I received this book for free from Tantor Audio in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Boys that Bite by Mari Mancusi
Genres: YA, Paranormal
Published by Berkley on April 4, 2006
Source: Tantor Audio
Narrator: Caitlin Kelly
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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...
Here is what I thought
So I don’t normally do rereads and it’s been a long time since I actually read this one so I couldn’t remember a lot of it, but I never finished the series and I could get them to review on audio and thought it a good time to start it. I must say that I don’t remember some of the references to things like Harry Potter, etc in the book when I first read it in 2007 so I wonder if she revamped the book a bit.
It’s about twin sisters Sunny and Rayne and they are really different in a lot of ways. When Rayne ask her sister to go to a goth club called Fang, she had no clue what she was getting into. She meets this super hot guy named Magnus and thought he was really into her and when he asked her if she was okay with things and was sure she thinks he is talking about kissing her, not biting her neck.
A case of mistaken identity turns Sunny into a vampire instead of her sister. It doesn’t matter that Magnus is beyond hot, Sunny doesn’t want to be a vampire. So Magnus helps her figure out how to turn back into a human but there are a few complications. Things like slayers and falling for a vampire.
This is very much a teen book in the sense of very overly dramatic teens and I don’t remember it being so cheesy but maybe that is that has to do with it being eleven years since I read it and my taste in books have changed a lot…lol. I am still curious about the rest of the series as I never got any farther than this first one the first time though I had three of them. I did recently unhaul them because I was doing the audio versions this go around.
I think this is a good series for young teens but not sure if older teens would like it as much. First time I read it I gave it four stars this time I gave it 3 stars as it was okay but not great.
I haven’t listened to Caitlin Kelly before and I thought she did a really good job portraying the characters and her pacing was really good.
Audio rating: 4