Thanks to Serena Robar for the signed copy!
Summary via Goodreads:
Colby Blanchard had it all…
Head cheerleader. Popular friends. Hottest date and a no-brainer for Homecoming Court. Colby’s got a nearly-perfect life – ask anybody.
… until she gets bit.
Some random vamp gets his fangs into her, and suddenly everything’s different. She’s different. To make matters worse, she’s only a half-blood vampire, not a full one. Now, instead of Homecoming Queen who rules the school, she’s a mongrel of the vampire community – and they’re giving her just one week to justify her existence, or they’ll “relieve her of her undead status”. She gets the feeling that doesn’t mean just kicking her out of their clique.
And she thought getting into college was going to be her biggest problem.
With the clock ticking, Colby has to prove herself by finding the Rogue Vampire who tried to turn her. Colby discovers some hidden strengths, and some unlikely allies – including Thomas, a Vampire Investigator who would be really hot if he weren’t the guy most likely to kill her when her number’s up. As she digs she uncovers a conspiracy, and is offered a deal: her life, or the lives of all the half-blood vampires.
Does she cut the deal, to get back all she lost? Or does she stand for the mongrels she’s accidentally joined?
Braced to Bite is a fun, fast read, and I really liked it! Though some parts are pretty predictable, it was still entertaining, and perfect for a plane ride or long road trip. Colby is the stereotypical cheerleader, normally completely unappealing to me, but somehow she managed to capture my interest and kept me rooting for her in her crusade to save herself and the future of half-blood vampires. I'm looking forward to the next!