Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Review: Bitten (Dangerous Girls & The Taste of Night) by R.L. Stine

Published: 9-1-2010
Format: Paperback, 484 pages
Genre: YA Paranormal Fiction
Series: Dangerous Girls
My rating: 3 1/2 out of 5 stars

Synopsis from goodreads:

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.

Let me just say that R.L. Stine is the one who sparked my passion for reading several years ago, and for that I thank him! When I was younger I couldn't get enough of his Goosebumps and Fear Street books. So when I bought this book, I was feeling nostalgic and eager to channel my inner twelve-year-old again. I read this book before Halloween, because when I think of this holiday, I think of R.L. Stine. This book is actually two books combined into one. The first book is called Dangerous Girls and the second is called The Taste of Night (Dangerous Girls #2).

Twin sisters Destiny and Livvy Weller come back from summer camp very different. They have these unexplained bite marks on their necks, things start happening to them that they don't understand, and an attractive boy named Renz is following them. Not to mention, their town is buzzing with rumors of vampires and vampire hunters. Things become even more frightening when Destiny and Livvy's friends start turning up murdered. So, basically in the first part of this book the twins are trying to figure out who they can trust and what they can do to stop their impending transformation into full-fledged vampires. The end of the first book, Dangerous Girls, leaves us with some surprising revelations and questions. I pretty much saw certain things coming and the plot twists that were intended to be shocking didn't have that exact effect on me, but I still appreciated them and was able to enjoy the story.

The Taste of Night picks up where the first book left off. I don't want to give too much away, but I will say that Livvy's character ticked me off more in this part of the story. She's selfish and reckless and I didn't much care for her. Her actions and secrets in the first book that were later revealed proved just how self-involved she is. She pretty much leaves her sister and entire family in the lurch with everything. But in the end, she somewhat redeems herself and she's there when it counts. The ending of the story isn't really a cliffhanger, but it left me wanting just a little more. However, it was still an acceptable ending.

I recommend this book to those who are fans of R.L. Stine and his writing style. He definitely gave an interesting take on vampires and the plot twists are enough to keep you interested.

43 comments:

  1. Nice review, Shan! Are there only two books in this series, or are there more?

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  2. Thanks, Sarah! As far as I know there are just two books, and they were originally published in 2004 so I'm pretty sure he's done with this series. =D

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  3. Great review. I have to admit that while of course I've heard his name I've never actually read anything by Stine. Maybe I'll have to check him out:)

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  4. @Darkfallen He was my favorite author when I was younger. His stuff is a little young, but you may find it entertaining if you're looking for an easy read. =)

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