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"Predator is a fast-paced, creepy page-turner! Bashman had me at the opening sentence and she's still got me. I want more!" Nancy Holder, New York Times Bestselling Author, The Rules.

The hunt is on! Sixteen-year-old Bree Sunderland must inject herself with an untested version of her father’s gene therapy to become a werewolf in order to stop a corrupt group of mercenaries
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Paperback, 198 pages
Published September 16th 2014 by Month9Books, LLC
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~Tina~
Jul 10, 2014 rated it really liked it
After the death of her brother Troy, Bree is desperate to reconnect with her scientist father who hasn't been the same since he lost his son and went along with him to Ireland for the summer to help with his field study, researching a way to create a wound-repair serum to aid soldiers on the battlefield and linking it with the acid from the peat that preserve the flesh. But Bree had no idea what she stumbled on when she discovered a well preserved bog body and his mutated hand, or what she could ...more
Paula M. of Her Book Thoughts!
Oh wow! A fast paced, suspenseful and thrilling book about werewolves! There's folklore mythology, science and romance.. Jam packed is the right word!

I've never read anything that are about lycanthropes so I only know a little about them (thanks to Harry Potter) All I know is that they're shapeshifters and that they don't look very nice. I was really entranced by this world that Janice made. When we think about werewolves... we automatically think of a sappy romance book (which is not that bad)
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Cassandra
My Thoughts - 3.5 out of 5 Unicorns - I more than liked it!!!
***Received this ebook from the publisher Month9Books for an honest review

The cover is creepy and fierce looking. I really like it.

Wow, lots of things happening it this book, but it did have some slow parts for me. I think that Janice set up an awesome world that is only going to get better if it is a series. At this point, I have no idea where this will be a series or not, but it left like there is more to come but with closure if tha
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Jaime Lester
Sep 12, 2014 rated it liked it
Predator is essentially a werewolf story and I tend to be a little wary of them. But the synopsis for this one was definitely different so I decided to give it a try. The bog is an interesting place, and I love that the body found was preserved in the bog and what that can mean for the future of mankind.
This book is basically non-stop action which is never a bad thing. There were some minor plot holes, but the action I was talking about a sentence ago? It keeps you reading because you have to se
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Maria Kay
May 24, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I Lycan This Book!

The ambiance attacked me, sinking its teeth into my brain. The family-themed subplot dug claws into my heart. The wild creature, made of words, only released me when I finished reading. Yes, this predator exists. I felt it. Loved it!

This is not your mama’s werewolf story!

A buried secret. What is it? The Woman. Who is she? The body. Who is it? This book is full of questions that build suspense, mystery, and intrigue. Where science and legend collide, the story begins.

“The answer
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Genesis Sheli (Latte Nights Reviews)
There better be a sequel... It can't end like that. I want more! I want to know more. The only werewolf stories I read are from Wattpad so I took a huge chance in reading this story and I am not disappointed. Predator takes us on a whole different level of werewolves. Not only that, it involves scientific data that had me reeled in—as soon as the story started, it gives the reader a scientific fill that is fascinating to read. I am not one to like many scientific-related things but with Predator ...more
Donna Galanti
Apr 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Werewolves as heroes? Bashman drew me right in with the intrigue of her own legend she weaves into the werewolf lore we all know. This a completely fresh spin on the myth blending in an ancient sect I bet you’ve never heard of – the Benandanti! She slowly sets the stage with characters to root for - especially heroic Bree - and then as the pace picks up and races toward the end, you want to race with her as secrets and dark history come to light and the horror behind the science is revealed. A w ...more
Kristelle
Aug 02, 2014 rated it really liked it
I received a digital copy of this book from Chapter by Chapter for its tour in exchange for my honest and unbiased review. All are my opinion and not compensated by any individual, organization, or company.

Holy creeps! This book is a real scary pain in the ass.

The book started when Bree and her father’s team is checking out a bog body. The way Bashman described it, it is so creepy. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, then let me help you imagine it using this:



Now, can you feel what I fe
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BookLoversLife
May 23, 2014 rated it really liked it
When Bree went to Ireland with her father to study bog bodies, she had no idea that her life would change irreversibly forever. Bree stumbles across a body while out walking the bog and when they unearth it they also find a really big hairy paw. How did the paw get there and why does it seem to be part of the very human body they found?

Brees' father, Dr Sunderland, findings lead them to believe that they have found a Lycantrop. Dr Sunderland lost his son in the war and when he finds the Lycantr
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Nicky Peacock
Sep 23, 2014 rated it really liked it
It’s always nice to see a new take on an old theme. Werewolves have been a bit over-used as a paranormal troupe, a bit like vampires and zombies (so who am I to judge!) so it was nice to read a book that changes it up a bit.

The family dynamic was a nice part too. I’ve noticed Disney now making more films that centre around family rather than a romance (Enchanted, Brave etc.) and this book echoes that nicely. It doesn’t just dine out on the romantic element, but includes more interesting family t
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Jennifer Bardsley
Sep 26, 2014 rated it it was amazing
"Predator" by Janice Gable Bashman is clean-teen fiction at it's best. It's smart, scary and suspenseful. The main character Bree is a super positive role model for teen girls--no mater what shape she takes.

The plot starts off in Ireland where Bree and her famous-scientist dad discover a preserved ancient body buried in a bog. What should be an exciting moment is marred by tension. Bree's still reeling from the loss of her mother to cancer and her brother to war. It seems like her dad cares more
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Janet
Sep 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing
YA, Thriller/Horror, Werewolves.

Author Janice Gable Bashman has penned a fast paced thriller that you can't put down. The chapters are short and the tension high, you say, "I'll read just one more...."

Young Bree spends the summer in Ireland with her father, a scientist who is looking for preserved bodies in the peat bogs. She meets Liam a local boy whose father is also assisting with the digs. She finds more than a body that's missing a hand...she finds the hand - which puts all of their lives i
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DP Lyle
Sep 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Sixteen-year-old Bree Sunderland expected a quiet vacation in Ireland, where she and her scientist father plan to study bog corpses. But a young Irish man steals her heart—-and more. Werewolves, genetic therapy, and a mercenary lycanthropic army—-what’s not to like?

DP Lyle, award-winning author of the Samantha odd and Dub Walker thriller series
Natasha
Oct 03, 2014 rated it really liked it
This book was intriguing from the start. The main character was actually intelligent, unlike most of the girls in YA novels nowadays, there is a new perspective on werewolves(to me because maybe someone already wrote a book with genetically altered people turning into werewolves). It was interesting and refreshing. Definitely hope there is a sequel and if there is, I will be reading it.
Cary
Sep 08, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: ages 11 and up
Recommended to Cary by: It just caught my eye
Loved this story and cannot wait for another excellent book to be written following this story.
Well written, great story-line, although short in length it was very riveting. Thank you for a great book. I may be older than the usual age crowd for this book, however, I never allow a great story vacation to slip past me.
Chelsea
Aug 20, 2015 rated it it was ok
This was not great, especially after reading The Last Werewolf Trilogy. Imagine you really want a strong well-steeped werewolf tea. You sit the werewolf in your cup for 200 pages and then take him out and instead of a biting hair-raising brew, all you have is lukewarm water with a dog hair floating in it. That's how this book was. Weak.
Julia
Oct 12, 2014 added it
Shelves: arcs, did-not-finish
This heroine is a mess, and I'm afraid I can't stick it out and hope for better. I barely made it out of the swamp. While I don't work in archaeology, paleontology, or any other "ology" related field, Bree's sweaty-palmed hunger for professional respect is painful next to her complete lack of qualifications (note, she is a kid and should not have any qualifications, but she is a deluded kid that thinks she already does). It's certainly not fair to judge a book so long before the "meet cute" (or ...more
Vivien
Sep 07, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2014-reads, reviewed, dnf
I abandoned this book after the first page. I brought it to school and it got confiscated after this idiot decided to wave it around like a flag. That was the sign. Everyone picked it up read what it was about it was annoying. From the first page, I didn't like the father-daughter interaction. I felt that he was too absorbed with his work to even deal with his daughter.
Carlene Cayenne
Oct 11, 2016 rated it it was ok
It just didn't grab my attention. my mind wandered too much. that's my signal that I'm not engaged and the story means nothing to me. I don't know if it was the actual storyline the writing we're just am not in that "place" that you need to be to read a certain story
Shelley
Oct 16, 2014 marked it as to-read
Shelves: guest
Author's guest post at my blog:
http://bookfare.blogspot.com/2014/10/...
Tonyalee
Jul 07, 2014 marked it as dnf  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc, e-book, 2014-read
DNF @ 64%
Jonathan
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Janice
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Janice Gable Bashman is the Bram Stoker nominated author of PREDATOR (Month9Books) and WANTED UNDEAD OR ALIVE (w/New York Times bestseller Jonathan Maberry)(Citadel Press). She is publisher of THE BIG THRILL (the International Thriller Writers' magazine) and has written for Novel & Short Story Writer's Market, Writer's Digest, the Writer, Wild River Review, and many others. Her short fiction h ...more
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