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Eager to escape her small hometown, high school junior Nessa Kurland is focused on winning a college scholarship for cross-country running. A chance encounter with a trapped wolf while out on a run leads to powerful and frightening changes, and one day, Nessa is transformed into a full werewolf. Now Nessa must navigate the challenges of high school while coming face to fac ...more
Hardcover, 387 pages
Published November 1st 2016 by Chooseco
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Sophie (Blame Chocolate) *on hiatus*
Full review at Blame Chocolate.

I was provided with an advanced reader copy of Weregirl by NetGalley for an honest review. Thank you to Chooseco for the opportunity.

Overall, I thought this book was amazing. It had all the things I look for in a female protagonist and storyline and was such a breeze to read! Plus, it had wolves! What more could I possibly ask for?

There were some things that confused and bothered me, though. For instance, there was a parental figure relationship that creeped me out
Melissa Souza
**Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for sending me an ARC in return for an honest review.

2.5 stars!!!

Unfortunately, I did not enjoy this book very much especially towards the end of it. The novel is your basic werewolf story though I would say this had very little to do with the kind of lycans one would usually read about. There were no alphas or hunters or anything like that. Plus, the book deals with a lot of sports which I'm not a huge fan of.

The MC Nessa is your average teen girl who
Nov 26, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: in-english, 2016
„One of these days, Nessa, you’re going to stop running for no reason and start chasing after something more fun.“

Wow. Just wow.
I requested Weregirl on NetGalley long time ago just because of its beautiful cover. I didn’t have high expectations and maybe that’s why I didn’t read it earlier. But now I regret that I’ve been waiting so long.

Weregirl is a story about Nessa, talented runner, who’s bitten by a wolf on one of her running session. After that she’s starting to feel different
Phoebe Prince
Oct 05, 2016 rated it liked it
Weregirl by C.D. Ball

I’ve been looking for a quality shifter story (this was before I checked out Hair In All the Wrong Places and Blood and Rain, which is a ridiculously different style of story than Weregirl), and there was initially a lot to like about this book. There wasn’t a lot of horror, and the small town vibe fit with this type of story. It has a bit of a cozy mystery vibe early on, which worked well for a YA werewolf book. Nessa’s initial transformation is tied to her track running an
May 12, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: netgalley-review
+++ Reading the full version now+++

Thank you to Netgalley and Chooseco for a free digital copy of this book.

Unfortunately this was just a preview of maybe a third of the real book. I was really caught up in it and then realized this can't be a full copy.
Nessa is determined to win a scholarship with her running so she invests a lot of time and energy into it. When she gets bitten by a wolf out in the woods on one of her runs, she realizes changes in her body, good ones and slightly disturbing on
Nessa was determined to get out of her small town and a cross-country running scholarship was her only hope. It was just Nessa, her mom, her sister and her autistic brother, so every chance she got, she ran and ran, until the night she ran straight into trouble, of the wolfish variety. Her thanks for rescuing a trapped wolf was a bite that would make traversing the trials and tribulations of high school seem like a walk in the park.

WEREGIRL by C.D. Bell is a wonderful young adult fantasy with a
Weregirl was interesting and original novel. I liked the main character, Nessa, who wanted to get is a scholarship with her running but I found her a bit annoying. I think all in all I had a bit higher expectations for this book.

However, it was a good read & I really liked the covers of Weregirl and the artwork inside the book was beautiful as well.

Thank you Chooseco and Netgalley for a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Sep 05, 2016 rated it it was ok
I read an advance reader copy of this book so I suppose there is a very slight chance that the issues I noted will be fixed before publication but ARCs are generally very, very close to the published versions so I don't hold out much hope. The worst thing about this book is the absolute disappointment I felt after reading the horrible mess of the end. I wasn't upset about the cliffhanger, I was expecting that, however after a very strong 3.5-4 star story throughout the first 3/4 of the book, the ...more
A. Cook
May 11, 2016 rated it liked it
The first thing that the reader notices about this book is the cover. The cover image sparks immediate interest and one of the main reasons that I chose it. I find the cover of Weregirl mesmerizing.

This is the first book I'm reading by CD Bell and I found that the writing to be very good. Weregirl is interesting and pulls the reader in. Nessa wants out of her small town and if she can accomplish this by winning a college scholarship for cross country, then she is going to put all she has into i
I can't get enough of werewolf stories, if they're done right. To me, Weregirl by C.D. Bell isn't one of those stories. It had a strong, solid start that kept me wanting more but after Nessa changed for the first time is when the story starts to fizzle out for me -- then it started to drag...and then NOTHING. I mostly stuck with it because I wanted to know who the gray wolf was but I'm still not even sure if I read it correctly. There were some aspects and characters (Bree, Chayton, and Nate) th ...more
Oct 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc, 2016, werewolf
I’m a longtime fan of just about anything to do with werewolves. It started at a pretty early age when my mother allowed me to watch horror films with her and we watched An American Werewolf in Paris. The rest as they say, is history. From there I dived head first into anything werewolf related including the amazing worlds of Patricia Briggs, Maggie Stiefvater, and Laurell K Hamilton. Those three, although the world building and style of werewolves are vastly different, are my favorite series. N ...more
Alyssa Janine Busia
Weregirl is an exciting and thought-provoking novel that will make your heart pounds as you read more of it.

A simple, thrilling story about a girl named Nessa who only wants out of her small town by having a college scholarship for cross-country running. Dedicated on winning it, she went running with Cynthia Sinise, the girl’s team captain, at night. But, on that night, something terrible happened to her, she was bitten by a wolf, a wolf that will make her life changed forever.

I had fun reading
Ruckasaurus Rex
Aug 07, 2016 rated it really liked it
"You're going to stop running for no reason and start chasing after something more fun." - Weregirl by C.D. Bell

**advance reader copy received via NetGalley*

I really enjoyed this story! The first chapter did not quite grip me, but I was thankful that I stayed the course and kept plugging along. I really love the tone and voice of the author and really feel that she wrote very well from the teen point of view. The worldbuilding and Bell’s take on the werewolf origin for this book are very promisi
Oct 29, 2016 rated it it was ok
I started out reading this book with lots of gusto. In fact, I read the first half of this book in one sitting. Although, it was not hard to do as the chapters are short about 3 to 5 pages long. This is a good length for a chapter. The pacing was fine as I kept moving along nicely. However after picking up this book again after a few days I realized that I was actually just going more through the motions and I was not really as connected with this book as I thought I was in the beginning. The re ...more
Nov 08, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fans of: YA werewolf stories and highschool dramas
Recommended to Courtney by: Netgalley
Nessa Kurland is a junior level high school girl who lives with her mother, and two younger siblings (Delphine and Nate) in a small town called Tether, Michigan. She's a cross-country athlete whose main focus is finishing school and using her talent as her one ticket out. Besides occasionally assisting her mother by working at the vet, taking care of her siblings and being a student, there's not really much else to do in her hometown.

The biggest thing to happen in Tether occurred years before,
May 15, 2016 rated it it was ok
I requested this on Netgalley, I didn't now it was a preview.

The part of the story that I read was good, but needs a bit of polishing. To make a better judgement, I need more. Books can fall apart in the end. I would definitely give the entire book a chance.
Oct 09, 2016 rated it really liked it
Loved it!

I fist pumped the air and started cheering when I finished.
Sep 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
All Nessa wants is to get a track scholarship and get out of her small town...but fate has other plans. One night while out on a run Nessa is attacked by a wolf  and survives. Suddenly she's running faster than she ever has before and being plagued by dreams of the wolf that attacked her and of dreams where she herself is transforming into a wolf. After one such dream she wakes covered in fine white fur and she realizes the unthinkable is happening to her...she is becoming a wolf, as if highscho ...more
Jun 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: my-favorites
I read this in 3 days!! And I highly recommend!!
Aug 11, 2016 rated it really liked it
I received an e-arc from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

Weregirl was a really nice surprise! I’ve seriously thought about giving 5 full stars, but there’s something putting me off, so let’s stick with 4 and see what happens from here.

This book is about a girl, Nessa, who’s a junior in high school and is trying to get a full scholarship for college. Because of that, she joined the running team at school, but she’s not good enough, so she asks one of the best (and most popular) runners
Angel Leya
I received an ARC for free, in exchange for an honest review.

I wanted to this book to be a 5-star book so bad. I thought it would be. It has a lot of great stuff. Between the werewolf and intrigue and the smooth reading that kept me racing through the pages, I was so certain it would be at least 4 stars. So what happened?

The first problem that started unraveling everything for me was the ending. Granted, the romance was a minor plot point, but when it fell so flat, it just seemed to zap the ener
Sugar Skull Confessions
Oct 09, 2016 rated it it was ok
Shelves: arc
**** ARC kindly provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review ****

Warning: This review/rating is based on my feelings, thoughts, likes and dislikes. You should read the book to form your own opinion/thoughts. Read on!

Rating: 2, maybe 2.5 stars...
Cover: I like it
Cliffhanger: Didn't pay attention
Triangle: Not necessarily

Well, i have to say that i really wanted to like this book. I love werewolves and all the entails and i thought this was gonna be different but the same.

There were a lot
May 18, 2016 rated it really liked it
Thank you NetGalley for providing me a preview in exchange for an honest review.

From the preview that I received, I have (very) high hopes for this book. With that said, let me start at the beginning. When reading the prologue, I was a bit confused at first on how it connected to Nessa. But after finishing the final chapter I received, I think I can tell how it connects (or at least have an idea). The last chapter given has me wanting so much more! I'm dying to know who the trapped wolf is and w
Melinda Howard
*This book was received via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review*

I really liked this book however I was disappointed that there wasn't more information about the experiments going on and that the company wasn't brought to justice. The ending was also kind of ambiguous. I am guessing that the grey wolf was Luca, as it is alluded to, but no actual confirmation is made. I really enjoyed reading the parts of the book where Nessa was in her wolf form and the mystery of the book was intriguing.
Lake Reviews
I received this ebook for free from Netgalley for an honest review. The story stays off with giving us the history of Nessa’s daily life, family and what she is working for. It is in third person point of view and follows only Nessa around. It is a fast pace coming of age story with a twist.

There is something going where she lives. Really strange things happening and Nessa never really thought about them until now. There are people trying to help her understand what is happening. However, she c
Donna Fernstrom
Sep 23, 2016 rated it really liked it
You think you know where this book is going, but you actually don't. A very different take on the whole 'girl is bitten and turns into a werewolf' scenario.

Pros: Originality, very thorough and complex characters, and a very interesting plot. Realistic emotions and relationships.

Cons: Maybe a bit slow-moving, ending was a bit unsatisfying.

Received as an ARC.
Ms. Yingling
Nov 12, 2017 rated it liked it
Copy handed to me by the author at Kidlitcon!

Nessa lives with her mother, her younger sister, and her younger brother who is on the autism spectrum in Michigan. Her mother is a veterinary technician, and the family struggles financially. Nessa wants to escape her small town, which had been the site of chemical dumping, although the company responsible is bought by Paravida, a company that promises to make reparations. The only hope she has is to improve her times at cross country in order to get
Paige Green
Nov 27, 2017 rated it liked it
Rating: 3/5

Genre: YA Fantasy

Recommended Age: 15+ (biting and transforming... no not in the regular teenage way)

I bought my own copy of this book after receiving the sequel to promote and review! Yay me!

Nessa Kurland is running for her life.

High school junior Nessa Kurland is a cross-country runner with her eyes set on one thing: a college scholarship as her one-way ticket out of Tether, Michigan, a town on the brink of shutdown since it was devastated by corporate polluter Dutch Chemical.

Dec 29, 2018 rated it really liked it
In summary:
I give this book a 4/5

•overall smooth, fluid writing
•cool take on werewolves and including shamanism
•detailed descriptions of wolf behavior
•good plot twists
•thrilling climax

•plot kind of cliche to start off
•some characters seem unrealistic
•there are some punctuation and grammar errors
•not quite satisfying ending; lots of loose ends
•Chayton.... would have loved him to be more of a main character

More in-depth: (not really spoilers??)
This book is a fairly easy read. It took
Sona Via
Aug 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
4.8 out 5 stars.

I finished this book in a matter of 24 hours. It was that entertaining and kept me on edge.

The story is about an average high schooler who is an athlete and thrives to live her rural town for better and more exciting life. Her only hope is to get a full athlete scholarship to get into college. However, not everything goes according to the plan. She accidentally or not so accidentally is bitten by a wolf and here we have a story about a weregirl :)

I really liked Nessa's character
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