Teeth By Kelli Owen

I have a lot of feelings about equality and diversity. I come from a family that holds a rainbow of different people. I am lucky that is the world that I grew up in. So many different people and different life experiences to learn from. Teeth made me wonder if my family would be so open if one of us was a vampire otherwise known as a Lamian…..

Synopsis: Coming of age Vampire novel with a serial killer thrown in.

What I liked: Kelli’s characters are well rounded and three dimensional. You can tell that Owen took time in crafting each one. I loved the premise. It was very much a coming of age novel with multiple story lines. The story lines are well crafted and they dip in and out of each other. I really liked how Owen wrote the serial killer story line. The build up to Henry’s mania was perfect and followed the pattern that serial killers normally follow. I really appreciated that. The ending was on point and I wasn’t sure who was going to do the deed (no spoilers) but I was happy with who did the deed.

What I didn’t like: There wasn’t anything that I didn’t enjoy in the writing nor the crafting of the story.

Star Rating: 4 stars

My Thoughts: There was a lot to this novel and I appreciated that. It wasn’t just a story but rather there was a lot built into the story about tolerance and equality. I really appreciated that. Too often we find ourselves hearing stories of intolerance on the news and within our own communities. Owen took a lot of what is going around us and placed into into her story. One of the story lines made me sad. There are a lot of people that have experienced that type of intolerance and hatred. That story line made me want to hug that character. All in all it was a well crafted story of tolerance and equality set in a slightly different world.

A big thanks goes out to the Author for sending me a copy of the book for review.

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