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Dec 13 2011

Tantalize: Kieren's Story by Cynthia Leitich Smith

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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)

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