Tantalize: Kieren's Story by Cynthia Leitich Smith

Tantalize: Kieren's Story

Tantalize #1

Cynthia Leitich Smith with Ming Doyle (Illustrator)

187 pages first pub 2007 (editions)

fiction fantasy young adult dark medium-paced


Illustrated by Ming Doyle, Cynthia Leitich Smith's Tantalize is reimagined as a graphic novel --seen through Kieren's werewolf eyes. As a hybrid werewolf, Kieren is destined to join an urban Wolf pack and learn to master his shift. Soon, he'll lea...

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Community Reviews Summary of 877 reviews


dark 75%
mysterious 75%
tense 50%
adventurous 25%
funny 25%


slow 60%
medium 20%
fast 20%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 66% | A mix: 33%

Strong character development?

No: 50% | It's complicated: 25% | Yes: 25%

Loveable characters?

No: 66% | Yes: 33%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 66% | Yes: 33%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

It's complicated: 33% | No: 33% | Yes: 33%

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