Young Adult, Paranormal, Shifters, Romance
Young shifters trying to understand and figure out who they are.
Sweet Sixteen and Abby discovers she can change shape. Being among shifters is not easy. She struggles with the expectations of her family, while inserting her independence.
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Then a new thought crashed into my brain. “Wait a sec. If my father is a werewolf…?
“Not a werewolf, just a wolf,” my mom said, interrupting me
“Okay, fine,” I said. If her story was true though, I had to wonder, what did that make me? It was my turn to pop up off the bed and pace around. What about me? Was I going to grow hair and fangs and run around trying to bite people? “Oh, God.
It felt as if my life was over. How was I supposed to finish school if I turned into a wolf every time the moon was full?
Would it hurt to change? It always looked like it did in the movies. I had seen that werewolf movie where the guy runs around London eating people. The change was always accompanied with screaming and pain. Was I going to hunt down my friends and family and eat them?
I didn’t know if that was really how it worked or not, but before I could work myself up into a real freak fest, my mom said, “I’ve watched you all your life Abby, and I have never seen anything wolf-like about of you. That worry has always been in the back of my mind, but nothing has ever come of it. You’re fine. Come on, you don’t even like meat.”
I had to admit, thankfully, that she did have a point there.
Read More…can Abby come to terms with the other shifters in her family?
She gave me a sideways look then said, “How do you think I felt? There were times that I was worried I was going to give birth to a puppy. How would I have explained that to my doctors?” My mom said this with a raise of her eyebrows and a grin.
This threw me for a moment. She was actually teasing me? At a time like this, she was cracking jokes? “That’s not funny,” I said.
“Oh, come on. Yes it is.”
Maybe it was a little funny, but there was no way in the world I was going to admit it then.
“Whatever,” I said with a shake of my head. “So, now what?” I was still holding onto the hope she had only hit her head that night and didn’t real know what she saw.
“I don’t know, honey, just thought with your dad finally getting in contact with us, well, that you should be prepared. That it was time. You know?”
No, I didn’t know. In that moment, I felt a little lost. The day was supposed to be a great day. It was my sixteenth birthday. My world was supposed to have been great. Instead, I may have lost my best friend and found out that I not only had a father, but one who may or may not be a wolf. It was not a fabulous day after all. In fact, I decided that birthdays kinda sucked. “No. He may be my father, but he’s not my dad.”
Shaking my head at her I left to go to my own room. I needed to think, and I couldn’t do that in her room with her looking at me with her sad eyes.
Mine was your average teen room. It had a bed, dresser, desk, and full mirror. There were clothes thrown about, but that was to be expected. After all, I was a teenager..
I dropped down on my bed with a huff. With so much swirling around in my head, I was getting a headache, felt it coming behind my eyes. It figured. It was one more thing to go wrong that day.
I looked longingly out my window at Brian’s little yellow house and wished I could go over and talk to him. He was home. The light from his room was spilling out into the night. Maybe he would laugh at me and tell me I needed to go have my mom checked out. I would have agreed. Maybe he would have helped me do some research and we could try to figure it out for ourselves. Instead, I felt so alone and lost and overwhelmed.
My mom was not the loony type. She always had her feet firmly on the ground. She never lied to me and always tried to tell me the truth. I didn’t know if I should believe her now or not. I know I didn’t want to believe her. Who would?
I looked down at my hands. They looked like just normal hands. No claws, or hair. They were just small, thin, girly hands.
REVIEW: YA, Wolf Shifter
On a scale of 1-5, the rating is 5 by William Delamar.
I don’t generally read novels in this genre, but a friend recommended it, so I read it and I’m glad. The author, Courtney Rene, writes clearly and the story unfolds with purpose and intrigue. It’s the kind of book that’s hard to put down. Abigail Staton’s mother has a strange reaction to a gift to Abigail from Dad. Abigail is thrust into a world not of her choosing. Finally she has to make a choice and face serious consequences with any decision. This novel is a grabber. If you dare read it, be prepared for a shock.
Also By Courtney Rene
Review: YA, Wolf Shifters
Rating: 5 out of 5
Reviewed by Angelia Amos on Amazon
I was so excited to see that Courtney Rene had written the sequel to A Howl in the Night. The Full Moon Rises doesn’t disappoint as we learn more about the complicated world of shape shifters that Abby has been thrust into. Abby leads us through her new world determined not to let the male dominated families keep her on the sideline as a new threat arises threatening all of them.
Life as a shape shifter is not as easy as it would seem, especially not for Abigail Staton. Being a teenager and a shape shifter is even harder, not to mention being one of the last remaining females in the two competing wolf clans and the only girl in her new schools. Striving to find where she belongs, gets sidelined when an old threat to the wolves resurfaces. The clans are forced to come together in a semi-truce, and the already dominant males become even more controlling in trying to protect their own as well as their secret. Abby finds herself in the middle yet again, but this time, she will need both clans in order to survive.
Seventeen year old Abby can’t shake the darkness that continues to haunt her since her escape from the Hunterz. She can’t let it go. Questions continue to circle. Questions no one will answer. Who are they, really? Why do they hate the wolves so much? The answers could be found in a young boy named, Sam. He may be from the Hunterz, but he smells of wolf. Derek wants to believe her, and tries to help, but Abby still hasn’t learned how to accept help from others. Her relationships with her mother and father continue to deteriorate, but Derek is a puzzle. Some days he’s exactly what she wants and others he is all that she despises. Being a shifter isn’t as simple as she thought it would be. The wolf part is easy. It’s the human side that needs a little work.
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