Fangs and Fennel (The Venom Trilogy, #2) by Shannon Mayer

Fangs and Fennel (The Venom Trilogy, #2)

Alena Budrene is not just a gifted Seattle baker—she’s also a supernatural. Having survived the virus that made her transformation necessary and outwitted an attack by a Greek hero, she’s ready to settle down and deal with the challenges of living as a “Super Duper.”But nothing is easy for a woman who can turn into a giant snake. Threatened by her unprecedented strength, Alena’s enemies team up against her. What’s next on the menu? ...

Details Fangs and Fennel (The Venom Trilogy, #2)

TitleFangs and Fennel (The Venom Trilogy, #2)
Release DateJan 10th, 2017
Number of pages258 pages
GenreFantasy, Paranormal, Urban Fantasy, Romance

Reviews Fangs and Fennel (The Venom Trilogy, #2)

  • Carmel (Rabid Reads)
    Reviewed by: Rabid Reads.FANGS AND FENNEL was a slight improvement on book 1. And, by slight, I mean half a star. With the mammoth jump from plain Jane to diva Lena out of the way, the rest of the protagonist’s flaws paled in comparison which made this installment easier to swallow. The plot was more streamlined, the villain was slyer, and the humour was toned-down a few pegs.Alena continues to waffle between heroine and wimp, although the gap ...
  • Beth
    In the first installment in The Venom Trilogy, Alena finds herself transformed into the wrong side of a “super duper”, making her a prime target for the “heroes”. And those so called heroes are teaming up against her. They keep trying to pull Alena into a battle to the death when all she would like to do is cook. Alena must decide to face the battle or lose all she holds dear.Mayer, once again, shocks me with her ability to create worlds ...
  • All Things Urban Fantasy
    Review courtesy of All Things Urban Fantasy:It doesn’t take long for FANGS & FENNEL to pick up steam. The fast-pacing of the novel promises a fight or a flee in every chapter. While it seems that everyone in FANGS & FENNEL either wants to kill or kiss her, Alena Budrene just wants to divorce her husband, keep her bakery, and be taken seriously by her friends and family. Most of the novel follows the course of one very eventful day as Alena atte...
  • Judi
    My Review:The story continues in this second book with Alena and her friends. She has a new villain in this book, and he's a demigod. He's tougher than the last one, and he seems to have a head on his shoulders and knows how to use it. He's stealing her friends and family right and left! And there's a new weapon to use against the super snake this time. It really hurts!Alena not only has to figure out the finer points of being a Super Duper Monst...
  • Tony Parsons
    Seattle, WA. Alena Budrene (daughter, sister/wife, supernatural, Super Duper, narrator, Drakaina, woman siren, shapeshifter, giant venomous snake) had hired Bradley Froat (lawyer).The divorce case was seen before Judge Watts at the King County Courthouse. She was tired of Roger Budrene (husband) cheating on her with Barbie. Tad (Alena’s brother) had been seeing Dahlia. Alena owned/ran Vanilla & Honey bakery. I did not receive any type of compen...
  • Jessica Frances
    Fangs and Fennel is book two in the Venom Trilogy and I loved reentering this world. In this one we see more Gods, more questions are answered and a clearer picture is forming for who is on which side of the coming battle. I also loved the progression of Alena and Remo’s relationship. I just love them together. And I loved the surprise visit of Alex, even if it was only very brief! If you enjoyed the first book in this series, then you will lov...
  • Bambi Unbridled
    The Venom Trilogy is back with our super duper heroine's continued battles against her soon-to-be-ex-husband, a segregated society, and a supernatural goddess. This urban fantasy series is a melting pot of humans, supernatural and mythical creatures. I enjoy the light-hearted take on this segregated society that highlights social issues and inequality between the species.In Venom & Vanilla, our heroine, Alena Budrene was changed into a supernatur...
  • Diana
    Book received from NetGalleyI could not get into this book, I don't know if it was due to the fact I haven't read the first book in the series, or if the story seemed too close to other PNR/Urban Fantasy books out there. Her other series, Rylee Adamson, feels better written and has a better plot. I'm not saying people won't like the book, it just didn't hit a chord with me. Two chapters of reading/seeing Super Duper constantly did me in, I just c...
  • Emalie
    Fangs and Fennel started a few days after the events in Venom & Vanilla. Alena is fighting for a divorce with her (ex)husband where she can keep her stuff - aka her baking shop.The enemy of this book was kind of boring. I liked Achilles of the previous book more, because he was kind of a brainless brute, but because of it he was more fun than Theseus.As well as in Venom & Vanilla I enjoyed watching Alena's character develop. She more and more emb...
  • Anne Monteith
    Alena has come through her first trial as a Super Duper monster by defeating Achilles but Hera and her allies are far from done and she has sent the demigod Theseus to destroy her. As if she doesn’t have enough problems trying to deal with her cheating, thieving ex-husband and is blonde bimbo, convincing the human courts that she is alive and is entitled to all the rights and benefits as other human and to convince her mother and father that sh...
  • Courtney
    I've been a fan of Shannon Mayer for a few years now. The Rylee Adamson novels are great and I love the author's turn of phrase. So, when I found out she had a new series out, it went to the top of my to-be-read pile. I found this book, Fangs & Fennel, on netgalley and requested it immediately. I received a free copy in exchange for an honest review. And, honestly, I really liked it!It has been a lot of fun getting to know a new heroine, though I...
  • Wendy
    This one was a bit slower to get into, but moved well after the first bit. I'm still looking forward to the next one
  • Book Nut '96
    A little faster paced than book 1. Quite a bit more drama in this story than the 1st, which is very good! The lead female character, Alena, finds herself pitted against a Demi-god who is quite cunning and strategical in his quest to bring her to her knees. An epic battle at the end does not bode well for all. Good character, storyline, & plot development.
  • Belizz
    Ridiculously funThis is not a typical Shannon Mayer series. It's ridiculous and juvenile. Alex? Really? How did you write Alex into this story when he's not part of this universe you have created.
  • Lindsey McBride
    Fangs and Fennel is book 2 in the Venom Trilogy, and in this book we see Alena face a few challenges and struggle to show not only her closest friends and family but also the world who she is and what she is made of. She faces down a new so called "hero" who's game is to make Alena feel isolated and alone with no one on her side. This has caused some of her inner insecurities to surface as she fights not only to protect those around her but to pr...
  • Reesa
    Fangs and FennelBook 2 of the Venom Trilogy Shannon Mayer5 Bookgasums“Kitty puke on cookie sheets”Technical/Formatting: I read the book in the Mobi/Kindle version and found no issues with the formatting.Story Line: Alena’s story continues and she is up against a new ‘hero’, Theseus. She is also battling the prejudges of the humans and the court. Will she prevail? Will Zeus or any other gods help her or hinder her?“Kitty puke on cookie...
  • Mary Hartshorn
    I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. I have to say that I really like this series so far and the characters in this book, especially Alena. In the last book, we were introduced to Alena who is a woman that only really wants three things: To be loved, to continue running the successful bakery she built from scratch, and to not die. Out of those three things, she was only able to live after contracting a deadly dise...
  • Julie
    I wasn't impressed with Alena. She had pockets of strength and intelligence, otherwise she was whiny and...well, annoying. Instead of accepting her status as a Supe she acted like she was still human. While some morals were good to hold onto, the world Alena was thrust into didn't play the same game. Remo was interesting. I think he truly liked Alena for herself but wouldn't hesitate to utilize her gifts to his advantage if the opportunity presen...
  • Tessa
    Alena makes some serious strides in this book! Deciding to be more than what she was before she was turned, Alena decides to finally stand up for herself, and with that every other supernatural within this world.Again the mix of Greek gods and supernatural creatures made the most delicious story. This book had a quick pace, and was full of action and deceit that may change the the world as Alena (and all other super dupers) know it. I was very pl...
    What a fun read! I really enjoyed this second book. I can see bits and pieces of the heroine Alena is becoming. She has started to let loose and kick some bad guy butt and I really look forward to what she does in the next book.Remo has definitely turned into quite the hottie, but I am having a tough time on deciding who to trust as far as the rest of the characters except for Yaya. She is funny and I think with her past just may need her own boo...
  • Patricia
    This is the second book in the trilogy and I was so excited when I found out it was out . I read it in one evening . I wanted to see what kind of trouble poor Alena was going to get thrown into and would her and Remo finally get it on . Yes I was hoping that they would . This time poor Alena is thrown into a battle with Theseus and a vampire feud . All she wants to do is prove that she is still alive and just cause she is a supernatural that the...
  • CrazyCat (Alex)
    Shannon Mayer has done it again. She really has the ability to write her stories so I’m totally drawn in and can’t stop reading. In “Fangs & Fennel” Alena learns more about her supernatural abilities and FINALLY gets rid of her jerk of a husband. Sadly it’s just a divorce, if it had been me, I would have opted for a more (super)naturally solution. Can’t wait to read the third and final book.I chose to read this book and all opinions i...
  • Jennifer
    She's getting feisty Fangs and Fennel is the second book in this trilogy. Alena has more heros to fight, while she is also trying to find her way in this new world of super naturals. She is still too nice but she's trying to stay true to herself with out letting everyone around her get hurt or worse. She definitely starting to find her tough side. This was a fun, fast read and I can't wait to finish the story in the third book Hisses and Honey.
  • Barbara Sykeshaha
    READ THIS SERIES I have read several of Shannon Mayer 's series. She has never disappointed to deliver such wonderful characters. I say characters, they become real people, with humor, just with extra talents. I feel Ms. Mayer ' s books should always be read in the order in which they are written. She really knows how to develop great series. ....
  • karen fitzpatrick
    Lovely readOnce again I can but only recommend this book. It follows nicely from the previous. Give a more broader picture of the main character . Alena shakes up both sides of the wall. This won't have you sitting on the edge of your sets but it does make you smile. Book 3 here I come.
  • Melodie Custer-luckett
    This is the second book in the Venom Trilogy! This book was Awesome... I am loving Alena more and more.... Kinda sad that there is only one more book... maybe this trilogy should turn into a never ending series. YaYa cracks me up, Love her!!! Hints of Exciting things coming in the next book, Hisses and Honey!!! Cannot Wait...
  • Deborah Hawley
    Alena saves the day!Alena and Remo! Alena has one the day and possibly changed the way Super Dupers are views! Great book! Each book is fantastic, each better than the last. Looking forward to the next installment .
  • Becky
    This second installment seemed to focus on stepping up to the plate. The story had a lot of self doubt and it was hard to get through. However, the end action scene made it all worth it and it will be interesting to see how the heroine handles the next battle.
  • Sandra Dawson
    Best book yetI didn't think you could top yourself but you did. Your what authors like me aspire to be. And I loved the Alex reference from the Riley books. Can't wait keep them coming.