If you are tired of the constant barrage of teen Twilight-esque vampire thrillers and need a break from the norm, then Amy Mah's Fangs Rule is the vampire guide for you. Written in the very naturalistic style of an angst-ridden teenager, Fangs Rule is a book designed for teens, be they 6 years old or 600 years old. Amy is a vampire who is almost 400 years passed her thirteenth birthday, but her well-observed insights show a vampire who still suffers the growing pains as much, if not more, than her human counterparts. Imagine living in a cave that your Gran has decided would suit you if it was painted in pink? Imagine having underwear delivered that was decorated in drawings of bats - again bright pink! Try to tell yourself how you would reveal fangs without seeming rude and stand-offish to your neighbour! All these avenues and more are explored in the funny and incisive world of Amy Mah. Accompanying the text are the cute drawings from noted Manga artist, Heby Sim, perfectly complementing each and every nuance uttered by this young, all-knowing heroine. It is probably one of the most perfect collaborations ever in a children's book. Oops! Did I say Children? Yes, it could be described as a child's story, on the surface, but if you care to dig deeper, you will find that it is an incredibly funny, quirky and marvelously entertaining piece of work designed for kids of all ages. In a sandstorm of vampire literature, Fangs Rule is an oasis in the desert. One of the most interesting and highly original takes on the vampire theme. Ms Mah is definately one to watch out for. But beware, because she bites! Charles E Butler ======================================================================================================================================= *** I love, love, love this cover. The colors are much more vibrant when you're holding the book in your hand than what you see in a picture. Plot/Characters There's not much of a plot since it's an A-to-Z guide on being a vampire. The guide is smart, funny and educational ... no matter if you are a vampire or a human. The guide is being told to you by the author herself, Amy Mah - a self-proclaimed vampire. Overall Even though I have no inclination into becoming a vampire, I loved this book. I would recommend this to everyone ... whether you enjoy a quick, fun read or want to know more about being a vampire or you like quirky humor ... this book is for you. =) MRShemery *** ==========================================================================================================================================This is not your typical vampire story. If you are expecting hunky male vampires, then you are in for a big surprise. You won't find vampires jumping in and out of every bed they pass. You won't find murder and mayhem. What you will find is a teenage vampires journal in which she is trying to set straight all of those not so true stories you read about vampires. Amy is also trying to make you understand what it is like being a teenage girl vampire. *** Amy has written her own A to Z journal of everything you need to know about being a teenage female vampire in a human world. You will get all kinds of great information about everything and anything from fangs, biting, kissing, love, clothing, school, immortality and yes, there is a little about sex. Come on folks. Teens do know about sex whether you want them to or not. This is not an x-rated pornographic book. This is a light hearted, funny and sometimes silly account of being a teenage vampire. There are wonderful manga pictures throughout the book which were created by none other then Heby Sim. Layout and design was done by Nicholas Reardon. The book is printed like a teenager's journal so the writing is not your usual type print. It was presented like a teens writing; but I had absolutely no difficulty reading it. Throughout the book are cute little pics of bats, cats, ravens, and snakes. Each numbered page has bats on either side. It definitely adds to the affect of the book. I thoroughly enjoyed this light hearted read about vampires. I enjoyed so much; I read it in one sitting. I highly recommend this book if you are looking for something different and do not want heavy reading. I love vampire stories. Even though this was not your usual vampire setting, it was quite enjoyable and there is nothing wrong with this book for a young adult to read it. I venture they see and hear more sex on a television screen. Well, there you have it. This book would make a great gift for any teenager. Try it. You will like it. I did. Eva J. Coppersmith ""vintage vixen"" =========================================================================================================================================== *** i am totally impressed with this book...i brought it for my niece ... she is a teenage and totally into vampires... i read it myself and found it very funny and quite interesting...the author has a good sense of humor...which is what i loved most...plus all the live and colorfully illustrations...brings such dept to the imagination and life to the book...i highly recommend this book... Amazon *** Fangs Rule: A Girls Guide to Being a Vampire Review brought to you by OBS Staff member Angie What a cute book!!! I wasn't sure what to expect so I was pleasantly surprised to find an awesome A-Z Guide full of funny witty advice. Amy Mah has quite a good sense of humor, and much of her advice will help out those of us who are still Fang Challenged (non-vampire). The book is written in a font that mimics handwriting so it looks like a hand-written journal of sorts, and there are some really good Manga style drawings that bring the guide to life. Here are just a few snippets of Amy's awesome advice: Boys - Dumb stupid rude smelly insensitive uncaring unfeeling. Need I say more? Garlic - I don't know about you, but it gives me chronic wind, so it's more dangerous for anyone standing too close behind me. A skirt is way too short when you have to color coordinate your underwear with your shoes - Don't act inappropriately when wearing a short skirt or dress - and this doesn't mean just the obvious things like refraining from doing handstands Although I was expecting a story I wasn't disappointed in what I found. This would be a great addition to any respectable Vampire literature collection.
About the Author
Hi my name is Amy, ok my full Vampire name is: Lady Amelia Mistress of the Night Mare but I prefer to shorten mine to Amy Mah (Vampire) or just Amy to my friends. For those who do not know me I should point out that I used to be a feral vamp living in the outside world raised by humans until I was discovered and adopted into Vampire society. In the human world life was very difficult for me, I knew I needed blood but did not know how to get it, all I had was human books and films telling all kinds of stuff that was useless like I can change into a bat, and that is so not true as I tried it and all it does is make you look stupid as you flap your arms up and down! It was while living with humans I started writing my own little journal, recording what it is like being a teenage vampire, I know that a lot of it will be very obvious but I started it when I knew very little about Vampire-ing if you are interested you can read more of my life in my biography 'the Night Eternal' isbn 978-1874192473. As I said it is just my scribblings, but I hope you find it useful or at least amusing. Amy Mah (Vampire)