where I got my copy: Simon & Schuster
release date: May 18, 2010
Torn between two destinies? Claire is having the perfect sixteenth birthday. Her pool party is a big success, and gorgeous Matthew keeps chatting and flirting with her as if she's the only girl there. But that night, she discovers something that takes away all sense of normalcy: she's a werewolf.
As Claire is initiated into the pack of female werewolves, she must deal not only with her changing identity, but also with a rogue werewolf who is putting everyone she knows in danger. Claire's new life threatens her blossoming romance with Matthew, whose father is leading the werewolf hunt. Now burdened with a dark secret and pushing the boundaries of forbidden love, Claire is struggling to feel comfortable in either skin. With her lupine loyalty at odds with her human heart, she will make a choice that will change her forever?.
Claire was a normal 16 year old girl. Crushing on a boy, having a pool party, stressing out about clothes and gossiping with her best friend Emily. Towards the end of the party her long time crush Matthew Engle started showing his interest in her but then the night of her party came into a unprecedented halt. One of her friend's mother came and pick him up, freaking out because of a werewolf attack. That's right in Claire's world werewolf are known to exist and is being feared as dangerous savage and soulless creatures. It was a hassle to a 16 year old's social life but there were bigger problems. That night Claire's mother, Marie told her a disturbing secret, she is a werewolf. Like every other sensible heroine that we've read Claire freaked out but not as bad as I thought she'd be in fact she handled it pretty well.
Now that the revelation of her true self was revealed she now official inherits the pack's problem. Here three note to self:
1. Keeping her identity a secret.
2. Finding out who the rogue werewolf is that is killing in her community.
3. Making sure that she stay away from Matthew's dad, who claims that he found a cure for Lycanthropy.
There are some interesting stuff in this book. It was known that werewolves existed and that there are fresh and new concept about Lycanthropy. One clue: it is gender base and they are passed on by genes. So no, when a werewolf bit you, you're either dead or mangled. The characters are a bit underdeveloped. It did not really say but there was a goddess who created them, the lack on information on that topic left me unsatisfied. Over all it was a good start. Unique, fresh and exciting.
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