Fang Girl by Helen Keeble
Paperback, 352 pages
Expected publication: Sept. 11th, 2012 by HarperTeen
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.
Fang Girl is a book you don't take too seriously. It's quite ridiculous and on the satirical side. But I gotta say that I don't think I have laughed this hard in ages. Seriously, don't drink anything while reading it, it's likely you'll snort it right out.
Jane wakes up buried in a coffin and she immediately knows she's a vampire. Her sire is even digging her up. Unfortunately she's chased off and Jane emerges on her own. But now what? Oh yeah, she calls her mum and dad. And while appropriate behavior occurs, with slight freaking out, this family quickly accepts things and even delves right in to help her figure this all out. With ridiculous experiments of what she 'eats' to testing out the vampire blood on a gold fish, her family is on the road (not literally) to learning everything about vamps.
Jane's matter of fact way of thinking will have you guffawing aloud as she realizes things that are pulled straight out of books. And as she discovers not all that is true, we are learning alongside her. I mean, some of these things are so ridiculous but absolutely hil-arious.
I had a lot of fun reading the book and I think the ridiculousness was the part I liked the most because the characters didn't really blow me away and the more serious aspects of the book didn't wow me. I still enjoyed this book and recommend it if you're looking for a satirical comedic ride. Its worth it for those laughs, trust me.
Disclosure: I received this book for review purposes, all opinions expressed are my own and I was not paid or influenced in any way.