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Baby Teeth – "Gloriously queer" (Kirkus starred review) (Paperback)
  • Baby Teeth – "Gloriously queer" (Kirkus starred review) (Paperback)

Baby Teeth – "Gloriously queer" (Kirkus starred review) (Paperback)

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Paperback Published: 02/09/2021
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The blood

Feeds the hunger

That threatens everything

It starts when Claudia offers her a yellow rose.

Immy has been in love before – many times, across many lifetimes. But never as deeply, as intensely as this.

Claudia has never been in love like this either. But then, this is her first time with a vampire.

The forbidden thirst for blood runs deep in Immy. And within her mind clamour the voices, of all the others she has been, their desires, and their wrongs.

A unique verse novel by the award-winning author of The Deepest Breath and The Space Between.

Publisher: Little Island
ISBN: 9781912417902
Weight: 220 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm

"By linking vampirism to themes of queer desire and community as well as repeating personal cycles, Grehan freshens an old trope, building both a central romance and lifetimes-long connections that are by turns realistically sweet and thorny."

"Grehan’s verse novel skilfully charts uncertainty, temptation and the course of a strange, desperate love."

"Emotionally rich and gloriously queer."

"A fresh, dark take on the vampire myth and desire, Baby Teeth shows vampires haunted by their pasts and memories, where immortality is not one long life but a broken patchwork of different experiences. It will twine around your heart and bite, ever so gently. I adored it.”

"Delicious and unsettling."

"An intense, immersive read from one of Ireland’s most interesting and innovative young writers."

"Grehan evocatively conjures Immy’s tragic sense of isolation and hard-won self-acceptance."

'Grehan is not the first Irish writer to push the boundaries of vampire fiction ... Yet Grehan delves much deeper into the risky relationship between vampire and lover, as a means of exploring modern LGBTQ identity for her
young adult readership.'

"It’s personal. Powerful. Passionate."

'Beautifully crafted.'

"Absolutely beautiful."

"This enchanting work is an excellent addition to LGBTQIA+ and verse novel collections."

"Grehan keeps the vampiric vibes flowing with this unique, darkly beautiful and emotional read."

"Baby Teeth is an unexpected LGBTQ+ novel in verse; it takes elements of horror and mixes them with romance, resulting in a changeling of a book that reimagines vampire myths for the twenty-first century.

"...queer vampire stories are still relatively uncommon, and this will be welcomed."

"This book is heady, it pulls you into it, capturing so beautifully love and longing, particularly between women. A moving story of what it is to be accepted for who you are completely." ***** reader review

"Very weirdly uniquely wonderful."

"I'll be delighted to recommend this book to a wide range of folks who are looking for something fresh and attractive."

"Soft and sweet, tender and dark, and helplessly sad. The desire-filled romance evokes a specific type of fresh, earthy, heartfelt sapphic wonder which I absolutely adore." 

"A really engaging read."

"I am such a sucker for a novel in verse and this was excellent."

"I recommend it to anyone who needs more sapphic vampires in their lives."

"I highly recommend this book, especially if you love paranormal stories or just want to try out a lyrical novel in verse story. BUT SERIOUSLY A NOVEL IN VERSE FEATURING A SAPPHIC VAMPIRE!! YOU ALL NEED IT."

"An absolutely lovely little book with beautiful writing. There needs to be more sapphic vampires because hello wow."

"Recommend for those looking for something new in their reading routine."

"I loved this, this was an amazingly written story! There isn't enough sapphic stories but this sapphic vampire one is amazing."

'It's toasty, ribbon in hair, sexy, lusty, heart breaking, woods, moss, cottagecore vibes.'

'I would recommend this to anyone who likes novels in verse, vampires and lesbian stories.'

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“Beautiful and Unique”

I picked this book up because I’d adored Grehan’s previous work, The Deepest Breath. Told in verse, Baby Teeth tells of Immy, a vampire who has lived and lived across many lifetimes. But when she meets the vibrant,... More

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“the tenderest vampire book you'll ever read”

exploring a unique sense of vampirism, where blood for the vampires is not to sate a physical hunger but to alleviate something much more primal, the prose in this book is both delicate and sharp in turn exploring the... More

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“The Vampire Story I've Been Waiting For”

I have to say, the second I heard Meg Grehan, the author of one of my favourite middle grade novels ever – The Deepest Breath – had written a book about lesbian vampires, I was ridiculously excited.

This novel is... More

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