The Coffin Club
By Ellen Schreiber
Published in: 2008
Pages: 177
Edition: Paperback
Brought in: 2010 book sale
Time taken to read: 2-3 days

I actually enjoyed this book.
Shocking, I know. I have done nothing but slam this series thus far… but I came across this book and loved it. I have no idea why, but something about it was just so exciting. I think it’s because Alexander wasn’t in the book that much. Or at least that’s what I’m going with.

So in this book, Alexander has taken Valentine back to his siblings, wherever they may be in the world, leaving Raven alone in Dullsville. Raven decides to visit her aunt in Hipsterville, and she stops by the coffin club while she’s there. There, she discovers a secret underground club for vampires, which she is accepted into accidentally. She is caught up in the middle of a vampire war, between Jagger, who wants to make the club public, and Phoenix, who wants to keep the club exclusive- for vampires only. Raven meets and makes friends with people who actually understand her, and eventually finds out that Phoenix is an old friend.

So. I adore the character of phoenix. For starters, he’s a bad-ass. He rides a motorcycle, is moody, wears awesome dark clothes… I totally imagine him as a complete hot bad-ass and that makes me happy. It’s better than imagining Alexander, who is rather wimpy in my mind. Then there’s the fact that this book has a lot more action in it than all the other books combined. I just really enjoyed this book. It’s my favourite one out of the entire series, by far.

The coffin club rating: I gave it 4/5 on goodreads. See, that’s how much I liked it. I gave it a full extra star than all the others.
Would I re-read it? Yeah. I’ve been meaning to re-read it now that I’ve read the entire thing and found out that little twist about who Phoenix really is. I now wanna go back and try to see if there were any clues that may have given it away before.
Who would I recomend it to? The usual. Teenagers.

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