Never Cry Werewolf (Never Cry Werewolf #1)
Moonlight can totally change your life.
And it all starts so simply.
Okay, so maybe Shelby has made a few mistakes with boys lately (how was she supposed to know Wes had "borrowed" that Porsche?). But her stepmother totally overreacts when she catches Shelby in a post-curfew kiss with a hot senior: Suddenly Shelby's summer plans are o...more
I'm going to come right out and say it, so set your phasers to stun please: I did ...more
The characters were a little underdeveloped for my tastes and they weren't really all that interesting. I thought Shelby was a bit on the annoying side actually. She's a smart and strong character, I just wish she would have acted like it. I ...more
Well I can't say there was anything particularly special about Never Cry Werewolf. No dazzle or sparkle (and not just because there weren’t any vampires in it). Though this book didn’t annoy me as much as I thought it would, it did, nevertheless, annoy me at times. I think what bothered me the most was Davis’s overly cliché take on teenagers. It’s almost an insult to our intelligence, because I can say with confidence that most of the teens I know reading books for fun do NOT say things suc ...more
You know, part of this reread project I’m doing is to give second chances. But upon rereading Never Cry Werewolf I think I hated it more than I did way back when it was released.
Have publishing standards really changed that much since the book was released?
Well, no. Obviously. Otherwise Halo and a host of other horrible YA novels wouldn’t have been released. But Never Cry Werewolf is just well…bad on so many levels.
Levels that are almost, too boring to talk a ...more
There was just something about the...tone...of this book that made me want to keep reading and reading. I liked the idea of the summer camp, and the little bit of wilderness survival that was thrown in. I just can't say what it wa ...more
First off, the characters for the most part were not fully developed and semi bland. Shelby was the classic "my mom died and I can't stand my new step-mom, so I'm going to do everything to annoy the crap out of her" g ...more
The wolf part was good. I like the ...more
Shelby is just a normal teenager, she hangs out with friends, dates boys and sometimes comes home an hour late. Her mother died, her father married again and now she has to deal with new stepmother Priscilla, who is trying everything to get rid of her. Once when she is late, Priscilla finds her kissing (or really near to it) a boy in their garden and sends her to brat camp, where Shelby meets Austin ...more
This one wasn't for me.
Shelby gets caught after curfew kissing a boy outside of her house by her stepmother. This time she cant get out of it and is sent to camp for the summer. But it's not the leisurely camp with sports or canoe rides down the river - this is brat camp. It's where the rich send their children for hard work, therapy, and to learn discipline. It's basically the worst possible way to spend your summer.
Shelby, at least ...more
The relationship between Shelby and her dad was a pleasure and I was really anxious to read about their heart-to-heart ...more
Shelby doesn't have a problem getting the boy she wants at the moment. It's when they feed her the infamous, "trust me" line, & needs rescuing from various school projects. Such as a paper on Jane Austin, making posters, & etc., everything goes down hill from there. Not to mention the awesome make-out sessions Shelby's involved in as well. Shelby's heart is in the right place, but trouble seems to follow her. ...more
Please note the heavy underlying sarcasm of that gif. Let’s proceed.
After her mother dies (writers hate parents, don’t they), Shelby’s ultra-rich father marries a silicone valley step monster whose one purpose in life is to get free breast enhancement and send Shelby’s annoying tush as far away as she possibly can.
After being caught kissing some random kid on her lawn, Shelby is sent to brat camp in the middle of nowhere with a bunch of other snobby rich kids and ...more
A teenage girl, Shelby, the daughter of a recently rich plastic surgeon is packed off to 'brat camp' on the suggestion of her evil stepmother. She's gone to a camp in Oregon rather than the one her stepmother suggested, a boot camp in the desert. She is pessimistic about the summer, but sees no option but to get through it.
She meets up with Austin, the son of an ...more
To sum the story up into a short paragraph, Never Cry Werewolf is about Shelby, a teen who often ends up in trouble ...more
There were just parts of the plot that rubbed me the wrong way. For example, the characters in this book were at "brat camp" but no one noticed when Shelby wandered off during an activity. Also, considering the book centered around Shelby's time at brat camp, the day to day activities and therapy were almost nonexistant. It really left a lot to be desired.
Pace: 3 Stars
For a book I read so quickly, it didn't really feel like anything was happening. And there also seemed to be scen ...more
Okay, so maybe Shelby has made a few mistakes with boys lately. But her stepmother totally overreacts when she packs Shelby off to brat camp. Suddenly, it’s good-bye, prom dress; hello, hiking boots.
Things start looking up, though, when Shelby meets fellow camper (and son of a rock star!) Austin Bridges III. But soon she realizes there’s more to Austin than crush material—his family has a dark s ...more
I did enjoy the last several chapters where there was more danger and romance. Overall the book was good. I was able to get through it in a day and was nev ...more
I have to say it was a bit too short for me, I read it in little over three hours. Even though the development of the plot was okay, I would have liked a bit more action to it. This could have easily been like cliff-notes to a bigger novel. So, I would have given it more points if it hadn't been over so quickly, which also would have made the relationship between the protagonist Shelby ...more
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