Monday, April 5, 2010
Review:Never Cry Werewolf by Heather Davis
Shelby’s summer plans go totally awry when her horrible stepmother sends her off to “brat camp” as punishment for one too many broken curfews. Camp is full of spoiled rich kids, obnoxious counselors wanting Shelby to talk about her feelings, and a totally inhumane “no cell phones” policy.
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 bad boys get her into trouble…but who is she to turn her back on a guy in need, especially such a good-looking one?
Heather Davis’s debut novel mixes together irresistible characters, a pesky full moon, and a delicious taste of the supernatural.
This book far surpassed my expectations. When I borrowed it from my friend,I thought 'Let me just give it a try..' But the book turned out to be quite a page-turner.
For once,I loved the protagonist Shelby-she is strong,sassy and isn't all about make-up or being frail and fragile in the hands of the oh-so-hot-and-dashing guy,who actually turns out to be a werewolf! Shelby has a few issues-having lost her mother,having to deal with a step-mom-from-hell,thinking that she has lost her father to her step-mom and being packed off to a brat camp. But she deals with her problems on her own and doesn't go around whimpering,which felt so nice to read..!
Austin on the other hand has his own problems-being the son of a famous rockstar and having to hide a family line of werewolves including himself. He doesn't manage quite as well and it is Shelby who helps him at her own risk with his little secret.
Though this is a hot-werewolf-meets-lame-human-girl story,which is so very frequent around now,I really enjoyed it as it also deals with some major issues of teenage life-brat camps,loneliness,step-parents to name a few.
Heather Davis's writing is smooth and she has kept her story brief but complete.The book is fun and I don't think anyone will be majorly disappointed if you choose to read it!