Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Review: Tantalize


This is a YA novel by Cynthia Leitich Smith.

Book Blurb:

Are you predator or prey?

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Quincie Morris has never felt more alone. Her parents are dead, and her hybrid-werewolf first love is threatening to embark on a rite of passage that will separate them forever.

Then, as she and her uncle are about to unveil their hot vampire-themed restaurant, a brutal murder leaves them scrambling for a chef. Can Quincie transform their new hire into a culinary Dark Lord before opening night? Can he wow the crowd in his fake fangs, cheap cape, and red contact lenses — or is there more to this earnest face than meets the eye?

As human and preternatural forces clash, a deadly love triangle forms, and the line between predator and prey begins to blur. Who's playing whom? And how long can Quincie play along before she loses everything?

This was a fun, quick read. Almost like a supernatural whodunnit - with the murder mystery - but lighthearted nonetheless. Which I found odd, because murder is not at all a lighthearted business. :)

Regardless - Tantalize was cute and quirky and I like Quincie enough to want to read the sequel which I have on the shelf - Eternal. :)

I give Tantalize 3 out of 5 stars. :)

M

5 comments:

Tynga said...

i've had this book on my wishlist for a while. Hopefully it will pop available on bookmooch hehe!

Anna said...

I enjoyed this one. But Book 2 Eternal I thought was a lot better. :)

Blodeuedd said...

Sounds cool, did I miss it or is it he first in a series?

Michelle G said...

Tynga,

I think you will enjoy it. :)

Anna,

I'm looking forward to Eternal. I can't wait to find out what happens when they get to the school. :)

B,

This is the first book - followed by Eternal. :)

M

gapyeargirl123 said...

Hmm, sounds interesting.