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Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Review and Giveaway of YA Urban Fantasy Novel Fangs for Nothing by Adrienne Ambrose

Fangs for Nothing

Title: Fangs for Nothing
Author: Adrianne Ambrose

Official Synopsis
Grab some garlic and start sharpening your mother's wooden spoons because there are vampires living in the most unlikely of places.

I've always wanted to meet a vampire. Not to stake some poor bloodsucker as he sleeps in his coffin or have some sexy vampires bite me on the neck, but just to see a creature so rare and infamous. What can I say? Some people want to sail to Easter Island, others want to fling themselves out of an airplane, I want to shake hands with a vampire. Well, maybe I should prioritize getting a girlfriend first, but a vampire sighting is pretty high up on the list. Trust me, a lot of kids my age dream about it. Like my two best friends, Rini and Xander. We spent half the summer searching the most notorious cities in the United States for the undead, but so far, no luck.

That's why it came as a total shock to discover a living, breathing vampire in our hometown of Cleveland, Ohio. (Okay, so he's more undead and not breathing, but you get the picture.) At first we were kind of excited, but then pretty freaked because it turns out our new fanged friend has a hold on the city's teenage population and a specific thirst for their blood. Which, in a word--bites.

My Review
This book is an action-packed, teen-drama loving, fun-filled adventure of a read that is refreshingly unique and completely unputdownable.

The story revolves around Sherbie and his friends. They have been trying to find a real-life vampire, using Xander's families money to travel in search of a Fanger. Little do they know that there is one right in their hometown. When teens start dying and others who were once average looking classmates turn supermodel beautiful overnight, things start going awry. The team discovers that a vampire is behind it and soon their paranormal fantasy turns into a nightmare. With kids dying, friends succumbing to the whims of the vampire - they must fight to protect their town, their friends and themselves before they lose it all. Can they stop the vampire before it's too late or will they lost it all...including their lives?

This book is the first book I read by Adrienne Ambrose, but it will not be my last. She is able to combine action and humor, love and danger, all with the normal teen drama that we have all experienced before. Sherbie is such a relatable character with insecurities and a completely nieve in the way of the opposite sex. Of course with a super hottie friend like Xander, it is hard to stand out from the crowd. The supporting characters, Xander and Rini, instantly became my friends also. Xander is gorgeous, but is almost willingly blind to it - how refreshing! Rini is more like the female Sherbie, who is a bit insecure in her looks, but makes up for it with intelligence and strong views. The array of characters will make you feel like you have a whole new set of friends.

All in all, this is a must read book for every urban fantasy YA lover!

This book is rated 5 fangs!

Giveaway Time!
Adrianne is giving away 3 kindle copies of this hot YA Urban Fantasy novel! The giveaway ends September 23rd, click here to enter!


Adrianne said...

5 out of 5 fangs? Wa-hoo!!! Thanks for the great review!


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