Thursday, 8 December 2011

Wolf Springs Chronicles: Unleashed by Nancy Holder and Debbie Viguie (Young Adult, 9/10E)

8th December 2011, Doubleday
392 pages, Paperback
Review copy 

Young Adult, Paranormal

Themes: isolated community, wolves, high school, losing parents, living with unknown family, heaps of fear and scary scenes (do not read if you're alone in the house, especially if it is dark and stormy!), secrets and mysteries, modern teen romance, some humour, a lot of suspense

When Katelyn starts at her new school, the only person she knows is the handsome and intriguing Trick Sokolov, an acquaintance of her grandfather. She's surprised when the popular Cordelia Fenner invites her home and when she meets Cordelia's hot brother, she begins to think her new life might be OK after all. 

But as she spends time with the family, she realises that the Fenners are harbouring a deep dark secret. Every bone in Katelyn's body tells her that the Fenners are mad, bad and dangerous to know - but how can she give up her only friend, and how can she ignore the way Justin sets her blood on fire with a single look? 

Katelyn finds herself caught between three major werewolf clans who have been at war with each other for centuries - a war, it seems, that Katelyn is destined to end. 

Nayuleska's thoughts
I loved Katelyn for staying strong (mostly) as her life turned weirder. I was a bit surprised and disappointed that the plot towards the end didn't happen sooner, and the one enemy force was mentioned a lot but nothing really came of it. Despite that this gets 9/10E because I was gripped by every page. 

Suggested read
If you like werewolves, take a look at Raised by Wolves by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

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