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ISBN13: 9780763627911
ISBN10: 0763627917
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Quincie Morris has never felt more alone. Her parents are dead, and her hybrid-werewolf first love is threatening to embark on a rite of passage that will separate them forever. Then, as she and her uncle are about to unveil their hot vampire-themed restaurant, a brutal murder leaves them scrambling for a chef. Can Quincie transform their new hire into a culinary Dark Lord before opening night? Can he wow the crowd in his fake fangs, cheap cape, and red contact lenses — or is there more to this earnest face than meets the eye? As human and preternatural forces clash, a deadly love triangle forms, and the line between predator and prey begins to blur. Who's playing whom? And how long can Quincie play along before she loses everything? Tantalize marks Cynthia Leitich Smith's delicious debut as a preeminent author of dark fantasy.

Are you predator or prey?

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"Cynthia Leitich Smith's dark fantasy creates an interesting...secondary world set in Austin, Texas." Children's Literature

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"The storytelling is straightforward but elegant and will hold infinite appeal to the vampire-loving crowd." Kirkus Reviews

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"Smith juices up YA horror with this intoxicating romantic thriller." The Horn Book

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"Whether it’s the whirlwind plot, the unresolved ending, the fabulous Italian food or all that blood, readers will certainly be licking their lips at the end of Tantalize, their appetites whetted for Smith’s next enticing adventure." Book Page

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"Smith cleverly manipulates typical YA experiences to suit the book's alternate-reality context....The immersion in food culture — including an overhauled menu, as grisly as it is gourmet — successfully builds on the sensual aspects of vampire mythology." Booklist

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"A stimulating paranormal mystery mixed with romance." Teenreadstoo.com

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"Full of unexpected, delicious delights that kept me guessing and turning the pages." Annette Curtis Klause, author of Blood and Chocolate

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"Looking for something to read that will make your TV jealous? Tantalize has it all — hot vampires and wolf-boys, a super-cool heroine in cowboy boots, nail-biting suspense, romance, chills 'n' thrills, and Austin, Texas. What more could you want?" Libba Bray, author of A Great and Terrible Beauty

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Are you predator or prey?

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Quincie Morris has never felt more alone. Her parents are dead, and her hybrid-werewolf first love is threatening to embark on a rite of passage that will separate them forever. Then, as she and her uncle are about to unveil their hot vampire-themed restaurant, a brutal murder leaves them scrambling for a chef. Can Quincie transform their new hire into a culinary Dark Lord before opening night? Can he wow the crowd in his fake fangs, cheap cape, and red contact lenses — or is there more to this earnest face than meets the eye? As human and preternatural forces clash, a deadly love triangle forms, and the line between predator and prey begins to blur. Whos playing whom? And how long can Quincie play along before she loses everything? TANTALIZE marks Cynthia Leitich Smiths delicious debut as a preeminent author of dark fantasy.

Synopsis:

Werewolves, vampires, and human hybrids all work up an appetite in this delicious debut novel of dark fantasy, young love, and culinary secrets.

About the Author

Cynthia Leitich Smith is the author of several acclaimed books for younger readers. Of Tantalize she says, "I tapped into my romantic nature, my love for monsters and marinara. Hold the garlic and enjoy!" A member of the faculty at the Vermont College MFA program in writing for children and young adults, she lives in Austin, Texas.

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chelee33, March 28, 2008 (view all comments by chelee33)
I got this book as a recommendation to waste time while I wait for the fourth book in the Twilight series to come out.

It starts out with some action. Its scary has some romance, vampires and werepeople.
I really enjoyed the book, but there were some slow parts.

In all: I'm glad I read it and would recommend for a quick read.

Other I recommend: Twilight series, Uglies series, Chosen series, and I even enjoyed the Blue Bloods series.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780763627911
Author:
Smith, Cynthia Leitich
Publisher:
Candlewick Press (MA)
Subject:
Children's 12-Up - Fiction - General
Subject:
Horror & Ghost Stories
Subject:
Restaurants
Subject:
Supernatural
Subject:
Vampires
Subject:
Children s-Scary Stories
Copyright:
Series:
Tantalize
Publication Date:
20070231
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 9
Language:
English
Illustrations:
1-COLOR
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
8.08x5.28x1.25 in. 1.01 lbs.
Age Level:
14-17

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Product details 336 pages Candlewick Press (MA) - English 9780763627911 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Cynthia Leitich Smith's dark fantasy creates an interesting...secondary world set in Austin, Texas."
"Review" by , "The storytelling is straightforward but elegant and will hold infinite appeal to the vampire-loving crowd."
"Review" by , "Smith juices up YA horror with this intoxicating romantic thriller."
"Review" by , "Whether it’s the whirlwind plot, the unresolved ending, the fabulous Italian food or all that blood, readers will certainly be licking their lips at the end of Tantalize, their appetites whetted for Smith’s next enticing adventure."
"Review" by , "Smith cleverly manipulates typical YA experiences to suit the book's alternate-reality context....The immersion in food culture — including an overhauled menu, as grisly as it is gourmet — successfully builds on the sensual aspects of vampire mythology."
"Review" by , "A stimulating paranormal mystery mixed with romance."
"Review" by , "Full of unexpected, delicious delights that kept me guessing and turning the pages."
"Review" by , "Looking for something to read that will make your TV jealous? Tantalize has it all — hot vampires and wolf-boys, a super-cool heroine in cowboy boots, nail-biting suspense, romance, chills 'n' thrills, and Austin, Texas. What more could you want?"
"Synopsis" by , Are you predator or prey?

CLASSIFIED ADS: RESTAURANTS

SANGUINI'S: A VERY RARE RESTAURANT IS HIRING A CHEF DE CUISINE. DINNERS ONLY.

APPLY IN PERSON BETWEEN 2:00 AND 4:00 PM.

Quincie Morris has never felt more alone. Her parents are dead, and her hybrid-werewolf first love is threatening to embark on a rite of passage that will separate them forever. Then, as she and her uncle are about to unveil their hot vampire-themed restaurant, a brutal murder leaves them scrambling for a chef. Can Quincie transform their new hire into a culinary Dark Lord before opening night? Can he wow the crowd in his fake fangs, cheap cape, and red contact lenses — or is there more to this earnest face than meets the eye? As human and preternatural forces clash, a deadly love triangle forms, and the line between predator and prey begins to blur. Whos playing whom? And how long can Quincie play along before she loses everything? TANTALIZE marks Cynthia Leitich Smiths delicious debut as a preeminent author of dark fantasy.

"Synopsis" by , Werewolves, vampires, and human hybrids all work up an appetite in this delicious debut novel of dark fantasy, young love, and culinary secrets.
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