Saturday, May 23, 2009

Got Fangs?

Got Fangs
by Katie Maxwell
# of pages: 193
age range: 13+

All sixteen-year-old Francesca Getti wants to do is have a normal life where she's one of the crowd, blending in so no one will know just how much of a freak she is. Dragged to Europe by her mother to join GothFaire, a travelling band of psychics, magicians, and assorted other oddities, Fran has to cope with not only the normal angst of always being a fish out of water, but also with her own fate as a psychometrist.

Enter one Moravian Dark One (referred to by most people as vampires) named Benedikt who claims Fran is the key to redeeming his soul, a mysterious horse who seems to have an involved past, an immortal friend who remembers what Mozart was like, and a demonologist who thinks he's Elvis, and you can understand why Fran despairs of ever fitting in.

Let's start with the positives, shall we?

1.) the plot was original
2.) The main character, Francesca was entertaining
3.) There was a budding romance
4.) There was a mystery

Now the negatives,

1.) The ending was too quick and kind of disappointing
2.) Francesca could get annoying sometimes
3.) Some things were confusing and not explained very well
4.) Some characters were underdeveloped
5.) The end of the mystery was lame
6.) The word "nummy" was used all the time; I really hate that word

Okay, there, that's my list. Let me know if you like my full review better or my short and sweet lists. I want to know your opinion, so comment!

Okay, If you liked Got Fangs, check out...

Marked - P.C. Cast
Boys that Bite - Mari Mancusi
Vampire Kisses - Ellen Schrieber
Eyeliner of the Gods - Katie Maxwell

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