Book Review: Fanged Outcast (Fanged Princess #2)

fanged outcast coverTitle: Fanged Outcast

Author: Elisabeth Wheatley

Publisher: Chengalera Press

Release Date: November 26th, 2013

Rating: 4.5 out of 5

Summary: “How much would you sacrifice for a love that wasn’t yours? 
Hadassah managed to befriend her kind’s worst enemies and save her brother and the human girl he loves from the Vampiric King—once. After a month spent in quiet hiding under the protection of the Huntsmen, a surprise attack from a band of Kaiju shatters their brief reprieve. Faced with new challenges and new threats, Hadassah and the others must once more fight for her brother and the girl who stole his heart. And this time, the Vampiric King isn’t the only one they need fear… 
Action, suspense, humor, and romance collide in this anticipated sequel from teen author, Elisabeth Wheatley.” – Goodreads

I’ve been waiting ages for this book! And trust me, I was not disappointed. You won’t be either.

The writing was very tight in this installment, not a word going to waste. Everything that’s there exists to further the plot. The editing quality has vastly gone up too; I found very few typos, none of which I’d really sweat. (Heck, I find typos in NYT bestsellers. They just happen.)

The only thing that detracted from Fanged Outcast for me is that I wish there could have occasionally been a break from all of the action. A moment to catch my breath. From the first chapter to the very last, it’s a whirlwind of action and bullets and fighting. Don’t get me wrong. It was awesome. No, no, not like “oh yeah, that’s cool”, but really gritty, roaring action scenes. I just would have liked a little more room to breathe sometimes, y’know?

In this installment, we also got to interact with the characters more closely than before. Especially Madelyn, who was largely a stranger to me previously. Additionally, there were more twists and turns than before, some that really tear at your heart.

Overall, this is a fantastic book, especially for the paranormal genre fans out there. (Even if you’re not into that sort of thing, I’d highly suggest you check this one out.) For its writing, characters, twists, and action scenes, – deducted half a point for the perhaps too-quick pace -, Fanged Outcast earns itself a solid 4.5 out of 5.

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