Monday, November 14, 2016

Review: Weregirl by C.D. Bell

by C.D. Bell
Published:  November 1, 2016
Publisher:  Chooseco

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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 face with true human darkness, as she tries to make peace with her new wild nature. 

My Thoughts:  Weregirl is the first book in a triology written by C.D Bell.  I must admit, I was first drawn in by the title and the cover, but in addition to that, I found Weregirl to be a well-written first installment featuring a girl who becomes a werewolf and all the trials and tribulations she must endure.  

Nessa is the main character in the novel.  I found the story to be an entertaining and creative take on werewolves, especially the female version.  Nessa faces a lot of challenges, some fun and some not so fun, in Weregirl.  She is determined to leave the small town she lives in and has been working hard towards that goal by trying to earn a scholarship.  The one thing she didn't count on, however, was getting bitten by a wolf and subsequetly becoming one herself.  Another thing she didn't count on was the conspiracy that she finds out about related to a company in her town, what they are doing, and who they are doing this to.    

There is a little romance mixed in the story and the secondary characters were intriguing as well.  I do have my suspicions about Nessa's love interest in the story, so I was glad to find out the story was going to be a triology.  Overall, I enjoyed Weregirl.  This YA novel has a mix of danger, conspiracy, and suspense, and of course wouldn't be complete without the romantic component as well.   The ending of the novel leaves you with some unanswered questions, thus setting the stage for the next installment, which I am looking forward to reading.  If you enjoy YA paramornal then Weregirl is something you will want to add to your TBR list,


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