The Taste of Night (Dangerous Girls Series #2)

The Taste of Night (Dangerous Girls Series #2)

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by R. L. Stine
     
 

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Destiny Weller and her twin sister, Livvy, were as close as two sisters could be–until Livvy chose to become a vampire, leaving Destiny behind. Now Destiny will do anything to bring Livvy back to the family. But in Livvy's world of endless darkness, she knows there is only one way she and Destiny can be reunited –– Destiny must become a vampire

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Overview

Destiny Weller and her twin sister, Livvy, were as close as two sisters could be–until Livvy chose to become a vampire, leaving Destiny behind. Now Destiny will do anything to bring Livvy back to the family. But in Livvy's world of endless darkness, she knows there is only one way she and Destiny can be reunited –– Destiny must become a vampire too. . . .

Which sister will live to see the glow of the next full moon?

Whose lips will savor the taste of night?

Who will survive?

Ages 12+

Editorial Reviews

VOYA
The tale of Livvy and Destiny Weller continues in the second book of the Dangerous Girls series. At the conclusion of the first book, Livvy chose to become an immortal full vampire while her half-vampire twin Destiny was cured by their father and returned to human status. Here their father seeks both to find a cure for full vampirism and to hunt down the vampires infesting their town. These quests are complicated by Livvy seeking to feed her overpowering thirst for blood while also envying her twin for the human life that she regained. New villains emerge, as do new romances and betrayals as the sisters struggle. The conclusion leaves the door wide open, so expect more series installments. This sequel contains little exposition, so readers who have not read the first book might miss the reasoning behind some aspects of the plot. The book can stand alone, however, if rather thinly, as a teen vampire tale. The story is predictable, but it will doubtless find an enthusiastic audience. Fans of the Cirque du Freak or The Mediator series will likely find this book to their liking, although not as substantial as those series titles. The cover art is very appealing, drawing on the vampire chic that has grown as similar series have become popular. That appeal, combined with the name recognition of Goosebumps and Fear Street by author Stine, suggests that there should be no shortage of readers eager to consume this book. VOYA CODES: 3Q 4P J S (Readable without serious defects; Broad general YA appeal; Junior High, defined as grades 7 to 9; Senior High, defined as grades 10 to 12). 2004, HarperCollins, 240p., and PLB Ages 12 to 18.
—Sherrie Williams
School Library Journal
Gr 7 Up-This sequel to Dangerous Girls (HarperCollins, 2003) continues the adventures of fraternal twins Destiny, the responsible one, and Livvy, the wild one. A vampire had bitten both of them in the first book, but Destiny, unlike Livvy, refused to allow herself to be fully transformed. Their scientist father continues to try to find a cure as Livvy and Ross, an old crush of Destiny's whom Livvy has turned, live it up with their fellow vampires. They all hang out at nightclubs and attack and often kill unsuspecting teens, including Destiny's current boyfriend. Livvy loves her immortality, but things change when vampires start getting killed, including Ross. Is it the twins' father, a vampire hunter who has discovered their lair, or is it someone else? Livvy suspects Destiny and plots to get revenge. Stine's writing is flat and pedestrian with shallow, one-dimensional characters. Many of the graphic descriptions of horror are laughable, not scary. Despite numerous deaths and many acts of violence, the characters never seem affected by them. If they don't care, neither will readers. Purchase only where the first book was popular and recommend Annette Curtis Klause's The Silver Kiss (Delacorte, 1990) or Vivian Vande Velde's Companions of the Night (Harcourt, 1995) instead.-Sharon Rawlins, Piscataway Public Library, NJ Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780060596187
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
07/26/2005
Series:
Dangerous Girls Series, #2
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
1,141,541
Product dimensions:
4.12(w) x 11.02(h) x 0.77(d)
Age Range:
12 - 17 Years

Meet the Author

R.L. Stine began his writing career at the age of nine and has been at it ever since, becoming a bestselling author several times over. Among his many groundbreaking credits are Fear Street, the first young adult horror series, and Goosebumps, the bestselling series that made Stine the #1 bestselling author in America for three years in a row. He lives with his wife in New York City.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
New York, New York
Date of Birth:
October 8, 1943
Place of Birth:
Columbus, Ohio
Education:
B.A., Ohio State University, 1965
Website:
http://www.rlstine.com

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