Hadassah has a problem.  She’s a vampire who fell in love with a human, but all we learn about that in this first book of the series is that her father intervened and killed the young man a year ago.  Now Haddie learns that her vampire brother, Damian, loves Madelyn, a human, and Haddie decides not to let the same thing happen to her that happened to her beloved Fletcher.  What follows is a chase between Devin, Haddie and Damian’s uncle, and the vampire siblings with their human.  Haddie even enlists the help of the Huntsmen whose primary goal is to eradicate the world of vampires, an interesting alliance which will undoubtedly grow ever more testy in future volumes.

Fanged Princess by Elisabeth Wheatley is a remarkable novella.  Written by a young woman, still a senior in high school at the time of its publication, the book excels at not only telling an exciting, riveting story but also at providing the reader with insights into the characters that few girls of Ms. Wheatley’s age can achieve.  Her writing style impressed me, and her care and attention to punctuation and grammar as well as her well-honed narrative style raises her work to a professional level not often seen in self-published work.  All I can say is that in the case of this Texas gal, home schooling worked.  Both Hadassah and Elisabeth are young women of consequence, and I highly recommend Fanged Princess to anyone seeking a quick paranormal diversion.

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