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Lizzie Creighton ran away from her life a year ago, wanting to escape the pressures of university and just party. And that’s exactly what she did.

But now she's sick of the world she's fallen into – the drink, the drugs, the violence – and she's desperate to start again. The chance to do it comes from the last source she could ever imagine. After her deadbeat boyfriend
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Published (first published May 31st 2011)
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May 29, 2011 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: UF fans that can handle a darker subject matter and more realism.
Quick Take: With a very different and unique sort of approach for its genre, this book breaks up the routine in a fascinating and engaging way. Recommended for those UF fans that can handle a darker subject matter and a touch more realism with their fantasy.

So, lemme just get down to it. This book is tough to nail down. ^_^ And I really, really dig that. It's not your typical...well, anything. From the protagonist and the premise to the plot progression and romantic elements, Wild
May 27, 2011 rated it liked it
‘Wild’ mixes drugs, difficult relationships and werewolves’ altogether that is most definitely something new and unique that l think Naomi was very right to try out! Being honest, this book didn't live up to my expectations in a few ways but l still found this a good read with potential.
One of the main reasons this book didn't live up to my expectations is the main character, Lizzie, who l failed to have a lot of sympathy for at parts l most definitely should have. I hate
Carmel (Rabid Reads)
May 10, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: werewolves
Reviewed by Rabid Reads:

Wild does a great job of modernizing werewolves while also addressing a difficult topic in today's society: addiction. Naomi Clark's shifters have a few unique characteristics that really make this book stand out in the genre. Although, at times I did find myself getting annoyed with Lizzie, the main protagonist. The ending left me feeling hopeful that the next installment will be one to watch out
Michele Lee
Lizzie is an addict in an abusive relationship, and if that wasn't enough after being abandoned on the street after a fight and getting attacked, she's a werewolf too. Wild is at heart a tale of redemption and the crippling effect abuse has on a person. But more than that it's also a tale of werewolves on the cusp of exposure fighting not to be defined by the worst and most stereotypical among them.

Lizzie is not the smart ass UF readers have come to expect, and addiction and spousal abuse seem
Aug 09, 2011 rated it really liked it
Werewolves are much more common animals than you might think. - Daniel Pinkwater

Lizzie Creighton left university to pursue a different interest - partying and drugs. her new diversions leave her physically gaunt and emotionally distressed. as her addiction escalates, she finds it more difficult to quit and ran away from her abusive boyfriend. bitten by a wolf one night, Lizzie survives the attack and notices something different about herself while recovering. when her boyfriend is accidentally
Matt Schiariti
Nov 14, 2012 rated it really liked it
Lizzie Creighton is your average everyday twenty-something--if you consider a hardcore drug addict and sufferer of a non stop abusive relationship 'average' or 'everyday'.

Lizzy dropped out of university when she met Mathis. A bad boy with a nasty habit for drugs, a lifestyle that Lizzie gets involved in for over a year. Despite repeated efforts to get out of the life that she sometimes loves, but is mostly starting to hate, she can't break the habit.

Who would have thought that the cure to her
May 12, 2011 rated it really liked it
The premise of this book is rather unique. While I'm sure I'd find books about werewolves & drug addictions if I looked hard, this is new territory that makes a lot of sense when you think about it. How many times have various different authors described their hero(ine) reacting to their lupine urges in a way you'd expect a drug addict to react to their body clamoring for drugs? Mixing the two together makes a lot of sense, to be honest.

As shown above, I obviously loved the idea of a drug
A good read with a hodgepodge of topics discussed. Lizzie comes from a well to do family but when she meets Harris she rebels and her life spirals out of control. The book really doesn't go into her background much; it picks up with her and her best friend waiting for Harris to get them more drugs. You can't help but feel sorry for her because like a lot of addicts, before they are to far gone, their mind is telling them all the right things to do but they just can't override their body's need ...more
J.H. Sked
Jun 12, 2011 rated it it was amazing
I've now read this book twice. The first time was faster than I normally read, since I just had to see what happened next. The second time was to pick up on the detail - which I won't share too much of here in case of spoilers.

Lizzy is a surprisingly sympathetic main character, and had me rooting for her pretty early in the book.
She makes some bad choices, and it can get a bit frustrating watching them happen - but they are also totally understandable in the context of her character. And
Donna (BLHmistress)
I have to admit the beginning of the book it was hard for me to like Lizzie at first, I understand the partying but the drugs or the amount of drugs used it was hard for me to swallow at first. This book was harsher and darker than I have read in a long time.

The story-line was a tough one for me to read, I have only read a few books divulging into the deep dark world of drugs and the repercussions of drug abuse. Lizzie though after a bit I did feel sorry for her but at first it was hard until
Gary Olson
Oct 12, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Lizzie, the protagonist of Naomi Clark's Wild, is not unlikeable, but starts in a place where she seems that way. Addicted to hard drugs, trying to maintain in an abusive relationship on the verge of bottoming out, living for the next party--she inspires sympathy, and pity, but did not strike me as someone I'd want to get to know. But there are sides to Lizzie that have, it turns out, not seen air in a long time, and after a werewolf attack changes her body and her life, they come out. Along the ...more
Jun 20, 2011 rated it really liked it
It would take a significant effort to make me like a character like Lizzie - I found myself shaking my head and rolling my eyes and "oh, Lizzie"-ing quite a few times - but Naomi Clark pulls it off quite nicely. I loved the world building in this one, with the werewolf castes and the ghouls and everything else, and I look forward to reading more.
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Naomi Clark lives in Cambridge and is a mild-mannered office worker by day, but a slightly crazed writer by night. She has a perfectly healthy obsession with giant sea creatures and a preference for vodka-based cocktails. When she's not writing, Naomi is probably either reading or watching 80s cartoon shows, and sometimes she manages to do all three at once.