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Fang Face
by Norm Cowie
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Echelon Press, 2009 (2009)
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* *   Reviewed by Ricki Marking-Camuto

There are a lot of vampire novels out there, but they tend to fall into two categories graphic and gory horror or angst-filled romance. Norm Cowie takes the genre in a whole new direction with the fantastically funny Fang Face.

Some odd things have been going on with the kids at Lincoln Junior/Senior High: pretty girls are getting even prettier as their hair gets darker and their skin paler. Erin knows the reason, because it has started happening to her too. A young vampire in the area is trying to start his own coven by turning teenagers and letting them use their new vampire thirst on friends and family. They may be changing into blood-sucking monsters, but there are some hilarious results.

A lot of vampire novels are character-based instead of plot-based. Fang Face is really neither it is entirely humor-based. While normally this would get old for the length of a novel, Norm Cowie manages to keep the jokes fresh with quirky characters and enough of a plot to make the reader want to find out what will happen next. Short chapters also help the pages fly right by. Fang Face is not a deep read in any sense, but it is the perfect light read during a break from school.

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