Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Review: Bitten

Bitten: Dangerous Girls & The Taste of Night

Author: R.L. Stine
Pages: 496
Publisher: HarperTeen
Source: Library
Synopsis: You'll love them—to death.

Twin sisters Destiny and Livvy Weller return home from summer vacation with a dark secret . . . and an inhuman desire to drink blood. What have they become? Can they ever turn back? As their deadly secret becomes harder to keep, more questions arise and loyalties are tested. And as one sister descends into darkness, the other must find a way to save her—and herself. Who will live to see the glow of the next full moon? Which sister will survive?

In Dangerous Girls and Dangerous Girls #2: The Taste of Night, published together in Bitten, bestselling author R.L. Stine explores the dark creatures of the night.

Bitten was the story of twin sisters Livvy and Destiny and their encounters with vampires.

The first thing I noticed was that it was easy to see who was the "good" sister and the "bad" sister early on. They were completely different from each other, so much that at times I couldn't believe how they possibly liked each other. It also made me not overly like them as characters. Livvy was selfish and impulsive while Destiny was so kind, caring and a bit whiny.

Destiny cried a lot and I know she had to deal with so much but at some points, I wanted to tell her to forget about Livvy. Livvy hurt everyone Dee loved and Dee just let her do it. I wanted to smack Livvy and Destiny.

The vampire element in this book was okay. I didn't feel near the end that vampires were so terrifying besides the fact that they could drink your blood and compel you to do things. They also could be good and felt guilt about their choices. They turned out way more sympathetic than they should have been.

So if I wasn't okay with all of this, why did I keep reading? Two words (or names): Renz & Patrick. Renz had an awesome story line and he sounded gorgeous. He was an interesting character though I wish I knew more about him. Patrick on the other hand was cruel and hot. I would have loved to read more of Patrick's motivations and actions.

The story had an old-fashioned feel to it but it was an interesting story. Basically, a classic vampire tale, 3 stars,


1 comment:

  1. I hadn't heard of this before, it sounds okay, but probably not something I'd enjoy much. I tend to find those opposite-but-still-friends characters a bit annoying. Thanks for the review


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