Tantalize: Kieren’s Story (Tantalize #1) by Cynthia Leitich Smith, Ming Doyle
Paperback, 192 pages
Published August 23rd 2011 by Candlewick Press
Illustrated by hot new talent Ming Doyle, Cynthia Leitich Smith’s TANTALIZE is reimagined as a graphic novel— seen through Kieren’s werewolf eyes.As a hybrid werewolf, Kieren is destined to join an urban Wolf pack and learn to master his shift. Soon, he’ll leave everything behind: home, school, his family, and Quincie, his human best friend . . . who’s beginning to be a whole lot more than a friend. For years, Kieren has managed to keep his desires— and his wolf— at bay. But when the chef at Quincie’ s family restaurant is brutally murdered, Kieren resolves to be there for her, even if it means being framed. Even if it means watching Quincie’s beloved restaurant morph into a vampire lair. But when the new chef begins wooing her, how long can Kieren control his claws? How long can he protect Quincie— and himself? In an elegant graphic edition featuring cinematic sequential art by debut artist Ming Doyle and lush, romantic cover art by Sam Weber , bestselling author Cynthia Leitich Smith re-envisions her delicious dark fantasy through wolfish eyes. – Goodreads
My Opinion: This was an interesting read. I haven’t read the book series that this graphic novel is based on but it was interesting. I might read the books now. I though that the art was really cool. The cover is GORGEOUS. I love the hair in the background, it makes Kieren look like he has wings.
Anyways, the novel is about a guy that is a werewolf and about how he tries to figure out what is happening to his town because people are disappearing all over the place. And because he knows some of the victims, he is one of the top suspects. However, everything changes for him when his girlfriend starts acting weird around the new chef at her restaurant and her behavior changes.
The plot was intriguing and interesting. Something that I didn’t like however was that he knew who it was and he didn’t really act on it. Especially when in the end it turned out that he was right and that what he had thought was true and as a result, people and his girlfriend ended up being hurt.
Overall: 3.75 out of 5