Review: Boys that Bite by Mari Mancusi (Rating 3 Wine Glasses)

Posted December 15, 2010 by Felicia S in Uncategorized / 0 Comments


From Goodreads: 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

What I Loved:  This was a fun quick read that sort of reminded me of a Buffy The Vampire Slayer episode–except no real slayage unless you count Bertha!  Magnus is the perfect guy for Sunny even though he is a vampire and their quipping is fun to read.  I giggled more than a few times during this book.

What I Liked: Rayne–though she was not in the book enough for me probably because I liked her more than Sunny.  The blog entry at the end has me thinking the next book is about her though so I am excited!

Complaints:  As much as I loved the quippy banter at points it does get a little much.  That being said the book was fun to read and filled that “escape to a different place” thing really well.

Why I gave it a 3: I really enjoyed this fun book.  Anything that can make me giggle out loud is worth it to me.

Who would I recommend it too:  Actually fans of Light Paranormal YA and the quippy sort of banter would enjoy this book. I really haven’t read to many light YA books and I think this fills that gap perfectly.  

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Books in this Series:
Boys That Bite
Stake That!
Girls That Growl
Bad Blood
Night School (Jan 2011)
Blood Ties (Aug 2011)


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