Thursday, March 15, 2012

Unleashed - Nancy Holder & Debbie Viguie

Synopsis: Katelyn McBride’s life changed in an instant when her mother died. Uprooted from her California home, Katelyn was shipped to the middle of nowhere, Arkansas, to her only living relative, her grandfather. And now she has to start over in Wolf Springs, a tiny village in the Ozark Mountains. Like any small town, Wolf Springs has secrets. But the secrets hidden here are more sinister than Katelyn could ever imagine. It’s a town with a history that reaches back centuries, spans continents, and conceals terrifying truths. And Katelyn McBride is about to change everything. 
Broken families, ageless grudges, forced alliances, and love that blooms in the darkest night—welcome to Wolf Springs. (From Goodreads)

If you've been around for awhile, then you know I have a thing for werewolves. So I naturally gravitated towards Unleashed. I, admittedly, didn't really read the synopsis before I dived in - so it began different than I expected and I was really excited about the where it was going. But then it quickly shifted and became much more like what I had imagined the book would be.

The book opened with Katelyn performing in Cirque du Solei and that first chapter was just amazing. I was so sucked into that whole scene and really excited to have some sort of access to this kind of elusive world. But, then it kind of digressed from there and turned into Katelyn moving from LA to an isolated town in the Ozarks. Not that I didn't love that, but I had a momentary flash of disappointment when I realized that the Cirque du Solei wasn't going to be a big part of the novel.

The setting, though, was great. In my mind it was that perfect spooky, foggy, no one can get in or out, horror movie kind of place. That backdrop for the story was perfect. Add in creature attacks, a grandfather who is crazy strict about not letting Katelyn be outside after dark, and a handful of secondary characters who are all obviously hiding major secrets and the whole book was just one of those - I need to figure this out - kind of books. You know it's going to be werewolves, but you don't know who, when, where, or why and those questions create great anticipation. The unfolding of the story itself was what I loved about this book.

I've heard a bit of negativity buzzing around this book and if you're sick of werewolves I can see where that would come from. However, if you're a were-lover like me, I think you'll really like this book. I've finished the book and there's still this cloud of mystery surrounding it. I just get the sense that there are a lot more secrets to come from some of the characters and I'm dying to know what they are.

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Thursday, March 15, 2012

Unleashed - Nancy Holder & Debbie Viguie

Synopsis: Katelyn McBride’s life changed in an instant when her mother died. Uprooted from her California home, Katelyn was shipped to the middle of nowhere, Arkansas, to her only living relative, her grandfather. And now she has to start over in Wolf Springs, a tiny village in the Ozark Mountains. Like any small town, Wolf Springs has secrets. But the secrets hidden here are more sinister than Katelyn could ever imagine. It’s a town with a history that reaches back centuries, spans continents, and conceals terrifying truths. And Katelyn McBride is about to change everything. 
Broken families, ageless grudges, forced alliances, and love that blooms in the darkest night—welcome to Wolf Springs. (From Goodreads)

If you've been around for awhile, then you know I have a thing for werewolves. So I naturally gravitated towards Unleashed. I, admittedly, didn't really read the synopsis before I dived in - so it began different than I expected and I was really excited about the where it was going. But then it quickly shifted and became much more like what I had imagined the book would be.

The book opened with Katelyn performing in Cirque du Solei and that first chapter was just amazing. I was so sucked into that whole scene and really excited to have some sort of access to this kind of elusive world. But, then it kind of digressed from there and turned into Katelyn moving from LA to an isolated town in the Ozarks. Not that I didn't love that, but I had a momentary flash of disappointment when I realized that the Cirque du Solei wasn't going to be a big part of the novel.

The setting, though, was great. In my mind it was that perfect spooky, foggy, no one can get in or out, horror movie kind of place. That backdrop for the story was perfect. Add in creature attacks, a grandfather who is crazy strict about not letting Katelyn be outside after dark, and a handful of secondary characters who are all obviously hiding major secrets and the whole book was just one of those - I need to figure this out - kind of books. You know it's going to be werewolves, but you don't know who, when, where, or why and those questions create great anticipation. The unfolding of the story itself was what I loved about this book.

I've heard a bit of negativity buzzing around this book and if you're sick of werewolves I can see where that would come from. However, if you're a were-lover like me, I think you'll really like this book. I've finished the book and there's still this cloud of mystery surrounding it. I just get the sense that there are a lot more secrets to come from some of the characters and I'm dying to know what they are.

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