Author: Ashley Stoyanoff
Series: Deadly Trilogy #1
Expected Publication: Aug 23/13
Genre: Young Adult Paranormal
Shelf: Review Copy
Synopsis from Goodreads:
Jade Shaw has spent the last two years avoiding the pack. But when Aidan Collins moves to town, avoiding the dogs doesn’t seem possible. The pack wants him just as much as she does.
Determined to keep him out of the pack’s grasp, Jade does everything she can to gain his attention. Little does she know, Aidan is in deeper with the pack than she could have imagined, and competing for his attention is a deadly game, one she may not want to win.
Stoyanoff’s writing style draws you in to her well developed world and gives you a place to call your own while you escape your reality through her work. She writes the way that people really think, feel, and talk. This adds a layer of realism to her supernatural world. This novel also packs an emotional punch. Not only do you have a supernatural story that keeps you guessing and reeling, but this smoothly written novel makes you feel with and for the characters.
Stoyanoff uses the technique of flipping perspectives to great success. She keeps everything straight between the characters while giving us insight into multiple points of view. As a reader, it gives you a much deeper understanding of the story, the town, and the characters. You become more and more attached to the main characters the more you understand them. This builds with the well developed and very captivating characters that Stoyanoff brings forth in this unique story to create a cast of characters that you’ll never forget.
Stoyanoff has also created a very solid pack law for her town. She takes elements of were-culture and melds it with some very unique wolf traits to create a world all of her own. It is very captivating and extremely entertaining. The uniqueness of this story combined with Stoyanoff’s open and enthralling writing style will keep you captivated. You won’t be able to put this one down.
My biggest issue with this novel is that it ended. Don’t get me wrong. There was a definite ending to the novel. Everything is wrapped up nicely while presenting a brilliant segue into the sequel. But it ended. I didn’t want to let these characters go. And I can’t wait to re-join them in the sequel.
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