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Wolf Paperback – June 23, 2011
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I was born in Yorkshire, England, in a town where Emily Bronte was a governess for a while, not at the same time I lived there, though, I hasten to add. I did, however, find the love of my life there – a Scottish writer working in advertising. We set up house together, got married and had two boys. A little later, we moved over the Pennines to Cheshire, and settled accompanied by a wide assortment of animals. With my family, I have the type of memories where the sun always shines. I help my youngest son with his small business of sculpting, casting and painting all types of collectables. I love drawing, writing, daydreaming, caffeine, chocolate, cakes, comic books, horror and fantasy…any book regardless of genre, as long as it’s well written. Talent is talent…so I don’t care whether the author is male or female. However, I do think the ladies have the upper hand with the fantasy-romance-horror-raunchy mix. Keep it up, girls! If I take something apart and put it back together will it still work – or will it have lost the spark, the magic that made it work in the first place… https://www.facebook.com/denise.main1
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First off, the very beginning of the book is so sketchy and jumps from one thing to the next I was thoroughly confused and frustrated by the 2nd page. I'm an English major. I know how to read complicated texts. I know how to analyze. But the flow was disjointed and made absolutely no sense. I kept reading only in the hopes of everything being explained. Which, that did happen, eventually, so I was okay. But then when Jenna 'meets' Lone Wolf? I don't want to give away any spoilers, but I think what he did to rescue Jenna was an extreme overreaction. I get that the story's paranormal people are supposed to operate on a different level of thinking and living than the rest of the normal world, but really?
The point that this book became a complete irritation to me was when Jenna is reunited with her father. The little glimpses the author gives into what's to come later in the story just absolutely turned me off and made me feel like she had tried too hard to make the story intriguing and mysterious. One secret child is fine. But two? And don't get me started on who I suspect her first born's father is. Let it suffice for me to say Ew.
I won't recommend this book to my friends. But as a review for the Amazon users at large, I say, if you like dark, dirty and gritty with a hint of "Maybe none of these people are even sane", then this book just might be for you. But for me? I won't be finishing it. No thanks.
Quick plot that I will try not to spoil: Jenna is an ex junkie, saved by someone from her past- a man named Gabriel. Gabriel will reintroduce Jenna slowly to a world that she has forgotten (I will not spoil why), one that was once filled with violence and pain. As she regains her memory and reconnects with lost family, she will discover she plays huge part in this supernatural world.
The good elements: Ms. Main is a very strong and creative writer. Her characters are vivid and in some ways mesmerizing, with strong and well formulated dialog. Jenna is a very alpha character, in fact almost every major character was strong and commanded attention at some point in the book. EVERY character is a "person" that you will hate at some point. These are werewolves with ugly behaviors and power issues. There is really no one to cheer for, however the author make no apologies or excuses for their behavior, which I respected. I ended up loving to hate them- kind of rooting for the villain in a day time drama. Her use of descriptive prose well done. The plot very well developed with intricate plot twists and turns that would make any soap opera junkie salivate.
Some negatives: There are too many twists and turns in the plot for my taste... other individuals may not mind that so much. Also I thought the ending was very abrupt. I went through all that drama, tension, and upheaval and I don't feel that anything was really resolved... I guess left open for a series of books?? I think that she could have provided closure and still had enough to continue on if she wanted to.
Some warnings: There is a lot of strong, sometimes vulgar language. (If you are a reader that is offended by this then do not purchase this book.) Although well delivered and appropriate for plot and character development, there is A LOT of violence from beginning to end. (If you are not into violence, not to be confused with action, then this book is not for you.) There is a lot of sexual content not so much at first but by the end of the book it seemed as though everyone was in heat. Male, female, it did not matter...whoever was handy and available for sex had sex if you get my meaning or talked about sexual acts that they had.
The parts I found hard to digest at times: The characters were really animalistic in some respects. It seems as though everyone is somehow related by either half siblings, full siblings, father, daughters, sons...related in some way. YET they still wanted to have sex or relations with each other. I could not tell if they ALL really were related or just called themselves brother and sister. But as far as sex went...they acted like pack animals. Also some of that sex was really violent and rough. No lie it kind of creeped me out at times.
Okay... So I wanted to give an objective review even though I did not care for the second half of the book. she gets three stars for the positives. While this storyline was a bit much for me and by the end not to my liking, I did not want to bash it. I did finish the book but at times It just was too intense and uncomfortable for me. Others may not mind it... in fact I am sure that I have probably peaked the curiosity of some. But I wanted to warn people because I felt that the product description was a bit misleading and I would have liked to have been warned.