Klause, Annette C. The Silver Kiss: With Two Short Stories, “the Summer of Love” and “the Christmas Cat”. New York, NY: Delacorte Press, 2009. Print. ISBN: 9780375-857829, Price: USD $8.99.
“Simon calmed himself. “If I come to see you here, will you invite me in? Zoe gazed at him a moment, assessing him. “Yes, I think so.””
Zoe is 16 and facing bereavement: her mother is dying of cancer, and her father seems to be excluding her from her mother’s hospital bedside. No one dares speak to Zoe about the family tragedy, and she is isolated by grief, anger and fear. Then she meets the alluring, enigmatic Simon (“His eyes were dark, full of wilderness and stars”), who has an uncanny ability to recognize her feelings. After a series of nocturnal meetings, Zoe learns that Simon is a vampire kept alive by his thirst to avenge the death of his…
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