Thursday, December 10, 2009

Never Cry Werewolf - Heather Davis

Moonlight can totally change your life.
And it all starts so simply.
You. Him.
The moon.
You're toast.

Okay, so maybe Shelby has made a few mistakes with boys lately (how was she supposed to know Wes had "borrowed" that Porsche?). But her stepmother totally overreacts when she catches Shelby in a post-curfew kiss with a hot senior: Suddenly Shelby's summer plans are on the shelf, and she's being packed off to brat camp. It's goodbye, prom dress; hello, hiking boots.
Things start looking up, though, when Shelby meets fellow camper (and son of a rock star) Austin Bridges III. But soon she realizes there's more to Austin than crush material--his family has a dark secret, and he wants Shelby's help guarding it. Shelby knows that she really shouldn't be getting tangled up with another bad boy . . . but who is she to turn her back on a guy in need, especially such a good-looking one? One thing's for sure: That pesky full moon is about to get her into trouble all over again.

Title: Never Cry Werewolf
Author: Heather Davis
Genre: Young Adult
Sub-Genre: Paranormal Romance, Werewolves
Publisher: HarperTeen (An Imprint of HarperCollins Publishers)
My Rating: 5/5

This is Heather Davis' debut novel. I loved the tension/attraction between Shelby and Austin and quite enjoyed their characters' development. Brat camp is all about releasing the old you, and embracing the new you. Shelby's intentions are good, but she can't help getting into trouble. She seems to continually get in trouble for trying to save the "bad boy". On her journey through boot camp, she finds out what she is made of, and applies herself accordingly.
The book was well written, and kept me interested. Usually I read books quite fast, however if I am really enjoying a book, I'll read it in more detail, and savour the words. This is one of those books that I just couldn't put down, and kept re-reading the paragraphs so I wouldn't miss anything. Heather employs several characters, that you can't help but love. I really hope that she has a follow up novel for Shelby and Austin. I would really like to see if Shelby maintains her friendship with Ariel as well. The book was left open-ended, and as per Heather's website she hopes to write a follow-up to continue their story.

Current song that I'm listening to: Lady Antebellum - Can't Take My Eyes Off of You

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