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 MotherSimon 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

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 thing

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  • Paperback
  • 229 pages
  • The Silver Kiss
  • Annette Curtis Klause
  • English
  • 09 January 2017
  • 9780375857829

10 thoughts on “The Silver Kiss

  1. says:

    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 with Zoe, but his life was not just about Zoe You could feel their connection through their shared loneliness They don t depend on each other because the girl needs saving and the guy plays the role of a knight The author was able to set everything in place so that the reader is convinced of their bond The story flowed effortlessy, never bogged by the themes it discussed death, family, lonelinessIt was a perfect read for a gloomy day It s quite rare for a novel to make an impression on me there were tears.

  2. says:

    Instagram Twitter Facebook PinterestTHE SILVER KISS was TWILIGHT for the 90s set Simon the vampire is ancient, gloomy, and obsessive Zoe is precocious, alienated, and old fashioned in a way that doesn t really feel realistic for a teenage girl There are differences, of course TWILIGHT is of a traditional love story with vampirism thrown in for lols, whereas THE SILVER KISS stays truer to its horror roots and has a grittiness to it that the Mormon housewife penned TWILIGHT lacks drugs, suicide, rape, death, etc Even so, the similarities are hard to ignore and it is difficult to say with certainty that there was no way Meyer didn t read or hear about this book and feel inspired by it.THE SILVER KISS is a surprisingly powerful story in how it handles its difficult themes Death is terrifying and inescapable, and many, many books have been inspired by the cruel and beautiful concept of mortality Without it, we would stagnate, or fester Knowing life will end is what, for many of us, keeps everything flowing into motion Simon, on the other hand, just exists The years bleed into one another until they have almost no meaning His only purpose in life is to destroy the evil vampire who turned him, and Zoe is just a footnote, a curiosity a girl who is touched by death as much as he is, but also just as removed.Simon was a pretty great character Because he is predatory, it s ironically less creepy than if he were portrayed as an ordinary romantic love interest who just happens to be a vampire the way Edward was in TWILIGHT His life as a homeless drifter feels much less romantic than someone who is rich and blessed with a family to socialize with whenever they need to go on the run or hunt His desperation for contact makes his fascination with Zoe seem slightly realistic although there was a moment in this book that rivaled Edward s watching Bella sleep Simon pees on Zoe s house to mark his territory Zoe took a while longer for me to warm up to her, but her grief over her mother s terminal cancer explains a lot of her odd behaviors and her apparent coldness It also explains why vampirism holds an appeal for her she knows better than most that life is finite.I m a romantic at heart and a sucker for happy endings although I am one of those people who believes that not all romance novels need to have happy endings, which is apparently very controversial in the romance community , but sometimes happy endings just aren t very realistic and are damaging to the integrity of the story TWILIGHT ends with Bella becoming a vampire it s about cheating death, a love that literally transcends time On the other hand, you have books like TUCK EVERLASTING, where the romance can t feasibly work and the book ends accordingly.Perhaps as a nod to its similarities to TWILIGHT, the rerelease has a red, black, and white cover with Gothic font that looks like it could belong in the series That s the edition I read, although I like this one a lot better My edition also came with two short stories One was a prologue to THE SILVER KISS and was called The Summer of Love The other was an epilogue and was called The Christmas Cat I did not really care for either story Summer of Love was good, but the climax of the story is a cat death, and I ve already read two other books this week where the cat dies, so that just felt needlessly depressing Christmas Cat was super cheesy, and felt like an excuse to bring Simon back I was also disappointed that the cat wasn t her mother, who said that she would like to be brought back as a cat That felt like a lost opportunity to explore sacrificed for teen love, because of course.THE SILVER KISS is one of the earlier teen vampire romances so I think it s a good book to read if you re interested in going back to basics or want to read something hard core than TWILIGHT It hasn t aged that badly and features many themes that are still relevant today Check it out.3 to 3.5 stars

  3. says:

    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 her mother is dying This painful realization is almost too much for her and her father, who is very much in love with his wife, to the degree that Zoe feels that she is in the back seat and forgotten.Zoe is not a selfish character, but she does have some thoughts and desires that seem selfish But don t we all I lost my father as a grown woman, and it ripped a hole out of me, even though we weren t that close I could sympathize with Zoe, and I can certainly understand her why me thoughts about her mother s sickness and how it has affected her life.Simon comes into Zoe s life during this crucial time He is drawn to her, because she represents life, home, acceptance, joy to him, when he s been in the dark and so alone for so long The beastly part of him wants to feed on her, there is no doubt about it But his soul longs for her Simon doesn t realize how much his arrival into her life will help Zoe to deal with her mother s eventual demise Yet he does understand how losing a mother can hurt so badly In his case, he exists merely to track and destroy the person who killed his mother.Revealing who this person is would give away too much with this book But suffice it to say that Simon has a very complicated relationship with his mother s murderer.The Silver Kiss is in some ways a suspense story as Simon tracks the murderer who is preying on women in Zoe s hometown This killer is a completely evil being, in a form that few would suspect I thought this aspect of the story was very well done, and although this book didn t scare me, that aspect was somewhat menacing and disturbing.One of the things I liked about this story is that it doesn t sugar coat vampires They are creatures of the night, and yes, monsters Not all of them have to be evil, but the compulsion to kill is an ingrained part of their nature Some do fight it than others, but generally the thirst for blood will win and cause most of them to kill their victims Simon has a duality about him in that he is a good person, but there is evil and darkness within him because of his nature He has killed some of his victims, although he feels regret that he has done so I like to think that his enduring love for his mother has encouraged him to fight the beast within him And meeting Zoe also gives him a peace that helps him to make the right decision when the time comes.The relationship between Simon and Zoe is beautiful for all its brevity You want something eternal to come out of it, but realize that that is not possible because of what Zoe is and what Simon is However, I would definitely put this on my keeper shelf as a vampire romance for the very reason that I found their relationship very appealing It had an innocence yet a sweet sensuality that I found irresistible.The Silver Kiss is a book that will leave you with a lingering sadness, a longing for A wish that things could be different By doing this, it really does succeed in being a memorable, poignant tale Life is so like this, the desire for , but always knowing that some dreams don t necessarily come true This is a young adult book, but has very serious themes and violence that some might find disturbing However, I think that lovers of vampire fiction of all ages would enjoy this story.Goodreads doesn t allow half ratings, but this is definitely 4.5 stars.

  4. says:

    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 ending.definately one of the better vampire novels out there

  5. says:

    Ehhh.this 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 storyit went on forever.

  6. says:

    RETO POP SUGAR 2018libro que sea ambientado en la decada que naciste yo naci en el 1994 , mi decada es 90 ha pasado casi un a o desde que lei la marca del lobo de la cual tengo muy buenos recuerdos la pelicula y el libro asi que dije porque no leer otro de annette bueno me dije me serviria para el reto y ya que ultimamente no estoy leyendo por placer ni nada bien puedo hacer dos pajaros de un tiro no la verdad es que no se que esperaba la sinopsis solo decia de una chica que estaba enamorada de un vampiro de 300 a os o 3000 eso estaba raro pero bueno nada mas como algo tan sencillo podria volverse mal el problema radica que esto no es propiamente un libro para mi es como una HISTORIA ya saben un abreboca , una cosita peque a para lo verdadero me gusta tambien las historias pero todo debe ser congruente esto no era para el numero de hojas su libro marca de lobo tiene casi la misma cantidad de hojas y contaba mas hechos , mas sucesos y tenia una cosas mas complicada jajajaja , quien lo diria pero esto es demasiado sencillo para tantas hojas , asi que siendo sincera HABIA RELLENO.el relleno tambien tiene su funci n , el chiste es hacerlo sin que parezca aburrido tiene que ser como que es SUPER IMPORTANTE pero no era simplon.los personajes apartes de lo mas terrible Sofia no s porque en unas rese as tiene el nombre de Zoe tal vez le cambiaron parece una chica de 13 a os se ve a si misma como una ni a que no puede vivir sin su mami luego averiguo que tiene 17 a os el vampiro Simon de 300 a os no parece tener mas de 20 a os cof cof 15 no mas porque tiene unas actitudes medios infantiles no s porque metieron un crimen para hacerlo como misterioso pero me ha parecido demasiado para esto o haces un misterio bien hecho o haces un romance bien hecho o haces un libro hablando de la vida existencial de ser adolescente y no crecer nunca.a pesar de las cosas no tan positivas del libro , me ha gustado retomar leyendo esa nostalgia de los vampiros de los 90s cuando hablabas con tus amigas con el telefono y tenias que pasar por toda su familia , no habia whatsapp , ni camaras digitales tenias que memorizar los telefonos , y las reuniones SE CUMPLIAN no como ahora que en el ultimo segundo NO VOY A IR , me dejan plantado jajajajajaj , los 90s fueron a os tan lejanos ahora mismo Dios , tengo 23 ya nadie sabe lo que es un cassette , disco de vinilo , telefonos de cables , sin internet , sin celular.

  7. says:

    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 good, but unfortunately, it didn t live up to those expectations There were times I found it a bit tedious, if only because there was less action than I usually like But that s definitely a personal preference as I m not one for the introspective novels Okay, now I m not saying this was an introspective novel, just that it was so than Blood and Chocolate It seemed that at times the author was trying to get an important life lesson across to her teen readers, which is kind of where I was going with that comment.Anyway, now that I got that out of the way, this book did have it s good points as well The author was able to evoke a good deal of sympathy in me for Zoe s character and her situation And her reaching out to the Vampire when she felt like she had no one else to turn to was touching It was even kind of sad at the end

  8. says:

    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 this And, I admit, the romance wasn t the greatest, but I still felt their connection and that s all I needed The ending made me cry.And I really liked the short stories included in mine, Summer of Love and The Christmas Cat Without Summer of Love, I don t think I would have liked Simon as much as I did.

  9. says:

    Wow My new favorite vampire novel

  10. says:

    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 you were reading and can t make yourself stop because you wanted to know what happens in the end, and when you do there you are a sobbing wasted mess.I never thought I d be touched with a vampire novel after all the trauma I ve gone through since Twilight, but here I am crying my guts out for a dated, old school vampire story.THIS IS EXACTLY WHAT I WANT THE CHARACTERS DID THE RIGHT THING NO MATTER HOW MUCH IT HURTS.I m kinda glad that Simon and Zoe s relationship didn t lead anywhere IT CAN T LEAD TO ANYWHERE because Simon s a vampire and no matter how much I like him, I still want him dead I m so glad Zoe s a strong character and not the dumb whiny mopey type like Bella.

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