Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Boys That Bite

Boys that Bite
by Mari Mancusi
# of pages: 227 pages
Age range: 13-17
Technically Sunshine can't get killed-because she's immortal. Well, not quite yet. Due to the worst case of mistaken identity with her dark-side-loving twin sister at a Goth club called Club Fang, Magnus, a vampire hottie, went for Sunshine's innocent neck. Now if she doesn't reverse it in time, Magnus will be her blood mate forever and she's doomed to be a blood-gulping, pasty, daylight-hating vampire. That would seriously bite.

And now, after the unfortunate slaying of the vampire leader, Sunshine, her sister Rayne, and Magnus must find the one thing that can solve her problem: the Holy Grail. They wish it were a joke but it's not. It's absolutely necessary that Sunshine gets out of this in time, because somehow she scored the hottest prom date in her school, the mouth-watering Jake Wilder. So she just can't be a vampire for the prom-let alone the rest of eternity.

This wasn't bad. Wasn't great. Entertaining, definitely. Okay, let me say a couple things before i review this book. 1.) I love books where the romantic characters go somewhere, leave the main scene, take a vacation. Why? Not really sure. 2.) As much as I love Vamp books, they're starting to get a little old, I need something really new, something that has that whole paranormal feel but without all the fangs. :) 3.) Why do authors have to pick such, well "sucky" (pun half intended) names for their books, Boys that Bite? Anymore books like that and I'm going to get a rep...and not a good one.

Okay, okay, enough of my commentary, back to the book.

Boys that bite, is the first novel in Mancusi's vamp series. I liked that it started off quick, as much as i love those deep books with the meaningful beginnings I like to be brought right into the action sometimes. So It starts off with Sunshine (yes Sunshine MacDonald, i know) aka "Sunny" going to a goth club with her goth identical twin sister. Sunny, not into the crowd, follows a hot guy outside where he "surprise, surprise" bites her.

Apparently he was supposed to bite her sister cause they made this contract, yada yada, and now Sunny has a week before she loses her mortality. Great if you want to be a vampire, but if you planned on living a nice normal long life, then this whole situation is kinda, well...

So Sunny and her blood mate, mega yummy Magnus, set off to try and "reverse the curse". Their adventures lead them all the way to London, where Sunny realizes she might actually - dare she say it - like Magnus...ooh!

Some parts were a little unrealistic, okay the whole plot was, but you know what i mean. And there were some parts that were a little cheesy, but it was pretty good. The ending is a cliff hanger, but not one that makes you scream and be like "ohmigawd!" just a surprising one.
I won't be rushing to read the sequel anytime soon, but I'll definitely try to read it.

3/5 stars.

If you liked Boys that Bite, check out:

Stake That: Mari Mancusi
Girls that Growl: Mari Mancusi
Glass houses: Rachel Caine
Marked: P.C. Cast
Vampire kisses: Ellen Schrieber
Got Fangs: Katie Maxwell

Check out Mari Mancusi at, http://www.marimancusi.com/

I would suggest that you either take this book out of the library, or borrow it.

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