Saturday, April 6, 2013

The Wild Boys by Travis Heermann

One sixteen-year-old girl versus a plague of beasts. Can a sixteen-year-old girl stem the tide of a lycanthropocalypse? When three younger boys show up on Mia's doorstep, naked and on the run, she is drawn into a shadow world where a series of strange disappearances heralds a slowly spreading plague of lycanthropy. Mia must save the three orphaned boys from their brutal Alpha, a man-beast who believes humans are food. A war is brewing for the top of the food chain. Mia doesn't know it yet, but she holds the key to the future of the human race.

Publisher: Damnation Books, LLC
Number of Pages: 226
Type: Paperback

Reviewed by Amanda, age 17
One thing that got me into the story right away was trying to piece together everything from the beginning, like what happened with the scratches on the bathroom door at the orphanage. Right off the bat the mysteries caught my interest--that, and the first chapter starting off with a dreamy boy, which is always nice. The book had a good feel to me and made me want to keep reading and see what predicament the unique main character, Mia, got herself into.

It was a nice surprise that I enjoyed this new werewolf book because to me the subject is getting pretty overused. But this book had a new angle to werewolves--and made them way cooler!

One thing that I didn't like so much was at the beginning it seemed like there was a lot of unneeded information and weak dialogue. Such as normal 'hey, what's up' conversations that seemed unnecessary. But it only happened at the beginning so it wasn't a very big problem at all. The beginning was also a little slow to get started, but once it was up and running I couldn't put it down. I almost read it in one sitting.

Overall I really liked this book and I'd say that if you were like me and sick of the werewolf craze, just give this book a chance and you'll be pleasantly surprised. I'm glad I pushed past my 'no more werewolves' mindset and gave this book a chance! I really enjoyed it! Because of the language, I'd say this book is best for ages 13 and up.

This book is in stores now! 
Buy Paperback | $19.99

Happy reading!
Amanda, age 17

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