Sunday, February 19, 2012


Title: Unleashed

Author: Nancy Holder & Debbie Viguie

Rating: 2 stars

Summary: Katelyn McBride’s life changed in an instant when her mother died. Uprooted from her California home, Katelyn was shipped to the middle of nowhere, Arkansas, to her only living relative, her grandfather. And now she has to start over in Wolf Springs, a tiny village in the Ozark Mountains. Like any small town, Wolf Springs has secrets. But the secrets hidden here are more sinister than Katelyn could ever imagine. It’s a town with a history that reaches back centuries, spans continents, and conceals terrifying truths. And Katelyn McBride is about to change everything.

Broken families, ageless grudges, forced alliances, and love that blooms in the darkest night—welcome to Wolf Springs.

Review: For the first chapter or two, I thought this was going to be one of those vampire versus werewolves kind of books. There was this guy at the beginning who had to be invited into the house (turns out he's not a vampire but I thought he was) and guess what his name was. It was Vladimir. The most common guy vampire name ever. This book ended up being just about werewolves, but there was this thing at the beginning about how her father was murdered and the killer was never found. I thought that there was going to be something where Katelyn hunts down her father's murderer and also finds out that someone purposely set the fire that killed her mother, since the fact that both her parents had died was repeated nearly every page. (The fire truly was an accident, though. That was just me trying to insert a conspiracy theory.) Katelyn has this dream of being in Cirque du Soliel and she goes on and on about how now her dreams are ruined. Except for when her grandfather buys her Cirque du Soliel, Katelyn's need for regular gymnastics and ballet practice is forgotten after the first few chapters. It's not that she accepted that she wasn't going to be able to go to a proper gym to practice anymore and then got over it, she just stopped mentioning it. There was a cliffhanger ending, and if I had liked this book, I would have gone straight to the second one looking for answers. Thank goodness this book only got two stars so I don't have to suffer through the whatever is next in the series. Also, the cover? Please. It makes it totally look like a vampire book, and it's just plain stupid-looking.

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