Saturday, January 28, 2012

Fangs Rule by Amy Mah

Fangs Rule: A Girls Guide to Being a Vampire
 By Amy Mah

FANGS RULE a girl’s guide to being a vampire …. is a young Adult book for anyone between Puberty and Senility as it takes a close up look at life as a female teenage vampire in easy to follow A to Z advice for the reader, the book is also full of manga art which helps show the human world what life is like in a vampire world………. 

Giving helpful advice such as how to explain to your Mom that as a teenage blood curdling denizen of the night you would like to paint your cave bedroom black without having a shouting match over why you don’t like the way she painted the stalagmites bright pink to go with the large stuffed pink bats hanging from the ceiling.

Everything is explained from how to polish your fangs to fashion tips and ways of climbing across a ceiling wearing a nightdress without showing your underwear.

Fangs Rule is a must for every teenage vampire and from these pages you will see why Amy says “Vampires Don’t Sparkle! …. They Bite!

Hi! My name is Amy Mah Vampire and here are some helpful hints from my book: Fangs Rule: A Girls Guide to Being a Vampire

Going out on a date: Yes we all go thought the same difficulties of what to wear, the wardrobe will not shut but I still do not have anything suitable, so after hours of searching in the end I decide to wear black as it will match my comfy shoes, ok so I have more shoes than a dictators wife but only one comfy pair and they are black, why comfy shoes? Well I have no idea where we are going so what the heck should I wear!

Now comes the date bag, why can’t a girl just go out, and when I say a girl I mean me, why do I have to look like I’m going for a 10 day vacation and not just a night out.

So let’s open the date bag and check if everything is there.

1. Cell phone fully charged.

2. Spare cash and credit card.

3. Packet of mints for after eating smelly food….er…………foreigners

4. Chap stick ….well you may kiss him and …….. it goes with the mints ok?

5. Make up mirror, why take a mirror you ask, …well if I get ship wreaked I can use it to signal for help, look it is just needed ok!

6. Packet of tissues just in case you cannot find a washroom when out. 

7. Keys large bunch and no I do not know why luggage keys are on the same ring with my house keys.

8. Sun glasses, hat and 100% sun block just in case you stay out early.

9. A spare pair of panties in case I sleep over ……… er not that I am planning to sleep over … er forget it ok! Look I said stop giggling and forget it!!!!

10. Precautions and protection, nowadays it is not just a boys reasonability for protection and so a girl should also take her own protection if needed, personally I take a can of Mace and a 10 inch kitchen knife and if that fails I sink my teeth into the neck!

My Thoughts:
I have to say the cover is what really drew me to this book, and the synopsis sealed the deal for me.  I loved the manga artwork for the book, it was only a little over 100 pages long, an A-Z girls guide to being a Vampire.  The pictures are beautiful, I especially like the color pics they are amazing really quite breathtaking.  I quite enjoyed reading about Amy, Lady Amelia, Mistress of the Night Mare and Alpha Female from the Family of the Pink Bat is her full Vampire name, isn't that a cool name to have, I love it, hhmm I wonder what mine would be if I was a vampire?  

Every thing we have read to date about vampires and the myths surrounding them and what we have all been told to believe is different in Amy's vampire world, which I had a lot of fun reading. It's an easy read and with each letter brings a new myth or explanation of the rules, and world of being a teenage vampire. I loved the letter "F" Fangs, and the pictures and descriptions of all the different fangs and the status you have with each different set of fangs. 

Being a teenage girl in any day and age is hard enough as it is, but, if your a teenage girl vampire then it must be even harder and Amy's guide is here to help you out.  It's very sassy, funny, sensual but not so sensual that a younger generation couldn't read it, I would say ages 12 and up, she is blunt and to the point but with great humor added to it, it's just an all around light, funny, book anyone from all ages would like to read, it was well laid out, and again the artwork is gorgeous.  I highly recommend this book to everyone.  I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. Enjoy!!!

About the Author:
The author Amy Mah (Vampire) is a well known blogger, that writes and blogs as a cynical teenage vampire: 

Being a vampire sounds like it should be a cool thing to be as a teenage girl, like sleeping during the day and enjoying a night life with friends, huh, no one had warned me that it also meant having to suffer Teenage Hormones for so long! I am stuck as a teenager the years may pass but I am the same age!

And as to the rules, so many rules, and vampire uniforms! Guys have long fancy cloaks that they are always tripping over and as to the Girls uniform, it is a 18th C Nightdress!

The old male vampires expect a girl to walk about wearing just a see through nightdress with no underwear on!! as if that is ever going to happen!, they have seen far too many horror films! Life as a teenager is normally a living hell but even more so when you have fangs. The world is just out to get me, and not just by people trying to stake me because I have better teeth than they do!

The Real:………… Amy Mah
Ok you want to know about me? Well I am a little older than my Vampire self which you first meet when she is 16, and I am in my 20s.

With my books I have tried to create a different type of vampire series using myself as the main character and so with the help of an excellent cartoonist my true likeness has been changed into a manga cartoon that you will see on the book covers and also inside the books as my book is full to bursting with colour drawings of me and my vampire friends and family.

Once you get to know me and my writing you will discover that I am a little crazy ……heck make that a lot crazy as Amy Mah the vampire character is me!

In creating my vampire world I have added a lot of real stuff which happened in my past and added it into my writings so yes my life has been real crazy in the past to fit into a self help vampire guide!

Fangs Rule (a girls guide to being a vampire) is a funny, cynical and sarcastic look at the problems of life as a teenage vampire, if you think being a teenage human can be problematic you try being a teenage vampire with hormones that mean you may like boys but in a way you would like to know their blood group before you date.



  1. Nice blog.....stopping by from Book Blogs to take a look around.



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    1. I don't know if you left another comment Elizabeth but it's telling me it was removed by author, I didn't do that, it happened when I signed in, please if you left another comment if you could re-post that would be lovely. :)

  3. Hi Elizabeth, thank you very much, I'm so glad you stopped by, please come visit often I am super happy to have you with us, I have a great giveaway going on right now for Changeling Dawn please enter its International and I also have more giveaways coming soon, please stay tuned and welcome :)