Thursday, November 5, 2009
boys that bite
Author: Mari (Marianne) Mancusi
Publisher: Berkley JAM Books
Copyright Date: 2006
Print Date: April 2006
Series: 1st in the Blood Coven Vampire series
Book Description (from back cover):
My mom is so going to kill me if she finds out I'm turning into a vampire.
Okay, so technically she can't because I'm immortal. Well, not yet. See, due to the worst case of mistaken identity with my dark-side-loving twin sister at a Goth hangout called Club Fang, Magnus, a vampire hottie, went for my innocent neck instead of hers. Now, if I don't reverse it in time, Magnus will be my blood mate forever and I'm doomed to be a blood-gulping, pasty, daylight-hating vampire. Believe me, it seriously bites!
After the unfortunate slaying of the vampire leader, it's up to me, my sister, and Magnus to find the one thing that can solve my problem — the Holy Grail. No joke. I seriously hope I can get out of this on time because, somehow, I scored the hottest prom date in my school, the mouth-watering Jake Wilder. And I do not want to be a vampire for the prom — let alone the rest of eternity.
This was a quick read — once I actually started it.
The first time I picked this up to read, I just wasn't in the mood for it. I waited as long as my library would allow (and then some — 3 renewals and it's still overdue) before picking it up. But this time I stuck. I was 100+ pages in before I knew it. I set it down to go to bed, but when I picked it up the next day to finish it I lost track of time (I finished, looked at the clock, and "Agh! I'm supposed to be at class! At this is the class that the instructor actually called me responsible? How responsible is she going to think I am now?")
I guess the shorter version is, this is the kind of book you have to be in the right mood for, but once you are it grabs you (at least, that's how it was for me). I don't mean I fell in love with it; I didn't. Both Sunny and her twin Rayne irritated me at points. But it did make me want to know, "What next?"