Thank you to Story Cartel for providing an ebook copy of Teeth: The First Bite By: Chele Cooke in exchange for an honest review!
I saw Teeth mentioned by Kristen on her blog Metaphors and Moonlight and I just had to read it too! Since I love vampire stories I wanted to give this novella a try, even though I'm not really a novella fan.
Teeth is a dark novella, this is not a story about romanticized emo vampires. I really like how the story started off. Right away it was bloody and that caught my attention. I couldn't wait to see what would happen. I love when a story grabs you right away like that! This may be a short read, but it's definitely interesting.
Basically this story starts off about the turning and training of a new vampire named Thomas. I like Thomas okay, but I prefer Spencer and William's characters. That may be because they ended up more of a focal point than Thomas. Spencer is definitely the most developed character in the story, but I was expecting there to be more about Thomas. I feel like the story is missing some more background about Thomas here. I'm still feeling a little confused as to who this story is supposed to be about. Thomas? Spencer? Both? Neither?
Overall Teeth: The First Bite is a dark and bloody novella. I love vampire stories and this is a pretty good one. While I really enjoyed this one, I am not certain if I'll continue the series or not. Something was introduced at the very end of Teeth and I can't say I'm happy about it. Not that it's bad, just not where I want the story to go. I can't say more because I don't want to say any spoilers of course.
I recommend Teeth to fans of True Blood, Dracula, and vampire novellas in general. I also recommend Teeth to anyone who has recently been turned into a vampire and would like to read a fictional account of someone else's change. The beginning of the story alone is worth giving this one a shot! It's going to stick with me, that's for sure.