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Sunday, October 26, 2008


The other day, a friend of mine(Sept. 2013 edit - image courtesy of Salvatore Vuono via FreeDigitalPhotos.net) told me that I should start a book review blog because she loved my reviews. I, being the genius I am, replied, "But they're not reviews, they're just what I think about books I've read."

But she put the idea in my head, so I'm going to try it. But be warned, my reviews probably won't be like normal reviews. Is anything I do normal? Seriously, though, writing traditional reviews just won't work for me, so they'll be a little quirky, a little odd, and a lot me. Enjoy!

The Silver Kiss by Annette Curtis Klause

*Ahem. Please excuse me for a moment. I'm about to lose all dignity.


*Okay, I'm done. I'm back. I have (some) dignity again. I'm good.

The Silver Kiss is about sixteen-year-old Zoe, whose mother is dying from bone cancer. Zoe isn't dealing so well with that, but who could blame her? Not only is her mother sick, and the doctors allowing Zoe to see her for shorter and shorter, farther and farther apart visits, but her best friend is moving away, her father has basically quit talking to her because all his energy is focused on Zoe's mother, and Zoe is feeling like she's slowly fading away, disappearing.

So one night, she goes wandering and ends up in a little park near her house, where she meets Simon. Simon is our vampire in this vampire story. (Don't worry, Ms. Klause tells you this right away, I'm not revealing anything big.) He's pale but incredibly handsome in an undead kind of way. And I'm not going to tell anymore or I'll ruin the story, so if you want to know more, you'll have to read the book.

This is the part where I tell what I thought of it, right? Huh, that might be dangerous territory. See above. No kidding, though, I honestly loved it. It's dark, creepy, sweet and Annette Curtis Klause doesn't write like she's aiming at YA readers, she writes like she's just telling the story in her head and who cares if it's not g-rated fluff. (Sore spot, don't get me started on that.) Just so you know, though, it is more PG-13, but there's really nothing inappropriate. It's just a book for mature YA readers. And I don't know about you, but I like that.

Conclusion: I loved it, even though, SPOILER ALERT!!!!!! IF YOU HAVEN'T READ THE BOOK DON'T READ THIS. SERIOUSLY!!!!!!!! WHY ARE YOU STILL READING THIS? I SAID STOP READING!! STOP READING!!! LOOK AWAY!!!!! LOOK AWAY!!!! THANK YOU!!! it has a really sad ending, like make you cry sad, and I like happy endings. OKAY, THAT'S ALL. YOU CAN START AGAIN READING NOW. So put this book on your to-read list, rush out, buy it, beg borrow or... er, if I tell you to steal, I'm an accomplice, aren't I? Okay, don't steal, but try to get it, because it's amazing. Happy reading.

That's about all, I think, so until next time, leave a comment if you want and come back soon.

-Yours, Laina


  1. Gooooooooooooo on Sun.
    You are amazing reveiwer and you will remain amazing.
    My favorite this about you that you keep your soul with the review.
    An amazing reviewer is you.
    Go on.

    Your sister;
    Pizza ;)

  2. Thank you! Thanks for reading it!

  3. Ah that was great! I would love to have you guest review on my blog, booksaremylove.blogspot.com


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