‘Weregirl’ by C.D. Bell

This was my very first physical ARC I ever received as a book blogger (check out my post here). The anticipation of reading the book was burning into me, but I already had a few others lined up so I had to wait on this one. I was afraid the hype (that I built up to myself) would ruin the book, but I was not disappointed. More on that below 🙂

Title: Weregirl

Author: C.D. Bell

Genre:  Fantasy, YA, Paranormal, Mystery

Format: Hardcover

Description (Source: GoodReads):

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.

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Overall Assessment:
This book drew me in from the very first chapter. This is not your typical angsty teenager tale, rife with love triangles and insecure teenage girls. ‘Weregirl’ is also a fresh take on the legend of werewolves, and integrates Native American folklore into the story. ‘Weregirl’ contains very light romance, but nothing graphic or exaggerated. The story is very much focused on the main character and her adventure into becoming a wolf. A fun read, overall.

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‘The Gathering’ by K.E.Ganshert

Title: The Gathering

Author: K.E. Ganshert

Genre: YA, Dystopian, Spirituality, Supernatural

Format: Audio

Narrator: Heather Masters

As a reminder, I review sequels a little different than other reviews. I am going to hide the description from the main page so you will have to click “Continue Reading” due to potential spoilers from previous books in the description or my review. 

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‘Immortal Writers’ by Jill Bowers

Wow it’s been a hell of a month for me. With the holidays, work, and sicks kids I have had hardly any time to read. Hopefully we should be settling down soon.

Title: Immortal Writers

Author: Jill Bowers

Genre:  Fantasy, Sci-Fi

Format: eBook (ARC provided to me by NetGalley, but is available for purchase now on Amazon)

Description (Source: GoodReads):

Young up-and-coming author Liz McKinnen has no idea that her life is about to change forever when she comes home from her first book tour. When she’s kidnapped and told by her captors that she has to kill her fantasy book’s antagonist, she thinks that she’s fallen into the hands of crazy, dangerous fans… until her antagonist sends a real, fire-breathing dragon after her.

Liz is quickly initiated into the Immortal Writers, a group of authors from throughout time whose words have given them eternal life, and whose prose is so powerful that it’s brought stories over from the Imagination Field into the Reality Field. As Liz meets authors such as William Shakespeare, JRR Tolkien, Edgar Allan Poe, and Jane Austen, she has to learn how to control magic, fight dragons, and face her own troubled past before her power-hungry villain takes over the world. Will she survive the ultimate battle against the dragon lord whom she created?

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Overall Assessment:
Although it took me a long time to finish this book, it wasn’t due to the content. I had a lot going on but I probably only picked the book up about 4 times, so it kept me engaged enough to read about 1/4-1/3 every time I had time to read. I liked the book, for the most part. It’s not my usual genre, but it was full of action and a very fresh story line. I will probably continue the series. There was a little excerpt from the next book ‘Immortal Creators’ that captured my interest.

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