Fangs Rule: A Girl’s Guide To Being A Vampire

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Paperback: 124 pages
Publisher: Reardon Publishing (March 1, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1874192480
ISBN-13: 978-1874192480
Product Dimensions: 5.8 x 0.3 x 8.3 inches
Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces

“A self help guide by Amy Mah (Vampire) for teenage vampire girls, the guide is fully illustrated by manga Artist Heby and is written in an easy to follow A – Z format explaining everything a teenage vampire girl would need to know about living life as a modern Vampire. What is fashionable to wear when eating out? Fang maintenance & how to keep your claws sharp. Should you let a boy bite you on the first date? Easy to understand clear advice is given to every day problems. Example: When you get an urge to bite: We all get those normal urges to bite things, and I must point out it is very normal. Claws are all well and good in a fight but a bite gives the extra advantage of getting a refreshing drink at the same time. Lots of girls worry about showing their Fangs in public believing that to show your fangs is rude, but don’t be shy they can be a girls greatest asset (ok second greatest asset) if a boy is being rude to you, don’t just snarl at him, just bite him! You are a vampire why do you think you have sharp teeth if not for sinking them into a boy that is being rude to you.”

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Reviews:

Amy Mah Rulez!Amy Mah Rulez!
“Some minor grammatical faux pas, but otherwise side-splittingly wonderful. I can’t wait to read the rest of her books now!” Mack Mackenzie, March 16, 2015

Humorous Guide To Vampire Life & Culture
“A very funny short book detailing life as a vampire. Particularly great if you’ve read the book. Amy Mah’s world-building is great, and her take on vampires is unique and intriguing.” Winged Wolf October 8, 2014

Funny
“This book is great if you are looking for an entertaining read. This book helps new teenage vampires understand the reality of being a vampire from the myths and misconceptions.” Amazon Customer, January 1, 2013

A Fun, Quick Guide For Teenage Vampires
“I jumped at the chance to review Fangs Rule because it sounded like something that would be fun and enjoyable, but also because I liked the cover. I was right because not only was it fun, but it was a humorous, cynical, journal-like guide on what it is like to be teenage vampire girls these days. And let me tell you, all those movies don’t have it right. It is obvious from the start that we humans really know nothing. Lady Amelia Mistress of the Night Mare and Alpha Female from the Family of the Pink Bat, or Amy Mah for short, has been a teenage vampire for quite a few hundred years now. She was raised by humans until adopted by the Pink Bat family, and then had a lot of things to learn. To help all the teenage vampire girls on how to handle being a vampire, she decided to create this enjoyable guide that pretty much explains what you need to know.

Fangs Rule was a quick read for me, but it is a fun book to get into. There is no real story, but we get to learn a little bit of Amy here and there with her explanations and suggestions. She is definitely a witty and sarcastic girl that you can’t help but bond with. There are also great illustrations throughout the pages that are very colorful and eye-catching.

There are some grammatical and spelling errors in the book that bothered me a bit, but they didn’t really interrupt the flow of the book. There is also plenty of sexual references that are not too explicit, lots of sarcasm, and many definitions that will have you laughing out loud.

Fangs Rule is an great and beautifully illustrated book that I am sure vampire fanatics (like myself) can enjoy and learn from! I definitely recommend this to 13 + readers and anyone looking for a quick, manga style book that teaches a thing or two about vampires. I look forward to learning more about Amy Mah in future books.” C. Pliego, March 2, 2012

Truly Delightful
“For centuries, it’s been said that vampires live amongst us. That their way of life is similar to ours, even if they live in secret. It’s also been said they don’t eat, sleep, or even breathe. Myths surrounding vampires also tell us that they’ve wings and can turn into bats, amongst other things.

With this guide for the every day vampire girl, Amy Mah puts all those myths to rest. Vampires do breath and sleep and they very much eat. There’s just a certain etiquette one must follow in order to acquaint themselves with the right or wrong way in which to live life as a vampire.

Vampires go through the same hardships as we do, but as the guide defines, they have it harder than we do. From the moment they are born, (unless they’re turned), every aspect of a teenage vampire girl’s life is dictated. Heck, they’re even contracted for marriage way before they’re even born.

Despite that fact, this delightful guide tells us the right way to go about things in the vampire world. Undergarments, lipstick, fashion, boyfriends, food – you name it, there’s a rule for that. Regardless of what you’re told immortality is not a given, as vampires can also die. A vampire’s saving grace is the fact that they’ve a longer life span.

As depicted within Amy’s guide, etiquette and proper grooming is the key in getting the best out of the vampiric world. And if you ever thought that vampires don’t date then think again. They do. Just their way of doing things is quite different from ours. Plus, there’s the fact that they bite.

This handy little guide on etiquette and all things vampire in a teenager’s world is a definite must have. It’ll definitely teach you a thing or two on how to stay alive and co-exist in today’s vampiric, and human-alike, society.

So if you ever find yourself skulking around in a dark alley and happen to meet a hunky vampire, or two or three, just remember the lessons learned in this cheeky little book Amy has put together. Remembering the golden rules of being a vampire will surely help you stay alive. And remember, don’t forget to carry around one of those handy blood packs in case you ever get the munchies!

I so totally enjoyed reading this book. It’s humor and insight into a teenage vampire’s world was truly delightful. Humans and vampires-alike will love the sass and spunk found within every page. The advice offered can certainly be implemented into just about anything.

The illustrations found within the book were very beautiful and nicely put together. I felt each one added a deeper perception to the story. The pictures were certainly eye-candy for sure. A definite must-read!” N. Medina, February 3, 2012

A Rocking Good Time
“Fangs Rule is not your ordinary manga. Instead it’s an instruction book which just happens to be a KICK-A$$-rocking-good-time. The life of a vampire is not all it’s glamorized to be, especially for women. No, they have it rough. And by rough I mean their lives are dictated to them, even down to who they’ll marry. Crazy right? But if you want to live among the undead turnlings or fit into the full-blooded vamp society, then you’re in luck, because Amy lays down the law in her ultimate A-Z guide.

With witty charm and a hilarious personality, Amy Mah holds nothing back as she divulges vampire secrets so every teenage (female) vampire can be prepared for the lifestyle they have to live. From human boyfriends, to kissing and killing, if you’ve questioned it, she’s answered it. If you were too shy to ask about it, she’s answered those embarrassing questions too. It’s silly yet insightful, and sometimes downright creepy. Still, I find it a necessary guide for every vampire loving, paranormal craving, manga reading fan. And trust me, if what she’s described is true, you will need to learn the secrets in case you one day cross paths with a hunky piece of vampire meat. Furthermore, according to Amy the older the vampire the better. A decent 50 to 100 age range gap is perfect.

For those of you who crave, or at least get a kick out of, gorgeous illustrations, Fangs Rule has those too. Beautifully crafted. Vibrant. Pulsating with tons of energy. I can’t sing the praises of the artwork enough. It adds depth and character to the story. Giving just enough detail to make you WANT more. The cover is stunning. Don’t believe me, take a look. See…told you.

Overall, Fangs Rule breaks the AWESOME-METER. I highly recommend it to everyone looking to add a little something different to their shelf. It’s definitely a one-of-a-kind story and I can guarantee once you read it you’ll fall in love with Amy Mah too.” Mother/Gamer/Writer on January 28, 2012

A Must For Every Teenage Vampire
“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… 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!

What Stephanie Thinks: This A-to-Z guide is an innovative approach to the paranormal Young Adult genre. Rather than hopping on the bandwagon of sparkly sexy vampires (Amy Mah actually dispels these clichés… gotta love her for that, if anything!), a little bit of classical gothic vampirism is shown within the pages of this book, as well as a lot of gore. And of course the sex. But not the explicit adult kind. As a book for teenage girls, all exhaustive information that has to do with sex is more oriented toward how it should be dealt with in the pubescent years, and for the most part, humorously. So I wouldn’t call this inappropriate, by any means.

Mah is a real hoot. Her style of writing is rather childish, but it definitely captures a teenage girl’s essence — it’s so flustered, that I can’t help but think it cute. Her liveliness and enthusiasm make for real knee-slappers; I found myself chuckling more than a few times throughout this book. The advice given not only is helpful (for those teen girl vampires out there), but it also all ties together to bring the reader into understanding Mah’s world of the paranormal. I appreciate how she is able to do this without writing an actual novel, just with a simple list!

The book has its flaws too, however. The grammar and conventions are poor — as an independently-published book, that much isn’t a surprise. There are a lot of “errrr”s” and “ummmms” and “………………”s that aren’t fit for a book. It just is incredibly unprofessional, not to mention, annoying. Some topics are also really uncomfortable in a painfully awkward “why on earth would you bring something like that up?” way. For example, there’s a whole section about why a certain species of vampire (the undead housemaids) don’t wear underwear. Use your imagination to figure out what this reason is (hint: they’re basically sex slaves….). Yeah, she went there. It’s not that things like that are particularly improper, it’s just that they’re really, really weird.

The illustrations are well-drawn, but they’re a bit irrelevant. Vampire powers will be discussed, and out of the blue, on the next page, will be a picture of an old man with a caption that says “This is my uncle in his nice suit” or something. Gave me lots of “lolwut” moments.

Looking past the editing mistakes (did Mah even have an editor?), and inopportune subject matters, I liked this one a lot. The manic tone is quite amusing, and the teenage experience (that she describes skillfully) relatable. Kudos to Mah for telling a vampire story without actually writing a story… even without a definite plot, this book, with a cast of characters and a detailed exposition, could be considered a great Young Adult novel thanks to the dazzling vampire realm it creates.

Stephanie Loves: Amy Mah brilliantly sums up a teenager’s unfair, unlucky, and incredibly awkward life: “For some reason boys are fascinated with boobs, and with plastic surgery so easily available nowadays I don’t see why they don’t get their own…” — so why is it that they like ours so much -___- Us girls don’t obsess over their weenies like that. “[Blooding] is the when quality time is spent with your dad, no longer, in which he no longer is the old-fashioned monster of a male that storms into your bedroom without knocking while you’re changing and demanding that you apologize to your mother for something that she is shouting at him about.” — the story of my family in one sentence. “If your boyfriend suddenly decides to go commando, just tell him he looks untidy. A boy standing still naked is okay, but as soon as he walks about, not all his bits move at the same pace, and it is more amusing-looking than sexy. You may have heard of girls swooning (fainting) when seeing a boy naked, but I expect this was just an excuse to stop from pointing at them and getting into a fit of giggles over what they see.” — I reckon so too!

LOL “Remember that it is normal to turn the head slightly when you kiss. Nine times out of ten it will be to the right, which of course means that the first time you kiss a boy, he’ll be the one out of ten sort, and you’ll knock noses.” — in every kiss you have as a teenager, he will be the one out of ten sort. It soon shall pass. “There’s a truth in the old saying: ‘Go to bed with a stranger and wake up with a friend.'” — well I never! This puts a whole new perspective on the concept of sleeping with the enemy. So forbidden (hot).

Radical Rating: 8 hearts – Would recommend to lots of really good friends.” Karielle @ Books à la Modeon January 28, 2012

Highly Recommended
“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!!!” Bookworm Nattie on January 28, 2012

A Hilarious Look At What It Means To Be A Vampire In Today’s World Of The Emo And Angst…
“As will appear in the June issue of Twisted Dreams Magazine… If you’re looking for something different in the world of Vampires, then you’ll definitely want to have a gander at Fangs Rule – A Girl’s Guide To Being A Vampire. The title says it all. Written for girls, (buy you boys aren’t left out, for sure!) this book will leave you tongue-in-cheek and other times, unable to suppress grins to guffaws, as Amy takes you from everything to bras to fangs, boys to eating, her family to dispelling some of the sillier and more classic Vampire, “rules.”

A MUST-READ for anyone looking for not only entertainment, but some cool graphics too. I give this book a twisted 7 out of 10 for one heck of a hilarious read and for something different in the world of Vampires. ~Andrea Dean Van Scoyocon for Twisted Dreams Magazine…” Andrea Van Scoyocon January 19, 2012

Truly Delightful
“For centuries, it’s been said that vampires live amongst us. That their way of life is similar to ours, even if they live in secret. It’s also been said they don’t eat, sleep, or even breathe. Myths surrounding vampires also tell us that they’ve wings and can turn into bats, amongst other things.

With this guide for the every day vampire girl, Amy Mah puts all those myths to rest. Vampires do breath and sleep and they very much eat. There’s just a certain etiquette one must follow in order to acquaint themselves with the right or wrong way in which to live life as a vampire.

Vampires go through the same hardships as we do, but as the guide defines, they have it harder than we do. From the moment they are born, (unless they’re turned), every aspect of a teenage vampire girl’s life is dictated. Heck, they’re even contracted for marriage way before they’re even born.

Despite that fact, this delightful guide tells us the right way to go about things in the vampire world. Undergarments, lipstick, fashion, boyfriends, food – you name it, there’s a rule for that. Regardless of what you’re told immortality is not a given, as vampires can also die. A vampire’s saving grace is the fact that they’ve a longer life span.

As depicted within Amy’s guide, etiquette and proper grooming is the key in getting the best out of the vampiric world. And if you ever thought that vampires don’t date then think again. They do. Just their way of doing things is quite different from ours. Plus, there’s the fact that they bite.

This handy little guide on etiquette and all things vampire in a teenager’s world is a definite must have. It’ll definitely teach you a thing or two on how to stay alive and co-exist in today’s vampiric, and human-alike, society.

So if you ever find yourself skulking around in a dark alley and happen to meet a hunky vampire, or two or three, just remember the lessons learned in this cheeky little book Amy has put together. Remembering the golden rules of being a vampire will surely help you stay alive. And remember, don’t forget to carry around one of those handy blood packs in case you ever get the munchies!

I so totally enjoyed reading this book. It’s humor and insight into a teenage vampire’s world was truly delightful. Humans and vampires-alike will love the sass and spunk found within every page. The advice offered can certainly be implemented into just about anything.

The illustrations found within the book were very beautiful and nicely put together. I felt each one added a deeper perception to the story. The pictures were certainly eye-candy for sure. A definite must-read!” N. Medinaon January 18, 2012

Bending The Spine Review
“I never would have thought I would be reviewing an A to Z guide to anything, as books of that sort normally bore me to death. But, I loved every letter of Amy Mah’s Fangs Rule: A Girls Guide to Being a Vampire. I love the cover! When I tore the package open from the mail and saw the cover for the first time I squealed. The manga artwork that pops up throughout the book is amazing and adds so much to the story.

Fangs Rule is hilarious. Amy Mah has written her guide to girls in a very conversational/journal like style. In this guide I found info about fang care, fashion, and even how far to go on a first date. I really enjoyed Amy’s fun character, she was sarcastic and snarky! (Which as most of you know are two of my favorite qualities.)

One of my favorite quotes is from letter Z: “And just why would I want to hang out with some zombie guy, when you never know what bit of his anatomy is going to drop off next.”

Fangs Rule is a quick fun read. I very much enjoyed the new and creative insights into Amy’s vampire world. Happy Reading, Rebecca” Amazon Customer, January 11, 2012

Gothic Mom’s Book Review
“Today’s review is on Fangs Rule: A Girls Guide to Being a Vampire by Amy Mah (Vampire). In today’s world it is difficult for everyone, teenagers especially. The stresses of school, deciding who to date, and the biggie…sex are just a few. Imagine all of those things ten times worse and you might get an idea of what it’s like growing up being a Vampire. Luckily there is a fangtastic book available to help us along.

Lady Amelia Mistress of the Night Mare, and Alpha Female from the Family of the Pink Bat has written an easy to read, A to Z guide to being a Vampire, just for girls. In this guide you will find invaluable information regarding things such as: claw and fang cleaning, dates and dating, mates and breeding contracts, as well as manners and rules.

There were some spelling and grammatical errors that interrupted the flow of the reading, but overall I feel that Fangs Rule is a decent book. If I had a tween who was interested in today’s world of Vampire movies and books I would certainly recommend, or even buy this book as a gift.

This book was very much needed and welcomed as my next assignment as I has just read a psychological thriller that took a lot out of me. With the wit and sarcasm of a real teenage girl, I found myself laughing and smiling almost throughout the entire book. 3 of 5 stars” Annette M. Guerriero, December 10, 2011

Fun Manga with Vampires
“In Fangs Rule readers get to read about the real habits of a vampire and the true/untrue myths surrounding vampires. Many of the truths about a real vampire are very hard to accept or there are new concepts about vampires that are very created. It’s a fun light read with a lot of good humor. Amy (Mah) Vampire is a young teen vampire girl that wishes to help her fellow teen girl vampires with this guide of a sort of ettiquette they must follow. She is very casual about it and invites us into her own experiences as a vampire as well as with added beautiful pictures of those in her vampire family. Manga book lovers should enjoy this all the while with many laughs throughout the very attractive artwork pages.” – Cassandra Ruiz, November 5, 2011.

Fangs Rule
“This is an outrageously funny piece of work. I laughed all the way through this! Amy Mah has a wonderful sense of humor and she did a wonderful job with this guide to being a vampire! There are lots of things in this guide that I have never heard of before. I only thought I knew vampires! This guide is VERY well written and easy to follow. Amy Mah is a very talented lady 🙂 ” Intoxicated By Books, September 16, 2011

Very Fun Book!!! A Must Rread For Anyone Wanting To Know More About Vampires
“I loved the book. I haven’t burst out laughing in public for a long time. It was a great read. I enjoyed the part about what not to mention when meeting the boyfriend’s parents. That was good. Fangs Rule mentioned a lot of things that most people wouldn’t thing about when referring to vampires. It was a fun read.” Virgil Allen Moore, June 9, 2011

Love It!
“Cover:
I love, love, love this cover. The colors are much more vibrant when you’re holding the book in your hand than what you see in a picture.

Plot/Characters:
There’s not much of a plot since it’s an A-to-Z guide on being a vampire. The guide is smart, funny and educational … no matter if you are a vampire or a human. The guide is being told to you by the author herself, Amy Mah – a self-proclaimed vampire.

Overall:
Even though I have no inclination into becoming a vampire, I loved this book. I would recommend this to everyone … whether you enjoy a quick, fun read or want to know more about being a vampire or you like quirky humor … this book is for you. =)” Mandy, May 5, 2011

What The Butler Saw
“Charles E Butler:… If you are tired of the constant barrage of teen Twilight-esque vampire thrillers and need a break from the norm, then Amy Mah’s Fangs Rule is the vampire guide for you. Written in the very naturalistic style of an angst-ridden teenager, Fangs Rule is a book designed for teens, be they 6 years old or 600 years old. Amy is a vampire who is almost 400 years passed her thirteenth birthday, but her well-observed insights show a vampire who still suffers the growing pains as much, if not more, than her human counterparts.

Imagine living in a cave that your Gran has decided would suit you if it was painted in pink? Imagine having underwear delivered that was decorated in drawings of bats – again bright pink! Try to tell yourself how you would reveal fangs without seeming rude and stand-offish to your neighbour! All these avenues and more are explored in the funny and incisive world of Amy Mah.

Accompanying the text are the cute drawings from noted Manga artist, Heby Sim, perfectly complementing each and every nuance uttered by this young, all-knowing heroine. It is probably one of the most perfect collaborations ever in a children’s book. Oops! Did I say Children? Yes, it could be described as a child’s story, on the surface, but if you care to dig deeper, you will find that it is an incredibly funny, quirky and marvelously entertaining piece of work designed for kids of all ages.

In a sandstorm of vampire literature, Fangs Rule is an oasis in the desert. One of the most interesting and highly original takes on the vampire theme. Ms Mah is definately one to watch out for. But beware, because she bites!” Sally R, April 3, 2011

Fangs Rule from Eva’s Sanctuary
Format: PaperbackT”his is not your typical vampire story. If you are expecting hunky male vampires, then you are in for a big surprise. You won’t find vampires jumping in and out of every bed they pass. You won’t find murder and mayhem. What you will find is a teenage vampires journal in which she is trying to set straight all of those not so true stories you read about vampires. Amy is also trying to make you understand what it is like being a teenage girl vampire.

Amy has written her own A to Z journal of everything you need to know about being a teenage female vampire in a human world. You will get all kinds of great information about everything and anything from fangs, biting, kissing, love, clothing, school, immortality and yes, there is a little about sex. Come on folks. Teens do know about sex whether you want them to or not. This is not an x-rated pornographic book.

This is a light hearted, funny and sometimes silly account of being a teenage vampire. There are wonderful manga pictures throughout the book which were created by none other then Heby Sim. Layout and design was done by Nicholas Reardon. The book is printed like a teenager’s journal so the writing is not your usual type print. It was presented like a teens writing; but I had absolutely no difficulty reading it. Throughout the book are cute little pics of bats, cats, ravens, and snakes. Each numbered page has bats on either side. It definitely adds to the affect of the book.

I thoroughly enjoyed this light hearted read about vampires. I enjoyed so much; I read it in one sitting. I highly recommend this book if you are looking for something different and do not want heavy reading. I love vampire stories. Even though this was not your usual vampire setting, it was quite enjoyable and there is nothing wrong with this book for a young adult to read it. I venture they see and hear more sex on a television screen.” Eva J. Coppersmithon April 1, 2011

Awesome
“I am totally impressed with this book….I brought it for my niece …. she is a teenager and totally into vampires…. I read it myself and found it very funny and quite interesting…..the author has a good sense of humor….which is what I loved most….plus all the live and colorfully illustrations….brings such depth to the imagination and life to the book…..I highly recommend this book….” Razou, March 27, 2011

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