September has been a great month for new book releases, and I have to confess that I may have gone a little overboard on my pre-orders. While some of the books I’ve ordered have not yet been released, one of the books I was most excited for has already arrived. That book is Sarah Andersen’s Fangs.
“You let me be me.”Fangs, by Sarah Andersen (page 57)
Fangs is a love story about a 300 year old vampire named Elsie, who meets a werewolf named Jimmy one night at a bar. Their relationship is developed in a series of comic-style vignettes, which showcase some of their common dating activities, such as: taking walks together, movie nights, meals, and discussions of past relationships.
Elsie and Jimmy may be very different from each other, but they make a great couple, and reading about their relationship is delightful.
I really enjoyed Fangs! I’ve been a big fan of Sarah Andersen’s work ever since I picked up my first “Sarah’s Scribbles” book a few years ago, and I’d been looking forward to reading this book ever since learning that it was going to be released.
The art in Fangs is fantastic! I especially love Andersen’s use of shading in this book. Elsie is a vampire after all, and is unable to be in direct sunlight without bursting into flames. The use of shading really shows a contrast between the main characters’ worlds, especially in moments where they are sitting together and Jimmy sits in sunlight while Elsie remains in the dark.
Some of my favorite moments in this book included Elsie’s response to seeing Jimmy’s wolf form during their first full moon together, their different reactions to seeing kids’ costumes on Halloween, and the pair reading various vampire-centric books together (and Elsie’s responses to each individual title).
Whether you are a fan of paranormal romance, comics, or just enjoy a good love story, I highly recommend picking up a copy of Fangs. If you have the opportunity to read this book, I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. And, if you’re interested in learning more about Sarah Andersen’s books, please check out my “Sarah’s Scribbles” post from earlier in the year.