Saturday, March 31, 2012

"Nice Girls Don't Have Fangs" by Molly Harper

Nice Girls Don't Have Fangs by Molly Harper follows the start to Jane Jameson's undead life. After an embarrassing accident leaves her for dead, Gabriel, a vampire, turns her and now Jane has to deal with unemployment, undead prejudices, a murder conviction, and the prankster ghost of her dead aunt hiding her car keys.
Though simple, the story is entertaining and quite funny. I've always enjoyed good vampire books and I appreciated that Harper keeps to the general vampire myths (thankfully nothing sparkles). Much like the society in the Sookie Stackhouse novels by Charlaine Harris, Harper's vampires have "come out of the closet" to the public and have to adapt to social politics and norms. I especially liked Harper's ideas of vampire rights, such as undead prejudice laws.
The plot was entertaining, but predictable which is why I'd rate it 3/5 stars. This book would be a good read for a quick distraction and a few laughs. 

Katie is an employee of the Los Angeles Public Library. She has an inexplicable love for YA Fiction, and is a member of the Young Adult Book Council. During her free time she volunteers for Bridge To Books, drinks obscene amounts of coffee, takes artsy photographs, and talks about herself in third person. She also has a love/hate relationship with chocolate and an affinity for the color green. You can follow her personal blog here.

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