Fangs & Stilettos
"Fangs and Stilettos" by Anthony DiFiore is witty, humorous and fun. If the "Devil Wears Prada" and "The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen" were to hook up and make a book baby, this would be it. Gucci, Prada, Coach - the brands that you bring into your home, monsters created them.
"Fangs and Stilettos" unveils a 2,000-year-old secret: the fashion industry is run by paranormal creatures. Vampires, werewolves, witches, ghouls, mummies, zombies, telepaths, they dictate the latest trends. Ugg boots? Werewolves. V-necks? Vampires. From the people in the retail store, to the designers, to the runway models, every one of them is a supernatural - and they are at war.
The characters are well developed, and it is their vuluptous backstory and personalty quirks that make "Fangs and Stilettos" so hilariuos. Each character is eccentric in every way. Their dialogue, actions and thoughts are ridiculous, odd and inappropriately out of the norm, but in this world that DiFiore created, it all fits. The storyline is strong, but it is the richly and absurdly painted characters that DiFiore brings to life that make "Fangs and Stilettos" such an engaging and hilarious read.
You don't have to dig fashion to dig your teeth into this book. When I first opened the book, I knew close to nothing about the fashion industry and had no real interest in it, but I loved "Fangs and Stilettos" nonetheless, and the fashion backdrop added to the books eccentricity and made the story that much more enriching.
With "Fangs and Stilettos," you will get the centuries rich history of how supernatural beings were created, the politics that developed among the paranormal races, the inside scoop within the fashion industry and a fight for power that has been brewing for hundreds of years. If we are lucky, it looks like DiFiore has set up a sequel that will have us equally entertained as "Fangs and Stilettos" did.
Fangs and Stilettos
by Anthony DiFiore