Author: Veronica Blade
Published: Crush Publishing Ink, January 2012
Summary: 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. (Taken from Goodreads)
Thoughts: I am always a sucker for fairytale retellings and A Bite’s Tale was no exception. A Bite’s Tale is a Cinderella retelling. It was really good and had a unique spin on it in two ways.
One, “Cinderella” is a werewolf and the Prince is a vampire. This was quite well done and I thought it was pretty awesome how that melded into the story and how the vampires and werewolves interacted with each other in the story.
Two, the step-sisters are not at all wicked. They were so lovely that I would have loved to have spent time with them.
There were a couple of other unique little twists that were really awesome but I don’t want to give them away as that would give away a large majority of the plot and well, not many people appreciate that for sure.
The story itself was highly entertaining and it’s quite short and easy to read so you just fly through the pages. Fans of fairytale retellings will absolutely adore this book.
Overall, I thought A Bite’s Tale was a pleasant read and I enjoyed sitting down for a few hours and reading it. The book had a little bit of an addictive quality to it as I just wanted to keep reading to find out what happened next. I would highly recommend this one as it is rather enjoyable.