Automotive Holiday Deals Up to 50% Off Select Books Shop Men's Athletic Shoes Learn more nav_sap_SWP_6M_fly_beacon Train egg_2015 All-New Amazon Fire TV Luxury Beauty Gifts for Her Amazon Gift Card Offer cm15 cm15 cm15 $30 Off Amazon Echo $30 Off Fire HD 6 Kindle Cyber Monday Deals Cyber Monday Video Game Deals Outdoor Deals on Tikes
Vampire Kisses 8: Cryptic Cravings and over one million other books are available for Amazon Kindle. Learn more

Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
  • Android

To get the free app, enter your email address or mobile phone number.

  • List Price: $16.99
  • Save: $2.81 (17%)
FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
Only 13 left in stock (more on the way).
Ships from and sold by Gift-wrap available.
Vampire Kisses 8: Cryptic... has been added to your Cart
Condition: Used: Good
Comment: The item shows wear from consistent use, but it remains in good condition and works perfectly. It may be marked, have identifying markings on it, or show other signs of previous use.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 2 images

Vampire Kisses 8: Cryptic Cravings Hardcover – May 17, 2011

50 customer reviews
Book 8 of 9 in the Vampire Kisses Series

See all 7 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
New from Used from
"Please retry"
"Please retry"
$4.99 $0.01

Best of 2015
This Year's Top Products Shop the Editors' picks at Amazon including Movies, Music, Games, and more. Learn more
$14.18 FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Only 13 left in stock (more on the way). Ships from and sold by Gift-wrap available.

Frequently Bought Together

  • Vampire Kisses 8: Cryptic Cravings
  • +
  • Vampire Kisses 9: Immortal Hearts
  • +
  • Royal Blood (Vampire Kisses, Book 6)
Total price: $42.21
Buy the selected items together

Special Offers and Product Promotions

  • Take an Extra 30% Off Any Book: Use promo code HOLIDAY30 at checkout to get an extra 30% off any book for a limited time. Excludes Kindle eBooks and Audible Audiobooks. Restrictions apply. Learn more | Shop now

Editorial Reviews

About the Author

Ellen Schreiber was an actress and a stand-up comedienne before becoming a writer. She is the author of the first two books about Celeste and Brandon, Once in a Full Moon and Magic of the Moonlight, as well as Teenage Mermaid, Comedy Girl, Vampire Kisses, Vampire Kisses 2: Kissing Coffins, Vampire Kisses 3: Vampireville, Vampire Kisses 4: Dance with a Vampire, Vampire Kisses 5: The Coffin Club, Vampire Kisses 6: Royal Blood, Vampire Kisses 7: Love Bites, Vampire Kisses 8: Cryptic Cravings, and Vampire Kisses 9: Immortal Hearts. She is also the author of the fully illustrated manga series about Raven and Alexander, Vampire Kisses: Blood Relatives and Vampire Kisses: Graveyard Games.


Hero Quick Promo
Holiday Deals in Kindle Books
Save up to 85% on more than 1,000 Kindle Books. These deals are valid until November 30, 2015. Learn more

Product Details

  • Series: Vampire Kisses (Book 8)
  • Hardcover: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books; First Edition edition (May 17, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0061689459
  • ISBN-13: 978-0061689451
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.8 x 8.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (50 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #408,057 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Ellen Schreiber was an actress and a stand-up comedienne before becoming a writer and moving to her own Dullsville. She is the author of Teenage Mermaid, Comedy Girl, and all of the books in the Vampire Kisses series. Vampire Kisses is an ALA Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers, a New York Public Library Book for the Teen Age, and an IRA/CBC Young Adults' Choice.

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Paige VINE VOICE on May 21, 2011
Format: Hardcover
Also appears on The Screaming Nitpicker.

Jagger and Luna are back and this time, they want to open a club in Dullsville called the Crypt. Raven, seeing a place where she can finally belong in Dullsville, is excited about it and yet cautious; if Jagger makes the club a place for humans and vampires both, all the vampires coming to Dullsville could cause trouble and put Alexander's secret in danger. Raven and Alexander work to find out what Jagger has planned for the Crypt in case he's up to no good yet again. Meanwhile, Luna and Sebastian's relationship is blooming and Raven wishes more than once that Alexander would just turn her already. But is she ready to give everything up for her love?

I may as well admit now that this review is totally biased. The Vampire Kisses series changed my life and made me love reading, which led me to reviewing books and aspiring to become an author. I couldn't be critical of something so meaningful, beloved, and fluffy even if I tried.

Raven and Alexander's romance takes a little bit of a backseat in this installment to plans for the Crypt and Raven's slight introspection on whether or not she's prepared to give everything up, but they still have their moments together, including a half-gross, half-romantic birthday surprise for Alexander from Raven. These two may be cliches, but they make a cute couple when they're put together. It may not be completely healthy (Raven has insomnia from staying up late to be with Alexander), but it's better than some of what else is on the market (see Hush, Hush and Fallen, among others). They never manipulate and abuse each other, at least. I shouldn't have to settle, but with young adult trend as they are now...
Read more ›
2 Comments Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
12 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Rayne on May 30, 2011
Format: Hardcover
I've been reading this series since they first came out. Year after year, I pre-order a hardcover version, not because the writing is amazing or because the storyline is riveting, not even because the characters are deep and round. No, I like this series because is fun and kind of silly, besides the fact that in high school I used to be the outcast goth chick wishing for my Alexander to come. But, as hard as I try not to take Vampire Kisses seriously, I simply can't ignore all the things that are, not wrong, but simply absent from this story.

We could begin with the fact that the author is not really good at writing. Seriously, 'His grip was strong, like that of as handsome athlete"? My 11 year old cousin who has never picked up a book in his life can write better similes and metaphors than that. And someone really needs to find Schreiber a thesaurus. The word 'nefarious' is not the only one in the dictionary that defines something bad. She used it more than 30 times and 5 of them were in the exact same page. The story is just one repetitive journey. This time around at least she tried to steer away from the `someone new in town', but instead she dwelled on a ridiculous story about a new club opening and how Raven wanted to try being an interior designer. Is not about the story not making sense or falling in line with the previous ones, is about it being completely stupid and there being no reason why I should care.

The characters are even worse. I used to see myself in Raven, now I'm kind of embarrassed I ever saw similarities. She is immature, selfish and, honestly, kind of dumb. The rest of the cast has no personality and are as flat as this novel's storyline.
Read more ›
3 Comments Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By P. Eberhardt on August 2, 2011
Format: Hardcover
This series really is a guilty pleasure for. For a teen vampire book, it's really very immature at times. I doubt it has very much cross over appeal and think it better fits pre-teens, etc.

I was really hoping that Raven would begin to act her age after the events of the last book. Within the first couple pages, I saw that I was wrong. I think no matter what her age, Raven will always been immature. It's how the author wrote her. In this installment, she really made me roll my eyes a lot. She was so wishy-washy on the idea of the club. It was like it was really hard for her to see all sides of the equation. I was also amazed that it's book 8 and it's just now being voiced that Trevor might actually like her. Really...I've know this since book 1.

I like Alexander, and actually won't mind a book (or even a couple chapters) told from his point of view. I still wonder how it's possible that there are things that Raven doesn't know about him. He also extremely patient with her flighty ways. The rest of the characters are an interesting mix. Scarlett and Onyx seem a little shallow and I hope that Raven doesn't count on them to much. Jagger and Luna are up to something, just like always. Although, I admit, I didn't see that one coming. And poor Sebastien...I think he needs to stop falling in love with every girl that walks by.
I'm really at the point that I think the story needs to conclude. I won this one, but I would have borrowed it from the library. I will continue to do so until I get completely feed up. Hopefully the series comes to a close before then.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more
Vampire Kisses 8: Cryptic Cravings
This item: Vampire Kisses 8: Cryptic Cravings
Price: $14.18
Ships from and sold by

Want to discover more products? Check out this page to see more: vampire love stories hardcover