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Wolfcry by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes
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Feb 15, 12

bookshelves: paranormal-romance, young-adult, books-i-own
Read in February, 2012

** spoiler alert ** I confess myself disappointed in this fourth installment of The Shapeshifters series. I loved the world that Amelia Atwater-Rhodes had created. This book kind of tore it all apart for me. The first two books were dedicated to creating a new world by Danica and Zane, and in one fell swoop Oliza destroyed everything her parents had sacrificed and fought to achieve. I know she tried to pass it off as self-sacrificing and the best path for everyone because of visions of the future, but I think this series got really off-track with the introduction of the falcon magic. Oliza also came off as kind of personalityless. There was nothing about her that made me want to cheer for her and love her like I did her parents. I was also disappointed that Zane and Danica had become almost faceless background people. I know they already had the chance to tell their stories, but they should have at least been allowed a somewhat larger role than they had. All in all, everything seemed to be unraveling and Oliza just let it happen. Perhaps this makes me naive, but I just really needed a happy ending for Wyvern's Court.
And not to offend any of the gay community, but where the heck did that come from?! In Falcondance it hinted at Nicias and Oliza having feelings for each other even if they couldn't act on those feelings, then all of a sudden Oliza has one bad run-in with a wolf who tries to rape her and *BAM* she's into girls? Oliza's love with Betia had no purpose in this series. It accomplished nothing but making Oliza seem flighty and cowardly when she shirked her responsibilities to her throne to run off with her lover. She can talk about noble intentions but I think she just gave up and took the easy path.
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She obviously TRIED, and she wanted it to seem noble, and a fitting addition to her series, and while I agree it was my least favorite of the series she still did rather nicely.


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