Monday, October 13, 2008

Online discussion of Tantalize


Have you started reading our second selection? It's Tantalize, a cool vampire novel set in an Italian restaurant. I read this when it was first published last summer, and couldn't put it down. The book is cleverly written, and sectioned into portions like a restaurant menu. Clearly, the author intends for us to savor and enjoy the "meal" as we digest this book!

The characters are great--let me introduce you to my friend, Quincie. She's smart, pretty, and brazen, and even though she's still a teen, she has a mind for business and mystery!

Please make your comments on Tantalize by clicking on the word, "Comments" below!

11 comments:

Cynthia Leitich Smith said...

Thanks for your kind words and for being such great fans of YA fantasy! Your blog is gorgeous, and I'm happy to learn of your real-space club.

You may be interested to know that the next book in the Tantalize universe will be Eternal (Candlewick, Feb. 2009). It features different main characters, though keep your eyes open for cameos.

Then the two casts will crossover in a third novel, Blessed, which I'm writing now. There's also a Tantalize graphic novel adaptation in the works, told from Kieren's POV.

Watch for my announcement about your blog later this week at Cynsations!

The Story Siren said...

WOW!! i didn't know such a cool book club was happening right in my backyard!!

Juliana said...

i love Tantalize. i also read it last year and completely fell in love with the characters.
really looking forward to the new books.
awesome blog!

Debnog said...
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Debnog said...

I'm re-reading the book in preparation for the book club (in-person discussion) on Nov. 6. I had forgotten about some of the finer nuances about the book. Cynthia Leitich Smith, if you are still checking this blog, I want you to know that I think you are a master at word-smithing! As I was reading, I kept stopping, and really looking at the structure of the paragraphs, the chapters, and really, the entire plot.

I'm so glad that the teens are going to be reading this, because I really feel like this book is a little more sophisticated than some of the other titles we are reading. As an adult, I think it stands up nicely as a book for adults as well. The romance, the twists and turns, and the overarching mystery make it fun for us middle-agers!

And Juliana, I'm with you---can't wait to get another book in this series!

aleksie_hottie101 said...

i fell in love with it♥ ♥♥♥
i love everything about the book
its just awsome in every wayy!!!
i am thinking bout reading it agin!!
and im soo axtious to read the new one as soon as it comes out!

Shelbi A. said...

I liked the book a lot. I didn't like it nearly as much as I liked The other books we've read but I did like it. I don't think I liked how it ended. I think it should have told more about Quincie and Kieren's relationship. But I liked all the twists and turns.

Debnog said...

Good comments, Shelbi! I would have to agree with you that it would be nice to see a little more develop between those two characters, but on the other hand, it's refreshing to see a male romantic lead NOT be so dripping with oversentimentality. I mean, sometimes characters like Edward and Stefan (Vampire Diaries)come across like obsessed stalkers.

[Wait---before you all come after me for that, just consider how Edward "forbids" Bella to visit LaPush...that would seriously NEVER happen in my world!]

Also, I like to think that perhaps what the author is trying to show us is that Quincy is a strong, independent girl who has to think for herself, and make decisions that no normal teen has to make. Sure, I'd like to see a little more romance between Quincy and Kieren, but the story is really about Quincy. Kieren is a secondary character.

Just my 2 cents...

nickole said...

i liked it but i did not like it thats just me it was not fast for me it was kind of slow and i did not like the ending because the wolf and her belong together so i hope it happens in the next book it just how it soppost to go

nickole said...

i liked it but i did not like it thats just me it was not fast for me it was kind of slow and i did not like the ending because the wolf and her belong together so i hope it happens in the next book it just how it soppost to go

nickole said...

i liked it but i did not like it thats just me it was not fast for me it was kind of slow and i did not like the ending because the wolf and her belong together so i hope it happens in the next book it just how it soppost to go