The First Bite Is the Deepest is a Books I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review The First Bite is the Deepest drew me in with it s alluring title and synopsis The synopsis
The First Bite Is the Deepest is a Books **I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review**The First Bite is the Deepest drew me in with it's alluring title and synopsis. The synopsis makes it seem as though Stella is the main character, and while most of what is happening is happening to her, the book constantly flips between the perspectives of all her friends; Nadia, Austin, and Jenny. Which brings me to the issues I had with the book.The flipping of perspectives and switching of scenes within a chapter are not very well spaced. It took me until halfway through the book and picking up the actual kindle copy (I initially received a PDF in exchange for my honest review) to realize that there was indeed notice that something was changing. Usually when perspective changes or a scene changes, there's a noticable space, or maybe asterisks are used, but the spaces were only slightly bigger between paragraphs during a scene change, compared to the spaces between regular paragraphs. This made it very frustrating to read when it seemed like things were just randomly changing with no warning.I almost stopped reading at the halfway point because of this. I shut down the app and went to bed and decided to give it another try the next day. It was only then that I realized the slightly bigger space between scene and perspective changes.It also states in the synopsis that this is a "mordant take on vampire romance". There wasn't really a lot of romance with the two main characters and it wasn't really done in a funny way. I have an odd sense of humor though, so I could have just missed what was supposed to be funny about it. We do see more romance with two of the side characters, which I enjoyed a lot more than the romance between Stella and Sebastion.I did like the fact that it wasn't a typical teen/vamp romance, though I can't quite explain how it's not a typical teen/vamp romance without giving spoilers. Also, I loved the diversity of the characters. It wasn't all 'in your face, look at me I have diverse characters'. It was very natural.Unfortunately, it ended very abruptly for me. It read as though there was going to be a little bit more and then just ended. I double checked between both copies to make sure it wasn't some error with the PDF, but it was the same for both.Overall, a very nice premise and story, but maybe not the type of book for me.3/5 Platypires. Stella Ortiz has a loving family, great friends, and a promising future The only thing she doesn t have is a boyfriend But when she starts dating mysterious transfer student Sebastian Weber, her friends become determined to break up the fledgling pair It s just not a good idea to go out with a guy who misses tons of school and day drinks something that smells like penniStella Ortiz has a loving family, great friends, and a promising future The only thing she doesn t have is a boyfriend But when she starts dating mysterious transfer student Sebastian Weber, her friends become determined to break up the fledgling pair It s just not a good idea to go out with a guy who misses tons of school and day drinks something that smells like pennies, right What starts as a simple intervention turns deadly when Sebastian initiates the process that will change Stella into a vampire Suddenly, the clock is ticking and to make matters worse, Sebastian s vampiric family comes to town, bringing their own drama and complications Stella and her friends have to find a cure for vampirism, stay one step ahead of Sebastian s sinister maker, and somehow survive high school And there s one wrench in the situation As the friends quickly discover, most legends agree that there s one cure for a vampire to be killing the vampire who turned them.Sometimes, breakups really are a matter of life and death.. Bestseller Books The First Bite Is the Deepest Thank you to the author for giving me the chance to read this book in exchange for an honest review! This book is about Stella who like any normal teenage girl loves hanging out with her best friends, busies herself with extracurricular activities, and reads trashy vampire romance novels. One night as she waits for her parents to pick her up after practice, she ends up meeting a dark and mysterious stranger who is also the new student who just transferred to her into her senior class. He also ends up being a little more than she bargained for.When the author contacted me about the possibility of reading this book for review, I pretty much jumped at the chance to review this book. It has literally been ages since I have read a YA paranormal novel about vampires. This book basically catapulted me into wanting to devour more vampire books since it has been so long! I really enjoyed my reading of this book and am really happy that I got to read it around Halloween. It was a perfectly creepy read for the season.While I found the romance lacking at the beginning of the story, the more I read into it the more I realized that I appreciated not being given a really big romance at the beginning as this story centers more around the actual breakup of the couple and the events that follow it. I think I would have enjoyed just a tad bit more on the romance angle at the beginning though but one thing I REALLY enjoyed about this story were Stella and her friends. They were so funny and were some of the most believable, real friendships I have encountered in a YA book to date. I thought this book was fun and funny and even though the page count was a bit on the higher side it never actually felt like it because I enjoyed reading it and didn't want to put it down so it actually went pretty fast for me. I read it in a day. I ended up giving this book a four out of five star rating since I enjoyed it so much. It also had a bit of cheesy moments that I have come to expect and love from YA vampire novels which for me just added to it's charms. I enjoyed the story quite a bit especially where it starts to pick up towards the middle where the friends start to research their vampire lore and the conflict with the family begins. So fun! I also REALLY loved the fact that the main character is obsessed with trashy vampire hunter romance novels, that was so much win in this story. I would definitely recommend this to fans of YA vampire novels.