The Silver Kiss- Annette Curtis Klause
For those of you still thirsting for vampire/teen love, you can check out this story. It was written in 1990, a year before Vampire Diaries even, so it might stand as the original high schooler/vampire romance (Feel free to inform me if I'm wrong!). No sparkles, but the author does blend her bloodthirsty romance with the complimentary theme of death and dying.
As a Reader:
I felt the author nailed the helplessness, anger and confusion of a teen facing her mother’s illness. I also liked the vulnerability of the vampire hero.
As a Writer:
Without giving anything away (or trying not to, at least), I appreciated the unexpected ending but wished she’d made it more expected at the same time. The aim (as a writer) is to surprise the reader but have them think back and see how the plot twist makes total sense. I didn’t have that happen here.
If you like this, you might also like:
Bluebloods series- Melissa de la Cruz
Twilight series- Stephanie Meyer
Eternal and Tantalize- Cynthia Leitich Smith
Evermore- Alyson Noël
Okay, I technically got in two posts in this week. Look for two next week. And more free books on the way!!!