Terrific teenage gothic novel - vampires and werewolves abound!
Orphaned and in her uncle's care, fiercely independent Quincie may be the most over-achieving high-school student around, but even she has her hands full with a hybrid-werewolf boyfriend and the opening of Sanguini's, her hip vampire-themed restaurant, which turns out to have way more bite than she'd intended.
Cynthia Leitich Smith is the author of several acclaimed books for younger readers. Of Tantalize she says, "I tapped into my romantic nature and my love for monsters and marinara." A member of the faculty at the Vermont College MFA programme in writing for children and young adults, she lives in Austin, Texas.