Monday 14 June 2021

Book Review: FANGS Vol. 1 by Billy Balibally (BL PNR Manga)

Title: FANGS Vol. 1
Author: Billy Balibally
Publisher: LOVExLOVE
Publication Date: 29 June 2021
Format: eBook - PDF
Genre: BL PNR Manga
Source: ARC via NetGalley

Bitten by a vampire at a club, nineteen-year-old En barely survived. Taken under the wing of Ichii — a member of the health and welfare division of the vampire rights organization known as FANGS — En learns he's to be taught about this new "world" he must survive in.

In order to control the urge to suck blood and attack innocents, FANGS established a "pairing system", where two vampires support one another with regular meals. As a young, virginal vampire, En is highly sought after by many senior vamps. That is, until he declares his intention to pair with his guardian, Ichii...


FANGS Vol. 1 was an enjoyable read. I liked the premise, and both En and Ichii came across well as characters. The artwork is fine, the men all beautifully drawn, and I also enjoyed a lot of the interactions with side characters, as well as those between the two main protagonists. However, it was missing a spark for me. I never completely well in love with the tale or the characters, and when this volume ended I felt like I wouldn't mind seeing what happened next, but that I wouldn't be heartbroken if I didn't read on. As such, I am giving it 3.5 stars. Although it didn't completely grab me, it has a lot going for it that will make it appeal to fans of BL vampire stories with plenty of steamy moments.

I received this book as a free eBook ARC via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. 

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