Friday, November 23, 2012
Fang Girl by Helen Keeble
Things That Are Destroying Jane Greene’s Undead Social Life Before It Can Even Begin:
1) A twelve-year-old brother who’s convinced she’s a zombie.
2) Parents who are begging her to turn them into vampires.
3) The pet goldfish she accidentally turns instead.
4) Weird superpowers that let her rip the heads off of every other vampire she meets.(Sounds cool, but it doesn’t win you many friends.)
5) A pyschotic vampire creator who’s using her to carry out a plan for world domination.
6) A seriously ripped vampire hunter who either wants to stake her or make out with her. Not sure which.
Being an undead, eternally pasty fifteen-year-old isn’t quite the sexy, brooding, angst-fest Jane always imagined....
Helen Keeble’s riotous debut novel combines the humor of Vladimir Tod with Ally Carter’s spot-on teen voice. With a one-of-a-kind vampire mythology and an irresistibly relatable undead heroine, this uproarious page-turner will leave readers bloodthirsty for more.
After finishing this book, I’m still not sure how I feel about it. Parts of it were really funny. Other parts of the book seemed like they were trying hard to be funny and just sounded stupid. I thought the idea of a vampire not needing blood because she can get it from the person she is bonded too seems a little silly. Also, a normal vampire wouldn’t return to her parents after returning from the grave. Other parts were funny. I got a chuckle out of Ebon playing rock band. At first, I thought Brains the fish was a little ridiculous. Farther into the story, he actually becomes quite funny. He also proves himself as a worthy asset to the group. I liked most of the characters. Jane’s mom got a bit annoying at times. It was confusing for a while trying to decipher who was good and who was evil. However, I think I mostly got it figured out in the end. My favorite character was Ebon. I liked his personality. He was mostly serious and business like. However, when he broke that shell he turned out to be a total nerd. From the way the author ended Fang Girl I am assuming there will be a sequel. I will definitely read the sequel but it’s not one I am eagerly awaiting.
I give Fang Girl: 3/5.
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I received this ARC in exchange for an honest review. I was in no way compensated for this review.