Sunday, September 18, 2011

Review: Wolf At The Door by J. Damask

Wolf At The Door by J. Damask

Publisher: Lyrical Press
Genre: Paranormal Romance

Heat Rating: 2



Being an ex-teen vigilante comes with its own set of problems.

Housewife, ex-teen vigilante…and shape-shifting wolf…Jan Xu has enough problems without adding her sister's to the mix. Marianne is returning to Singapore and she's filled with strange ideas. She's also not alone. She's coming home with a new boyfriend who has a dark agenda of his own.

With sibling rivalry threatening the inevitable: a battle-to-the-death with fang and claw, Jan and Marianne must overcome their issues if they're ever going to find peace within their troubled relationship.

Content warning: Violence, fang-and-claw fighting.

Claudette's Review

Jan Xu is a werewolf, as is almost everyone else in her family. I love that though she’s married and has children this doesn’t hinder her from being a butt kicking protagonist. Her sister Marianne and she haven’t been close since Marianne failed at puberty to gain the ability to become a wolf. When Marianne returns home to Singapore, after years away from her family, she brings her new boyfriend Steve. Though Steve is also a werewolf, he very clearly has a hidden agenda. Only Jan seems to be aware that he is a threat however. Soon Jan’s world is rocked by mishaps that are befalling everyone she cares about.

This is a story with sibling rivalry at its heart. At times the narrative was disjointed, abruptly mentioning events from the past and introducing new characters without any obvious context or introduction; as though the reader knows exactly who they are. The rich detail and originality of both the setting, culture and story, more than make up for that. I found this novel to be fascinating, gripping and thoroughly enjoyable. A werewolf fantasy with a difference.

4 1/2 Tea Cups!

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