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message 1: by Laura Lulu (new)

Laura Lulu Same thoughts as you, loved the new werewolf ideas, wasn't crazy about the love triangle, or Calla's shivers, quivers & goosebumps.

In the beginning I thought, "Cool, cute human boy to make the Alpha werewolf girl see options other than mating with the Alpha werewolf boy." But the book made that feeling go away. I wanted to bitch slap Shay numerous times, and Ren grew on me. I felt like it was never a true triangle, because the author never truly gave Ren a chance, while she gave Shay chance after chance after chance.

And re: the Indy whip skillz. Shay is obviously something special, so I'm guessing his specialness gives him archaeological bad ass skills? Maybe?


message 2: by Galla (new)

Galla And re: the Indy whip skillz. Shay is obviously something special, so I'm guessing his specialness gives him archaeological bad ass skills? Maybe? "

Man, if I acquired awesome life and combat skills through reading, I would be SO FREAKING TALENTED. Too bad I'm not as special as Shay is!

Are you going to continue with this series? I'm undecided. I might just see how the reviews look after the second book comes out.


message 3: by Missie (new)

Missie Blahahahhahahaahaha!

I'll be back when I can breathe!


message 4: by Missie (new)

Missie Okay back, and full supporter of Team Ren, even if his antics are too showy and tiresome. I believe it is a sort of misplaced shield he uses to try to comfort himself in light of the horrors his pack has to abide by. Misguided youths. What are you gonna do?

Shay was so boring, and I didn't care for him at all. But envisioning him dancing around in Indy PJs helps. Thanks for that.

That whole scene where Ren's dad is openly coming on to Calla's mom, and she did nothing to stop it completely disgusted me, as did the Keepers. What is really so hard for the packs to see that they are filth. I guess if they buy you a big house and bling filled cars, it's okay that they rape your children?

Still, I'm a sucker for bad romances, so I'll keep reading.


message 5: by Galla (new)

Galla The representation of the Keepers was definitely one of my biggest problems with the book. It was too much, to the point where the Guardians come across as idiotic for not picking up on the fact that something's really wrong.

I'll just give this teenager drugs and rape her repeatedly. Don't complain. Sacred trust. My son's gonna claim a boy toy from your pack. Sacred trust, y'all! We have a tough job, mandated by deities, and we deal with it by being sexually and emotionally abusive. Support us, or the world will fall!

(Sacred trust.)

I'll let you be my taste-tester for the next book in the series, Missie! ;)


message 6: by Missie (new)

Missie Yeah, it didn't add up, and I think your point that they are seemingly brainwashed in the only way to explain it, which is very shallow and sad. Perhaps more will be revealed in the next book, like maybe a spell has been cast on them?

Gah! Now the more I think about it, the less I like book one. Especially because I hated the whole their clothes stay in tact business. I had to open myself up to the 'a new take on the mythology' thing, and it was rather unpleasant.


message 7: by Laura Lulu (new)

Laura Lulu I'll probably continue with it, if only to find out about all the Guardian/Keeper/Searcher jazz. And she didn't completely close the door on Ren, so I'll read on to be disappointed when she finally does close the door on him.

Did you read the sneak peek for Wolfsbane? I read Nightshade in ebook, and at the end there was a link to check out a sneak peek of the next book at www.NightshadeBook.com .

This was better than most of the YA paranormal rubbish out there, so it's got that going for it. Just more cold showers for Calla, please.


message 8: by Laura Lulu (last edited Feb 08, 2011 10:05AM) (new)

Laura Lulu And re: the Guardian acceptance, I think it's just one of those things that has carried on from generation to generation, and they're just accepting of it--it's just a part of their life. They've been lied to about the past, and the Keepers just remind them enough of how important their job is to keep them in line. They take pride in their oppression.

And then every once in awhile, you get some uppity Guardians who aren't fans of the status quo, and poof, they're dead. That does a great job of keeping things how you want them. ;)


message 9: by Missie (new)

Missie I haven't read Wolfsbane yet, but I have heard there is going to be a whole new prequel that centers around Shay. *snore*

Maybe Galla would enjoy it better to try to decipher the whole comic osmosis thing Shay has going on. ;)


message 10: by Galla (new)

Galla I haven't read the sneak peek yet--maybe I'll track it down later today.

LOL Missie! I wonder if Shay hates snakes... does he absorb the phobia with the whip skills? Can he teach archaeology? That might make me more likely to pick up that prequel.


message 11: by Laura Lulu (new)

Laura Lulu Missie wrote: "I haven't read Wolfsbane yet, but I have heard there is going to be a whole new prequel that centers around Shay. *snore*"

Lol. My thoughts exactly.


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