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Wednesday, July 28, 2010

My Wolf by Linda Palmer

My Wolf by Linda Palmer
Publisher: Wild Horse Press
Genre: Action/Adventure, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Paranormal
Age Recommendation: 12+
Length: Full Length (233 pgs)
Rating: 4 Suns
Reviewed by Aloe

Andee Rivera has no idea what she's getting into when she saves Jonah Killebrew from drowning in a chilly mountain lake. He's badly injured--wild animal bites from the look of his wounds--and as a fledgling healer, she wants to help. But his bites are more than they seem, and all the potions and salves in the world may not be enough to save him.

Poor Andee. Can you imagine anything worse than helping a young man in trouble, finding out you’d love to have him for a boyfriend, and then discovering he’s a werewolf???

It’s hard to find stories written in the first person that read well, give you enough information and keep you from getting bored. Ms. Palmer does that very successfully in this book. Her characters evolve through the pages and the storyline has a couple of twists to it that will keep your attention and make you wonder just where she’s going with this tale. The characters are strong, have powers, use them for both good and evil, and everyone is after Andee’s boyfriend.

This story reminded me a bit of the Twilight series, however this book was better. Werewolves and witches and sorcerers may be a bit of stretch, but the characters' personalities shine and you can stretch your imagination to believe such things might happen. Things might have been a lot different in the tale if they didn’t have a “white” witch to help them along.

This would be an excellent book for a reluctant reader. I started reading it and read it straight through to the finish. Even a hesitant reader would keep returning to see what’s going to happen in the next chapter.

If your child is one who might be frightened by the “magical” concepts in the book, it’s a book you most likely would enjoy reading also and you could then discuss any concerns the child might have. I imagine most would simply read the book and accept the oddities as the norm for fantasy fiction nowadays.

I really enjoyed this read, and believe (and hope!) there will be another book in the series. After all, the ending just make you want to pick up another chapter and keep going. I bet the author gives us that satisfaction soon.

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