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All Giselle ever wanted was a family… who can accept her for what she is, a werewolf.
In a world where supernatural creatures are not out and proud, this has been a problem for 16 year old Giselle. A child of the system, she’s been bounced from home to home for as long as she can remember. As soon as the moon calls out her inner wolf, it’s back into the system she goes.
Against the odds, a new family is found for Giselle. One that may prove the answer to all her dreams and wishes. But this family comes with a deadly secret that could send Giselle six feet under instead of back into the system.
Amid factions of warring witches and werewolves, and deadly curses with no hope for a cure, the way will not be an easy one, but if Giselle can call upon her skills as a lone wolf, she may just be able to unearth the truth keeping her from the one thing she’s ever wanted… family.
Things that make you go hmmm…
That pretty sums up my reading of Giselle’s story. YA paranormals are hit or miss with me anymore. Actually any paranormals are that way. Especially werewolves. I’m one of the few that don’t care for the wolves (stop throwing stuff at me) but I really enjoyed this story. Giselle just wanted a family. Sure, she’s a wolf but being in foster care for most of her life, she didn’t know any of her “kind” so the importance of finding a family that will accept her is paramount for her.
What she got was a pack that she didn’t know even existed. And with that came the politics of it. What’s a 16 year old to do? Plus, having to deal with change every month. And I’m NOT talking about the woman thing either. Oh and being an Alpha didn’t help anything. Did I mention that even her new family is hiding things from her? The intrigue is huge in the book.
What I truly liked about the book was the inner workings of a pack and how it all worked. I got the POV from a character that didn’t have a clue and it was refreshing to read her reactions and thoughts to the whole process. Plus, throw in the witches and it made for a entertaining book to read. I didn’t have to worry about any mating rituals, who was sleeping with whom or who was going to be mated. Again, that’s the biggest thing I liked about the book. It was a story about a young girl on the cusp of becoming a full wolf and how to deal with that. Not being able to be around her own kind growing up and then being thrust in to it. Awesomeness. Made for a richer read for me.
While I enjoyed the book, I did feel like it was missing something else. The plot was there, characters were nicely drawn out and I really liked them, plus I liked the action. I’m hoping that Ms. Salidas revisits Giselle again in a couple of years so I can see what she is up to. 🙂
About Katie Salidas
Katie Salidas is a Super Woman! Endowed with special powers and abilities, beyond those of mortal women, She can get the munchkin off to gymnastics, cheerleading, Girl Scouts, and swim lessons. She can put hot food on the table for dinner while assisting with homework, baths, and bedtime… And, She still finds the time to keep the hubby happy (nudge nudge wink wink). She can do all of this and still have time to write.
And if you can believe all of those lies, there is some beautiful swamp land in Florida for sale…
Katie Salidas resides in Las Vegas, Nevada. Mother, wife, and author, she does try to do it all, often causing sleep deprivation and many nights passed out at the computer. Writing books is her passion, and she hopes that her passion will bring you hours of entertainment.
You can find out more about Katie Salidas,and her novels at www.KatieSalidas.com