Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Review : Never Cry Werewolf by Heather Davis

*Warning: This review may contain spoilers. Read at your own risk.

  • PublisherHarperCollins Publishers
  • Release Date: September 1, 2009
  • Pages224
  • Source: Own

The Story:

Moonlight can totally change your life.

And it all starts so simply.

You. Him.

The moon.

You're toast.

Okay, so maybe Shelby has made a few mistakes with boys lately (how was she supposed to know Wes had "borrowed" that Porsche?). But her stepmother totally overreacts when she catches Shelby in a post-curfew kiss with a hot senior: Suddenly Shelby's summer plans are on the shelf, and she's being packed off to brat camp. It's good-bye, prom dress; hello, hiking boots.

Things start looking up, though, when Shelby meets fellow camper (and son of a rock star) Austin Bridges III. But soon she realizes there's more to Austin than crush material—his family has a dark secret, and he wants Shelby's help guarding it. Shelby knows that she really shouldn't be getting tangled up with another bad boy . . . but who is she to turn her back on a guy in need, especially such a good-looking one? One thing's for sure: That pesky full moon is about to get her into trouble all over again.

via Barnes & Noble

TWO Gold Stars!!

My Review: One word: COOLISH

Sigh . . . I really want to enjoy this book. Don't get me wrong, I finished it. But that is solely because the title had werewolf in it. If you know anything about me, it's that I have a thing with supernatural monsters: werewolves/wolfshifters being my number 1. Still, I did not like the book. I was greatly disappointed by the time the story ended. The premise drew me in but that was it. There was like this vague sense that the Austin was a werewolf and that was it. I think if Davis fleshed out the particular aspect of the story it would have been more appealing. When you say werewolf -- especially when you have the word werewolf in the title -- I expect werewolves, gosh darn it! Alas, here we are with this awful review. As for the protagonist, Shelby, her character was okay. I didn't feel a strong connection to her and nothing particularly stuck out about her. She was an average Jane for me.

All in all, please don't let my lackluster review stop you from considering Never Cry Werewolf. If you are wiling to take the risk, have at it. Maybe you'll find some saving grace for the story.

Check out Heather Davis' website for more information about her: HERE

***Never Cry Werewolf also has a cool book trailer on YouTube: HERE

Happy Reading!


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