Curse of the Wolf Girl (Kalix MacRinnalch #2)
Kalix, a morose, laudanum-addicted, unschooled, slightly anorexic werewolf is still on the run. The youngest daughter of the Thane of the MacRinnalch Clan of werewolves, held responsible unfairly for the death of the Thane, and justifiably responsible for the deaths of a great many other werewolves, remains prohibited from returning to Scotland in order to maintain the une...more
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I moderately enjoyed the first novel in this series but with so many great books to read, why do I settle for moderation? I suppose the cover art hooked me. It is quite seductive. I suppose I had hopes the writing would improve from Book 1 to Book 2. Unfortunately, it got worse. I suppose I thought the characters might have a little more depth in Book 2. They were even more shallow. I suppose I thought it would be "fun" because the first was so ...more
Don't read it and go buy the book instead :)
In this story, the werewolf Kalix MacRinnalch is settling down in Daniel and Moonglow's flat in London in a relatively safe situation. Though half of the werewolf Council wants her dead, her family protects her and hides her from them. Vex, the young Fire Elemental, is also settling down in Daniel and Moonglow's attic, and both of the girls go to remedial college to learn ...more
I was introduced to Martin Millar two years ago when Neil Gaiman recommended Lonely Werewolf Girl to his fans. LWF was a revelation to me. Here was a book that was whimsical, violent, sad, funny and completely insane and off-kilter, and yet it was also one of the most readable books I'd picked up in a long time. I loved it with my whole being.
The sequel is more of the same, mostly in the best sense: Millar's characters, their relationships and their dialogue ...more
If you haven’t read ‘Lonely Werewolf Girl’, do yourself a favour and go out and get it! Especially if you like dry humour (think of something like “My Family” on BBC) and you enjoy the supernatural (Werewolves, Fairies, Fire Elementals...).
Martin Millar is an amazing writer, who not only knows how to create an entire world filled with all kinds of characters that you would never have imagined, but he has the wittiest dialog I have ever come across in a story. The world ...more
It seems to be in a genre of its own: violent and whimsical, fantistical and grounded in reality, funny and soaked in sadness.
This is the second volume in the Kalix series and it is even better than the first. What more can you ask of a sequel?
It seems to me the title refers not just to Kalix but to all the femal werewolves. They are all cursed in one way or another.
This is a book bursting with memorable characters and with a plot that m ...more
In those pages, I read:
* 1 skimmed-over fight scene. This is literally the only action; the rest is just talking.
* 1 man throwing a tizzy fit because a woman was being 'unreasonable' in not wanting to be his girlfriend.
* 5 flashbacks to the exact same backstory.
* 4 separate instances of fat shaming, one of which went on for half a page.
* 1 woman trying to start a fight with a d ...more
I was really excited to revist the wonderful imaginative and sometimes slightly silly world of Martin Millar. His books always have a slapdash and childlike feel to them, which form a wonderful juxtaposition to the violence, sex, alcohol and drug abuse and cynicism surrounding most of his characters.
The Wolf Girl books have a great range of characters, all both completely flawed and oblivious to their flaws in their own ways. I love them a ...more
This isn't the ordinary story of a girl who is different, alone and wants to change, well it kind of is, but please do not have any expectations 'cause this isn't the obvious story with a typical ending.
I really liked the kind of awkward way in which the story is written.
No obvious happy ending, no eternal love stories, no perfect match, no evil-wil ...more
Lonely Werewolf Girl had a very satisfying ending, so there was no need for a sequel. That being said, I really enjoyed seeing what happened everyone.
The one thing I missed from the first book were the many references to The Runaways. Perhaps the buzz around the movie made Mr. Millar remove them.
Proseguono in Vex e Kalix (Curse of the Wolf Girl) le avventure della lupa mannara scozzese Kalix MacRinnalch, alle prese con metà del suo clan intenzionato a eliminarla, le indagini per scoprire chi ha ucciso il suo amato Gawain, la scuola e la prova più dura di tutte: pagare l'affitto. La sua amica Agrivex detta Vex, spirito del fuoco patita delle magliette di Hello Kitty e degli anfibi, dovrà invece lottare per ...more
Teenager-Werwölfin Kalix MacRinnalch hat immer noch so einige Probleme: die meisten ihrer Verwandten wollen sie tot sehen, die Gilde der Werwolfjäger sowieso. Das verstärkt Kalix" gewaltige Depression ziemlich. Diese mit Drogen zu bekämpfen, vereinfacht die Sache allerdings auch nicht gerade. Zum Glück hat Kalix ihre menschlichen Freunde Daniel und Moonglow, die ihr in London Unterschlupf bieten und sie dazu bringen, zur Schule zu gehen.
Doch die beiden Studenten sind keine wirkl ...more
Even for a fantasy novel, the plot of this series with its intricate history-building, political intrigue, Heat-magazine-worthy gossip-mongering and cast of literally hundreds of characters, requires a lot of suspension of disbelief. It’s convoluted, silly, dramatic, ang ...more
There is something a little absurd about Millars world and the characters with in it but at the same time, even when they are run ...more
Picking up from the first novel we see Kalix the teenage werewolf trying to make a normal life, she is attending school and trying to get along with everyone. A series of events bring back into c ...more
I believe the only character that really grew any was Agrivex (and maybe, slightly, Kalix), all the others seemed much the same, which was a minor point of complaint to me; do we all not grow some in life? Even so, most of the characters are the same and quite likable. ...more
Life might be easier if Kalix’s family was able to help, but her sister, the En ...more
The werewolf hunter guilds are recruiting more and more people. The only goal these hunters have is to kill any werewolf they stumble across. But some hunters have more than just killing on their minds. They were affected by some werewolves in a more personal matter and they will do anything to get what they want.
Kalix, her friends and family are in more danger than they think. Not only are there now more hunters, ot ...more
The characters came off as whiney and frustrating. While this is probably what was intended, I wasn't able to lose myself in it.
Still and all, it is a new look at a monster genre that doesn't get near enough attention. Also I love making playlists from Millar's chara ...more
Im Vergleich zum ersten Buch merkt man hier am Ende auch eine deutliche Reife mancher Charaktere, sodass ich schon sehr gespannt auf den dritten Band bin. :)
(view spoiler)[Und wir haben Sarapen wieder!!! Ich ...more
The novels he writes as Martin Millar dwell on urban decay and British sub-cultures, and the impact this has on a range of characters, both realistic and supernatural. There are elements of magical realism, and the feelin ...more