Coveted (Coveted #1)
SOMETIMES WHAT YOU COVET IS IMPOSSIBLE TO KEEP.
For werewolf Natalya Stravinsky, the supernatural is nothing extraordinary. What does seem strange is that she's stuck in her hometown of South Toms River, New Jersey, the outcast of her pack, selling antiques to finicky magical creatures. Restless and recovering from her split with gorgeous ex-boyfriend, Thorn, Nat finds comf
Natalya Stravinsky is a werewolf living in South Toms River, New Jersey and making her living working at a flea market. Five years earlier her boyfriend Thorn Grantham left her, but now he's back in town taking over as alpha of the pack. Thorn has his hands full with the Long Island pack trying to take over the area, and for some reason Nat is targeted for extermination. Nat suffers from obsessive-compulsive disorder which has led to her being rejected, a rogue werewolf with no pack.
This is a "DID NOT FINISH" (DNF), which is why I haven't rated it.
“Coveted” is my first DNF (did not finish). I’ve always made a point of pushing on to the bitter end, even if I wasn’t enjoying a book, even if the book was unremarkable or unimaginative. But there are so many aspects to this book I didn’t like, I made the decision that this time I wouldn’t put myself through it. Hence the DNF.
The blurb about this book really piqued my interest – it sta ...more
THEME: werewolves, wizards, necromancer, goblin
RECEIVED: Received for Review from Author
Coveted is the first book in a new Urban Fantasy series by debut author Shawntelle Madison. I’m a big fan of werewolf novels and always looking for something different with that genre. Madison does just that with creating a lead character having a unique habit of collecting Christmas ornaments, which made me laugh. I can only image what her hous ...more
I saw an ad for this book on a romance novel blog months ago and clicked on it eagerly simply because of the heroine's attire on the cover: she's wearing a collared, button-down shirt and a pencil skirt. Have you seen what paranormal heroines usually wear on covers? It's all tight leather pants and tank tops and black black black. A ...more
The story follows Natalya, a were who's been cast from her pack because of OCD tendencies that come in the form of collecting and hoarding Christmas ornaments. In order to take control of her life and gain re-entry into her pack, Natalya joins into therapy with a group of ...more
What I really liked about this series:
While it's not a traditional romance by any means, there are stil ...more
It has potential, I can't deny it. I'm not even sure if two stars is a fair rating, but the nits were strong enough to overcome any positive reaction. Moreover I really wanted to DNF it for over half the book. :)
It has a nice world, even if shallow (there were many unexplained points (view spoiler)[Gran that transforms in to a monster, weird werewolf magic that appears when u ...more
Originally posted at: Confessions of an Opinionated Book Geek
There are many werewolf/pack/shifter stories out there. Many of those stories have multiple supernatural creatures like fae, witches and necromancers. What makes Shawntelle Madison’s debut series “Coveted,” stand out is her unique, completely messed up and incredibly entertaining characters. This book has a motley crew of obsessive compulsives, hoarders and germaphobes. Natalya, the heroine of this story, is at the top of the ...more
I went into COVETED knowing very little about it and I was pleasantly surprised. Shawntelle Madison has created a unique and engaging world that I am excited to learn more about.
Natayla Stravinsky isn't like most UF heroines. Even though she is a werewolf, she is considered useless by her pack and has been kicked out. Nat suffers from extreme OCD and she copes by excessively cleaning and hoarding Christmas ornaments. She is a wounded, f ...more
My favorite characters in this book were ba ...more
A nice little read!
OK we'll start as always with the good. I liked the fact that our heroine was a werewolf with OCD and a desire to hoard Christmas related items. She has panic attacks over dirt, dust, people being untidy and the thought of parting with her stash. I li ...more
The main character was so flawed and believable, you couldn't help but love her. She is a mess, but trying to turn her life around. Her illness has caused her to lose her place in the pack and now she is treated like an outsider, a weak link.
The supporting characters were well written and creative. There were wizards, necromancers, zombies, suc ...more
SOMETIMES WHAT YOU COVET IS IMPOSSIBLE TO KEEP.
For werewolf Natalya Stravinsky, the supernatural is nothing extraordinary. What does seem strange is that she’s stuck in her hometown of South Toms River, New Jersey, the outcast of her pack, selling antiques to finicky magical creatures. Restless and recovering from her split with gorgeous ex-boyfriend, Thorn, Nat finds comfort in an unusual place: her obsessively collected stash of holiday trinkets. But complications pile up faster than her ornam ...more
Natalya Stravinsky is just your everyday, average hoarding werewolf with a major case of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. When the love of her life, Thorn, abandoned her five years ago, her world dissolved. Cast out of her pack, Natalya’s only true joy comes in the form of her many Christmas decorations. When Thorn returns to South River Toms to assume role as the pack’s alpha, Natalya must confront the pain of his abandonment, cast aside her pride and turn to him for aide as ...more
On top of all this she is still very much infatuated w ...more
Natalya Stravinsky is a werewolf with "issues". While she's always had some mental instability in the form as anxiety and social issues in her teens, she suffered a blow which really wreaked havoc on her mental state. Now suffering from OCD, which affects everything from what she wears to where she eats, she's also become a hoarder. Now the source of her anguish is back in her life, which just adds more stress to her already stressful ...more
When Natalya Stravinsky was abandoned by her lover, she fell apart and was cast out of her pack. Now she spends her days organising things at an antique market and avoiding the attention of the Long Island werewolves who want to kill her.
Case for the Prosecution
I struggled to work out the purpose of the book because much of it revolves around Natalya's hoarding of Christmas items, her OCD nature and mooning over her ex boyfriend Thorn. The tension built up by the i ...more
The main character of Natalya has OCD. Sadly I felt like we were told rather than shown the impact the OCD has on Nat's life. I prefer when I can feel the character cringing at the though ...more
Since Joss Whedon rewrote the landscape for UF with Buffy the Vampire Slayer, I think it's been pretty clear that the paranormal functions for us here circa the turn of the 21st century just as it did for the Victorians at the cusp of the last fin de siecle...that is, it's a convenient shorthand for talking about what's *actually* bothering us, a way t ...more
Plot overview: Natalya is a werewolf who hoards Christmas ornaments. She also has OCD. She attends a therapy group in an attempt to gain some control over her life. Partway through the book Nat finds herself as the focus of a turf war with a rival clan. She is a rogue wolf and ...more
You hear about people that have OCD, but this book smacked me in the face with reality. I’ve thought multiple times that I have a small form of OCD, and I might, but Natalya has a whole other level and it is crazy. Throw in the fact that she is werewolf and her pack sees her as weak and BAM I’m done like Christmas dinner. In the beginning I felt like her OCD took the front seat to her life, but as I kept reading I r ...more
Coveted is the first book in a new quirky urban fantasy series. The story unfolds through Natalya’s, main character, point of view. Some people do not like first person ...more
Stayed up to after 3 am this morning reading it, and then finished it off once the kids and hubby were gone for the day!
OK, I'm standing by my orig. thoughts on this one. Thorn, im just not feeling him as a mate for Nat. He acts like he is there for her, and is always guarding her from a distance. Her grandmother goes on about what he would do for her if he could.
His idiot of a father, who happens to be Alpha, just will not give ...more
Nat is broken, as her relationship with Thorn (the alpha’s son) ended Nat left her New York life behind and moved back home to South Toms River, spending her days watching the shopping channe ...more
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