Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Vampyre Kisses by Elizabeth J. Kolodziej

My Summary:

Faith really hasn’t been the same since the mysterious death of her father. She’s never felt comfortable around her mother so she avoids her. Living in her tiny apartment and not enjoying her job, Faith has lost sight of her dreams. Her father once told her she would cause others to have faith in her. He had such great dreams for her. Now all of that seems to have died with him. On a whim, she goes to a club with her best friend Mac. It’s not her normal thing but it’s been a while since she did anything fun. She spends the night dancing and she meets the gorgeous and mysterious Trent. Feeling strangely drawn to Trent, Faith finds her life taken over by a supernatural world that a day ago she didn’t even know existed. Even more surprising to Faith is that she is part of that world. Now she must learn to control her new found power in time to help those she has quickly come to care about. Will Faith have the faith to succeed? Will others have faith in her as her father said?

My thoughts:

2 stars- not my taste

This book creates a slightly different take on the vampire world. I quickly got into it but then I was a little overwhelmed with all the different aspects of it. It confused me and I struggled to keep it all straight. There were so many things going on including vampires, werewolves, witches, slayers, hunters, salt whips, guardians, shape shifters, and magical creatures. With each of those came one or more characters. I felt like I couldn’t keep up. Along with this, I frequently had to stop and reread pages. I don’t know if I was just overwhelmed with all of it or if I was just missing things but I would find myself trying to understand how something just happened.

When Faith meets Trent, I was very interested in him. The reaction between the two was quick and intense. He had some mystery about him that I was interested in learning about. There was this instant devotion between the two that I wanted to grow. I was disappointed in the time that they got to be together before things fell apart. I guess the timing of the book was off to me. Things I thought should last longer didn’t and things I wanted to end quickly went on. Anyway, their relationship was just odd almost scattered to me.

There were questions I had at the end that weren’t answered. Or rather there were plot points that I wish had been explored. One was the Vampyre Kiss. I loved this part of the story. It is unique and has such potential but it only came up for one short scene. That disappointed me. Another was the blood binding. I loved how this brought Trent and Faith together but I wished there had been more of it. I have to include the ending to this list as well. It happened too fast and too easy. I would have loved to see more details and maybe a few more setbacks.

Faith grows though this book into a strong, “I can take care of myself” kind of witch. I like that and I’m interested in finding out what’s next for her. I guess I just wish her story could have been less confusing and stronger. You may feel different. Others have. Check out a second opinion here.


  1. Really gorgeous video and really enjoyed this post/Register Domain

  2. The title of this one is unfortunately close to Schreiber's Vampire Kisses series. I hope that my middle school students don't get it by mistake at the public library!