Title: WEREling Author: Steve Feasey Publisher: Feiwel & Friends, 288 Pages (April 27th 2010 - US. Originally released in the UK - January 2nd 2009) From:Publisher - Feiwel & Friends, Thanks!
Synopsis:Fourteen-year-old Trey Laporte is not a kid anymore. Not after the day he wakes up in agony—retina-splitting, vomit-inducing agony. His clothes are torn. His room is trashed.
And there is a girl—Alexa Charron—who is half vampire, half human, and insanely pretty, with powers all of her own. Trey is falling for her.
Trey is training night and day to control the newly discovered power lurking inside him. Now, demons are closing in on every side, and the most psychopathic bloodsucker to rock the Netherworld wants to destroy him. Above all, must face one terrifying question: Is he a boy . . . or is he a beast?
Review: 4 Stars - Wereling was an action packed story about a fourteen year old boy who is not only an orphan but just happens to be a werewolf. Of course he doesn’t know about his werewolf second nature and as things start to go crazy in his life - in walks someone who claims to be his long lost uncle Lucien, who just happens to have a secret of his own – that he’s a vampire.
With werewolves, vampires, demons and various other worldly creatures walking secretly among humans, trouble is bound be lurking around each and every corner. With the help of Lucien, Lucien’s daughter Alexa and Lucien’s right hand man of sorts – Tom they all come together to try to help Trey understand about what his life means now and help to prepare him for what’s possibly in store for him in the future. Trey was honest and down to earth and having to deal with such a huge amount in such a short time, I think he handled him self pretty well. I can say that I really enjoyed both Alexa’s and Tom’s characters as they each seemed real and true. I found myself smiling and even laughed a couple times over their quirky come backs. And then we have Lucien and his need to protect and teach. It was clear that he took his word seriously when it came to looking after Trey and I was thankful for that not only because of what Trey was going through right then, but for what Trey had been through with the loss of his parents.
Throughout the story we learn more about Trey and his parents and just what happened to them to leave him an orphan. I enjoyed the lore that Feasey has included when it comes to his version of the werewolf. In most series books/stories the first can be packed with some much back story that it overshadows the plot(s) and twists and was happy that for me everything fit and came together smoothly.
Steve Feasey has written a great beginning to a new-to-the-us series that takes you on a wild and thrilling ride and makes you ready for the next books. Being that I knew I wouldn’t be able to wait to see what happens next, I picked up the next 2 books while I was in the UK and will keep an eye out for the 4th book that’s released later this summer.
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