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The Compulsive Reader: Books That Suck Month: Day Twelve: The Silver Kiss by Annette Curtis Klause

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Books That Suck Month: Day Twelve: The Silver Kiss by Annette Curtis Klause


Zoë has been existing in a fog for the past months, ever since cancer forced her mother into the hospital. She practically lives on her own. Her father spends every minute with her mom and limits Zoë's time with her. But then a series of brutal killings in Zoë's town brings Zoë and the mysterious Simon together. Simon is not human, and claims that the murderer isn't either. And unless Zoë helps him, the unlikely killer won't be stopped.

The Silver Kiss has the perfect eerie and hazy setting to draw the reader in and set the perfect mood. Despite the book being shorter than most of the genre, Klause artfully builds suspense at the perfect pace, and makes the serious tone of the book quite entertaining by cleverly interspersing sharp, witty comments throughout the story. Though originally written and published almost twenty years ago, this book has a timeless air that makes it easy to fall headfirst into. The Silver Kiss is proof that a novel doesn't have to be a weighty tome in order to be thrilling and captivating.

1 comment:

Carol said...

I love Annette Curtis Klause's books. They're amazing. This book was great. Good review!