Thursday, July 2, 2009

Book Review: Nice Girls Don't Have Fangs

Nice Girls Don't Have Fangs by Molly Harper

Description: Jane Jameson was just a normal librarian when she loses her job and ends up at a bar drowning her sorrows in alcohol. She meets a very nice man and thinks things might be looking up for her. When she wakes up, she finds out she has died and become a vampire.

Imagine how strange it is to one day be human and the next to be an unemployed vampire who is being greated by the Newly Undead Welcoming Committee. It would be an adjustment for anyone. Add to that the complication of telling her family (with her quite needy mother she knows that won't be easy) and Jane doesn't know what to do.

Thankfully the man who turned her and who she is attracted to is there to help. But is he really trying to do what is best for her? Why does it seem as if someone is out to get her? I mean all those accidents can't be random can they? Can Jane figure out what is really going on before someone gets hurt?

Thoughts: I am seeing more and more of these books come out. Or maybe I am just finding them. And what I mean by that is books that are less romance and more of series of books that surround a person and their lives. Of course there usually is a romantic interest (or two) but the focus is less on that and more about the mysteries they solve, the people in their lives, or the crazy twist that makes them interesting (i.e. they are witches, vampires, detectives etc).

This one is one of those that I liked a lot. The great aunt ghost who only Jane can see is a great foil for the mother who wants nothing more then herself to be pleased. Jane is a likeable character with a best friend who is willing to deal with the fact that she has now turned into a vampire (he is even willing to find his own girlfriend who isn't considered normal). It will be fun to see how they all progress and what being a vampire will mean for them.

What genre would you consider this?


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