Sunday, August 14, 2011
Boys That Bite by Mari Mancusi
Two sisters--as different as the sun and the rain. For one, getting into the Blood Coven is to die for. But for the other, getting out could be lethal...When Sunny McDonald gets dragged to Club Fang by her twin sister Rayne, she doesn't expect to find anything besides a bunch of Goth kids playing at being vampires. But when some guy mistakes Sunny for her dark-side-loving sister and bites her on the neck, she finds out that his fangs are real--and deadly.
Now, Sunny has less than a week to figure out how to reverse the bite, or else she's going to end up as the perpetually undead. And not only will she be a vampire, she'll also be bonded to Magnus--the bloodsucker who bit her--forever. And forever is a really long time...
Genre: fantasy; contemporary
Note: #6 for the YA Series Challenge (Blood Coven Vampire Series)
I'll say one thing for this book, it read really fast. Unfortunately that was an indicator that it was on the shallow side. It reminded me of those Vampire Kisses novels in that way. Except these weren't as well written. There was some decent humor at parts, such as the vampire slayer who had hygiene issues and Sunny getting distracted reading fanfiction, things that a fan of Buffy would have picked up on and thought was funny, but the book really had no depth. More importantly, I didn't really find either Sunny or Rayne likable at all. And not in the "they have character flaws" sort of way either. Sunny whines throughout the entire novel about becoming a vampire in such a way that it's hard to have any sympathy for her. Rayne is only moderately better as her concerns basically boil down to sex and bemoaning the fact that she's not a vampire. Magnus is a one dimensional character who really gives no explanation as to why he's attracted to a high school teenager when he's hundreds of years old and she's given him no real reason to like her. It was in all, a shallow book. It didn't waste much of my time, but it was also forgettable.