Tragically terrible. That is how I describe the skill of writing used in this story. The story itself was pretty lame. A female bloodwolf by the name...moreTragically terrible. That is how I describe the skill of writing used in this story. The story itself was pretty lame. A female bloodwolf by the name of Dina kissed a male vampire, her sworn enemy, and from there she is torn between killing and desiring him. The same is said for the vampire and he loses interest in feeding from anyone else but her.
There was no romance what so ever. The description of different scenes and the characters themselves were so horrendous because if it were possible, the words depicted blurred imagery because so little effort was put into painting a background and the characters.
And don’t get me started about character development. All the male bloodwolfs that the heroine worked with all had the same attitude. There were clones practically. And another failure for this book was how sexual tension between Dina and Luke, the vampire was written. It was boring and under stimulating. There was too much use of the words “arousal”, “carnal” and “teased” to express the sexual attraction.
The “steamy scenes” were more like a cold autumn breeze and were few (thank goodness). Even the fight scenes were pathetic because half the time the “bad-ass” Dina was getting her butt handed to her and yet again poor description skills made the scenes hazy and intangible. Maybe Dina was getting beat up because she wasn’t able to shift at the moment, was distracted by Luke’s scent or more probably that she just didn’t have any skill to begin with.
Anyway, I can’t hate the book because it was so short that I didn’t suffer for very long. I only have great dislike for a book that tortured my mind with terrible characters and long story plots. But still, this is a book that I definitely wouldn’t recommend. (less)
I felt for this book because it was so sad to see such a low rating and barely any notice from others on Goodreads.
Now this book probably doesn’t really deserve the 4 star rating I gave it. It’s probably more of a three but……. Me liked it.
Anyway I had to say that I actually enjoyed this short spin-off of “Red Riding Hood”. The heroine didn’t make me want of throw up because of her weak, stupid, lustful self and, the story was so short that I didn’t feel like I had done a battle with the novella just to end it.
In my book, that is good read for someone as picking as myself. Of, course they maybe some of you that are maybe looking for a more hard core adult romance. Please do not read this book then if that is the case as this is simply a light read and could barely stand up to such quality of books.
The story itself was simple. A girl meets a boy in the woods. She helps him out, he later saves her. Lost time is made up for with lustful sex. Yawn. The story was less about the fact the male character and is kind could turn into wolves and was about him being dangerous, mysterious and sexy.
The quality of writing was decent, I suppose. The imagery became a bit stale and intangible in many portions of the story, leaving the reader a bit lost to the scene of which certain events took place. But that didn’t happen in the sex scenes, of course. The author knew what her true intentions for this book were.
Then I had lovely laugh when I saw certain words trying to illustrate raw, carnal desires between the lovers. Words like, “nether region”, “inferno in eyes” and, “bulge in pants”. Tee hee. I couldn’t take it seriously. Don’t use a word like “nether region” to describe a woman’s sex organ just to replace it with “pussy”. The timeline in this book should not have allowed that word to be used in that way but I can’t expect too much.
And lastly there was Nalla, the sweet elder and healer of the village that took in our dear heroine after she was injured and lost. Nalla also, in a way, made sure that the two lovers would be together for certain. Now why is this side character getting recognition over the two main characters? Well, that’s simple, because of Mrs. Horton.
For those who are not a “Days of Our Lives” fan, Mrs. Horton was a sweet, loving grandmother that baked cookies and pies for all. But don’t let that fool you because she was secretly living through her granddaughters when she helped (interfered) with their love lives. That prejudiced old-bag did all kinds of things with her sneaking old lady charms to make sure no one stood in her granddaughters’ way. That deceitful, lonely woman may have others fooled but I know of her obsession. I debate often with a fellow “Days of Our Lives” fan on the credibility of this character and we swear that the truth will be made known!
With fan girl rant aside, Nalla too was a likeable which I much prefer over Mrs. Horton any day.
In conclusion, if want you a light, saucy read and are not too particular about quality; this is a good choice despite its low overall rating. (less)
This book DOES NOT deserve the above 3.0 overall rating it currently has! That is an opinion, of course.
I saw this book at a bargain of $2.99 in Kindl...more This book DOES NOT deserve the above 3.0 overall rating it currently has! That is an opinion, of course.
I saw this book at a bargain of $2.99 in Kindle edition and decided to consult with Goodreads to see if it was worth reading as I don’t trust Amazon reviews for they come from people who not know a thing about good or bad writing and seem to like everything about the book or from people who don’t like the book but didn’t explain properly why.
Well the reviews on Goodreads weren’t too in depth either as there was only one review I thought creditable enough to go on and it only hinted to many grammatical mistakes but a potentially good story, so I gave the book a try. Well let me tell you that the people that read this book were either very tolerant or really loved books about wolves because I couldn’t stand it.
First of all, the amount of mistakes in writing in this book was ridiculous to the point that I wondered how this author managed to publish this book without proper editing. They were everywhere; overuse of commas, misuse of conjunctions and lack of punctuation marks. It bordered on amateur.
Then the first 20% percent of the book was like that of a documentary. It was clear that the author did his research on wolves by his description of their life and habits. The wolves portrayed were to be very primal and savage in thoughts and actions yet they were clever and intelligent; a side I wished I had seen more of.
There was very little dialogue between the wolves which I believe was the author’s way of trying to emphasise the point that the wolves could easily communicate through body and energy. This would have been fine in certain aspects such as hunting and playing but it became boring when applied to very daily routine of the wolves, which was a shame as later on in the book, when the wolves did converse more; the dialogue was witty sometimes and made the story interesting. The dialogue would have also helped us to learn more about the characters and the wolves’ different beliefs and stories that clearly shared amongst themselves.
As for the characters, they weren’t very likable. Not even the young protagonist, Convel whose character was a very dominant, strong yet somewhat kind male who I found extremely hard to relate to as sometimes he was gentle, other times he was aggressive and harsh.
Only one character stood out to me and that was an experienced she-wolf called Singer, who reminded me more of a cat than as a wolf for she was independent, cunning and strong yet she was very caring. What really put me off of this book was its incoherent writing. I got lost many times reading and had to retrace a few paragraphs to understand what happened. One minute a character is described as being 18 months, later on they are three years old. Then a character dies and everyone mourns the death only to find that a few paragraphs down the line, the character is alive and well again. What?!
I felt disappointed because this story could have worked well, even though I was starting to become annoyed with how capricious and violent the wolves could be towards each in order to establish hierarchy. However, what truly let this book down was not the story but the author’s execution which was simply abysmal. Whoever wishes to read this book may go ahead but prepared for incoherent and pitiful writing skills along with never-ending grammatical errors. (less)