Boys that Bite (Blood Coven #1) by Mari Mancusi
Published April 2006
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My mom is so going to kill me if she finds out I’m turning into a vampire…
Okay, so technically she can’t because I’m immortal. Well, not yet. See, due to the worst case of mistaken identity with my dark-side-loving twin sister at a Goth hangout called Club Fang, Magnus, a vampire hottie, went for my innocent neck instead of hers. Now, if I don’t reverse it in time, Magnus will be my blood mate forever and I’m doomed to be a blood-gulping, pasty, daylight-hating vampire. Believe me, it seriously bites!
After the unfortunate slaying of the vampire leader, it’s up to me, my sister, and Magnus to find the one thing that can solve my problem–the Holy Grail. No joke. I seriously hope I can get out of this on time because, somehow, I scored the hottest prom date in my school, the mouth-watering Jake Wilder. And I do NOT want to be a vampire for the prom–let alone the rest of eternity.
Review: Boys That Bite sounds interesting. The synopsis is enough that you think you're going to get a pretty good book. I, personally, found this to be the suckiest vampire book (pun intended). I was the victim of falling for a pretty cover and in the course of falling, my brain was turned to mush. No, really, I'm not kidding. Sunny is the most annoying character in the history of annoying characters. She's interested in Jake Wilder, the guy who's super popular, with bedroom eyes- of course, he has no idea she exists. Enter Magnus. Vampire. Major hottie. British. Sapphire eyes. Once a knight of King Arthur's. A thousand years old. She falls for him at once. Magnus, mistakenly bites Sunny thinking that she is her twin sister Rayne. Yes, Rayne. Sunshine and Rayne. Rayne is described as a typical 'goth' kid. Black clothes. Long black skirts. Black makeup. Extraordinarily pale. Rayne was supposed to have been turned into a vampire the night Sunny was bit. Heck, she even had her certificate in training on how to be vampire. Not to mention she runs a blog that is mentioned every five seconds Now, the book wasn't too bad, but once you get past chapter 6, it just...sucks. Every character is compared to their celebrity counter- part. Orlando Blood (Pirates of the Caribbean Orlando, not Lord of the Rings Orlando). Brad Pitt. Haley Joel Osment. I couldn't read a page without there being some kind of comparison to something 'famous'. Boys that Bite also takes an ode from Buffy...There are slayers, "Once a generation a girl is born who is destined to slay the vampire." Sound familiar? The way the book is written feels more like it's geared to people who are 15 or less. I didn't connect with any of the characters and I didn't enjoy the writing. The whole time I wished for the ride to be over. And it's one ride I won't ever get on again.
I wasn’t sure if I wanted to review this, but I didn’t want others to suffer through 262 pages as I did.