Saturday, 1 January 2011

BLOG TOUR: Wereworld: Rise of the wolf - Review

'You're the last of the werewolves son. Don't fight it...Conquer it'. When the air is clear, sixteen year-old Drew Ferran can pick up the scent of a predator. When the moon breaks through the clouds, a terrifying fever grips him. And when a vicious beast invades his home, his gums begin to tear, his fingers become claws, and Drew transforms ...Forced to flee the family he loves, Drew seeks refuge in the most godforsaken parts of Lyssia. But when he is captured by Lord Bergan's men, Drew must prove he is not the enemy. Can Drew battle the werecreatures determined to destroy him - and master the animal within.

I’d say the best way to describe this book is Pirates of the Caribbean meets Lord of the rings. Curtis Joblings introduces us to a completely unique and exciting world full of unpredictability and adventure.
But don’t be fooled by his graceful writing style, he doesn’t pull any punches. The amount of horrible things that happen to the main characters especially Drew really makes you wonder exactly how much pain not only can a character but a reader endure. 

The first half of the book develops at a calm steady pace, as there is a lot to set up in the world of Lyssia. The second half goes at a much faster pace as the plot really kicks in, but at times I found it hard to keep up with the array of plot twists, and had to flip back and reread a few pages.

My favorite character in Rise of the wolf was Gretchen; I experience every emotion possible towards her, from irritation and anger to downright hate then to sympathy and worship, Gretchen is officially an awesome character. Her witty jokes definitely lighten the mood of the novel.

Overall Wereworld was a great read; it’s not like the other werewolf books. It’s packed with, action, violence, romance, betrayal and likeable and also hateable characters. I’m really interested to see what the characters will do next as the Wereworld is such a rich and dense world, anything could happen. I’ll definitely be reading the sequel to see what happens next in the werewar.     

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