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Publisher's Summary

Good parents will go to any lengths to protect their children. The Hillens are very good parents.

But with all the secrets in the Hillen household, the biggest one is hiding right under their noses.

When six-year-old Bailey finds a puppy abandoned in a basket on their porch, Clark and Sher have no way of knowing their new pet is a werehuman - an animal that can change into a person.

Now, the genetic engineers of the evil Consortium are searching for them, intent on making Bailey and his unusual pet their newest test subjects. In the face of the unthinkable, will Bailey's strange, misfit family decide to run? Or fight?

©2016 Gwendolyn Druyor (P)2017 Gwendolyn Druyor

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  • KD
  • Somewhere
  • 09-18-18

Great fun for kids

I wasn’t expecting a deep story and I didn’t get one. But I got a fun read that was tolerable for me and fun for the kids. Great for road trips

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If you love urban fantasy and animals get the book

This book starts out with a rather slow-burn, but it was intriguing enought to hold my interest throughout the beginning chapters, and Gwendolyn Druyor's superb narration more than makes up for any perceived shortcomings (lack of action) the book may have... In this tale, the Hillens are practicing their best defense by hiding themselves amongst the "normals" in a small Oregon town and raising their son... You will find they are anything but normal... At the beginning of the book they find an abandoned puppy on their doorstep, along with a letter addressed to them, asking that they take care of this precious pup, named Laylea... Laylea is not normal either and most of the story is written from her eye view... as the story progresses things heat up to a powerful ending crescendo... 
If you love urban fantasy and animals, this was written for you!

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  • James
  • Powderly, KY, United States
  • 10-09-18

Good character driven story

Really enjoyed the characters in this book. Each person is vastly unique and likable, unless they weren't supposed to be. Only complaint is the story moved a little slow at times. Good listen though!

“I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.”

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  • TU
  • 10-05-18

I really liked this one

I was given this free review copy audio book at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

This was a great book for fans of the urban fantasy genre. It seems to be geared towards fans of all ages. I though the author does a great job of building the world and developing some interesting characters. The narration is well done and made for a fun listen. I would definitely recommend this for anyone looking for an urban/contemporary fantasy story that isn't full of sex and gratuitous violence. I have no issues with those things, but sometimes you want a story you can share with your kids.

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An intriguing read!

I had such a great time listening to this book!

A marvelous and intriguing read. Great writing. Fantastic characters. Well-written.

I loved listening to every second of this book. So enjoyable and magical.

The narrator did a fabulous job of giving voice to this story. Fantastic!

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Magic here Magic were

If your looking for a fantasy of a were female from a family of witch's that's dripping with magic.. this is not the book for you..
Now if you want a story about a evil corporation doing human experiments, hermits, possible Bigfoot, intricate family dynamics, blue children and a precocious pup who is smarter then a normal dog should be, then this is for you.
Honestly the magic and Were part are tiny bits towards the back of the book, sorry to disappoint. Now was the story still well written and engaging, yes for most of the time. Did it jump to different characters aspects so you could see a broad story, yes it did. I do believe that the next book may hold more magic and shifting, this seemed more like a prequel to introduce the reader to the world then a first book in a series. It has a lot of back story to set the world up.My only mehs were around the beginning, Layla didn't know what certain items where but she knew a bowl was ceramic? Little things that she saw and knew and stuff being explained got meshed together a bit.I really enjoyed the different voices for each, tho whenever it was a young female they sounded very similar. Would I read this again or recommend it, yes because it was an interesting story after a few chapters.


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WEEEE!

I loved this book. It was provided to me as a free copy but I was not Obligated to leave a review.

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Very intriguing!!

First off, I just love the fact that the author has narrated her own book! On top of that, the book itself was great. I loved the way everything wasn't just out on the table from the beginning. I felt like I had to earn every bit of info I received as we went along. I hope there is more on this family and how the consortium is going down!!!

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a great young adult

very nice and well written book I think teenagers would love it the story was very interesting
it's great for children and teens
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Interesting

This one was a little slow to get started, I wasn’t too sure where the story was going or what exactly it was about. About half way through it caught me attention and it became more interesting.

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  • Tony Bough
  • 09-29-18

Excellent urban fantasy in a promising new series

I love Gwendolyn's narration. I think knowing and picturing her characters and then narrating the book really adds something to it. The story eases us into its world. It's a really relaxed start that I think works really well. We get to know the characters and the situation they are in before the action starts. I like that. I want that detail. Because the author invests the time in delivering this the characters are really clear and vivid.

I also love the idea of the book in terms of what its presenting (read the book synopsis I'm not going to repeat it here). I also like the dialogue from Laylea's perspective. A pet's eye view of the characters and the way she perceives them. I thought that was great and really different/interesting.

It's entertaining and a really great story that builds to an ending that's not drawn out, which I always hate. I'm certainly looking forward to seeing what's next for the family and Laylea!

The narration gives us distinct character differences as well as being easy to listen to. It draws you into the story and keeps you wanting more. Very good.

This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.