[Review] Weregirl

Monday, July 16, 2018

Title: Weregirl

Series: Weregirl #1

Author: C.D. Bell

Genre:  Young Adult, Fantasy

Published:  November 1, 2016

Source: Copy provided by NetGalley

Quicklinks: Amazon | Goodreads


Eager to escape her small hometown, high school junior Nessa Kurland is focused on winning a college scholarship for cross-country running. A chance encounter with a trapped wolf while out on a run leads to powerful and frightening changes, and one day, Nessa is transformed into a full werewolf. Now Nessa must navigate the challenges of high school while coming face to face with true human darkness, as she tries to make peace with her new wild nature.
Werewolves are amazing and better than vampires, obviously, and that's exactly why I requested this when I saw it on Netgalley. Okay, no, what really happened is that I saw Weregirl: Typhon on NG and thought it was a stand alone. It's not.

When I think about werewolves, I envision a cursed soul forced to change once a month against their will, the change agonizingly painful. However, these are not the kind of werewolves you find in this book. While they change on full moons, they also change on new moons (which is honestly a good change) and when they're more experienced in shifting, can change when they please.

Let's talk about Nessa, the main character. She was nothing special; your typical teenager who's not popular or noticed by their crush... or, really, anyone except their best friend. She's on the track team and loves running. I love that she's not so bothered by the fact that she becomes a werewolf and that she actually accepts it as a part of her life. That's something you dont usually see with these books. Normally, the character has a huge issue with this and spend 70% if not 90% of the book denying that part of themself. It's really refreshing to have a character who takes it in stride. The biggest issue I had with Nessa was the fact that she's told she's chosen to help with something big that's going on, but she treats it like it's not a priority and while I know that getting into college is a huge priority, if something bad is happening, why wouldn't you try to fix it??

Bree was my favorite bestfriend character. She took the news of her bestfriend being a werewolf with stride and was willing to help her figure things out or make her change easier.

The plot was interesting and it was the main reason I kept reading. So much was going on and I just wanted to know what happened. Now that the book is finished, I can't help but wonder where the author is going with this. This book isn't just about werewolves... there's much, much more going on in Tether.

Overall, I really did enjoy it. There wasn't your usual love triangle. Honestly, there wasn't much romantic involvement and to me, it was a healthy amount. I didn't feel like romance plagued and overpowered the story and that ends up being a plus in my book. Could it have been better? Of course, but the fact that I still wanted to read it and the fact that I can't wait to read more is enough to warrant the rating I'm giving it. I cant wait to read Weregirl: Chimera!

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