Boys that Bite

Boys that Bite is ridiculous. Out of control, over the top ridiculous. Funny, trashy, does not take a whole lot of concentration ridiculous.

She’s dressed in black leather, but don’t get the mistaken impression that she’s at all attractive and sexy in it. Let’s just say Bertha the Vampire Slayer has evidently been hitting the drive through a few too many times on her dinner break. And leather sure isn’t very forgiving when it comes to super sizing your French fries. Especially tight, low-rise leather pants that allow her stomach fat to ooze out her front. Add a greasy zit-face and the stringy blonde hair and you’ll get a good mental picture of what this “slayer” looks like.
Bertha the Vampire Slayer?!? Complete with acne?!?

Mari Mancusi takes on more than one vampire trope – I mean she takes on Hollywood, Joss Whedon (affectionately I think.), King Arthur, the Holy Grail, Anne Rice, even a little Twilight/Stephenie Meyer riff in plot. (Choosing is overrated). I mean you could say she is ripping them off, but really it is just fun and the tone is more loving and did I mention, ridiculous, than out right copying.

It is ridiculous, fun, fast, snarky – the kind of book you read when everything else puts you to sleep, or you just don’t want to read.


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  1. […] miss.  In particular because it has that insider’s camp feel to it – kind of like Boys that Bite did.  So when I went down to Borders for more YA it was with this in mind.  Of course the special […]

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