Sunday, July 6, 2014

My Wolf's Bane (Shapes of Autumn #1) by Veronica Blade

Different species. Mortal enemies. It'll never work, but they'll die trying.

Autumn Rossi thought she was a normal teenager. Suddenly, she can outrun every critter in the forest, making her wonder if she’s even human.

When the new guy at school, Zack de Luca, witnesses a questionable scene, he unfairly pins her as stuck-up. He acts like he hates her, yet he keeps bailing her out of trouble. Not only is Zack both insufferable and irresistible, he seems to sniff her anytime he gets close.

As passion flares between them, Autumn isn’t sure which is more dangerous: her psycho ex-boyfriend, or falling for Zack — who’s risking his life just by being near her.

First line:
Scooping up my backpack, I abandoned my geriatric car and forged through the double doors of the school.
4 wolves out of 5
My Wolf's Bane is about throwing away assumptions you make about people. Autumn may think Zack is the hottest guy she's ever met, but he's also a jerk. Zack assumes Autumn is a stuck-up, snobby popular girl. As Autumn's best friend and Zack's cousin start dating, the two are thrust together and start to realize their assumptions are wrong.

Autumn has been noticing changes in her body that she can't explain. Her senses are heightened and she's super fast. The only person who might be able to help is Zack. But he's a jerk to her. When he's not fixing her car or helping her out of a bad situation. But he does all that grudgingly. Autumn is determined to make a life for herself after being moved around constantly by her parents. She wants to be independent and show her parents that she can function without them.

Zack just wants to spend the next few weeks with his mom. She's dying and after she does, he's out of there. Not because he doesn't love his aunt, uncle, and cousins, but because he wants to protect them and himself from the werewolf king. He's a good guy. Even if he doesn't like someone (*cough*Autumn*cough*), he'll still help them out of a rut, although begrudgingly.

I can't wait to get my hands on the sequel. I look forward to reading more of Zack and Autumn's journey.

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