Friday, February 17, 2012

Five Stars Friday


We here at BCM really, really, really love books that just knock our socks off. We know you do too, so we thought we'd start up a new meme just for those books that we absolutely could not put down; those books that received our highest rating and deserve a little extra recognition. 

Every Friday we'll select one book that we've given 5 stars to and tell you a little about why we loved this book so much. Our hope is that this meme will provide some recognition for some books that maybe you haven't heard of but that should be added to your to-be-read pile immediately. There is no age limit on the books we'll choose. They could be yet to be released, newly released or several years old. 

We hope you enjoy this meme and we'd love it if you joined in. If you choose to participate, please leave us a link in your comment to your post so we can visit your blog. And if you don't have a blog, please just leave a comment with a book title and author. We'd love to find some new books to add to our to-be-read piles!

This week we are spotlighting a book that is an oldie but a goodie. I have not yet actually reviewed it here on BCM, but it is definitely a Five Star book for me.

Before Bella and Edward, and even Elena and Stefan, there was Zoe and Simon.

Original Cover
The Silver Kiss by Annette Curtis Klause
Original Publication Date: August 1, 1992
by Laurel Leaf Publishing
Reprint Edition Published: July 29, 2009
ISBN: 0375857826
256 pages 
Ages 12+

From Goodreads: 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?
 
 
Reprint Cover
Ok, this book is old.... I am dating myself, but I was one year away from graduating high school when this book came out. When I first read it, waaaaaay back then, I loved it. It grabbed hold of me, rooted itself deep inside of me, and is a book that I will never be able to let go of. I read this book at least once a year. For all of the girl meets boy, girl finds out boy is a vampire, girl falls in love with vampire stories that are out there, and that I love, this was the book that started it all for me. Yes, I have been a vampire fan for that long--actually longer. And I will continue to be until they cease to exist.
The Silver Kiss is not the first book in a series. There are no spin offs/companion novels to it. It is a fantastic stand alone that is a quick and easy read, but it is one that has definitely made an impact. 

 
 

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the review and reminding me I have this book on my shelf waiting to be read!!!!

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