Vampire Kisses: Blood Relatives, Volume 3

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Raven's romance with her dreamy vampire boyfriend, Alexander, has been complicated once again by Alexander's menacing half-vamp cousin. Now that Claude and his fearless gang have been tricked out of the blood-filled vials that can turn them into full vampires, Claude will stop at nothing to find the real vials. Raven's family and friends could be in danger. When Claude teams up with Raven's longtime nemesis, Trevor, invitations soon go out for a vampire-themed masquerade party. Could Claude be scheming to turn ...

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Overview

Raven's romance with her dreamy vampire boyfriend, Alexander, has been complicated once again by Alexander's menacing half-vamp cousin. Now that Claude and his fearless gang have been tricked out of the blood-filled vials that can turn them into full vampires, Claude will stop at nothing to find the real vials. Raven's family and friends could be in danger. When Claude teams up with Raven's longtime nemesis, Trevor, invitations soon go out for a vampire-themed masquerade party. Could Claude be scheming to turn all of the students at Dullsville High into vampires if he doesn't get what he wants? Raven and Alexander must try to stop Claude—but also ask themselves what really matters most in the end.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Michael Jung
With all of the vampire love stories out there—from Buffy the Vampire Slayer to Twilight—do readers really want another story about a girl and her undead boyfriend? Well, if you're talking about the "Vampire Kisses" series that has enjoyed success as a collection of prose novels and several manga adaptations, then the answer is a definite "yes." In Blood Relatives, goth teen Raven Madison's romance with vampire Alexander Sterling is upset when Alexander's half-vampire cousin Claude comes to town searching for vials of pure vampire blood. To get rid of him, Raven and Alexander create a counterfeit map that will lead Claude to some fake blood vials. But when Claude offers to make Raven a vampire capable of spending an eternity with Alexander in exchange for the real vials, Raven wonders if she shouldn't help him find them after all. Curiously, while most such stories show off a vampire's powers, the vampires in this book do little more than flash their fangs, making them seem like vampires in name only. Instead, the manga focuses on romance, with Raven and Alexander kissing and professing their love for each other on every other page. This might annoy fans of action-oriented vampire tales, but for readers who like their vampires with artistic souls and attractive manga-style eyes, Blood Relatives will not disappoint. Reviewer: Michael Jung
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780061340833
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 9/29/2009
  • Series: Vampire Kisses: Blood Relatives Series , #3
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 125,531
  • Age range: 14 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 7.40 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Ellen Schreiber

Ellen Schreiber was an actress and a stand-up comedienne before becoming a writer. She is the author of the first two books about Celeste and Brandon, Once in a Full Moon and Magic of the Moonlight, as well as Teenage Mermaid, Comedy Girl, Vampire Kisses, Vampire Kisses 2: Kissing Coffins, Vampire Kisses 3: Vampireville, Vampire Kisses 4: Dance with a Vampire, Vampire Kisses 5: The Coffin Club, Vampire Kisses 6: Royal Blood, Vampire Kisses 7: Love Bites, Vampire Kisses 8: Cryptic Cravings, and Vampire Kisses 9: Immortal Hearts. She is also the author of the fully illustrated manga series about Raven and Alexander, Vampire Kisses: Blood Relatives and Vampire Kisses: Graveyard Games.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 2, 2010

    The new illustrations for book 3 are a disappointment.

    What happened to the original illustrations? Books 1 and 2 had the same type of illustration and the SAME illustrator! Who's this Elisa Kwon now? I don't want Elisa Kwon as the illustrator, no! She sucks! I want REM to illustrate again! REM IS THE BEST!!! It's just not the same anymore..I mean..I know this Elisa girl is trying her best to illustrate the same way REM did..but HECK. I could do a better job than her! I mean..Raven's hair is slightly flatter now...and her body and everything is fatter now. Alexander and Claude became fatter in the new illustrations too. And Raven's style is too dramatically toned down. What happened to all the awesome detailed clothes and accessories that no one will ever find anywhere in the world? AND the facial expressions SUCCCKKK. I haven't even read the book yet, but some how..I already know all of these things, because I flipped through the pages. I really really really want the old art back. If Rem doesn't become the main illustrator again, I won't buy anymore of the upcoming mangas at all. It's just not worth it.

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  • Posted September 20, 2010

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    Love Vampire Kisses, novels and GNs, however.....

    I was disappointed with how it ended, it seemed really rushed with a obvious moral stuck in. I keep thinking that it could have been thought out and executed better.

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  • Posted July 11, 2010

    Just Bad Planning

    I loved the first two. And having read all the novels that go with the manga, I was looking forward to seeing the series played out in a well-drawn comic book. but I really hated this particular book because of the switch in illustrators. not to say that I didn't like the pictures, but they didn't go as well with the rest of the series thus far. I was disappointed and a little sad once I read this. and I hate that they wrapped it up so quickly.

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  • Posted February 10, 2010

    Disappointed

    I really love the story but i hate the drawings, not to be mean or anything but i have my opinon and other people have theirs but i just hated the draws for volume3, they just dont compair to the first two volumes!

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  • Posted January 30, 2010

    A great vampire couple

    This vampire book is perfect for children! It's a much more appropriate book than most vampire books, because of the violent and sexual themes. The book is more about romantic love and uses mystery to tell the story.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 1, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    Blood Relatives Vol. 3

    The third in Blood Relatives about Raven who's boyfriend is a vampire by the name of Alexander. In this addition the 2 have to stop Alex's cousin Claude from getting blood vials that'll make him a full vampire. The drawings like in the other two are pretty good. The ending was alright though it seemed rushed I guess. Recommend the series if you like the Vampire Kisses books.

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  • Posted December 6, 2009

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    Vampire Kisses

    WOW!! A great book for both adult and children. My kids loved this book. Every so often they ask me if Ellen Schreiber will come ouI with another. The sory line great. Illustrations are the best I have seen in a long time. I would recommend this book to any parent and young adult. It has enough intrigue and action.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 26, 2009

    reaferming the band the two have

    getting the cousin to understand the gift the the change will give him

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  • Posted August 3, 2009

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    cant wait

    i love the first 3 mangas and i love the other books. she is an amazing writer. i cant wait to read this one

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