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A viral Unleashed Author Nancy Holder Debbie Viguié go inside Ebook Nancy Holder, New York Times Bestselling author of the WICKED Series, has just published CRUSADE the first book in a new vampire series cowritten with Debbie Viguie The last book her her Possession series is set to release in March 2011.Nancy was born in Los Altos, California, and her family settled for a time in Walnut Creek Her father, who taught at Stanford, joined the navy and the family traveled throughout California and lived in Japan for three years When she was sixteen, she dropped out of high school to become a ballet dancer in Cologne, Germany, and later relocated to Frankfurt Am Main.Eventually she returned to California and graduated summa cum laude from the University of California at San Diego with a degree in Communications Soon after, she began to write her first sale was a young adult romance novel titled Teach Me to Love.Nancy s work has appeared on the New York Times, USA Today, LA Times, , LOCUS, and other bestseller lists A four time winner of the Bram Stoker Award from the Horror Writers Association, she has also received accolades from the American Library Association, the American Reading Association, the New York Public Library, and Romantic Times.She and Debbie Vigui co authored the New York Times bestselling series Wicked for Simon and Schuster They have continued their collaboration with the Crusade series, also for Simon and Schuster, and the Wolf Springs Chronicles for Delacorte 2011 She is also the author of the young adult horror series Possessions for Razorbill She has sold many novels and book projects set in the Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Saving Grace, Hellboy, and Smallville universes.She has sold approximately two hundred short stories and essays on writing and popular culture Her anthology, Outsiders, co edited with Nancy Kilpatrick, was nominated for the Bram Stoker Award in 2005.She teaches in the Stonecoast MFA in Creative Writing Program, offered through the University of Southern Maine She has previously taught at UCSD and has served on the Clarion Board of Directors.She lives in San Diego, California, with her daughter Belle, their two Corgis, Panda and Tater and their cats, David and Kittnen Snow She and Belle are active in Girl Scouts and dog obedience training.. Katelyn McBride s life changed in an instant when her mother died Uprooted from her California home, Katelyn was shipped to the middle of nowhere, Arkansas, to her only living relative, her grandfather And now she has to start over in Wolf Springs, a tiny village in the Ozark Mountains Like any small town, Wolf Springs has secrets But the secrets hidden here are sKatelyn McBride s life changed in an instant when her mother died Uprooted from her California home, Katelyn was shipped to the middle of nowhere, Arkansas, to her only living relative, her grandfather And now she has to start over in Wolf Springs, a tiny village in the Ozark Mountains Like any small town, Wolf Springs has secrets But the secrets hidden here are sinister than Katelyn could ever imagine It s a town with a history that reaches back centuries, spans continents, and conceals terrifying truths And Katelyn McBride is about to change everything.Broken families, ageless grudges, forced alliances, and love that blooms in the darkest night welcome to Wolf Springs.. Good Books Unleashed As a pre- P.S. I didn't give this book a rating. 'Nuff said. After reading:I hate this book. I hate it with such a passion that I want to burn it, take some of its DNA, clone it, then burn all of the clones to use a kindling for the rest of my existence, and then pass it tomychildren who can pass in onto theirs so they can also use it to fuel their fires to the end of their days. Yeah, I honestly detest the bookthatmuch. Right off the bat, then, let me give you one of the special little gems that Holderstabbed me with cruelly and painfullyoh so graciously bestowed upon me: Cordelia’s entire demeanor changed. She lifted her chin and squared her shoulders, as if she was proud of what she was going to say.Then a cloud passed over her face,and she exhaled long and hard. I know that Holderprobablymeant something along the lines of, "her facecloudedover," or, "a cloudof indecisionpassed over her face," but because she doesn't use that verb tenseanduses absolutely no descriptive terms whatsoever, the only way we rational humans and the laws of grammar and conjugations demand that we take it is thata cloud literally passed over her fucking face.Not a cloud's shadow, not fog, a whole fucking cloud, people.First off, that's just straight upimpossible;considering the setting of this scene between our MC and her "friend" isindoors.And even if they weren't inside, it's impossible for an entire cloud to do that, and unless ( spoiler alert, peoplebecause the cover and synopsis weren't obvious enough *eye roll*)werewolveshave a new power that allows them to fly miles into the air, then that possibility would also never happen. And since we're talking about this quote already, Cordelia is just about the worst "friend" that I've ever read in a novel. We're supposed to believe that she's some beautiful, exotic, peppy and amazing girl, but they are almost never used as our main descriptors of her through Unleashed. This is how her looks are described the first time: A tall, slender girl with shoulder-length auburn hair, dark blue eyes, and perfect movie-star looks stood, organized her belongings, and flashed her a kind smile. However, the rest of the time this is all I get when it come to Cordelia's descriptives:she was pale and was moving slowly.she suddenly looked palesaid with a smile, but her voice sounded a little strained.Cordelia looked positively green. Then, she's fake:Cordelia’s eagerness seemed forced..... Cordelia’s face fell. Then, just as abruptly, she smiled her fake smile again."Oh. Uh-huh,” Cordelia said, obviously forcing enthusiasm. Basically what I'm trying to say here, Holder, is just because youonetime write about how beautiful a girl is won't matter if, the rest of the damn time, you talk about how weak, manipulative, and fake the the exact same character is, then that's how I'm going to always see her. Not as some strong, beautiful, bullshit-rejecting, awesome chick, but a weak, fake, and a wuss. She issohuge of a wuss, in fact, that she leaves Katelyn without even a second glance to fend for herself with her deranged fathernot that I minded, of course. I hope Katelyn dies a horrible death. What? I didn't sayanything..... Then we have Katelyn, who has got to be the most poorly written girl protagonist that I have ever read. Yes, even worse than Bethany; she may have been a brainless, idiotic, and incredibly self-centered, but at least I know that she was written that way, albeit accidentally and horribly. Adornetto just didn't know anything about how the world really works, and what relationships are and are not okay. Katelyn and Holder? She's a victim of a writer who doesn't know jack shit anything involving writing, and that's just about the worst kind of author a person can get. We get very little info to her backstory besides she likes to dance, she hasonefriend back in Cali (who isn't much of a "bestie" she stops talking to her after the first week), and we know that her mom died in a fire, but Holder has her shut down about anything emotional before she even allows Katelyn time to think about it. What are we left with, then, if we get no emotional attachments? A shell of a character, that's what; with all of the undesirable traits highlighted. She's always interrupting a conversation with others or evenherselfwith comments that left me dumbstruck:“Trick,” Ed saidin greeting. Was his name Trick, or was he playing a trick? “You know the rules, Dr. M.,” he said. “You have to invite me in.” “You have to be invited in?” Katelyn asked.“So, what? Are you a vampire?”Eugh. Reminder for the next set of quotes with "in greeting" It isobviouslyhis name/nickname if he isgreetedthat way. Who in the hell would walk up to someone and greet them by saying Trick unless it's actually their name?“You missed supper,” Ed told him as he led the way toward the fireplace.“Didn’t cook the bird?”the guy asked. “It’ll spoil.”“Wait,” Katelyn said. “Is your name really Trick?”Bleh. And also note that the bolded part of "the guy" quote is to let you all know that it has already been introduced to Katelyn and us, the audience, that his name is Trick, but Katelyn so adamantly refuses to believe that, even with all of the evidence, that she calls himthe fucking guy.Bleh again.Ed snorted. “Tough guy. That’s the sort of talk landed you in hot water.”He shook his head, looking suddenly serious. “Lies landed me in hot water.” “If you had a lick of sense, you’d stick with your own kind and leave them boys alone.” Katelyn’s eyes widened. His own kind? It was obvious Trick wasn’t completely Caucasian. Could that be what her grandfather was referring to?Was Ed a racist?..........Oh my God I think my head is going to explode from all of this stupidity.Seriously; how old is Katelyn? Four? How naive and stupid can one girlbe?!And the worst part about her obvious empty-headedness is that she's so adamant that she'saboveeveryone in her knowledge, and keeps on remarking that she's moving to "hick town." She thinks that she's so much more intelligent that everyone else, but it's kind of obvious from just those juicy little tidbits that I showed you sheclearlyisn't. Saying that her grandfather, a man that she has known for many years, is racist just because he told a guy that he's obviously close friends with that he should stick more, "to his own kind?" in a way that was quite obviously showing that Ed was concerned for Trick's health? And Holder, through Katelyn, has some of the most confusing descriptions of a guy that I've ever seen. This is the descriptions ofoneof the love interests (yes that means there's a love triangle. I'll get to that, as well). Let me remind you that he's supposed to beasian and russian and african american"hisoddly colored green eyeswere light against hiscocoa-colored skin.They were almond-shaped, andhis cheekbones were high,giving him hollows in his cheeks. He had a square jaw and a nice, wide mouth. So he has the coloring of an African American and the bone structure and eye-shape of an Asian.is was obvious Trick wasn’tcompletely Caucasian.Now heisn'tthat dark. She was mildly surprised that he wasn’tNative Americanor something. Now he's Native American? “Actually, it’sVladimir,but no one has called me that in forever.”“My last name’sSokolov,” he said. “Russian.” “Are you from Russia?” "Nope."Do I even need tosayanything else, here? Oh, and here's one little gem that should describe this guy'swholepersonality: “Just FYI, Kat, I’m not androgynous.” “My name’s not Kat,” she replied, hiding her own smile. “It is now." And the plot? I'm not even going tobotherwith a description of the plot because there wasn't one. At all. I knew what was going to happen from the very first page, and everything was so plainly obvious that you could almost see Holder making some kind of bullet points about how she wanted the book to go and just adding words around it. Nothing shocked me, nothing made me think that Holder was in any way clever; if anything, it just annoyed me half to death. It was so basic and rudimentary that it was nonexistent. She might as well have not even written the damn thing. It didn't do anything to help this book; if anything, it was harmed because of this lack of plot.Oh, and the last horrible and awkward thing that this book presented me that I will talk about, anyways, is its "love triangle" I say "love triangle" because Isupposethat it was going to be a love triangle, maybe even a decent one (as far as a "decent" love triangle can be) somewhere down the line, but it just ended up being confusing and damned painful. It ended up being more like a love......blob. First, Katelyn meets the first love interest,bastardTrick, and it goes like this:Trick: Hey, I'm an Asian/African American/Native American/Russian; I'm kind of in a severe identity crisis. Watch as I seductively take of my boots. You know what they say about a man's feet in proportion tootherthings........Trick: *takes off his boots to reveal......feet...... withsocks on them!*Katelyn: OHMIGAWD THAT'S SO WRONG YOU'RE SHOWING ME YOUR FEET!?!?!?Trick: Yeah. I'm so kewl.Ed: Hey, bud! I've missed you; do you want to have some dinner? You should stop being upfront, though. Stick with your kind more!Katelyn: OHMIGAWD THAT'S SO WRONG YOU'RE A RACIST, GRANDPA!Ed: Herp de derp.Katelyn: Okay, goodbye!Trick: Bye, babe. Oh, and by the way, your name is Kat, not Katelyn now.Katelyn: Okay!Katelyn: .........I think I'm in love.Trick: Hey, I knew this one kid who was friends with this one girl that I know who knew this one guy who was dating this one girl and she died and I'm allsadabout it, so I'm deep! I also have this thing where I'm mysterious so I may or may not be a werewolf but it's never told in this book so it gives me an added air of awesome! Go to a party with me!Ed: As long as you bring her home safe! My granddaughter is important to me!Katelyn: Ignore him, Trick, he's racist. Okay, mah lurrrveeee!Trick: *ignores Katelyn at the party*Katelyn: Hey......Trick....Trick: *continues to ignore Katelyn at the party*Katelyn: Trick....maybe you could just.....Trick: *ignores her again*Katelyn: maybe you could just stop ignoring me?Trick: OHMIGAWD YOU'RE SO ANNOYING I'VE BEEN PAYING ATTENTION TO YOU THIS WHOLE TIME!!1 DRIVE YOURSELF HOME!Katelyn: I'm so horrible! (view spoiler)[ gets attacked by a werewolf(hide spoiler)]Then, we have Justin, who makes Katelyn stop being a chaste wuss and turns her into, well, a whore.Justin: Hey. I'm sooooo hawt.Katelyn: I think I'm in lust. *stares deeply into his eyes and almost starts to kiss him*Cordelia: GO HOME KATELYN! I'M SICKLY AND IN EMOTIONAL DISTRESS SO GO AWAY!Katelyn: Oh.....right.....home....Justin: *drops by Katelyn's house* Get on my motorcycle.Katelyn: Alright! Justin: Start making out with me even though you've only known me for two minutes.Katelyn: Alright! *shoves her tongue down his throat*Justin: Byeeeeeeeeee!Katelyn: Byeeeeee!Cordelia later: He has had a girlfriend for two years.Katelyn: OHMIGAWD I'M SO HORRIBLE!Katelyn: I just kissed Trick, the man I love, and he left me again.Iobviously did something wrong. WHAAAAA! *runs into Justin* Oh, hey, Justin. I just wanted to tell you that you're such a man-who-Justin: Make out with me.Katelyn: Like, okayyyyyyy! Justin: Byyyyeeeeee! I'm going to have sex with my girlfriend, now!Katelyn: Byeeeeeeeee!..... OHMIGAWD I DID IT AGAIN!Katelyn: *whines* Who do I pickkkk? I'm so physically attracted to both of them! One left me to die from a wolf attack, and the other uses me as his extra when he doesn't get all he wants from his girlfriend! Help me, Caitlin![image error]I don't give a fuck about her,I don't give a fuck aboutanyonefrom this book; hell, I don't give a fuck about thisbook.I will never pick up this book for the rest of my existence, and don't even start me on the next one. I'm still debating wether or not I can stop heddesking myself.... She remembered that Arkansas was landlocked and for a moment a deep panic shuddered through her as she imagined herself on a map of the United States, trapped inside a box of land. She'sscaredofland?And even worse she compares thewholestate of Arkansas to abox of land?!It's not even square!!Nope; not done yet, folks. Before reading: *double takes*Did I read that right? This one part, in the synopsis?"new trilogy with the passion of Twilight and the grandeur of Fallen."I.....I think that theymeantthis:" the totaloppositeof the lust-crazed psychotic fuckery of Twilight and the epic failure of Fallen"Yeah, I think that that's what they meant, because if I'm wrong and that'strue....we're in for a hell of a bumpy ride.......I'm kind of scared now. More like terrified, really. 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  1. Nancy Holder, New York Times Bestselling author of the WICKED Series, has just published CRUSADE the first book in a new vampire series cowritten with Debbie Viguie The last book her her Possession series is set to release in March 2011.Nancy was born in Los Altos, California, and her family settled for a time in Walnut Creek Her father, who taught at Stanford, joined the navy and the family traveled throughout California and lived in Japan for three years When she was sixteen, she dropped out of high school to become a ballet dancer in Cologne, Germany, and later relocated to Frankfurt Am Main.Eventually she returned to California and graduated summa cum laude from the University of California at San Diego with a degree in Communications Soon after, she began to write her first sale was a young adult romance novel titled Teach Me to Love.Nancy s work has appeared on the New York Times, USA Today, LA Times, , LOCUS, and other bestseller lists A four time winner of the Bram Stoker Award from the Horror Writers Association, she has also received accolades from the American Library Association, the American Reading Association, the New York Public Library, and Romantic Times.She and Debbie Vigui co authored the New York Times bestselling series Wicked for Simon and Schuster They have continued their collaboration with the Crusade series, also for Simon and Schuster, and the Wolf Springs Chronicles for Delacorte 2011 She is also the author of the young adult horror series Possessions for Razorbill She has sold many novels and book projects set in the Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Saving Grace, Hellboy, and Smallville universes.She has sold approximately two hundred short stories and essays on writing and popular culture Her anthology, Outsiders, co edited with Nancy Kilpatrick, was nominated for the Bram Stoker Award in 2005.She teaches in the Stonecoast MFA in Creative Writing Program, offered through the University of Southern Maine She has previously taught at UCSD and has served on the Clarion Board of Directors.She lives in San Diego, California, with her daughter Belle, their two Corgis, Panda and Tater and their cats, David and Kittnen Snow She and Belle are active in Girl Scouts and dog obedience training.

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  1. As a pre P.S I didn t give this book a rating Nuff said After reading I hate this book I hate it with such a passion that I want to burn it, take some of its DNA, clone it, then burn all of the clones to use a kindling for the rest of my existence, and then pass it tomychildren who can pass in onto theirs so they can also use it to fuel their fires to the end of their days Yeah, I honestly detest the bookthatmuch Right off the bat, then, let me give you one of the special little gems that Holder [...]


  2. If I would rate Unleashed on the story itself it would have gotten praise, but I can t do that now can I I had my share of problems with the characters and their actions that inadvertently caused me to get a bit of a mixed feeling about the book as a whole.It all starts with Katelyn Katelyn s mom has just died and, with her dad not in the picture, she is forced to move to Wolf Springs A middle of nowhere town with no cell phone service or internet connection can you believe She soon learns that [...]


  3. Every town has its secrets In wolf springs they re just a little darker.What an amazing first book to a compelling new series Ahhhhhhhh I want , , , MORE Katelyn McBride is uprooted from her California world when her mother s life is tragically taken by an earthquake Relocating to Wolf Springs Arkansas, to live with a Grandfather she barely knows, out in the middle of bango land forest, Kat s ambitions, dreams, and future are completely turned upside down When two girls Kat s age are unexplainab [...]


  4. Ok I loved this book I finished reading it a couple of days ago, and find myself thinking, I can t wait to get home and read of UNLEASHED Then I remember I m done with it, and I get sad It s been quite a while since I ve read a werewolf book, and I just think that I was really in the mood for this, and it didn t disappoint me at all.I recently read Nancy and Debbie s other series, Crusade, and loved those books as well, but Unleashed has a very different feel to it than the Crusade series Altho [...]


  5. 5 Stars, Who do you run with Another take on the girl moves to a small remote town with mysterious attractive men, murders and the super natural Wolf Spring s plot differs from books such as twilight, fallen and finding sky in that Katelyn looses both of her parents in different ways and has to move in with her recently estranged grandfather I really enjoyed the werewolf aspect of the story There isn t a lot of books, that I ve read where the supernatural creature is limited to just a werewolf [...]


  6. this was a good read but there were just loads of things that annoyed me about this book this is not really a spoiler alert so dont worry 1 at the start all katelyn goes on about is gymnastics then once she moves its like its completely forgotten about 2 i did not understand what was going on with justin i dont think the author explained it well and it was even confusing for me cause i loved trick so i didnt understand what she saw in justin 3 near the end it felt like the story was dragging on [...]



  7. This book was so overwritten While it s nice to picture the surroundings, the book was so bogged down with details that I just really struggled to get through it Every little thing was described to the T, and every description was really dragged out like the howling wind or the clicking claws And there was one detail that just bugged me view spoiler It was the fact that Ed s truck apparently had four lug nuts Most cars have five Small trucks have five, while larger trucks have six hide spoiler W [...]


  8. Quite enjoyed this book and looking forward to the next one I met Nancy and Debbie in Miami and they were delightful You all know how I love the cliffhanger endings and this one has a doozy I really liked the twist of adding silver to a werewolf book and look forward to discovering of the mystery of the silver mine and the hellhound.


  9. I really, really liked this book I got my hands on an ARC through work and decided to give it a try I was impressed with how much I enjoyed it, despite the typos PKatelyn is a 16 year old girl living in SoCal, enjoying her life as a dancer gymnast, when her mother dies in a house fire Suddenly orphaned her father died years earlier , she is sent to live with her paternal grandfather in the small town of Wolf Springs, AR There she meets not one, but two very attractive guys her age that she is dr [...]


  10. little hesitant cause they compare it to Fallen ugh , but I ll save judgement till it comes outill, Fallen 12 6 11Looks like my early judgement hit the nail on the head Now do I torment myself by reading this knowing I will prob detest it or do I take the plunge and suffer along with my brave GR friends who have suffered through this book before me Hmmmm Gonna have to ponder that one for a while


  11. 4.5 starsThis is a classic paranormal read It s dark, thrilling and one I quickly devoured I ve read a lot of enjoyable wolf books this year, and this one is definitely at the top of my list Nancy and Debbie s enticing blend of mystery, suspense, passion, love and loyalty made for a story that was hard to put down This was an action packed read that had me on edge the whole time Well, I shouldn t say on edge the whole time, because there s some intense romantic scenes had me swooning instead of [...]


  12. I wasn t sure how I was going to feel about this book before I started reading it because I am not a huge fan of werewolves.I have to say though that I am glad that I gave it a chance I notice that I tend to love books that I was iffy about in the beginning.This book had everything for me Great characters, great plot, great setting, mystery, romance, thriller.The writing was great and I couldn t tell when the authors were switching off.The MC, Katelyn, moves in with her grandfather, in the middl [...]


  13. Meh That s all I can say about this book Meh Katelyn s parents died, she had to go live with her grandad in the middle of fucking nowhere and she s feeling sorry for herself Meh She meets Cordelia, a girl that s suddenly her best friend but in literally every description of her she is described as fake and hiding something so I m not buying this friendship Worst friend ever Meh There is Trick, the love interest, who could have potential, but NONE of his mysteries are solved in his book why is he [...]


  14. Hmm, maybe I m feeling 2.5ish This one takes a little too long to get down to the business of supernatural romance Get the werewolf bite or family curse or whatever rolling already, I was thinking Then when I was facing the last page, I could only say, huh Rip off, No sense of even temporary resolution Cliff hanger I m not willing to cling to I think I d rather plummet.Okay, all that s not to say the Twilight, Shiver, Nightshade army won t read it They probably will, without complaint Lots of op [...]


  15. About 15% in, and I m surprised how unlikeable our MC is She s from LA and portrayed as a selfish, shallow teenager who looks down on the small town and wants to go back home She s very judgmental, examining clothes of other students on her very first day and tries to label everyone and decide if they re popular Kat asks very stupid questions when she first arrives at her grandfather s home, and her mentions her highlight of moving away is a good looking boy I m going to keep reading and hope sh [...]


  16. Overall I liked this story enough to complete it and I ll probably stick around for the next book in the series I m curious to see where this one goes because it takes a few turns I didn t expect which is always nice What I d like to see of in the next book is stronger characters I thought Kat was fine, on par with her personality and dialogue but I felt Cordelia was underwhelming and uninteresting Trick was okay, I d like to see from him, Justin was intriguing and I m definitely tuning in to [...]


  17. WTH when does the next book come out whaaaaaaat I don t even have an inkling of what will happen next 3anyway, I ve got to admit there was a little too much crying than i would have liked but her mother died so I guess it s fair Kat s an okay character, I didn t feel she developed aLOT but she does turn from being ergg ohmigawd I wanna go back home to ahh well its life kind of.I liked Cordelia, I thought she was brave and helpful, but I hated that she hid so much from Kat, I got frustrated when [...]


  18. So this is my Second Third Maybe Reading this book And I really enjoyed it The main reason why I re read this book is because I needed a re fresher sense I got the third and final book from the library At least I think it s the final and last book And so here we are, yet again Writing a review about this book And if I have to say so I think this one is turning out to be waaaay better then the last one Seeing as Even though I gave it four out of five stars the last time the review wasn t all that [...]


  19. Source I own a copy of this book but it will be donated.Note These are my own personal opinions I received no outside person comments or opinions.I really wanted to like this book I mean I ve been searching for a really good Vampire or Werewolf book for a really long time because apparently that s not cool to write about in YA any, so when I saw I had this on my TBR bookcase I immediately grabbed it and began reading, but was soon sadly let down by the story.This was not a girl meets boy werewol [...]


  20. There s something that I noticed whilst reading this one and I think I knew it for quite a while, but it just came to the forefront of my mind this time around One of the things unique about their writing is how the story is carried The majority of it is held firmly aloft by the actual dialogue in the story Now that may not seem like a truly surprising feat, but really ink about it In today s Young Adult genre, things generally go one of two ways either the author creates a world so fantastical [...]


  21. Unleashed was my first book by this author duo Nancy Holder Debbie Viguie, I know right Can you believe it And after reading it I can honestly say I didn t love it but I did enjoy it Katelyn McBride lost her dad at a young age so she doesn t expect to lose her mother years later, leaving her with no choice but to move to the middle of nowhere to live with her grandfather Katelyn hates having to leave her friends and school and she is definitely not looking forward to starting over in Wolf Spring [...]


  22. First Thoughts PHENOMENAL I want to turn around and re read this book over, and over, and over Nancy Debbie are such a dynamic writing team So when I was offered the chance to review Unleashed I had to jump on it Boy was I glad that I did too.You initially meet Katelyn, or Kat, in a dream full of acrobatics fire Suddenly she awakens to her mother trying to pull her from her home that s full of flames smoke.With everything she held dear gone, including her mother, Katelyn has to move to friggin B [...]


  23. I d give this a 3.75 4 Star rating.This is not a book I would normally read, not much into werewolves But I think this book may have introduced me to a new genre Katelyn has to relocate from Sunny Santa Monica California to the Ozark Mountains of Arkansas to live with her estranged Grandpa after the death of her mother She has to give up dance, the beaches and her friends to live with a man she really doesn t know that well as well as live in the middle of the woods with no neighbors in site The [...]


  24. I didn t hate the book I thought the story has a lot of potential However, it s the protagonist that made me want to throw the book out of the window I actually liked her at first with her dreams of dancing and performing for Cirque de Soleil Once she got to Wolf Springs, she just basically threw her dream away She could have just said Oh, since I m probably going to be stuck here forever, might as well give up now Not only that, I didn t feel any connection to her after She ran away every time [...]


  25. In order for a story to be truly suspenseful, the reader needs to care about the characters The only character that remotely interests me is Kaitlyn s grandfather He has some mystery about him but is whole and real than anyone else in the book I d like to hear this story from his point of view Everyone else is petulant, angry, crazy or just a confused teenager without redeeming qualities Ms Holder, you posed too many questions and don t even provide partial answers to keep your readers interest [...]


  26. Read of my reviews at Nick s Book BlogOk so how do I start Well, I did not like this book Actually, I strongly disliked it It was so pathetic.The main character Katelyn loses her mom and is forced to move in with her grandpa who lives in the middle of a freaking forest.Throughout the whole book she pretty much acts as spoilt She made me want to pull my own hair.She talks about how her she misses her mom but seriously I couldn t feel a single emotion for her.I found it really hard to connect wit [...]


  27. ReviewKatelyn had her whole life ahead of her, she had her dreams and she was determine to go after her dreams but one earthquake changes everything for Katelyn, now she s in the middle of nowhere Wolf Springs , Arkansas.Her grandfather had two rules Don t go out after dark Don t go into the woods .What dangers lurks in the woods of Wolf Springs Katelyn is about to change the dynamics of Wolf Springs, but what if those dynamics could cost her life I give this 4 Cat s Tails Up, it was just enoug [...]


  28. Review also appears on my blog, The Book Fairy s Haven because small towns always have secrets waiting to be discovered.It s been quite a while since I ve read a YA book about werewolves, so I wasn t really sure what to expect when I received a copy of Nancy Holder and Debbie Viguie s Unleashed.The concept behind the novel is surely something we ve all come across in one form or another before And while this in itself is not an issue, it does make the book a bit of a hard sell, as the synopsis d [...]



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