Friday, January 18, 2013

Review: Fangtabulous by Lucienne Drive

Fangtabulous (Vamped #4)

Published January 8th 2013 by Flux
Source:  Publisher/Netgalley
Can a fanged fashionista take out a deadly Salem spirit?

Being on the lam from the Feds and the vampire council with no money is not as glamorous as it sounds, especially when I, Gina Covello, fashion queen of the undead, am forced to abandon my wardrobe. Salem, Massachusetts, seems like a great place to hide our supernatural gang. But who knew the city would be crawling with ghosts? The nasty spirit of George Corwin, infamous sheriff from the witch trial days, is on a killing spree. It's up to us to take down the breath-stealing phantom-without blowing our cover.

My Thoughts:  Fangtabulous is the 4th installment in the Vamped series.  The main character is Gina, a vampire who is considered the fashionista of the fanged.  The series follows Gina from high school, when she originally becomes a vampire and worked undercover as a teen goth in high school, to working undercover for the Feds.  In Fangtabulous Gina, "the fashion queen of the of the undead," is on the run from the FBI, along with her boyfriend Bobby.  Gina, Bobby, Brent, and her best friend Marcy wind up in Salem Massachusetts, thinking that would be a good place to hind out.  When the local ghosts go on a killing spree, Gina and her friends find themselves undercover again trying to help stop the killings, but one of their biggest challenges is remaining undercover.  

This was a cute 4th installment in the Vamped series.  It has not only vampires, but ghosts, witches, the FBI, and even Ghost Hunters.  Gina is quite the character, sassy, sarcastic, and has a great fashion sense.  Though it didn't blow me away, I did find this to be a fun, action-packed series with plenty of ghoulish surprises.  If you are looking for a fun, fast, paranormal read, then you may want to check Fangtabulous out.  

About this author

Lucienne Diver is a long-time book addict, literary agent, writer, mom and sun-worshipper. She's the author of the Vamped series of young adult novels following the humorous adventures of Gina Covello, fashionista of the damned. The fourth book in the series, FANGTABULOUS, comes out in January! (Following the first three, VAMPED, REVAMPED and FANGTASTIC.)

Her new Latter-Day Olympians urban fantasy series began with BAD BLOOD and continues with CRAZY IN THE BLOOD (digital August 2012, print July 2013) from Samhain.


  1. I haven't heard of this series! I love that there are 'ghoulish surprises' - great review!

  2. I've never heard of this series before. It seems like there's a lot going on, and it's fun. I'm glad you liked it, Ellen. Great review !

  3. Ooohh I'm getting this for review pretty soon! I haven't read the other books in the series yet, so I should really get to that soon. Great review, and this seems like a good series :)

  4. I just bought Fangtastic - I hope I like it and I think it will as a quick and light read. I need those sometimes.

  5. This sounds like such a cute series!
    Great review!

  6. I have Vamped but now I'm really wanting to read it! It sounds great!


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