Author: Cynthia Leitich Smith
Number of Pages: 336
Date of Publication: February 13, 2007
3 stars: Interesting
Amazon recommended this book to me, so I decided to check it out. The cover art immediately drew my eye, as well as the title. Cynthia Leitich Smith’s story has an interesting premise. The main character is Quincie Morris, a regular girl with a werewolf bestfriend. Well, they’d like to be more than friends, but let’s not get into that… Quincie’s uncle has decided to remodel the family restaurant with a vampire them. It’s going swimmingly until the head chef is found dead; the police suspect a werewolf to be the culprit.
I agree with some of the other reviewers who stated that the first half of the book was the best. I liked Kieren, and wished we had seen more of him. The new chef, Brad, was a pretty good character, and his two menus (Predator and Prey) for the restaurant were neat. I’m not sure what bugged me about the end of the book. Again, I agree with other reviewers when they say it isn’t on par with Twilight. I think it was kind of in the middle of serious and lighthearted which confused me. One minute people are joking around, and the next minute somebody else is dead. And after the first death (of the head chef), none of the characters really seemed to care!
I’m not sure I’d recommend this to somebody else. If you’re looking for serious vampire/werewolf stories, check out Stephenie Meyer’s books. If you’d like lighthearted vampire/werewolf stories, check out books by Charlaine Harris. Specifically the first book in her Sookie Stackhouse series: Dead Until Dark (Southern Vampire Mysteries, Bk. 1)