Plugged feels like a traditional detective noir story.
It's complete with the hero getting knocked around, sultry (nutty) women coming after him, and mysteries to be solved.
John Keating showed me a lot of humor I'd have missed if I'd read the paperback.
This is a fun way to spend some time. You'll laugh. You'll care enough about the characters to stay til the end. You'll want more Eoin Colfer to listen to.
If you like juvenile fantasy BTW, Colfer's Artremis Fowl series is awesome.
I felt manipulated by Frostbitten. It's as if the author said to her publisher, "Hey, I've written a woman-centered action novel and added werewolves. We'll get crossover sales!
Readers who buy this novel for world-building fantasy will sorely disappointed. This novel starts out slowly with the fact that the characters claim to be werewolves barely informing the action until late in the story. We also learn little about the other interesting supernatural characters throughout the novel. The author had the bones of some great ideas here but didn't capitalize on them.
This story does work as a simple action adventure with the caveat that its written from a female perspective.
It was interesting, and somewhat disorienting, as a male reader to observe the way this female character thinks about and interacts with the world. There was a lot more emphasis on relationships than I care to think about. And seduction/sex scenes are completely different. I think this will work very well for a lot of readers. It left me bored.
Bottom line: I wouldn't buy or recommend this book to someone interested in werewolves/otherworld. If you're buying it for the "Women of the...." part of the title, it's a mildly successful adventure title.
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