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Wednesday, October 12, 2011

BOYS THAT BITE by Mari Mancusi

I'll admit first off, that Mari Mancusi is a personal friend. She's one of the writing gals that comes to "The Place," but that in no way makes me biased toward her book :)

BOYS THAT BITE by Mari Mancusi (Berkley, April 4, 2006)

Mari was one of the first onto the Teen Vampire scene, and the popularity of this book has spawned into an eight book series that is widely popular. I made it by Mari's signing a couple weeks ago at The Book Spot in Round Rock, Texas, and picked up the first two books in the series. I'd just finished reading a somewhat serious realistic story, and Mari had promised me her books were light and funny.

BOYS THAT BITE was a joy and a hoot to read. From the first page, the voice of the characters shines through. I laughed. I rooted for the main character Sunny first to not become a vampire and then to become one. I yearned for the romance, and Mari delivered. She held off, keeping me reading and hoping, and then...

...you'll have to read it to find out what happens!

Anyway, I can't recommend BOYS THAT BITE enough for fans of PARANORMALCY by Kiersten White. It does a great of adding much-needed humor to what is a dark world of paranormal young adult literature.

Source of book: Purchased

From Amazon:

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...

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