My Wolf’s Bane by Veronica Blade
Paperback, 389 pages
Published February 1, 2013 by Crush Publishing, Inc
Source: Publisher for honest review
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.
My opinion: This was an interesting read. I liked the way that we were able to follow the changes that happen to Autumn and the two boys who are “fighting” for her attention. Okay lets go over the boys. Zack is a mysterious stranger, he just transferred to the school and he hates Autumn almost immediately of meeting her. However, he is always there to help her in difficult situations. Some examples are when her car doesn’t start or when her ex-boyfriend tries to hurt her.
The only thing really sort of bothered was how trusting she was of Zack. I wouldn’t be even if I was feeling the attraction between them. It would actually make me even more suspicious. But anyways, I think the fact that he kept giving her so many mixed signals made the story more dramatic. Especially with him coming in to help her at all the right times. One moment he was helping and being nice and the next he was telling to leave him alone essentially.
I found it really interesting that Zach was able to keep himself safe and her safe from both the recruiters and the ex. In the beginning of the novel, I didn’t really like both the guys but Zack grew on me as the story went on. I guess he was just as confused as Autumn about why he was feeling that way towards her and how she can be one way when she is different based on the “first encounter.”
One thing that I have to say, books are made by the villains, they are the ones that make us root for the protagonists and Veronica Blade definitely made me hate the ex and the recruiters. So good job on that Ms. Blade.
Overall: 4 out of 5
Here is an excerpt of the book:
I tossed the makeup bag into my backpack, slung it over my shoulder and whipped open the door. Barreling out of the bathroom, I slammed into what felt like a walking boulder. I ricocheted off the human rock and my backpack hit the wall behind me, throwing me off balance and pitching me forward into the hard, linoleum tile.
My palms cushioned my fall, but I winced as pain spiked up my wrists. On all fours, I lifted my chin and peeked through my curtain of dark hair.
He wore a black tee that molded to his wide, muscular shoulders and jeans that fit over powerful legs. Wow. I’d thought my soon-to-be-ex-boyfriend was cute, but this guy…
“You okay?” the hottie asked in a sexy, gravelly voice, stretching a hand toward me. His hand wrapped around mine and effortlessly pulled me up, as if I weighed no more than my calculus book. Maybe it was the throbbing in my limbs or the warmth of his hands on my elbows. Or maybe it was his earthy scent invading my senses, but a wave of dizziness hit me and I tipped forward.
His hands shot to my hips to steady me. “Easy there.”
I stared into his deep, green eyes as my palms rested on his hard biceps for support. Lord, he smelled good, like the forest after rain.
My breath hitched.
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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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