Author: India R. Adams
Published: April 26, 2016
Publisher: India's Productions
Number of Pages: 220
Source: I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest, and unbiased review. All opinions in this review are my own.
Rating: 4.5 Stars
Tags: YA, #COYER, Received for Review
Synopsis: Their love was innocent.
Their friendship was pure.
Their fear was real.
Their danger was true.
When little Marlena is left to care for an abandoned wolf pup, her parents see their irrevocable bond, and this humble family embarks on an adventure trying to care for the needs of a rapidly growing wolf, and the needs of their headstrong daughter. The comical complications of such a venture only darken when Marlena, now a high school student, witnesses her wolf shift… into a young man.
Secrets and the pure hatred from a man out for revenge take Marlena, her family and her wolf on a heartbreaking journey of devastating loss, captivity, and ultimate sacrifices.
This love story will haunt you well after you finally set this book down.
Me after finishing this book: *looks at dog*
*looks back at book*
*looks at dog*
Me: "I mean, dogs technically are decedents of wolves..."
My dog: *huffs at me and walks away*
Me: "Wait, I'm getting mixed signals! Come back!"
In this book we follow Marley from when she was a young child, to her in high school. When Marley was a child she met Mother Wolf, Father Wolf, and their baby, Romy. Marley and her family are left to care for Romy when his parents are killed. Together they embark on a lot of adventures, but when Romy shifts into a human, things get a lot more complicated.
I absolutely loved and adored the beginning of this book, especially when Marley and Romy were children. They were just so, fucking, cute. I loved reading about how they would play together, and sleep together, and take baths together, they were just extremely cute. It was also cool because I could see myself in Marley, and it would have been awesome to have a pet wolf growing up.
"After another blow out the snout, I advised the male wolf, 'You should see a doctor.'"
Okay, there was a part in this book where Sebastian (human Romy) was with Marley, and I was extremely scared for her. I did not like the way that he was tossing her around. It scared me. After that scene it took awhile for me to trust Sebastian again. It also took me a while to realize that Romy was still intertwined with Sebastian. I was thinking that the two were completely separate, when they are really the same thing. Once I made that distinction, I was more okay with Romy. But still, he was over reacting in my opinion. I didn't want him to hurt Marley who is really sweet, and wants to help whenever she can. That being said, I do think that Sebastien is a good partner for Marley, I think that they will balance each other out.
I really enjoyed reading about how Sebastian learned to be human. He was like a giant toddler, and Marley defiantly had her work cut out for her. From the good, to the bad, to the funny, and to the oddly insightful.
"After another beer in the middle of another game of Jenga, Sebastian all of a sudden took a stumbling step away from the kitchen table and said words I will never forget. 'I must poop now.' He headed for the back door."
The ending seemed a little rushed to me, but I still really enjoyed it! It was really interesting to learn more about Sebastien's family, and it was cool to see everyone work together! It was really action packed at the end, and I'm defiantly happy with the ending.
So overall, I loved this book! I loved Marley and Romy's relationship, and reading about them growing up together. While I did have some minor problems with the book, I absolutely LOVED everything else. Like I say in every review I make for Adam's books, I highly recommend.