Sunday, November 13

Review: Boys That Bite (Blood Coven #1)

Boys That Bite (Blood Coven #1)
Mari Mancusi

Published By: Berkley
Publication Date: April 6, 2006
Date Read: November 13, 2011
Genre: YA - Paranormal Romance
Source: Bought
Format: E-Book

From Goodreads:
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...
I didn't really know what to expect when I first started reading this book. After finishing it all I can say is: Why didn't I hear about this book sooner? I honestly can't believe that it was published 5 years ago. I really liked this book. It's such a light, funny read.

Sunny loves being human. She is a straight A student who never does anything wrong. She can't wait to graduate high school and start college. One thing could make her life better. Jake Wilder, most popular guy in school and sex God could notice her. One thing she doesn't count on is finding out that vampires exist in the worse possible way. Being mistaken for her Goth-Vampire-Loving twin sister Rayne, Sunny is mistakenly bitten and starts turning into a vampire. She and Magnus, the vampire she is finding it very difficult to hate, must find a way to make Sunny back into a human. But what they don't count on is finding they have feelings for each other. Will Sunny be able to turn back human? Will she choose humanity over her heart?

I really enjoyed this book. It i light and funny. When I first picked it up I sat down to read the first chapter just to see what it was like and the next thing I knew I was half-way through the book. It's a very easy read and it's so enjoyable you don't really realise how much you are reading.
I really liked Sunny. I loved her reaction to finding out about vampires, mainly because she HAD a reaction to it, unlike most female heroines in YA books nowadays. I just thought she was amazing and I totally got why she reacted the way she did to everything that happened to her. She is one of the most likeable main characters and I loved seeing the story from her point of view and seeing it through her eyes. Her personality came across all the way through the book and I loved that. Not every author is able to keep the personlaity of a narrator going through the book all the time but Mari managed to do so effortlessly.
Magnus is such an awesome character and I loved him. I love how genuinely sorry he was for Sunny and no matter what he felt all he wanted to do was fix his mistake and make sure Sunny was happy.

I love what the author did with her and the irony that was shown throughout the book. The character turned into a vampire is called Sunshine. Yes it's super cheesy but I loved it. I thought it was funny and I kept laughing right the way through the book.

I can't wait to see what will happen next and read the next book in the Blood Coven series. I don't know how I will feel about the second book as it is mainly centred on Rainy, Sunny's twin-sister. I wasn't the biggest fan of Rainy, she just irritated me all the way through the book but I will keep reading. I love the style in which this book is wrote. There are definitely not enough light, funny series that centre around such a typically-dark character. Vampire books are typically dark and serious with a very action-packed aspect to the storyline that makes the reader anxious about what will happen. Boys That Bite is not the case at all and I loved that. It's light, funny and the characters have great sense of humours and it's definitely not a book to be taken too seriously and I think that's awesome for a vampire book. I am looking forward to the rest of series.


  1. This looks good, so even though you missed it, i am glad you found it and reviewed it :)


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