Reviewed By: Harriet Klausner
Boys that Bite
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Class/Genre: Fiction Fantasy Romance Gothic Vampire Horror Young Adult
Berkley Jam, Apr 2006, $9.99
Oakridge High School student Sunshine McDonald has a slight problem living up to her name even with the hunk Jake Wilder asking her to the prom. She accompanied her twin sister Rayne to Club Fang where Magnus the vampiric centerfold mistook her for her sister and gave her a hickie on her neck. Sunshine will be his vampiric blood mate instead of the promised already trained Rayne unless they can find the cure especially in light (whoops canít used that word) of the wrong twin feeling too young to commit to eternity especially since she does not drink Bloody Mary.
Though he feels a bit guilty, Magnus enjoyed the virginal bite, but agrees to help her reverse the process as Rayne was the vampire in training to be his blood mate. The twins travel to St. Patrickís Cemetery where only Sunshine as a vampire rookie can enter. They turn to Lord Lucifant, coven head, for advice who informs them to find the Holy Grail. However, when someone kills the undead Lucifant, the twins and their vampire know that the chances of Sunshine seeing daylight are doubtful.
BOYS THAT BITE is a tongue in cheek young teen tale starring two distinct likable twins, the vampire between them, and a coven of terrific support characters who bring humor and suspense to the mix. The story line is filled with humor and action as the triangle works on finding the cure, but to do so the trio becomes amateur sleuths solving the homicide of Lucifant. As with SK8ER BOY, Mari Mancusi writes an insightfully fun teen tale.
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