Review Blog

Dec 13 2011

Tantalize: Kieren's Story by Cynthia Leitich Smith

cover image

Ill. by Ming Doyle. Candlewick, 2011. ISBN 978 0 7636 4114 6.
Kieren, as a hybrid werewolf, is to join an urban Wolf pack to master his shift. He will have to leave everything behind and that includes Quincie. When the chef at Quincie's family's restaurant is murdered, Kieren decides he must find who his killer is. The new chef brings trouble and Kieren has his theories about him. Kieren has to protect his Wolf identity and Quincie but can he do that when he is the main suspect in the murder case. With Kieren's friends can he find the true killer and protect Quincie? But how much more can Kieren hide his shift?
Tantalize: Kieren's Story is dark and thrilling. I loved that Kieren does everything he can to protect Quincie. The illustrations are beautiful and add that extra depth to the storyline. It has a great mixture of werewolves and vampires and unexpected twists and turns that kept me reading. I loved reading Tantalize: Kieren's Story.
Cecilia Richards (Student)

Archived Blog Entries
Latest News
Miles Franklin longlist 2017
Reading Children's Book Prize 2017
Klaus Flugge Prize shortlist 2017
Branford Boase Award shortlist 2017
Text Prize 2017
NSW Premier Literary Awards shortlist 2017
Aurealis Awards winners
YABBA Awards shortlist 2017
Stella Prize 2017
2017 YALSA Teens' Top Ten Nominees

ReadPlus Features
Print similar authors bookmark
Read similar authors
How to find lesson plans
Sample theme animation

Promote Reading
Staff holiday reading list 2016
South Australian Christian Schools Conference 2016 - Library Displays
Display calendars
Value of School Libraries
Library, Reading development and the Internet
Free Rights of the Reader Poster
Reviews: Author index
Bookmark and poster templates