Author: Michelle Rowen
In mere months Sarah Dearly was turned into a vampire by the world’s worst blind date, managed to start a war between vampires and a group of psychotic vampire hunters (accidentally, of course!) and became known as the ‘Slayer of Slayers’!
Although everything had been going well for the past few weeks, and she even managed to spend some time away with her 600 year old boyfriend Thierry, everything came crashing down again when he decided to use her as bait to draw out the world’s most bad ass hunter, and her gorgeous friend Quinn started trying to turn her self-defence lessons into make out sessions.
Sarah’s totally done with being a vampire, and she’s had enough. Sarah has decided to go after what she wants… just as soon as she figures out exactly what that is!
Fanged and Fabulous is the second novel in Michelle Rowen’s ‘Immortality Bites’ series, and continues on from where the first book Bitten and Smitten left off. Just like Bitten and Smitten, Fanged and Fabulous is a fast-paced, light take on the typically dark and serious vampire-novel genre, and is a perfect holiday read. It’s filled with engaging characters and all-in-all is a very enjoyable quick read.
Although Sarah Dearly is just as loveable in this novel as she was in the first one, I did find myself becoming a little bit irritated with some of the choices she was making. Without giving too much of the plot away, I spent nearly the entire novel wishing that she would kick her boyfriend Thierry to the curb and get with her hot (and much nicer) friend Quinn!
I had a real problem with the way that Thierry treated Sarah throughout the book, and I felt that the way that their relationship problems were solved was a bit rushed. I also wish that there were a few more romantic moments in the book, because Sarah constantly talks about how much she loves Thierry, but they barely spend any time together! Plus, a few more kisses between Quinn and Sarah would have been good!
As with the first novel, Fanged and Fabulous seems like more of a build up towards the remaining three novels in the Immortality Bites series. While there was a lot more action in this novel than the previous one, Sarah’s story still only moved forward a few weeks.
I think that everything that happened in the first and second novel could have easily fit into one novel. I definitely enjoyed this book more than the first though (and I loved the first!), simply because more happens in Fanged and Fabulous.
Fanged and Fabulous is the perfect book to read on a lazy day these Christmas holidays and is filled with one-liners that will make you laugh out loud. Combining sharp wit and a steamy love triangle, it leaves you wanting more, and at only 331 pages long it’s still a fairly easy read.
The book continues to display the blend of sassy chick lit fun and paranormal adventure that I loved in Bitten and Smitten and I know I definitely can’t wait to read the next installment, Lady and the Vamp, which focuses on one of my favourite characters, Quinn!
The Immortality Bites series has been one of my favourite reads in 2010.