by Jody Morse & Jayme Morse
Kindle Edition – Read  July 5, 2012

Cost: $0.99 (As of This Post)

Length: 312 pages

Official Description: (This is book 1 of the Howl series)

Fifteen-year-old Samara McKinley is not your average teenager. Unlike her best friend, Emma Taylor, Samara’s life does not revolve around partying and trying to fit in at school. In between playing the peacekeeper for her troubled family and crushing on the cute new boy at school, Samara sets out to stay to true to herself. But that all changes when she is bitten by a wolf. Samara begins living a double life – human by day, wolf by night.

As Samara watches her relationships with those closest to her fall apart, she finds refuge in the mysterious wolf that bit her. Determined to keep her alter-ego secret from her family and friends, Samara soon discovers that her family has a few secrets of their own – secrets that could turn her life upside down forever.

Recommended for ages 10 and up due to mild language, underage drinking, and mild sexual references.

My Take:

My goodness this book was frustrating. The main character, Samara, is a 15-year-old young lady who goes to parties and doesn’t get drunk like everyone around her and also isn’t about the sex, also like everyone around her. She meets a young guy, Luke, who’s new in town and on their first date she gets bitten by a wolf and then turns into a werewolf. Samara for part of the book is trying to figure out who bit her and she continuously thinks it’s Luke, but HELLO lady he was standing next to you when it happened. I mean how incredibly dumb do you have to be? This is not the only instance of dumbness, she continuously tries to figure things out but only has the same thought over and over. There is so much repetitiveness that it’s ridiculous. Yes we understood the first 3 times that you’re mom doesn’t want you to date until you’re 18 you don’t have to repeat it again and again. This book was written with such an immature voice that it was hard to get into. It was a fast read and the story did get interesting in the end, but man the filler was painful. Also I don’t like Luke, I think he’s a jerk and Samara is just so freaking gullible. I know 15 year olds have higher thought processes than this one. I would like to rate it higher because the book did pick up but the voice and redundancy just didn’t do it for me.

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