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Vampire Kisses 4: Dance with a Vampire

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Vampire Kisses 4: Dance with a Vampire

Now that Raven and her vampire boyfriend Alexander have driven the deadly twins from Dullsville, there is only one threat left --- their younger brother Valentine, zipping through Dullsville on his coffin-shaped skateboard. Not only is he fast and deadly, he has taken an interest in Raven’s younger brother Billy.

As if protecting her family and town weren’t enough, Raven has to wrestle with the question of whether or not she wants to join Alexander in eternity. There is also the Prom to get ready for and long-time human nemesis Trevor with whom to spar.

Valentine has an unusual talent: he can read people’s minds, as well as their fears.  When Alexander plans a romantic graveyard picnic, Raven panics when she thinks he is about to bite her. Valentine is aware that Raven has second thoughts about becoming a vampire bride and isn’t shy about letting Alexander know this. The more they learn about Valentine, though, the more they realize that in many ways he is a young kid suffering from loneliness. This is something Alexander understands, as he is the last remaining person from his family and his old country, except for his butler.

Raven is beginning to grasp what her usually nerdy brother means to her as he pulls away to spend more time with Valentine. Billy stands up to her, and she learns that her choice to stand out in Dullsville with goth clothes and hobbies has affected Billy as well. He is proud of her and thinks that hanging out with another goth type will make him cooler. Can she show Billy the danger he is in without letting on about her vampire boyfriend?

Alexander now knows that Raven is not ready to join him in eternity, which makes the already night and day relationship even harder. DANCE WITH A VAMPIRE is darker than readers might expect, but this fun series continues to deliver. Can book #5 be too far behind?

Reviewed by Amy Alessio on July 3, 2007

Vampire Kisses 4: Dance with a Vampire
by Ellen Schreiber

  • Publication Date: July 3, 2007
  • Genres: Romance
  • Hardcover: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
  • ISBN-10: 0061132233
  • ISBN-13: 9780061132230