Books before food (and any sort of comfortable life).
Summary: In her small town, dubbed “Dullsville,” sixteen-year-old Raven — a vampire-crazed goth-girl — is an outcast. But not for long. The intriguing and rumored-to-be haunted mansion on top of Benson Hill has stood vacant and boarded-up for years. That is, until its mysteriously strange new occupants move in. Who are these creepy people — especially the handsome, dark, and elusive Alexander Sterling? Or rather, what are they? Could the town prattle actually ring true? Are they vampires? Raven, who secretly covets a vampire kiss, both at the risk of her own mortality and Alexander’s loving trust, is dying to uncover the truth.
Okay, I got this book in a compilation called The Beginning which combined the first three books in the series, but I thought it would be better to review them individually. This book series is very middle school, so I wouldn’t recommend it for anyone past high school, and I wouldn’t recommend it to advanced readers. It will just seem boring and, well, kind of dumb. But if you have the patience, it’s actually not a bad little book. [I say little because it’s a quick read — barely 200 pages.] I absolutely adore the main character; she’s a typical teenager. She’s different in a great way, and her obsession with vampires is hilarious. At one point she daydreams about Alexander being able to have breakfast with her while his butler serves them Count Chocula. She’s just too funny, and especially cheesy, which I think makes her a fun character. She’s relate-able. So pick up this book if you’re into cute, easy reads.