Vampire Kisses: Blood Relatives, Volume II
Katherine Tegen Books (2008)
Reviewed by Avni Gupta (age 15) for Reader Views (11/08)
When I got “Vampire Kisses: Blood Relatives, Volume II” I was slightly intimidated by the fact that it was a graphic novel. I had never read one before and was slightly scared that I was not going to like it. I shouldn’t have worried. I loved it! It was an amazing story! I loved how even though it is a comic book, you could really get a feel of both Raven and Alexander, as in who they are, and what they stand for. The only thing that was slightly annoying to me was the fact that it started with chapter 5. I hadn’t read the first one, so I was slightly lost at first, but as soon as I figured out what was going on, it was smooth sailing from there.
This book is about Raven and her vampire boyfriend, Alexander. Alexander’s cousin is in town trying to find the vials of vampire blood that will turn him into a full vampire instead of just a half vampire. In doing so (being in town, I mean) he is messing up Raven’s life. Now she is willing to do almost anything to get him to leave.
I really enjoyed this book because the characters were so gorgeous! All of them looked exactly like their description described them! I wouldn’t change anything about it!
My absolute favorite part about this book was Alexander *sigh*. He seems like the most perfect person ever! He really cares about Raven and isn’t ashamed to show it. He knows that his cousin is a danger to her and to her family, and therefore, he does every thing he can to make sure that they are safe. He is amazingly caring and sweet, plus he had wicked cool hair. I wish my boyfriend was like him (the vampire part would be amazing as well). “Vampire Kisses: Blood Relatives, Volume II” by Ellen Schreiber is an amazing book.