Friday, May 3, 2013

Book Review: My Wolf's Bane by Veronica Blade

My Wolf's Bane: Shapes of Autumn

Author: Veronica Blade
Paperback: 386 pages
Publisher: Crush Publishing (February 7, 2013)
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Kindle Edition
File Size: 552 KB
Print Length: 388 pages
Page Numbers Source ISBN: 098534346X
Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
Publisher: Crush Publishing, Inc. (January 27, 2013)
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
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Note: I received a review copy of this book free from Crush Publishing. The review posted below is based on my personal thoughts while reading the book.

Ratings: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ 

My thoughts: 

My Wolf's Bane is the first book in the Shapes of Autumn series.

When I received the request to review the book, I wasn't that interested. Oh well, because there's this note from the publisher :  
it's romance FIRST and everything else is secondary. . . .
After Twilight, I can no longer appreciate the same storyline. If it's Bella and Edward in disguise, I'd certainly stop reading. The first 2-3 chapters it is definitely Twilight-y. There were a couple of Edward's and Bella's cheesy lines and OMG, even Autumn's truck reminds me of Bella's so it was like I was just giving it a chance and ready to stop anytime. It was rather a complete surprise to actually find myself glued to the pages of the book probably past the first quarter of the story. It was when the wolf myth was introduced, I completely forgot the whole I-Hate-Twilight issue. I got so SOOO fascinated with it and I started loving Autumn and Zack by then.  

Hmm - actually it wasn't really 'romance FIRST'. The thing is, Autumn just had to deal with her psycho ex-boyfriend and in order to save Autumn, Zack had to pose as her new boyfriend. But really, I was more interested in the wolf-ish stuff, discovering the mystery of Autumn's identity and Zack's past. As for Zack's character, I thought he was intellectual for someone his age.  He can analyze complicated and deadly situations while maintaining  his coolness. I like men like that.

I actually couldn't get over Autumn and Zack so I'm re-reading the book. Oh I just found out that the author wrote some extras about My Wolf's Bane - in Zack's POV! Sweeet! I know, like that of Midnight Sun, but this time, I don't care! SCENE EXTRAS - LONE WOLF. Right now, it feels like I finally found a new book series to follow since Vampire Academy ended in 2010. Yep - excited much! I can't wait to read book #2! 

 About the book:

Different species. Mortal enemies. It'll never work, but they'll die trying. 

Autumn Rossi thought she was a normal teenager. Suddenly, she can outrun every critter in the forest, making her wonder if she’s even human. 

When the new guy at school, Zack de Luca, witnesses a questionable scene, he unfairly pins her as stuck-up. He acts like he hates her, yet he keeps bailing her out of trouble. Not only is Zack both insufferable and irresistible, he seems to sniff her anytime he gets close. 

As passion flares between them, Autumn isn’t sure which is more dangerous: her psycho ex-boyfriend, or falling for Zack — who’s risking his life just by being near her. 

About the author:

Veronica Blade lives in Southern California with her husband and children. By day she runs the family business, but each night she slips away to spin her tales. She writes stories about young adults to relive her own childhood and to live vicariously through her characters. Except her heroes and heroines lead far more interesting lives — and they are always way hotter.

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