilled with her dreamy vampire boyfriend, even though he won't turn her into a creature of the night like himself. Together they must prevent the less-benevolent adolescent undead from biting the school bully. As with the prior volumes, there's not much depth to Raven and the residents of Dullsville, but there's plenty of fluffy entertainment. Copyright 2007 Horn Book Guide Reviews.

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Publishers Weekly Reviews 2006 August #3
"Readers don't have to share goth girl Raven's passion for vampire lore to appreciate her misadventures in Dullsville," said PW of Vampire Kisses. Now in Vampire Kisses 3: Vampireville by Ellen Schreiber, Raven's relationship with her perfect boyfriend grows more complicated, as Alexander can only come out at night. Add to that, his rival, Jagger, is in town, and Jagger's sister is smitten with Raven's enemy, Trevor, as Dullsville hovers at the precipice of transforming into Vampireville. Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

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School Library Journal Reviews 2006 November

Gr 7 Up In this third book in the series, 16-year-old Goth girl Raven and her vampire boyfriend, Alexander, attempt to save Dullsville from an invasion of the undead. Jagger and Luna, evil teen vampire twins new in town, are trying to get their fangs into Trevor, soccer star and Raven's nemesis since kindergarten. Making things even more difficult for Raven is the fact that she and her boyfriend run on different schedules; she can only see him at night, due to his aversion to daylight. The book culminates with a party at the cemetery, during which Jagger and Luna hope to trap Trevor and make him one of their kind. The action begins where the second installment ended and no effort is made to bring readers up to speed, leaving those unfamiliar with the first two titles in the dark. Although the series is a fun, fast read for vampire fans, it pales in comparison to other titles currently available in the genre. Lynn Evarts, Sauk Prairie High School, Prairie du Sac, WI

[Page 151]. Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

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VOYA Reviews 2006 June
The plot thickens enticingly in this third novel of Schreiber's Vampire Kisses series. Raven is as infatuated as ever with her vampire boyfriend, Alexander, and would love nothing more than to become a vampire herself and be joined with him for all eternity. But her fantasy must be put on hold while she and Alexander tackle a more pressing problem. The dangerous vampire twins, Jagger and Luna, have relocated to Dullsville in order to turn Trevor, the town soccer star, into a vampire companion for Luna. Although Raven finds Trevor totally obnoxious, she still wants to protect him and the other citizens of Dullsville from the twins. Raven and Alexander spend long, romantic evenings together searching spooky, deserted places for Jagger's and Luna's hideout, and come up with a convoluted plan to thwart the twins' plot and chase them out of town. The plan succeeds due to an unexpected stroke of luck involving garlic pills. But now a new danger has developed. The twins' eleven-year-old brother, Valentine, has quietly arrived in Dullsville on his own and befriended Raven's younger brother Billy Despite a rambling and sometimes confusing story line, this book is exciting and upbeat. Schreiber's portrayals of Raven's relationships with Alexander, with her best friend, Becky, and with the despicable Trevor, are realistic and multidimensional. Fans of the series will find plenty of chills, chuckles, and close calls in this latest chapter on life in Dullsville.-Dotsy Harland PLB $16.89. ISBN 0-06-077626-9. 3Q 3P J S Copyright 2006 Voya Reviews.

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