Amber Fang: The Hunted – Book Review


Amber Fang is the only vampire she knows of. She lives on the run, hunting down murderers for food and trying to finish her degree in Library Sciences. Amber has mad research skills and stretchy pants, but the world is more complicated than her mother told her.

Amber Fang is a boss ass bitch and I love her. Brutally matter-of-fact and self aware, she spends a lot of time alone in Amber Fang: The Hunted interrogating herself and the world. She is acidly observant and is good company as she and the reader navigate author Arthur Slade’s carefully thought-out and realized urban fantasy landscape.

The paranormal elements of Amber Fang: The Hunted are logical and consistent. The settings are efficiently established and feel like real places even when they are real places, which is the hard part. As the first of a series, Amber Fang: The Hunted has lots of heavy lifting to do, but the exposition comes easily and digestibly. This may be a boring compliment to offer, but Amber Fang: The Hunted is a neat and tidy piece of art.

Amber Fang: The Hunted is a short and swift-running novel. I finished it in one sitting by accident. Maybe I’m a softie, but I like being happy and Amber Fang: The Hunted made me happy. Five stars.




This guest review was contributed by Fiorella Mauro. Fiorella is a writer, editor, and sassy auntie. She’s an official book reviewer at and blogs at

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