Werewolves, werewolves and more werewolves. Only these werewolves call themselves Loup, apparently that is French for wolf, I had to look it up (this is a reoccurring theme). These Loup have an uprising on their hands, and an assassin has taken out their leader. Upon their leader George’s death he gives his power as the head Dyre of all Loup to a Hume (human) named Ruby. Still with me?
I was on the struggle bus the whole time with this one. The book is broken into three parts. The first part I was so confused it was unreal. The author uses words like, Loup, Garoul, Dyre, Hume… and I had no way of knowing what that stood for. Context clues needed to be on point. Finally in the second part of the book one of the protagonists, Des, begins teaching the human-turned Loup, Ruby about werewolf culture, and this finally clued me in. Up till that point the dictionary and previous werewolf books were my reference point. By this juncture my frustration was peaking and I almost put the book away, but I kept reading only to be completely baffled in the third and final portion of this novel.
So, Tiff did you like it? Well, if you asked me this question I will have to say yes and no. The writing is very well done, but it feels to me that this book is really a precursor to a series. That is totally fine, I have no problem with that setup. The issue I have is that I need to be into the first book to invest my time in anything that may follow. I can’t say this is the case, this book has a lot of moving pieces, but nothing that grabbed at me and made me want to care about the outcome. I never really felt like I knew either of the main characters, Ruby and Des. The whole time in the book, they have this push pull thing going, which was really the only part holing my interest. Then all of the sudden a two other love interests begin to hookup with the leading ladies. Huh? Where did that come from, and why? Then the book ends, just leaving you hanging.
So, I guess my final opinion is that this book may have just not been for me. If you are into paranormal, and are willing to put in the time you may really like this one. Like I said the writing is done well.
2.5 stars out of 5
- Publisher: Bold Strokes Books
by Rachel E. Bailey
Amazon Link: http://amzn.com/B019G6CSO4