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I also really enjoy the supporting casts of Brittany's grandfather, Uncle Bob, and Bob's best friend, a semi-shaman named Howard. The grandpa definitely gives me a flare of the one from The Lost Boys. In fact, you can tell there is a lot of homage and added tongue-in-cheek here from things like that film or the Harry Dresden novels. Also, I give massive props for a the action in this book as it moves well. The best part is a fight between Cody and an alligator in the middle of the novel, and it's both suspenseful and gripping.
The Bad - A few things didn't work for me. For one, I feel like Cody's in the dark too much about his uncle or conveniently forgets things that he has recently learned and would help him figure out things about his guardian and the murders in town. I think Cody's set up as a very smart kid but sometimes acts dumber in order to forward the plot. Also, I think the audience knows very early on what is going on with with Uncle Bob and exactly what he is. I think it was about 3/4ths into the book before a big reveal about Uncle Bob, and it's just not that dramatic because his secret is easily guessable.
I also think the book has a bit of "held back for the sequel" syndrome. The main plot ends satisfactorily, no doubt, and the resolution is solid for what has happened over the course of the novel. However, I feel the denouement was a bit rushed and that some things about Howard that were hints dropped early on ended up going nowhere by this novel's end. I assume in the next installment, that will be different, but a bit more completion there would have been nice.
The Verdict - I am giving this **** or FOUR STARS.
It's a great read. It starts off with a bang and never lets up with pacing. The characters and setting are memorable, the dialog funny, and Cody earthy and remarkably likable. I'd buy it in paperback if I found it at my local aisles and such. Still, the issues with Cody sometimes acting a bit too dense, the not-too-subtle-foreshadowing about Uncle Bob, and the loose ends still prevent me from giving it a five. It's very well done, and a must read though if you like paranormal romance but want something a bit different or if you love werewolves.
I read this book in 8 straight hours - all night - kind of the way a werewolf eats meat. The Cody, the MC is just so likeable, and he really goes through A LOT during the first half of the book. I hurt for him. Hi slife gets better, though. But the book is quite humorous throughout. It's first person, and the narration is great. Someone mentioned that Ms. Smolen could really speak the way a teenaged boy would speak. Having been one once, I totally agree. It makes the book feel real (as real as any supernatural book can be). Loved the plot, the descriptive text was perfect - not too little and not too much - not every book has to be a Dickens novel. And I really liked the supporting characters - even the bad ones, whom I hoped would get eaten!
I want a sequel. My only complaint in this book is the parents. What they do to their son is just so wrong, I have to see him confront them in order to get closure. In effect, he really was raised by wolves.
Just as in Mindbender and Satan's Mirror, Smolen takes you on a roller coaster ride from adventure to adventure that keeps you turning pages. Even though I wanted to get to the end of the book, to see how it ended, I didn't want the ride to end. I'm looking forward to her next novel.
Even though this is classified as a young adult novel, there is plenty in here for the mature reader. I recommend it highly.
When I run into an author I like as a person, I'll buy one book to try out, and if I like it, I'll buy more. I will definitely be buying more by Smolen.