: The Silver Kiss (AFI Film Readers) (): Annette Curtis Klause: Books. The Silver Kiss. Annette Curtis Klause, Author Delacorte Press Books for Young Readers $ (0p) ISBN 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.

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And sllver reaching out to the Vampire when she felt like she had no one else to turn to was touching. But still this held so much nostalgia that even though this should at highest be rated a 2 or 3 stars it gets 4 for just making me feel like a kid again: About Annette Curtis Klause.

The Silver Kiss by Annette Curtis Klause

The author also seemed like she was a teen herself in some respects. Klause has been said to have successfully integrated “gory details” into a “sensuous and suspenseful story”. Yet he does understand how losing a mother can hurt so badly. View all 9 comments. Children and Young Adult Literature portal Novels portal.

The Silver Kiss Summary & Study Guide

Kaysee To shorten it up to not give too much away, it is coming to terms with life. I mean am I reading the same book? He goes around drinking women and then leaving them alive enough, and just being there with no real purpose.

This one has got more depth than Twilight and other popular vampire series, and since this is a stand-alone novel there is no pressure to continue with the story. Oct 26, Alix West rated it did not like it Shelves: Mass Market Paperbackpages. People grew, they moved, they died.


Also, I got totally bored when Simon started telling his origin story You could feel their connection through their shared loneliness. Very well done, Klause.

The Silver Kiss Summary & Study Guide

The novel was Klause’s first; it was published on September 1,and was re-issued in with two bonus short stories by Klause. The Silver Kiss was written several years before Twilight and has been successful by its own merits. But he’s after a BAD vampire.

Through the course of the book we discover that the Sutcliff family are undergoing a quiet tragedy as Zoe’s mother is currently in hospital dying from terminal cancer. Now why the heck would you ask the girl you barely know to help you beat this other vampire who made you, killed your mother.

The Silver Kiss

Okay killing someone’s Mama Ain’t cool. By doing this, it really does succeed in being a memorable, poignant tale. Not all of them have to be evil, but the compulsion to kill is an ingrained part of their nature. A wish that things could be different.

Quotes from The Silver Kiss. I read the Author’s introduction and I must say that I totally understand why it took years to even get this story published.

See all books by Annette Curtis Klause. Also by Annette Curtis Klause. Simon the vampire is entranced by this young girl who is so grief-stricken, and has to come to terms with his own awakening feelings of fondness and indeed love, whilst he tries to control his own horrific nature.


I could sympathize with Xilver, and I can certainly understand her ‘why me’ thoughts about her mother’s sickness and how it has affected her life. That is how bland, and utterly boring jlause book came off. Open Preview See a Problem? 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.

Very atmospheric and compelling. Her mother is dying and she is trying to accept death with the help of Annette, the tortured vampire. I’ll probably never read this one again, but it’s cover is nice so I’ll keep my edition About The Silver Kiss Anmette is wary when, in the dead of night, the beautiful yet frightening Simon comes to her house.

The Silver Kiss was her first novel. View a FREE sample. 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.