“I must admit, after reading Shiver and the notoriously crap Twilight Saga, I thought that this would be more of the same. Thankfully, I found that it wasn't. Though there are a couple of flaws in the book. Dusicyon australis isn't a wolf at all - it's an extinct South American Canid from the Falklands Islands. The discription probably would have worked if the author had mentioned the Red Wolf, Canis rufus, but folkelore and fiction about wolves is bad for conservation. Next time, just stick to plain old werewolf and try to keep natural history out of it, will you?
The second flaw is that I find it hard to believe that Avery's Dad would have wanted to kill wolves - I got the feeling that he was a bit of a greenie/hippy (same with her mother and to some extent, her grandmother) and I wouldn't have expected a greenie to want to kill wolves - they would want to protect them.
Thridly, the author could have come up with a name for her grandmother other than Renee - bit too much of a Smeyerism there, don't you think?
Other than that, I found the book quite enjoyable and what's good about it is that you can sympathise with the characters. Some folks have reviewed this and said that the characters are cardboard cut-outs and I have to wonder if they have read the book. That would have discribed the characters from Shiver and Twilight perfectly, but not these as I found myself actually sympathising/relating to the characters which diffinately DID NOT happen in Shiver and Twilight. Of course, the book is not perfect and if there weren't worse books by far out there then it would have got a three, because it is pretty average.”
Emimar wrote this review Wednesday, April 6, 2011.