Mashups, remixes, or re'vamped' classics, whatever you want to call them, can be definite hits or lackluster misses. "My Favorite Fangs" by Alan Golsher falls in-between the two, having funny, laugh-out-loud moments interspersed with some kind of blah plot lines and character development. Maria is supposed to be sweet and innocent but instead comes across as a horny vampire that goes after anything in pants....or skirts. I found the book worth reading though just for the breakout book club moments when Dracula, The Count from Sesame Street, Sparkly Edward, and of course, Count Chocula discuss the novel. That along with the numerous puns and cultural references did inject a good bit of humor into the sometimes lagging plot.
Maria has been kicked out of the zombie abbey she's lived in for more centuries than she wants to count. Sent to be governess to the children of Captain Von Trapp, she quickly turns these bratty humans into a vampire force to be reckoned with. Throw in Nazi vampire hunters, Captain Von Trapp's girlfriend who has a history, and Maria's penchant for breaking into bad songs and soliloquies and you've got a story that will have you laughing and groaning. While not one of the best re'vamped' classics out there, the book club breakout featuring the musings of Edward from Twilight, Dracula, The Count from Sesame Street, and Count Chocula makes the book worth picking up.
THE HILLS ARE ALIVE...WITH THE SOUND OF SUCKING!
Maria von Trapp is sweet, innocent, and can sing like an a ngel. Oh, and she's also a bloodthirsty vampire.
When Maria is kicked out of the zombie-infested Abbey where she's been residing for the past 612 years, she's forced to take care of the family von Trapp, a rowdy clan in need of some serious discipline...or vampirification. After Maria turns the von Trapp children into children of the night and marries the von Trapp patriarch, the family seems destined for eternal (really, really eternal) bliss. But the Nazi Undeath Squads are on the march, intent on ridding Europe of bloodsuckers. And Maria will have to do everything in her power -- supernatural or otherwise -- to save her vampire brood.