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.
The premise of this book is a good one and strong but I struggled to get into it. I found I kept putting it down and had trouble coming back to it.
The author has a talent to bring her character’s alive especially when it comes to the descriptions of transformation. I really enjoyed that element of the story more than the track and running but the author links Nessa’s two lives together so well by using running as the pivotal point.
I found the mystery of the second werewolf a good little double bluff with the story leading you one way and then another and yet they left me hanging on story lines that they didn’t tie up especially in regards to Vivian which left me slightly frustrated
The ending really picked the pace of the book up for me and I found myself racing through the last few chapters. I love how it ended although it did feel a bit scrappy in places.
There is definitely room for sequels left in this book but I’m not sure it is one that I would follow.
Disclosure: I received a copy of this book free of charge in return for an honest review. All opinions are my own