A Bite’s Tale: A Furry Fable by Veronica Blade
Published January 7th, 2012
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PLEASE NOTE: This is a novella, appx 155 printed pages
A Cinderella who spends her nights as a wolf. A prince with a taste for blood.
Seventeen year old Cydney struggles against her werewolf nature, trying to keep everyone around her safe. No way will she risk exposing the beast at the prince’s ball, no matter how her two cousins try to persuade her. Even as she attempts to get on with her life, Cydney can’t forget the boy she loved three summers ago — or what she did to him after losing control.
Turned into a vampire to save his life, the prince refuses to live up to his royal duties. He just wants to find the girl he loved and lost…the werewolf girl who bit him. But his father, the king, commands him to attend a ball where he must choose a wife. Can he find his Cinderella before he’s forced to marry another? He doesn’t even have her real name, much less a glass slipper.
A cute paranormal story of what would it be like if Cinderella was a werewolf, the prince was getting prepped to rule an island of paranormals, and they had started as childhood friends, without knowing who each other really were. At 155 pages, this is a novella that tells a familiar story with a furry twist. Its a super cute, sweet, romantic YA about friends falling in love because they care about each other, and not because of backgrounds, family, friends, or any of those outside factors that can effect a relationship.
I loved that this wasn’t a love at first sight story. They had been hanging out for 3 years just when the book starts. My only qualm is that we didn’t get to experience any of that hanging out. I know that its a short novella, but I would have liked for it to be longer. I didn’t think the relationship was explored or showed to the reader enough. We were told that they were friends and that they fell in love, but we (the readers) never got to experience that love for ourselves, and so it made it a little less believable, for me anyway. I could understand if the book was trying to keep things light and on the surface, but towards the middle/end the book actually started to get more complicated and deeper, so I’d expect depth on every level. Some of the subplots where a little glossed over and not fully explored. It made it hard for me to sink my teeth into the story.
Overall, its a really cute fable retelling and I would recommend it for a light, happy read.