Book Review: Wereling


Wereling, by Steve Feasey

When 14 year-old Trey Laporte awakens one morning, he finds his room completely trashed and the window broken open from the inside. Then, a mysterious stranger claiming to be his uncle arrives and is whisked away to his incredibly lavish home. Lucien admits that he is not Trey’s uncle, but promised his late parents that he would take care of Trey. Especially now that an evil vampire is after Trey, believing the boy to be his only potential adversary. Because Trey is the last of his kind – a natural (born) werewolf.

Trey is an average teenage boy with an unnatural heritage and the ability to change to wolf form at will. With unbelievable information and finding himself in the most frightening of situations, Trey accepts everything reluctantly with bravery. And having a blooming crush on Lucien’s daughter, Trey remains grounded. Feasey’s Netherworld creatures extend from vampires and werewolves to demons, sorcerers, djinn, and beyond. Each main character is complex and well-developed, which is not always the case with other young adult fantasy novels.

Wereling is a fast-paced, suspense-filled thrill ride, and a treat for urban fantasy fans of all ages. My only complaint is that it was over so quickly. This impressive debut left me craving more. I’m looking forward to the next installment, as the action-packed, climactic ending left off in a minor cliffhanger. And don’t miss the handy Netherworld creature glossary in the back of the book for a deeper look into Steve Feasey’s fantastic world of all things that go bump in the night.

Received in April

Here are the books/tv I received in April for review and/or giveaways:

Krod Mandoon: The Flaming Sword of Fire – Comedy Central’s Special BBC Edition

Eos Books:
Pray for Dawn (ebook) by Jocelynn Drake
Rapture Untamed (ebook) by Pamela Palmer
Swords & Dark Magic edited by Jonathan Strahan and Lou Anders
Cheat the Grave by Vicki Pettersson

Roc Books:
Under Heaven by Guy Gavriel Kay
A Taint in the Blood by S. M. Stirling
Ark by Stephen Baxter
Labyrinth by Kat Richardson

Daw Books:
Deceiver by C. J. Cherryh
Well of Sorrows by Benjamin Tate
A Legacy of Daemons by Camille Bacon-Smith
Conspirator by C. J. Cherryh
The Dragon and the Stars by Derwin Mak
Red Hood’s Revenge by Jim C. Hines

Ace Books:
Victorious (The Lost Fleet, Book 6 of 6) by Jack Campbell
The Fuller Memorandum by Charles Stross

Shadow Mountain Books:
The 13th Reality: The Blade of Shattered Hope by James Dashner
The Golden Spiral by Lisa Mangum

Spectra Books:
The Burning Skies by David J. Williams
Mind Games by Carolyn Crane

Tor Books:
Bitter Seeds by Ian Tregillis

St. Martin’s Press:
Instinct: A Chess Team Adventure by Jeremy Robinson

Harper Teen:
Wayfarer by R. J. Anderson
Brilliant by Rachel Vail
Alex Van Helsing: Vampire Rising by Jason Henderson
Bullet Point by Peter Abrahams
Forgive My Fins by Tera Lynn Childs
Hothouse by Chris Lynch
Compromised by Heidi Ayarbe
Mistwood by Leah Cypess
Radiant Shadows (Wicked Lovely) by Melissa Marr
Fragile Eternity (Wicked Lovely) by Melissa Marr
Stranded by J. T. Dutton

Gallery Books:
Play Dead by Ryan Brown

Razor Bill:
The Evil Within by Nancy Holder

Orbit Books:
Feed by Mira Grant
Lord of the Changing Winds by Rachel Neumeier
The Ambassador’s Mission by Trudi Canavan

Pocket Books:
Necking by Chris Salvatore
Amazon Queen by Lori Devoti

Feiwel and Friends/Macmillan Children’s Books
Wereling by Steve Feasey

Del Rey Books:
Dragongirl by Todd J. McCaffrey

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