Thursday, November 17, 2011

Trailer, Review & Giveaway: Unleashed by Nancy Holder & Debbie Viguié

Author:Nancy Holder, Debbie Viguié
Release Date: November 22, 2011
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Adults
Wolf Springs Chronicles Book #1
ISBN: 0385740980
ISBN13: 9780385740982
Genre: Young Adult
Review Copy Source: Publisher 

Katelyn McBride's life changed in an instant when her mother died. Uprooted from her California home, Katelyn was shipped to the middle of nowhere, Arkansas, to her only living relative, her grandfather. And now she has to start over in Wolf Springs, a tiny village in the Ozark Mountains.

Like any small town, Wolf Springs has secrets. But the secrets hideen here are more sinister than Katelyn could ever imagine. It's a town with a history that reaches back centuries, spans continents, and conceals terrifying truths.

And Katelyn McBride is about to change everything.

Broken families, ageless grudges, forced alliances, and love that blooms in the darkest night--welcome to Wolf Springs.

After the death of her mother Katelyn is sent to live with her grandfather in Wolf Springs. It is a huge change for her from  the life she has lived up until now. UNLEASHED for the most part is a set up book. It sets up the scene for the series, introduces you to the characters and gets you really worked up to leave you with a big cliffhanger at the end for the really awesome stuff that will hopefully be coming along in book 2. Having said that, I still really enjoyed it and didn't want to stop reading once I picked it up.

The pacing was a bit slow on the start which made it take a bit to get into the story. I liked Katelyn. She of course was a bit miserable in the beginning but I had no trouble connecting to her character. She is from a big city so she of course is not really excited at the prospect of being in a small town. Trick is mysterious. I honestly still cant tell you what he is all about. I cant tell if he is hiding something about himself or trying to hide something about something else to try to keep Katelyn safe, hopefully some things will be revealed in book 2. There is also another guy in the picture, Justin. He is also a bit mysterious but also has dangerous added on top of it. Not sure who I'm rooting for but they both seem like they would be a good match after everything is thrown out there. There was a great cast of supporting characters. I enjoyed the small town set up and the mysteries of the town are still keeping me guessing. I'm excited for book 2!!

I gave it 4/5 stars


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