My Boyfriend Bites
From the Series My Boyfriend Is a Monster
Vanessa Shingle has a knack for choosing boyfriends who need fixing—the juvenile delinquent, the school cheat, the slacker….Then she meets Jean-Paul McClellan—the perfect project!
Vanessa is determined to find out Jean-Paul’s story. Why would such a smart hunk waste his life as a janitor? She drags her best friend Stork on a nighttime mission to learn more. What she sees makes her blood run cold.
Suddenly, Vanessa’s little New Mexico town is overrun by vampires—obnoxious ones at that. And Vanessa seems to be their target. Is Jean-Paul one of them? If so, why is he being so nice to her? When he talks about prophecies and legacies and Romania, what’s he really up to?
Vanessa finds herself with a real situation to fix—and she stakes her life on being able to rise to the challenge.
|Interest Level||Grade 7 - Grade 12|
|Reading Level||Grade 8|
|Genre||Fiction, Graphic Novels, Young Adult|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Imprint||Graphic Universe ™|
|Number of Pages||128|
|Reading Counts! Level||3.2|
|BISACS||YAF045000, YAF010000, YAF052050|
|Dimensions||5.25 x 7.5|
|ATOS Reading Level||3.1|
|Accelerated Reader® Quiz||145935|
|Accelerated Reader® Points||1.0|
|Features||Author/Illustrator biography, Original artwork, and Reviewed|
“Jolley’s story has just the right blend of humor and girl power, and Martinez’s art combines horror thrills with cute boys, while staying firmly middle-school appropriate.” —Booklist
“Fine fare for Buffy fans of all…types. Hip, steamy fun.” —Kirkus Reviews
Author: Dan Jolley
Dan Jolley began writing professionally at the age of 19. Since starting out in comic books, he has worked for DC (Firestorm), Marvel (Dr. Strange), Dark Horse (Aliens), and Image (G.I. Joe). He later branched out into licensed-property novels (Star Trek), film novelizations (Iron Man), and original novels, including the urban fantasy series Five Elements and the Audible Original House of Teeth. Working with Erin Hunter, he has scripted the manga stories set in the Warriors universe. Dan lives with his wife Tracy and a handful of largely inert felines in northwest Georgia. Readers can learn more about him at www.danjolley.com.
Illustrator: Alitha E. Martinez
Alitha Martinez is a veteran in the world of mainstream American superhero comics who has recently ventured into manga as well. Her exquisite attention to detail is a wonder to behold. Her work can be found in issues of Black Panther, Iron Man, Spider-Girl Battlebook: Streets of Fire, Shi, X-Men: Black Sun, Marvel Age: Fantastic Four, Voltron: Defender of the Universe, and NBC's Heroes. She is also the illustrator of Twisted Journeys #12: Kung Fu Masters. She lives in New York City.