- File Size: 1962 KB
- Print Length: 250 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1977568521
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Jaybird Press (September 24, 2017)
- Publication Date: September 24, 2017
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B075WYY8HF
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #349,665 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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I really rate this story with 3.5 stars because there are few things left hanging that I didn't felt were clearly answered. First, there is a rouge Omega who just happens to show up at the same time Kellan's pack arrives.
Question #1: Why now? Why did the rogue Omega decide to harass the town now that Kellan's pack arrived? This was very weird to me and it's not answered. Was the Omega following them? Was he already in the area?
Question #2: Who was this rogue Omega? There is no on-page information given as to who this person was, where they came from or why the were there in the first place. Aren't they worried there could be more?
Question #3: Why wasn't Kellan's pack worried or more interested in finding the rogue Omega? Yes, the sent out "search parties" but they would find his scent and loose him to the water. I was screaming at them (mentally) to run up and down the stream to find the scent; the Omega came out of the water somewhere. They should have sent a larger group of wolves to track this rogue Omega, and they could have found him sooner. To me, the Omega wasn't just a risk to livestock, but could at any moment turn on the humans in town, AND on the wolf pack. I didn't feel the pack had an extreme sense of urgency about this. I would have been ALL OVER this thing. Like hell I would suffer blame for someone else. (The townspeople of course believed the wolf pack to be responsible for all the livestock killings.)
Question #4: [this medication that Quinn was on the suppress his wolf - what is the deal with that? He didn't suffer from any side effect? Really? And how did it work? Could this not be something the government would want to use to force wolves from shifting? They were ALL very blasé about the medicine Quinn was taking. It didn't even really seem to ping for them that this medicine could be bad for the wolves. (hide spoiler)]
Overall I enjoyed this story and loved Quinn and Kellan's relationship. Yep, it's an insta-love thing, but it's also a wolf thing - so whatev. :) I really, really loved the epilogue and enjoyed seeing the humans and shifters become friends and be together in harmony. They don't quite sing Kumbaya, but it's close.
I do recommend, just note my questions above. Also, there were some editing errors that should have been caught in the review process. There were words missing from sentences and it did pull me out of the story a few times because I had to figure out how the sentence should really read. Like I said, 3.5ish stars.
Some of my highlights:
-Mates. I'm such a sucker for my mates in PNR. There's something so sweet and romantic about it and add in possessiveness, and I turn into goo.
-I enjoyed the world he created. I was wondering how JN would set up where they lived and I think he did a great job. It felt like today's times, but it wasn't. It reminded me to back in the old western days where there was minimal law enforcement, and people took matters into their own hands except in modern day England. LOL, I can't explain except to say it fit.
-The pace was fast and smooth.
-This book wasn't just a romance there was also a mystery to be solved!
And the end- it left me wanting more.
All in all, I think this was a fantastic effort by Jay Northcote,and I sincerely hope that we see some more PNR from him. 4 Stars!
P.S. Jay, if you do write another shifter story.... can it have knotting? :D
In this book, shifters are known entities, and typically nomadic. They travel in packs, interacting and working on the fringes of human settlements. Kellan's pack sets up camp near Quinn's village (I would say town, but it seems rather tiny in the story), and Quinn takes an immediate interest in the group. Their first interaction, down by the quarry, was kind of cute, especially as followed by their face-to-face conversation in Ruth's shop.
There are clues all along for how Quinn's story will play out, but he doesn't put everything together until it comes to a head. Just as he disregards information, the pack knows something is off, but their knowledge doesn't allow for certain possibilities, so they regard Quinn as a puzzle, or curiosity. Sometimes in books, the story is laid out so obviously that you don't understand how the MCs can just ignore all of the glaring details. Here, it's all very subtle, and while all the bits and pieces together would make a single truth, there are enough individual gaps in knowledge (or awareness) that it's entirely possible, even likely, that all of the characters would behave or react as they did.
I'm looking forward to reading it again! It gets a little frustrating reading shifter romances where it's all alpha/omega/mpreg/dominance. This book is definitely not, and it was a pleasure. I don't know if Jay was planning to create a series to follow this book, but I kind of hope he does. :) We get enough world-building to allow for any number of things, if he chooses to continue.
A solid story, enough internal monologue from the MCs to understand them but not so much to slow down the story. Plenty of suspense as well as a sweet love story and a perfect HEA. I'd be glad to see more shifter stories from Jay Northcote. I'm a big fan and he is on my must buy list.
From the small town feel, to the characters of Quinn and Kellan and the mystery surrounding Quinn and great secondary characters, it made for a well rounded, fantastic story that held mystery and suspense. Add to that the bond shared between Quinn and Kellan, and their evolving story, and it was one great read.
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While I enjoyed 'The Half Wolf', it was nothing special. I liked Quinn and Kellan well enough, but again I thought that were just an okay couple.Read more