Books before food (and any sort of comfortable life).
Summary: 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 favorite 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. She gets more than she bargained for when she pursues her new-found love to Hipsterville and encounters vampires intent on revenge. Can she stay safe, no matter who—or what—she encounters on the way?
Raven is totally the typical scheming teenager in this novel! Totally the opposite of a certain heroin from a certain other vampire series/movie franchise. Instead of whining about how her love left her, Raven actually tries to find him, which is a total “you go, girl!” moment. Unfortunately, in her quest to find her “goth mate,” she finds another vampire. . .who wants her to be his. Did I mention that he’s kind of scary? And that he has a psycho sister? Yeah, it’s a big mess. And on top of that, the book ends at a major cliff hanger. Dang you, Ellen Schrieber!! But other than that, I still liked the book. Again, like with the first book, it’s very middle school, so it’s not for advanced readers. But it’s still neat. [And just randomly-by-the-way kind of thing, I love the outfit Raven’s wearing on the cover. Haha.]