Reviews for Coffin Club
Horn Book Guide Reviews 2009 Spring
Adorable gothlet Raven follows vampire boyfriend Alexander to Hipsterville, where he's been for over three whole days. After their reunion, she deceives him about her excursions into the Coffin Club, home of frightening (but nonsensical) vampire intrigue. Crop circles and patchoulied Aunt Libby complete the set dressing for this story, which is still appealing despite a rushed plot and silly premise. Copyright 2008 Horn Book Guide Reviews.
VOYA Reviews 2009 February
Raven is even pluckier than usual in the fifth novel of Schreiber's Vampire Kisses series. Alexander, Raven's vampire boyfriend, is in Hipsterville on a mission and is staying far too long. Becoming impatient, Raven boards a bus to Hipsterville to visit her wacky Aunt Libby and to find Alexander. While visiting the Coffin Club, a Hipsterville nightspot for vampire wannabes, Raven stumbles upon the Dungeon, a secret hangout for real vampires. Between romantic interludes with Alexander, she poses as a vampire in order to infiltrate the Dungeon and gather information about a feud between Alexander's nemesis Jagger and a compelling vampire named Phoenix. The tension in the club explodes when Jagger exposes Raven as a mortal, and the Dungeon vampires threaten to turn her into one of them. At the last second she is rescued by Phoenix, who turns out to be Alexander in disguise. Now that their troubles have simmered down, Alexander is suddenly ready to fulfill Raven's dream and make her his mate for eternity--or is he? Fans will have to wait for the next book to find outThis book's story line is more disjointed than that of the series entry, Dance with a Vampire (HarperTeen, 2007/VOYA June 2007). There are no dull moments here, however, and female readers will continue to enjoy the frustrating but juicy romance between impulsive Raven and levelheaded Alexander. Raven's escapades get her into some truly frightening fixes this time, but Schreiber's sense of humor permeates the plot, cleverly easing the tension.--Dotsy Harland PLB $17.89. ISBN 978-0-06-128885-2. 3Q 4P M J Copyright 2009 Voya Reviews.