by C.D. Bell
Length: 367 pages
Published: November 1, 2016 by Chooseco
Medium of Consumption: Paperback
Nessa Kurland wants to be a high school all-star cross country runner. Nessa doesn’t just want it, she needs it. In order to go to college and make it out of the small town of Tether, MI, she needs a scholarship.
Nessa pushes herself to run harder, faster and longer than anyone on her team, but a post dinner 5k is cut short when she is attacked by a wolf.
As she begins to notice wolf-like changes in her body, Nessa also notices that something is off with Tether. Why is there a highly guarded lab facility in the middle of the woods? What kinds of tests are doctors running on the sickly children of Tether?
Traversing high school is never easy, but with Nessa’s fierce new nature she’s determined to get to the bottom of her life’s new challenges and mysteries.
What I Thought:
I was super surprised by this book. I thought it would your typical teen supernatural book about some girl becoming a monster and learning to cope with it. I found the lycanthropy to be almost a subplot. She ends up trying to bring down a multi-million dollar secret corporation that are doing some sort of scientific testing on the youth of her town.
Not what I was expecting, wonderfully un-angsty, and pretty bad ass. Will definitely check out the sequel Chimera.
- A fan of supernatural YA
- If you want a light conspiracy story
- If you like saying “fuck you” to the man