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Not far from Dullsville someone's lurking in the dark.After meeting the handsome and shadowy Alexander Sterling, Goth-girl Raven's dark world has a bright, new glow. But as in her favourite movie, Kissing Coffins, Raven knows that love always has its complications, especially when Alexander has a big secret to guard. When Alexander suddenly disappears, Raven leaves DullsviNot far from Dullsville someone's lurking in the dark.After meeting the handsome and shadowy Alexander Sterling, Goth-girl Raven's dark world has a bright, new glow. But as in her favourite movie, Kissing Coffins, Raven knows that love always has its complications, especially when Alexander has a big secret to guard. When Alexander suddenly disappears, Raven leaves Dullsville to begin a dangerous search to find him.Can she stay safe, no matter who-or what-she encounters on the way?...

Title : Kissing Coffins
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ISBN : 9781742660226
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Number of Pages : 165 Pages
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Kissing Coffins Reviews

  • Kelsey
    2019-03-05 01:49

    They say that you can't know good literature until you've read bad literature. And after reading this book, I can testify that it is true. The reason I recommended this to Twihaters is this: read this book, and Twilight starts to look amazing. I read Kissing Coffins after reading Twilight, when my friend recommended it to me, saying "If you liked Twilight, you'll like this." how was I supposed to know that my friend only liked Twilight for the vampires? Because that is the only thing the two have in common. This book is about a goth girl (as she helpfully reminds us about five hundred times throughout the course of the book) named Raven (seriously? No, wait, SERIOUSLY seriously?)who goes after her AWOL vampire boyfriend, Alexander Sterling, after he mysteriously disappears at the end of the first book, or so I'm told. After reading thisReasons This Book Sucked (No Pun Intended)One: Raven is absolutely the most one-dimensional character I have ever had this misfortune to read about. Ever. And I read a lot. She is pretty much the epitome of a gothic Mary-Sue-She calls herself Goth all the freaking time with that same self-righteous attitude, like anybody who isn't Goth sucks. The end. Everybody supposedly hates her, but she really isn't terrorized by anyone aside from Trevor, who she could probably have arrested for stalking her, with how obsessed he is with irritating he. Oh, and he also happens to be in love with her. Nice. The book spends waaaaay too much time describing Raven's OMG! Gothic outfits and far too little time with character development. She is, of course, obsessed with vampires and has been since she was five, since all Goth kids are just born Goth. They don't grow into it. She always wins her conflicts, whether through her "sharp wit and sass" (which by the way, wasn't all that impressive. Which kind of made me feel that the rest of her world is just really, really stupid, to be bested by Raven) or through her physical strengths, which are implied to excede that of a star athlete at her school. And my biggest issue with this chick is that she's Goth and likes vampires, and that's it. She really doesn't have anything else going for her. and the sad thing is, if she took her mind off being Goth, wanting to date a vampire, and how much everyone supposedly hates her, then she woudl probably find something interesting she's good at. But she doesn't. So I guess she can just wear black for a living or something. That might be okay if she had a good personality, but she doesn't. She's spoiled, selfish, arrogant...the list goes on and on. Two: I find it hard to believe that Raven is the only alternative chick in her town. Even in my [email protected]$$ town in the middle of scenic nowhere, I've got like, three Goth friends and I've seen more around the school. On a related note, I also find it hard to believe that she only has three friends. Going back to my town, there are plenty of perfectly nice people willing to hang out with Goth people. You just have to look for them. But then, I don't find it surprising that Raven hasn't done that, considering how proud she seems to be of being an outcast. Three: What the heck is up with all those stupid exclamation points?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Seriously, was the author's period key broken or something?Four: Raven is a hypocrite. She whines constantly about how the Dullsvillians (you never learn the actual name of the town. Raven calls it Dullsville as a joke, and she's so witty and hilarious that it keeps being funny by the end of the book. Or, you get the sense that you're supposed to think that, anyway.) always judge her without knowing her, but she labels those around her like label makers are about to be outlawed. Five: The vampires sleep in coffins that are plastered with band stickers. I can't even elaborate on that. It speaks for itself. There are a lot of other stupid things I could rant about, but I don't really feel like it. Kissing Coffins is just...not a good book. It's more of a monument to Raven's incredible Gothness than a story. At the end, I kind of liked Jagger and Trevor-the vampire and human villains, respectively-a lot more than I liked Raven. So go ahead and read this book. It will make every other book seem that much better.

  • Anne Stephenson
    2019-02-25 07:21

    This book is almost as amazing as the first book in the series. The last book ends with Alexander flying away, and the begining of this book Raven wants to find Alexander. She travels to a town called Hipsterville to visit her aunt. But the real reason is because she thinks Alexander is there. But durring her hunt she meets another vampire who wants Alexander. Raven then runs/rides the bus, all the way back to her home town to keep Alexander safe. But things don't always work out. The new vampire takes Raven to the grave yard by Alexanders home and trys to make her his eternal wife. It doesn't work. Alexander then tells Raven the story of why he's after him. And the book ends with Alexander seeing his ex-eternal feonce.This book as taught me to look deep witin a person to see if they are someone I want to hang out with. And that things aren't always what the seem and sometimes niether are people.

  • Penny
    2019-03-24 00:31

    Rating Clarification: 0 starsSimply terrible, just TERRIBLE.SUPERFICIAL, STEREOTYPICAL, CLICHÉ. Plainly and excruciatingly bad, BAD, BAD. The facts have no union; is like watching a bad TV series, a succession of changing scenes but with no explanations anywhere and a bunch of systematize ideas and shallowness. An assortment of conventionalize and “popular” elements put together with the apparent intent of being cool and special but obviously failing miserably. What a painful, painful read.I DO NOT RECOMMEND THIS BOOK, I repeat, I do not recommend this book, if you do read it BE WARNED you will never get back the hours you wasted.

  • Tina
    2019-03-03 04:37

    I totally love this book so much and Alexander Sterling. I wish Alexander Sterling was real!! Just like Edward in Twilight. CUTE!!! ...Okay , ack to the book.. I loved it.I read it in like two days, which is pretty awesome for me.I couldn't get my nose out of this book.

  • Kimberly
    2019-03-13 05:34

    This second book in the series of Vampire Kisses gets a 5 stars from me. I absolutely am in love with all of the characters in this series. I can not get enough of the books, I cant read fast enough, trying to take it all in. I cant wait to see where it goes with our Goth, Raven and her precious vamp Alexander. Will she become a Vampire as well, this is the question. I have never been in love with a fictional character before until now, ohhh Alexander Sterling, every Goths dream. On to book 3.

  • Nicolas
    2019-03-24 01:25

    To me, this one was not as good as the first. I disliked the fact that Raven lost some of that kick ass independence that she had in book one, and somehow she turned into a needy girlfriend(Typical). I still liked this book, however because it still kept my interest. Even though some of the characters underwent personality changes, some new ones were introduced evening out the plot. Overall a book you should read if your continuing the Vampire Kisses series.

  • Anna
    2019-03-08 05:33

    After meeting Alexander, Raven's world is so sunny ... ops magical dark I mean. Don't you think that it's such a pleasure to take a nap in a coffin with your one true love by your side and later to organize a pic nic to the holy grounds of the local cemetery. Gothic girl lives her dream and you are welcome to follow! Great for a Halloween read and such an amazing idea for student couples to dress like Raven and Alexander!

  • Kimberley doruyter
    2019-03-02 06:49

    these are so fast and fun to read, or re-read ;)

  • Dana Al-Basha دانة الباشا
    2019-03-08 04:39

    So Alexander Sterling left Dullsville, after Raven found out that her gothic dream of finding a vampire came true. So Raven decided to follow her favorite movie "Kissing Coffins" steps and go and search for Alexander in a town where gothic is the norm and everyone believes vampires exist.I think Raven is such a strange character. After seeing how afraid she was of what is supposed to be her passion, I think it's safe to say she is just a teenage drama queen who doesn't know how to have a healthy attention-seeking personna. She thinks this is what she wants but I think she is delusional, I mean seriously, who would want that?!

  • Cary
    2019-03-07 01:35

    This is one of the worst of the teenage good guy vampire in highshcool type books. Not only does it missrepresent Goth culture. Any real Goth would set that book on fire with lighter fluid. Certain words like "Coyly". Coyly I looked at Alexander. He wanted me to go up to his attic room. Giving him a coy smile I said. Do me,LOL. The RBI Raven Bureau of Investigation says this book sux. It is on an 11 year old reading level. If you are over 17 you will get sick. Cary

  • Jennifer Sanders
    2019-03-25 02:48

    i know i said i wouldn't read any more of these but i thought i would give it would more shot. (jonesing for vampire fiction as you can see). i didn't like this one either. and i'm done. really!

  • ❤ Aly ❤
    2019-03-06 04:40

    Well this book was on the same level as the first.. There wasn't much of a plot to it. The characters were mostly the same. Parts of the book had a better writing style. I will say there are parts that I liked.. the main one being that it was a quick read!(view spoiler)[ This book leaves off where the first one ended. Raven is heartbroken that Alexander left. She looks for clues as to where he could be. She finally finds a clue and goes to find him. Raven stays with her aunt during spring break for two days. She goes to a place called The Coffin Club. She asks if anyone has heard of Alexander with no luck. Finally she meets someone named Jagger. Jagger knows Alexander. Jagger follows Raven and wants to claim her as him own. Just when he is about ready to, Alexander shows up. What went on between Alexander and Jagger?(hide spoiler)]

  • Ash
    2019-02-25 04:45

    Would it be entirely wrong of me to begin this review with a fan-girlish statement? I certainly hope not because I’m about to! ‘Oh no! Alexander has run away forever and my life is completely, totally and utterly over. O.V.E.R!’ Yes that’s right you heard me, the only reason I like this series has taken off in less than ten pages and vanished entirely! Of course, that statement popped into my head the moment I finished the first book, and cracked open the second book in the Vampire Kisses series: Kissing Coffins. I’m going to point out now, I was slightly short of reading material these holidays and I was not looking forward to trying to read some of my all time favourites off a tiny iPod screen. I therefore turned to this series. Of which I have only the first two books. Is that necessarily a bad thing? I’m not too sure at this point; I’ll have to let you know at the end of the review. One of the few characters I managed to respect and like from the first book: The Beginning was Becky and in this book she seems to have lost that kind friendly edge that seemed to define her. Sure, it’s still there but it’s being clouded by Matt and his somewhat less likeable nature, that I’ve come to associate with him due to his friendship with Trevor. Is that a little judgmental or unfair of me? Well, I suppose I see it as him being able to do more to stop Trevor but never having the guts to do so or even the will when he so clearly bullied and harassed Raven. Is that me standing up for the main character I don’t actually like? Yes, yes it is. Perhaps it is also Becky’s change from single friend to girlfriend that really changed her, she turned her back on Raven when she needed it most and generally that’s not the sort of thing a best friend would do. Or I wouldn’t expect them to if they were a true friend. This really only makes Raven’s task of tracking down her vampire boyfriend all the more daunting and difficult. Perhaps she would never have ran into such trouble if she had of done so or may have avoided the whole Jagger saga entirely if she had of been convinced to remain behind rather than being so strong willed and “in love”. Yes, I’m rather sceptical about Raven’s love for Alexander. I’m at this point not entirely sold on the whole romance, in fact it seems to be no more than the fulfilment of one of Raven’s lifelong desires and not a real relationship. The shame is, Alexander doesn’t really know any better. Raven is just as annoying as she was in the first book, but sadly even more in love. Is it just me or did this book share some strange and perhaps even identical themes and ideas to New Moon. Let’s list them shall we:- Boyfriend runs away.- Girl is heartbroken.- Girl searches for him.- Girl gets herself into trouble with another vampire while searching for him.- Movie reference continuing through the book: Kissing Coffins – Romeo and Juliet. Is it just me or did anyone else have a similar list forming in their mind as they read this book also? Although I hear apparently this book came first, and according to the publication date on the inside of this book its true. I just love coincidences… Although Kissing Coffins is slightly more engaging than New Moon in many aspects and I suppose that’s why I would defend it if I had to pick between New Moon and Kissing Coffins if I was standing in a room of Twi-hards. Sure, the writing is flawed. It’s not perfect and to be quite frank – Raven is annoying. But hey, it’s simple and a quick read. Does it have to be complicated? Just sit back and enjoy the fun and quirky adventures of Raven and her non-quite-so-actually-vampire boyfriend. They’re alright if given the chance.3 Stars.

  • Zoey
    2019-03-13 23:29

    Why is the lipstick of the girl on the cover red? it's supposed to be black.

  • Ahmad Sharabiani
    2019-03-26 05:38

    Kissing Coffins (Vampire Kisses, #2), Ellen Schreiber

  • Katelyn Haudrich
    2019-02-23 23:23

    This book wasn’t as good as the first one. It keeps you wondering if Raven is going to become a vampire! It’s still good though. Raven finds even more secrets as she wanders into the Coffin Club. Since Alexander is gone it’s not as good, but still great! Alexander is amazing. He makes the story even better! He couldn’t be better any other way.The Coffin Club is pretty interesting. Someone new shows up and he’s kind of creepy. He adds to the book though. Will Raven ever find Alexander? You are just going to have to read it to find out.

  • Ariel
    2019-02-25 05:50

    Vampire Kisses- Kissing Coffins, by Ellen Schreiber, pages: 377. In the series a girl named Raven Madison lives in the small town called Amityville or Dullsville but nothing happens in the town. But one day a mysteries family moves into the Mansion on top of Benson Hill. When she finds out who lives there, she finds that a prince of the night, Alexander Sterling; and his butler Jameson. Over time hanging out with Alexander, she finds out that he’s a vampire. In the beginning of the second one she is going out with Alexander. But, he has been missing. Raven is out to find her gothic mate but will she get hurt as she finds out something she shouldn’t have done? With the characters, plot, and style in the story may have within it. Each character has a dark side. Each is different and is never alike. But, overall none of them are the same. The characters are different to each person’s liking. Raven is loving and caring, but is still goth on the outside in. Alexander is a lovely artist and great taste in music. Jagger is the guy you wouldn’t want to get on his bad side, but still loves his sister. Luna is the girly goth and can’t stay away for a guy she likes…a lot! Each character is either round or flat…by that it means that Raven is round; she changes throughout the story. Unlike Jagger, Luna, and Alexander they stay the same.The plot of this story is on that Raven is out to find Alexander after he left without telling her. So thanks to Becky, her best friend; she goes to Hipsterville, by a note that Alexander got from someone (There was no name) in Hipsterville. She stays with her Aunt Libby, who lives there. But soon as Raven starts to look for Alexander, she gets side track by a club for Goths. It’s called the ‘Coffin Club’. When she gets use to the club and starts to ask if they saw a boy with black hair or a man with a dark gray coat. She gets more than she hoped. She meets this other vampire named Jagger Maxwell; and soon is wanted by him. Alexander finds this out and goes get Raven and save her! (YAH!) When Jagger finds out where Alexander lives, he comes for a little visit. By that it means that he brings his sister Luna for some payback.The style of the story is a one character point of view. This means that one character throughout the WHOLE series. Raven Madison is the girl who is giving her thoughts and feeling without the books. Alexander and the other characters say what they feel. Raven can’t write minds! XD But she is different from the other girls that Alexander has met. She gives us what her room looks like to what she is wearing. She gives each characters a way they act and talk, but also how they do in school or after school hours.Seeing that the characters, plot, and style are each part of the story, but can change the little things that may be changed or added to the story. Raven Madison goth, caring, different, and most wanted to vampires…but one is hers forever…and only one…

  • Ariel
    2019-03-10 05:26

    These books just keep getting worse and worse...I am a big believer of going against the "norm" or putting myths to shame. I have always felt this way, especially as vampires. That may sound sill, and no I don't believe in them, but if they did exist... I doubt they would be scared of garlic and some of the other ridiculous things this book consists of. Now, Raven just hasn't really grown as a character. I think she borders on an obsessive girl, she literally goes out of town just because the butler made a phone call from a club... It's a little weird. The language kills me, how many times do we see the word "goth" or "gothic" and the title! It drove me nuts. The plot didn't really progress either, if anything I have even more questions than I did before hand! Vampires are born?? So they do age, just slower? They can have children even though they are technically dead? I am curious to see what will happen with Luna, she seems like a real "B" word, but who knows? And what exactly will happen to Trevor? I am tempted to see if this series will get any better.

  • Diana
    2019-03-07 01:42

    Vampire Kisses 2: Kissing CoffinsEllen Schreiber224pgsHarperCollinsPublishersISBN 978-0-06-077624-4All of a sudden, Alexander leaves Dullsville because of some family problems. Without letting Raven know and having her worry, she decides to go on a search for him. She doesn't know where he went, doesn't know why he left, and definitely doesn't know how she can find him. Since she doesn't know about anything, she's on her own. Being by herself, is it possible for her to be safe until she finds her love? Ellen's writing style keeps readers to continue reading because she makes it very mysterious. Using different ways, she makes readers wanting to read more. One way she used was when one character wasn't done speaking, another would interrupt, making it so readers wouldn't know what the first character wanted to say. Another way she used was at the end of a chapter, she wouldn't tell the whole "story". She would have the first half of it at the end of the chapter and the last half as the beginning of a new chapter. I would recommend this book because I find that vampires are interesting. I also think that true love happens in this book. Raven, a regular human, sacrificed a lot for her love, even if this means that they can only be together outside at night. She knows that the man she loves is a vampire, but she still doesn't mind and insists on being with him.

  • Krys
    2019-03-05 06:46

    Like I said yesterday, the Vampire Kisses books by Ellen Schreiber are light... able to finish in two + hours kind of light. But in a good, Gothy, pulpy, YA kind of way. I'm still enjoying them, though they are very much candy books.In Kissing Coffins Raven is heartbroken. She just found out that her Gothic Prince, Alexander, is actually a Vampire. Following the discovery he has disappeared and Raven progressed into an angsty riddled (more so than usual) teenager. She vows to find him. Tracking him down to a town her Aunt Libby lives in, Hipsterville, she encounters a new Vampire, Jagger, who is Alexander's rival. Much of the book follows her search, the rest follows Jagger trying to exact revenge on Alexander for scorning Jagger's twin sister, Luna....and lots of Gothy jokes ensue, and quick dialogue, and silly scenarios. Like I said, it's pulp. But it's very engaging pulp. Squee.If it takes me three hours to read a book (and that's guestimating high) than I can read the remaining five books in about fifteen hours... stretched out over a week likely. I'm still dubious if all seven will get read right now, but for the moment I am enjoying the ride.4 out of 5 stars.- review courtesy of www.bibliopunkkreads.com

  • Jordan M.
    2019-02-28 05:39

    Even though I didn't read the first book, I thought this, as well as the other books, were spectacular! The way that there is romance and action I couldn't put the book down. Ellen Schreiber really did good with this book and this series. *******SPOILER ALERT******* Raven Madison just found out that her boyfriend, Alexander Sterling, is a vampire. But Raven isn't scared. She’s wanted to be a vampire since she was four years old. And she still wants to be one. She's wants to be turned by Alexander. But how is he going to do that if he's is in Hipsterville? Raven goes to her hippie actress aunt who lives in Hipsterville. One night when her aunt went to work raven goes to a nightclub called the coffin club. She has some drinks (no, not liquor) and goes to the bathroom. Somehow she ends up in Jagger's, who is a vampire also, apartment. She runs back to her aunt's apartment. She finds Alexander and they go back to Dullsvilles.

  • Anita
    2019-03-06 03:38

    I really like Raven, really I do. I like Alexander more. I just feel like these books are lacking in maturity. Yes, I know, they are young adult books, perhaps even as young as 13, when I’m looking for the 15-18 type stuff. Maybe that is the main problem. Mostly, I feel like the book didn’t really go anywhere. Oh, there was a plot, a climax, and sort of a wrapping up (okay, maybe not a true wrap-up, but it is a series, and she wants to keep us reading), but to me it sort of just stayed flat-line throughout. Even the new antagonist, Jagger, is mild. There was also a lot of blurry lines and sudden decisions, i.e. visiting Aunt, leaving Aunt’s early. No adult thinks this stuff is weird? Does she really have this much control of her life, and yet in some cases seems to act younger than her 16 years?I’ve already go the next two books in this series, and I’ll probably read on at some point. I just think that there are better books out there.

  • Bex
    2019-02-25 07:27

    I started reading Kissing Coffins as soon as I was done reading Vampire Kisses. It starts where the first book ends. Raven, the outcast goth girl, finds that her love, Alexander, has apperently vanished. She finds his family's mansion packed up and empty. While racking her brain trying to find a reason for the disappearence, a clue to his location sends her to a whole new town. While there, we meet some very interesting characters including a not-so-helpful bartender, and a strangely attractive young man who seems way to desperate for Raven to tell him who she's looking for. I'll let you read what happens from there and decide on your own, but this book is truely more eventful than Vampire Kisses and kept me quite glued to my seat. I was eager to finish and was very pleased with the end when I did.

  • Jenny Jo Weir
    2019-03-06 04:51

    We're on a roll!Book 2 did not disappoint! I'm a happy reader right now. The story continues with Raven leaving town in search of ____, yeah...I'm not telling! Haha. The point is, she leaves only to return to town and ends up having to face new obstacles brought on by her trip. I liked this book just as much as the first one and again appreciate the author keeps the story, short, sweet and to the point. I'm loving the fast pace she sets.

  • Nina Life of a Bookworm
    2019-03-12 03:44

    Prva mi je stvarno bila fora, ali ova mi je nekako razocaranje. Nije bilo onog humora, vise manje pola knjige je bilo vezano uz potragu za Alexanderom.. Onda malo bezvezni zaplet... Onak, steta, lijepo je pocelo... Sutra cu vidjet sto ce bit s trecom knjigom.. Makar cisto sumnjam da ce bit dobra kao prva.

  • ~Kate~
    2019-03-25 07:49

    this book is like the first one in the way it is a bit juvanille. i didnt like the way goth was practically used in every sentance as it got a bit repeatitive. there wasnt any real drama like other books usually have so that was a disappointment. there was parts that was actually good so maybe there is a bit of hope for the rest of the series!

  • Princess Tita
    2019-03-03 06:43

    THIS BOOK IS KIND OF SIMILAR TO TWILIGHT! BIT THIS IS THE 2ND BOOK PEOPLE! [: RAVEN IS A GIRL WHO IS LOOKING FOR HER VAMPIRE BOYFRIEND(ALEXANDER). AS SHE IS LOOKING FOR HIM SHE MEETS JAGGER A BAD VAMP. HE WANTS FOR HER TO BE WITH HIM FOR ETERNITY UNLESS ALEXANDER PREVENTS HIM FORM TAKING HER!

  • Chrystal
    2019-02-26 03:25

    Raven, an outcast gothic teen, searches for Alexander, her boyfriend, whom she has discovered is a vampire. I really enjoyed this book. I thought this book was very well written and it kept you interested from the first page to the last.

  • Kimberley doruyter
    2019-03-27 00:46

    just as much fun as the first time.always a good inbetween series to read.

  • Devin
    2019-03-25 03:48

    Alexander is the new EDWARD!!!!!!