Thursday, February 2, 2017
Review for Pretty Little Werewolf by Katie Salidas - 5 out of 5!
All Giselle ever wanted was a family... that 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.
MY REVIEW -
This was great, I really love Katie Salidas' writing and I found the premise to be an unique take on shifters. Giselle is a foster kid, who has been passed around to multiple homes because she has little quirk that people don't understand; she is a werewolf. Giselle is sent to a new home, but she has a bit of a chip on her shoulder and finds it hard to trust because she's only had herself to rely and depend on, so she isn't expecting much from her new place, but when she finds other werewolves, can she trust them enough to become part of their pack? Especially when she is hearing conflicting stories between the two wolf packs in town, and the possibility of a war brewing between them. Giselle doesn't know who to trust, so she sets out to solve the mystery of the feud between the packs and find out the truth in hopes of bringing peace to both packs, and with the help of Asher, a hot, but broody wolf shifter, and Damien, the hot and approachable guy with his own special powers, she begins to unravel the truth. Giselle is tenacious, and I admired that quality in her, and I like that she stands up for herself and her convictions. She doesn't take anyone at face value, she tries to look beyond what is presented to her, and she is brutally honest, which I loved. I liked reading about the mystery unfolding, and was interested in how it would all turn out. I liked that the other girls in her new home weren't the typical mean girls, they felt more authentic to me that way, and it was nice to see Giselle bond with them. There is a tinge of a love triangle, but not really. Giselle likes both Asher and Damien, but the feelings aren't be all end all type of feelings. I'm looking forward to seeing how Giselle progresses in the next book, and seeing where her story goes because there is still a lot about her life that remains hidden, so I'm definitely checking out the next book. Great start to this series!