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GOT FANGS?
by Katie Maxwell

Genre: Young Adult, Paranormal

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Francesca's recently divorced mother has taken her to Hungary to work at a traveling fair. Her mother is a witch and Francesca was born with the gift of reading minds— although she considers it more of a curse. Her mother tries to force her to use her powers to help people, but Francesca's too distracted by Benedikt, a 300-plus-year-old vampire. The good news is that Ben isn't out to kill Francesca; in fact, she's the only one who can save his soul.

Maxwell nicely mixes the surreal world of vampires and witches with the life of a modern teen. Fran is a loveable character who just happens to have an extraordinary talent and a massive crush on an undead hottie. We want to root for her to get the guy but feel conflicted since she deserves better than him. (Jan., 208 pp., $5.99)

Reviewed By: Taylor Morris

Publisher: Smooch

Published: January 2005

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