Friday, December 9, 2011


They say there's a reader for every book, unfortunately this book just didn't work for me.

In his own words, Kieren Morales is an "Irish-Mexican American. Werewolf-human. Texan. Son, brother, friend. Murder suspect." All of these descriptors make him someone I'd like to read about, but unfortunately Tantalize just didn't work for me.

This graphic novel tells the male side of the love story between Kieren and Quincie, his best friend and the protagonist of the novel this book accompanies. People who have read the novel will probably be more invested in their relationship, but those who are starting the series here don't have enough happy times with the couple to care about the trials they face.

My real issue was with the illustrations. While I prefer color in my graphic novels, I don't mind when the illustrations are engrossing. Unfortunately, the drawings in Tantalize are too rough and almost scribbly for my taste. The characters looked unattractive and it detracted from the storyline.

Fans of Cynthia Leitich Smith's series will probably like this book; I recommend others look elsewhere to meet their werewolf needs.

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