Seventeen-year-old Destiny Weller couldn't have been closer to her identical twin sister Livvy. But all that changed when Livvy decided to become a full-fledged vampire, and Destiny made the decision to go back to her human ways, and stop being a creature of the night. Destiny, now a recent high school graduate, and her scientist/vampire hunter/veterinarian Father, will do anything to convince Livvy that she is a cherished part of their family, and that she must come back to them, and discontinue her life of living as a princess of darkness. But Livvy likes her new lifestyle. She has many friends. Friends who also prowl once the sun goes down, who head to nightclubs with her, and prey on defenseless teenagers out to have a good time. However, Livvy also has plans of her own in mind. Plans that Destiny must join the dark side, and become a vampire once again, before the two of them can ever be reunited.
Once again, R.L. Stine has created an amazing new novel, featuring his very interesting characters, Destiny and Livvy Weller from his previous novel DANGEROUS GIRLS. However, THE TASTE OF NIGHT is written in a way, much different than most books of today, as at times the story is told backwards. For instance, part one takes place in July, but part two takes place one month earlier, in June, part three takes place earlier that day, and so on, which can at time get a teensy bit confusing, but is fairly self-explanatory. As in the first book, Destiny is still following her good-girl ways, while Livvy is up to her bad girl self, and nasty tricks, once again. The ending leaves a great cliff-hanger that will have fans of both DANGEROUS GIRLS, and THE TASTE OF NIGHT, itching to discover what will happen next. Overall this is a wonderful book, and an absolute must-read for those who enjoyed the previous novel in the series, or for fans of vampire novels, in general.
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