Vampire Kisses: Blood Relatives, Volume 2

Vampire Kisses: Blood Relatives, Volume 2

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by Ellen Schreiber, Rem
     
 

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Who says dating a vampire is easy? Raven's nocturnal romance with her immortal love, Alexander, is definitely dicey, but even more so with Alexander's meddling half-vamp cousin in town. Claude and his sketchy gang are on the hunt for a stash of blood-filled vials that can turn them into pure vampires. With an old family feud casting a shadow on the search, they'll

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Who says dating a vampire is easy? Raven's nocturnal romance with her immortal love, Alexander, is definitely dicey, but even more so with Alexander's meddling half-vamp cousin in town. Claude and his sketchy gang are on the hunt for a stash of blood-filled vials that can turn them into pure vampires. With an old family feud casting a shadow on the search, they'll do anything to get their hands on the vials. Raven and Alexander must swiftly mastermind a plan to outwit them, but will the very lure of the vials create more risk for Raven than she could ever imagine? And deepen her own quandary about the possibility of becoming a vampire?

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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780061340826
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
09/23/2008
Series:
Vampire Kisses: Blood Relatives Series , #2
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
155,616
Product dimensions:
7.44(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.61(d)
Age Range:
14 - 17 Years

Meet the Author

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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Vampire Kisses: Blood Relatives, Volume 2 (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 89 reviews.
TeensReadToo More than 1 year ago
Raven is back, along with her vampire boyfriend, Alexander, and trouble is still following them around town.

Alexander's cousin, Claude, along with his gang, is unfortunately continuing to grace them with their presence - and it is definitely not for good reasons. Raven is doing all she can to protect her family from these half-vampires, even resorting to the age old trick of garlic necklaces placed around the house.

But Raven knows that the only way Claude will leave and stop bothering her is if they finally find the vials that will aid them in turning into true vampires. So now Raven and Alexander must come up with a plan to find the vials before Claude can get to them.

Alexander then remembers a map when he was little that could possibly be the key to finding the vials; if only he could remember where that map is now. Not being able to work together during the day, Raven and Alexander must work quickly with the limited time they have, in order to prevent Claude and his gang from becoming the full vampires that they have yearned to be.

But can a team of two go up against a gang of four?

Quick and entertaining, the second in the VAMPIRE KISSES manga series is just as captivating as the first. The plot is gripping, the drawings are amazing, and each page will have readers at the edge of their seats. Fans of the novel series will want to sink their teeth into this manga installment - just be warned, it definitely isn't over yet.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
can't what for the next one.
j-moonbeam More than 1 year ago
Love it!
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