The Silver Kiss

The Silver Kiss Zoe is wary when in the dead of night the beautiful yet frightening Simon comes to her house Simon seems to understand the pain of loneliness and death and Zoe s brooding thoughts of her dying mothe

Zoe is wary when, in the dead of night, the beautiful yet frightening Simon comes to her house Simon seems to understand the pain of loneliness and death and Zoe s brooding thoughts of her dying mother.Simon is one of the undead, a vampire, seeking revenge for the gruesome death of his mother three hundred years before Does Simon dare ask Zoe to help free him from this lZoe is wary when, in the dead of night, the beautiful yet frightening Simon comes to her house Simon seems to understand the pain of loneliness and death and Zoe s brooding thoughts of her dying mother.Simon is one of the undead, a vampire, seeking revenge for the gruesome death of his mother three hundred years before Does Simon dare ask Zoe to help free him from this lifeless chase and its insufferable loneliness

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The Silver Kiss

  1. Annette Curtis Klause broke new ground in young adult literature with The Silver Kiss, a book that is at once sexy, scaring, and moving, according to Roger Sutton writing in the Bulletin of the Center for Children s Books A vampire love story, Klause s first novel is a darkly seductive thriller with heart and message Born in Bristol, England, in 1953, Klause became fascinated with grisly things at an early age My mother read and sang to me, Klause explained But my daddy used to sit me on his lap and tell me the plots to gangster and monster movies I knew all about Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi, Jimmy Cagney, and Edward G Robinson before I ever saw any of their movies Her father also let her speak to Willoughby, an imaginary little boy who lived down his throat When she was seven, Klause and her family moved north to Newcastle upon Tyne She recalls that her first experience with creative writing occurred when she was incapacitated with a twisted ankle at age eight or nine Klause wrote a poem about her mother ironing and decided from then on to save all her poems in a notebook Soon she was writing and illustrating her own books, mostly about a cat and the kittens she has At age ten she and a neighborhood friend began making up plays and performing them on a tape recorder The plays usually involved some kind of humorous mistake, Klause recalled, like a woman calling up a plant nursery instead of a nursery school for her child It was also about this time when Klause wrote her first unpublished bit of horror, The Blood Ridden Pool of Solen Goom Each of the chapters ended with and blood flowed into the blood ridden pool of Solen Goom Increasingly she read fantasy and science fiction books, in addition to Mark Twain and, as she got older, the beatnik books of Jack Kerouac I wanted desperately to be a beatnik, she remembered She also read her first vampire book at age fourteen Jane Gaskell s The Shiny Narrow Grin, which was Klause s initial inspiration for her first novel many years later I was smitten by the pale young man who appeared in a few suspenseful scenes, Klause related, and became mesmerized with the whole concept of vampires Initially, Klause responded to this fascination by writing poetry, which she described as a pretentious, over written, dreadful sequence of poems interspersed with prose called The Saga of the Vampire also unpublished These early writings would later become invaluable for Klause when she set out on the journey of her first novel Klause s life was distinctly changed when she was fifteen and her father moved the family to Washington, DC, for career reasons In high school Klause continued writing poetry After finishing college in 1976, Klause went on to graduate school in library science She took poetry workshops in college, but poetry was soon replaced by short stories once she graduated and started working in libraries Klause began sending her work out to magazines, collecting numerous rejection letters Several of her poems and a short story were published in anthologies and small magazine reviews, but it took several years of concerted effort to find her voice and her audience I finally took a writing workshop with Larry Callen, a well known children s writer, Klause noted I knew I wanted to write for young people I m still working through my own adolescence, so it seemed appropriate I continued with further ones I still go to the writing group Larry Callen introduced me to, and often chuckle about how an idea or action will affect the people in my group even as I am writing Klause soon graduated from short stories, and with the help and encouragement of Callen, set to work on a novel I wanted to write for teenagers, so I thought back to what I liked to read at that age In a way, I stole from myself with The Silver Kiss, because I looked at my old writing notebooks and found the vampire poem I had written as a t

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  1. All I can say isWow This is what Twilight wanted to be, I think It was published in 1990 and so the themes are a bit dated no emails, cellphones etc , but it didn t rob the story of anything I finished the slim novel in a day and a half I couldn t help but compare the two characters with those of Twilight The heroine, Zoe, was flawed and insecure but focused and honest The vampire, Simon, was beautiful but his physical attributes were not brought up every few pages He was dignified and in love w [...]

  2. The Silver Kiss was a beautiful book Very atmospheric and compelling It had a dark tone but also a beauty that was almost timeless Simon is a compelling character that will make a reader fall in love with him, although the truth about what he is always lingers in the back of the reader s mind.To call this a romance might be an overstatement It has romantic elements that are very appealing and apparent, but it s really a story about coming to terms with death Zoe is having to face the fact that h [...]

  3. so Twilight saw the light of Hollywood and this one didn t well FUCK YOU HOLLYWOOD FUCKYOU anyways it was a decent quick read with a beautiful clean endingy one of the better vampire novels out there

  4. Ehhhis was a little clumsy, and definitely read like a first novel, but it is apparently a classic of the teen vampire genre I liked some of the dramatic language and scenes, and especially Simon and Zoe s first kiss, but it never really lead anywhere Also, I got totally bored when Simon started telling his origin story went on forever.

  5. Zoe is wary when, in the dead of night, the beautiful yet frightening Simon comes to her house Simon seems to understand the pain of loneliness and death and Zoe s brooding thoughts of her dying mother Simon is one of the undead, a vampire, seeking revenge for the gruesome death of his mother three hundred years before Does Simon dare ask Zoe to help free him from this lifeless chase and its insufferable loneliness Hmmm after reading Blood and Chocolate, I was expecting this one to be almost as [...]

  6. I hadn t really expected much out of The Silver Kiss because it seems like some people just don t like it all that much I tend to agree with the crowd, but not on this one.Simon is a three hundred year old vampire, out to avenge his mother s death when he meets Zoe, a sad teenage girl whose life seems to be falling apart The two connect and it s like a Twilight prequel Sort of.Honestly, there were things entirely too similar to Twilight but this came first, so Twilight is entirely too similar to [...]

  7. I ve never cried so hard after reading since Deathly Hallows And now, THIS It s the kind of cry where tears and snot mix but you don t care to the point where you can t even see properly because your eyes are flooded with tears and it s 5 am and you re half howling half sobbing in your pillow because you can t stop crying and you re afraid of waking up the entire house and let them find you looking like a mess in the wee hours of the morning And the reason You haven t slept the whole night cause [...]

  8. Simon is the last thing Zo expects to enter her life Trying to cope with her mother s illness and the inattention of her grief stricken father, Zo mechanically goes through her daily routine of school and returning to the solitude of her empty house, always waiting for the phone call informing her about her mother s death But when she sees the silver boy at the park and later downtown, she allows herself to get caught up in another s past and pain.After centuries of hunting, Simon is nearer to c [...]

  9. Zoe ha 17 anni ma non una 17enne come le altre.Non pensa alle feste, non pensa ai ragazzi e nemmeno allo shopping perch la sua vita da normale adolescente si sta letteralmente dissolvendo davanti ai suoi occhi.La madre di Zoe malata terminale, costretta a trascorrere il tempo in una stanza di ospedale dalle pareti verde chiaro, il padre di Zoe si destreggia tra lavoro, conti da pagare e la malattia dell amata moglie, lasciando la figlia a casa da sola.Simon un vampiro di 300 anni che disprezza l [...]

  10. This novel was written long before the industry destroyed the YA vampire genre and it is SO good I loved the message of this book In this novel, the protagonist lost her mom to cancer and is struggling with her overwhelming grief When she meets a vampire, she s given the choice to live forever But is it better to live a short, but good life, knowing it will end eventually Or is it better to live an eternal life of solitude and damnation I love this book so much

  11. This book opened up the door to my love for reading I remember checking this book out from the school library, about 18 years ago, and loved it I believe Simon was my first vampire love A couple of years back, I remembered this book being the one that stayed with me So I searched for it online and found a copy I ve shared it with my daughters and now they love it too Love this book

  12. Before I start dissing and what not on this book People who have fell in love or enjoyed this book, I recommend NOT reading this review I don t plan on hurting people s feelings, I m only here to give my opinion of the book Which I have done So sorry before hand, but hey, What cha gonna do pUm Someone help me I don t understand how this could be a good book I mean yes sure different ending of Simon and what s her face leaving each other sides at the end Simon letting son kill him into a pile of [...]

  13. in a sentence Zoe s really hit the trifecta her mom is terminally ill with cancer, her best friend is moving away, and she met was stalked by a sexy vampire named Simon.Zoe spends a lot of her time alone due to her mother being in the hospital and her dad spending time with her mom or trying to catch up on work when he s not dutifully at her hospital bedside consequently, Zoe is rather withdrawn, doesn t eat much, and begins to feel pretty sorry for herself and her best friend, Lorraine, has no [...]

  14. Move over Edward Bella Hello Simon and Zoe I have to admit, I was a bit skeptical of this being a good book when I first picked it up I mean, who needs another vampire story, right You know plot Undead boy loves the girl he longs to drain the life force from But that s the one place this story doesn t even go I was pleasantly surprised at the new twist on an old tale In brief, Simon is a vampire, changed willingly but under false pretenses He s lost everything A monster has taken the life of his [...]

  15. I sure know how to pick them I don t usually cry but today I am a huge crying mess My head hurts, my eyes are swollen and my face is red I feel awful SBut whatever, it was worth it This book is just amazing and so different from the vampire books we used to read.I really loved Simon I feel like I could see into his tortured soul and found there something really beautiful, in spite of his own beliefs.I wish he had a happy ending but I agree with him I wouldn t want to be immortal I would be so te [...]

  16. 2.5 5 starsOKAY this was so hard for me to read, I picked it up because I thought it d be a quick fun vampire read It wasn t It was choppy and disjointed in certain places and sometimes I couldn t tell if the book was in first or third person or when they change those two I guess The ambiance was great, it felt dark and lovely and I loved the character development for Simon, but overall it was kind of boring The climax wasn t very climax y and the romance was so sparse that it didn t make up for [...]

  17. Not as powerful or as good as Blood and Chocolate, but still well worth reading Reminds me a lot of the 1980 1990s books about teens dealing with family members dying of some whatever ailment, but this one has vampires and ancient oaths of vengeance to bump it up.Solid example of an author s first time work rough and slightly unfocused, with a promising heart Klause writes teen alienation extremely well, and also tends to show pronounced sympathy with the monsters while keeping keenly conscious [...]

  18. Picture sad whiny teen who no one understands and you ve got the makings of this book It s like the extreme of some of the key things I like in books to the extent that I no longer like it There s too much teen angst, too much self pity, too much selfishness, too much insta love, and too much of just everything teen First we have Simon, a vampire who gives Edward a run for his money in the self loathing category He s just got all sorts of internal battles and it bleeds all over the page He goes [...]

  19. I m 40% done with The Silver Kiss Okay so far this entire book has been a MAJOR disappointment I really do not understand all the rave reviews for this book at all I mean am I reading the same book I know it was written in the 90 s but this book sucks so far The above comment is what I thought when I was barely finished with this book Sadly it did not get any better As I asked before, was I reading the same book that got all these great reviews This book read like stereo instructions to me That [...]

  20. Este libro me lo recomend mi amiga Nina ,su rese a me lleno de curiosidad y quise leerlo cuanto antes,tiene pocas hojas y al principio se me hizo un poco pesado,pero cuando llegue al segundo capitulo me di cuenta,de que no era la t pica historia de chica conoce a vampiro se enamoranEste peque o relato va un paso mas hacia delante y en el nos encontramos dos personajes que en todo el libro llevan la voz cantante,los dos se sienten solos y est n perdidos, cuando se encuentran.Con un principio que [...]

  21. Sof a est sufriendo una gran pena en su vida su mam , una pintora dulce y alegre est muriendo de c ncer y permanece largas temporadas en el hospital No es justo que alguien como ella se tenga que ir tan pronto y la deje sola siendo tan joven Su padre est cada vez m s ap tico con ella, apenas si se ven en el d a, no la deja ver a su mam muy seguido y s lo le deja notas dici ndole que no vendr y ella pasar la noche sola en casa Su nica amiga se reh sa a tratar el tema de la muerte de su mam y Sof [...]

  22. Keep in mind that this book was first published in 1992 How this thing never turned into a lawsuit I ll never understand.Stop me if you ve heard this one Male vampire, young, skin like marble, pale, ice cold, gorgeous, strange speech, stalker, falls in love with somebody before he got to know her, strange hair colorFemale human, socially awkward, no mother or father around, lives with her dad, pretty but nobody seems to notice, likes stalkers, doesn t think it s strange when beautiful boys hang [...]

  23. OK first thing this book has 4 stars from me not because it s the best or because at the moment it was good It has 4 stars because at one time when I read it I loved it so much and I thought I should average that into the mix I am almost 29 in less than a week and I haven t read this book since I was 12, that s 17 years if my math is correct haha I remember at that age just thinking this was one of the best books ever written and thinking that the romance was to die for 3 I am much older and def [...]

  24. The first of it s kind a teen vampire love story In that respect I did like the story, the concepts were intriguing and an easy story to follow I did find it quite dated however, very 90s lit The author also seemed like she was a teen herself in some respects.e story felt a little young and undeveloped Some things that bothered me Zoe is basically anorexic, but no one really says anything about it Her mother is dying and she is trying to accept death with the help of Simon, the tortured vampire [...]

  25. this book is so awsome ok this book is about a girl who falls in love with a vampire that is like 300 years old together they try to kill his brother who is also a vampire because his brothe ris killing alot of women his brother appears to be 8 years old but he is really his older brother Another reason he wants to kill him is because his brother killed his mother and made him what he is vampire i do not like the ending he kills heis brothor but he also ha im not saying but its kind of a sad end [...]

  26. Don t be fooled by the cover or the title The book is okay written, but the most beautifully written part is the last few pages, when Zoe finally understand how to let go of someone you love with the help of Simon Simon, the lone vampire, is in turn, helped by Zoe herself, who shows him how it is to be noticed and be loved A very great bookarly cried reading the last parts.

  27. Yikes, no I couldn t even finish it I mean, the male love interest pisses on the female lead s back porch That s just a world of no Read my full review on Forever Young Adult.

  28. Sometimes I feel like I can t truly judge a book unless I finish the book And then I read another couple pages and I remind myself that life is too short to read bad books I did this back and forth through 66% of this book And I m done now.I gave it such a low rating because not only was it cliche vampire romance, it was HEAVY handed Pages and pages were dedicated to our character s emotions about her mother dying and her father ignoring her But really that just set her up to be home alone with [...]

  29. I got this book because it was written by the author who wrote Blood and Chocolate which I haven t read yet I was interested to read a vampire novel by her It was an excellent book but it was not what I was expecting.In this book Zoe is in a tough situation Her mother is dying of cancer, her father is pulling away from her as he spends and time at the hospital with her mother The doctor has told them that Zoe shouldn t spend much time at the hospital because it might stress her mother and that [...]

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