Published March 14, 2014
My life was changing, morphing into something greater than I could have anticipated. I was becoming something I didn’t recognise as myself anymore. A Werewolf.
I was different.
‘Hybrid’ was what they called me, and the weight that rested against that one word was crippling. They depended on me to bring them safety. What made me so special?
Oh, that’s right. My destiny.
I was sucked into a world I’d had no idea existed. Twenty-one years as a human, and this was what I found out.
My travelling plans, my writing degree, all of it was gone within one night. One evil night that robbed my humanity.
I wasn’t completely sour. Life had been unfair a while ago, only now I’d had something worth fighting for besides myself. Something to live for.
I was afraid for the others. I couldn’t let them down. I wouldn’t let them down.
I’d gone to bed a human and woken up a Werewolf.
A special Werewolf.
At first the book started out slow for me. I enjoy getting the back story but cannot WAIT for the action and drama to present itself. It didn’t take long for the story to grow and suck up my interest.
I very much enjoyed Luna, whom is the main character of the story. Luna is stunning. She is the type of person whom you really want for a friend. One whom will stand behind you even if she has to fight for her life just to save yours. She develops as a character throughout the book as she makes some big changes with her life.
Luna also has quite the love interest in Riley. His character is young but he is wise way beyond his years. I really enjoyed his quiet moments alone with Luna and can tell that there will be great things to come from these two being together:) Riley is smart, fierce and quite handsome. He also is very protective over his family which is a huge reason of why I loved him so much!
This is definitely not your typical werewolf read and I cannot express enough of how much I loved this book! I found myself thinking about it even hours after I finished reading. I was drawn to the pages and had a hard time putting it down. There were surprises around every corner and I cannot wait to see where this story leads with the next installment!
Kudos to Ms. Winter’s for creating a fresh new YA story that I will definitely be telling all of my friends about!
1.Why werewolves? What is it about them that made you want to write about them?
There’s something really yummy about the supernatural that captivates me. Superpowers entice the creativity in me, and I’ve always wanted to be something better than I am. Like Buffy. You know, all ass-kicking and save-the-world-even-though-nobody-knows type. Werewolves had always been these ugly, all-teeth creatures until recently, and that’s when I realised how utterly scrumptious they can be. I’m talking six-packs, abs-to-die-for, bulging arms and that strong sense of family. For me, it’s alluring and I hope to capture that in my writing.
2.Did you always dream of becoming a writer or was there something else on your agenda?
Growing up I had so many ideas as to what I was going to be. It started with being a paramedic and saving people’s lives like my father, until I passed out from the sight of blood – that was a no-go. Then, I was determined to be an actress. I went through school preparing for auditions, gaining the relevant qualifications and taking trips to London regularly, but that didn’t happen either. Writing hasn’t been something I planned to do since a young age, but in recent years it became my escape and therapy. Now, I wouldn’t dream of doing anything else, writing to see the enjoyment in readers is more than fulfilling. It makes me feel like I’m on the right path.
3.Your favourite book of all time? (This one is tough, I know)
Oh, gosh. This is the toughest question. Do I have to answer? Haha. Honestly, I’m not sure if I do have a favourite book of all time. There are so many great authors and masterpieces out there that I’m keeping an open mind to find the one. It seems like I’m searching for that special relationship, you know, where the girl searches for that special guy? That’s like me, but with books. That sounds completely nerdy, right?
4.What authors influence you and why?
I have plenty of mainstream authors that inspire me, but it’s those in the indie scene that grab my attention the most these days. It’s like a big community of awesome authors encouraging each other to do well. Heather Hildenbrand especially; if I could be as cool as her, I’d call my life a success! Seriously, she rocks.
5.One last fun question…If you could be a character of any book, who would you be and why?
I guess it’s super cheesy if I said one of my own, right? OK…*scratches head in concentration* I think I’d choose Sookie Stackhouse from Charlaine Harris’ True Blood series. I mean, microwave fingers and the chance to know that many hot supernatural guys that all want her? Uh, yes please! Don’t even get me started on Joe Manganiello’s Alcide Herveaux…Phwoar!
About the Author
I’ve always lived a life based on my imagination, from hopeless dreams of romance to concocting alternate realities involving supernaturals. I’m completely fascinated with anything hero-related, and often speculate which superpower I’d possess. I haven’t settled on one yet.
I was born in England, and currently reside in Wales, UK. I love to write, and most days you’ll find me happily tapping away at the computer whilst in my pyjama-clad bubble. I also spend my time reading, and if that isn’t enough I’m often in the kitchen baking up a treat.
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