Tuesday, August 2, 2011
The Abused Werewolf Rescue Group by Catherine Jinks Review
Sorry the cover's got the Kindle thing on it, I got the picture directly from Amazon. . .
Ah, I remember when I read The Reformed Vampire Support Group. . . It was so much better than Twilight or The House of Night; OK maybe because it was funny and not all serious and basically had no romance (usually when there's no romance I like it). So when I saw the sequel I got it as soon as I could at the library.
An immediate thing to point out is that this book, like The Reformed Vampire Support Group, takes place in Australia, which is a pretty good change from the regular stuff I read that's always in America or Britian. Other than this series I've only read one other book that takes place in Australia, Stolen by Lucy Christopher. In Stolen it mainly takes place in the outback, which really helped me when I read this book.
Toby is a normal thirteen year old going through puberty, discovering his sexuality, and does normal stuff like hang out with his friends. However, one day he's found in a dingo pit (yep, definitely takes place in Australia) and can't remember why. A Catholic priest named Father Ramon and a twenty something year old guy named Reuben come to him and tell him that he's a werewolf. His Mom believes none of it while he tries to trick Reuben thinking it's a lie.
And then he has a little bump with the "police". . .
(I'm going to have to stop here so I don't give away too much because it's a reat read).
So, I give it a good 4.5 stars. The ending rocked and put all other werewolf books to shame! I liked it even more than Stephen King's gory Cycle of the Werewolf, which is saying a lot! I even liked it more than The Reformed Vampire Support Group!
Yes. . .