This was such a fun, at times funny, read! Perfect for the Halloween season (which is when I read the book). There are werewolves, cute weredogs, friendship, LGBT and normal romance that had me shipping a lot, and more.
Meet Mara, a werewolf girl who lives with her dad and her cousin. Everything seems fine.. until her father disappears and her schoolfriends are attacked by dogs and turn into weredogs. I really loved Mara and loved that despite everything she stood up for herself and didn’t let her worthless cousin control her. It wasn’t the easiest decision and I really wanted to give her a hug, but I was also proud of her. I love that she took that group of schoolmates under her wings and tried to help them as much as she could, however I do feel that she could have at least told them the truth. I do understand why not, but I just wish she had. Now you can just guess what happens when they find out. 😐 I loved how Mara made plans to stop her cousin and I loved how she and her new friends tried to make all the plans.
The friends/schoolmates at first, I loved it. OK, I did feel sorry for them that they are now weredogs. One day you are struggling through life as a teen and the next you are also a weredog and have to control that (because emotions, yay). But I loved that we learned more and more about them and saw them learn about their powers and get better at controlling them. Especially Lorenzo and Alvern from the group got some extra attention.
As I said there is plenty of romance and plenty of times I found myself rooting for these characters. For instance one of the guys Lorenzo is in love with another guy at school and I just had a laugh how he used his weredoggy powers to find out more about the guy. Maybe not entirely the right way to find out about your crush, but I just found it adorable and hoped that Lorenzo would one day be able to just be himself with the guy. Not his dog. But himself.
Zev was just a big fat nope for me. I didn’t like the guy from the moment I saw him. Something just was off about him. I definitely wasn’t a fan. And throughout the book I got more and more angry at the guy. For doing what he did. For rallying the other werewolves like that, knowing full well that they would have a hard time saying no because of the alpha stuff + the fact that this is their home. I was hoping someone would bring Zev down a nudge or twenty….
The ending was so very much action-packed and I was on the edge of my seat (well, curling up in bed actually) to see how it all would end. About Mara’s dad. About Zev. About the big robbery. About everything. And I just love love love that the author gave us a sort of epilogue in which we see more about the characters and what happens next. One scene had me almost crying (the one with the wolves at Mara’s house).
The art was really well done, I love the style.
All in all, HIGHLY recommended. This was so much fun! Full of exciting things. Weredogs and werewolves. It was fab!