Author: Ellen Schreiber
The mansion on top of Benson Hill has stood empty for years. But one day it seems to be occupied, and its mysterious, handsome inhabitant Alexander Sterling becomes the source of much talk around town. Raven, a vampire-obsessed Goth-girl who has always considered herself an outsider in "Dullsville," is determined to uncover the truth surrounding the secretive Alexander. As she gets to know him, and their spark intensifies, Raven finds herself in some unanticipated situations. Can Alexander make her lifelong dream come true? But love always has its complications—especially when it can only be awakened at nightfall.
It's so much FUN! I've read a few reviews saying that the series kind of cheesy and cheap vampire story. As for me, I totally addicted to it! Raven is such a cool, witty, brave and full of energy. What I love most, she's like a totally a goth chick that I find her very amusing and alive. Everything is so gothic with her and she love gothic stuff even dream of vampire boyfriend. However, she's a loyal best friend and always fight back for her best friend. She literally screwed her school honorary student (but actually the biggest jerk) and just being herself.
Then comes Alexander. He is so sweet, very very sweet. He's totally pale (of course) and likes everything black like Raven. They like each other and I think they are the sweetest couple ever in books I've read (definitely, maybe). It may sounds a bit corny but it's the truth. The storyline is okay but slightly weak on elaborating certain characters and settings. The strongest part probably would be most of the dialogues. I was like smiling or grins while reading because they totally funny and the jokes really works.
It's a very quick read even though the book pretty thick with 576 pages (compilations of 3 first books). It's a very cute read. People said it's as 'cheap' as Twilight. But what makes it cheap if the 8th book will be released in 2011? Means, everyone reads it! If you don't mind to read this Twilight 'clone', then it will be a pretty fun read.
Have you read the series? What do you think?