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Bastian had to have been the most handsome man that Katherine had ever met. It really was unfortunate that he was also the most stubborn, controlling, downright infuriating jackass she'd ever known as well. Oh, and there was the fact that he was a werewolf - a werewolf who has bitten her.

Sixteen-year-old Katherine Mayes had never believed in mythological creatures like werewolves or mermaids - certainly not those sparkly vampires that her friend Abby was obsessed with. Even when she's bitten by a massive animal after a reckless night of teenage adventure and her body begins to change in mystifying ways, she can't force herself to believe in what she's convinced is impossible. Little does she realize, she's been infected with a disease a little more permanent than the rabies she feels fortunate to have not contracted - lycanthropy.

Her fierce denial is soundly shattered, however, when she is simultaneously saved and kidnapped by Bastian and his pack. Forced to leave small-town Iowa behind and adjust to their way of life in a hidden society, Katherine must also deal with fighting the pull she feels towards the man - or wolf, rather - who has bitten her and disrupted her life so completely.

©2014 Noelle Marie (P)2017 Tantor

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I'm still a unsure about this book.

The story line is interesting and the book is well written, but the characters are unremarkable and difficult to relate to. Worth a try, but probably not the right book for me.

8 of 8 people found this review helpful

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Very Adolescent Story Line

The story line was probably interesting for middle school ages but it was predictable and very tame for adults. I found the overuse of adjectives very annoying and would no recommend it.

6 of 7 people found this review helpful

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I applaud the narrator

Ok maybe I have outgrown YA or maybe this is just poorly written. Third person writing is tricky and not well down here. Identifying character by hair color and size is ridiculous and annoying. Katherine is so immature and volatile in personality it because tedious. The girl can't see the forest through the trees and instead of coming off as a strong young lady she just seems stupid. Denial and revolt seems to be her only solutions so this is where I think that I outgrew YA because I just can't relate to this TSTL heroine. The whole pack and Bastien are not well developed and the secrets they keep to make this story a story are just silly. As a writer she needs to come up with a stronger storyline that doesn't make all your character unlikeable.

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the girl needs to grow a backbone

Kathryn never opens her mouth to tell anyone off or the truth when they stop for food she worries what people would think if she said she was kidnapped by people who thought they were werewolves well just say I've been kidnapped stand up and open your mouth when your in trouble if she had she would have found out her parents were still alive and could have gone home and not put up with such a bully as the so called Alpha.

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Illogical behavior

It is not often that I write reviews but I got so frustrated whilst listening to this book, that I had to take some time to rant, I mean explain my annoyance. There isn't much I can say without spoilers but I will try. The actions of the female protagonist was the most illogical, irrational, reckless behavior that I have had the displeasure of reading/listening about. Her actions made her come off as unintelligent and insipid. I am 40% through this book and I'm not sure if i can continue.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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great read

loved it. so glad i read all three books in this series wish there were more to read!

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teenage angst.

Definitely a story of young love, soulmates, and youthful rash thinking.
A hidden society and the complexities of its continued existence in a modern world.
Overall a good start and the series characters mature grow and adapt in the two. following books..
Worth reading or listening to bettEr yet if both.

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Pace could be shorter

I really did enjoy this book. Catherine was a bit too immature for me. It was the very last chapter before they closed all the loopholes. However, despite some parts being very predictable, I did enjoy the twists.

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Nice enough book for teens.

Its a good book for teens story wise. However the heroine is extremely childish for a sixteen year old. She acts like a 3 year old. The reader thinks reading. the story half whispering is how to express the girl. Won't get another book from this reader or author.

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Over all enjoyable.

I'm going to start off by saying I listened to this book non stop... Not joking, I started and finished the book in one day. With books like these I love world and character building. Really getting to know the inner workings of the relationships between people and pack/ political dynamics. This book had all that going for it and it was an easy read. Where I struggled is that I believe the main character never quite learned from her mistakes. Her inability to read social situations and needing everything spelled out for her. The teenage " I can take care of myself!" was getting old. The alpha never realized he was being an over baring ass. There was an extreme lack of communication on everyones part, like Hello has anyone ever heard of a cell phone! Before she got bitten did she really not have a life to where her loved ones wouldn't go looking for her?? Also the whole situation with Cane at the very end was a big surprise and not a good one. He totally could have come into the story as a bad guy much sooner, the ending of Bastians back storyline wouldn't have been so abrupt. Aaaaaaand I didn't even get the satisfaction of hearing him die!

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  • 11-07-18

really good story and well narrated

A really good story that can be concluded in one book if want to. The narration was good too and helped bring the story to life

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  • Raylene
  • 07-01-18

loved it

it was a terrific book, it was just enoigh, the story line drag you in, you wanted to know what the next thing to happen was going to be.

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  • Millsy
  • 03-26-18

Great story

Being a very honest and open person, I did find Katherine’s lack of honesty and openness leading her not to explain her actions a bit annoying, this seems all to common a trait in this genre. I also found the abrasiveness of several of the male characters a bit annoying also, however I do come to enjoy these characters and particularly enjoy other main characters such as Sophie. I have downloaded the second book and very much look forward to listening.