Author: C. D. Bell
Genre: Paranormal, Teens & YA
Publication Date: November 1, 2016
Received: via Netgalley
Eager to escape the small town of Tether, Michigan, once home to 90s corporate polluter Dutch Chemical, high school junior Nessa Kurland is focused on winning a college scholarship for cross-country running. Motivated to improve her times, she fits running into her busy schedule between school, helping out at home, and a weekend job at a vet’s office. One night she is out on a stealth training run when she comes across a trapped wolf. Trusting her animal skills from working for the vet, Nessa tries to free the animal but is bitten badly instead. The first clue that something has changed is her freakishly quick recovery. A wound that should take weeks to heal is gone in days. Other changes, both powerful and frightening, begin to emerge. She can hear conversations a quarter of a mile away and smell the cold weather coming. Finally, one day, she is transformed into a full werewolf. In this state, she begins to see and understand things about Tether that powerful people want to keep hidden. What is a Nobel laureate doing working one day per week in a small-town medical clinic? Is the interest from some top college track scouts genuine or a ruse to get her off the scent? Managing her power drastically alters the course of her daily life. The question is what will Nessa do with the secrets she learns, and what will others do once they realize what she knows? Now Nessa must navigate the social, romantic, and academic challenges of junior year while coming face to face with true human darkness, all while she tries to make peace with her new, wild nature.
I received this ebook for free from Netgalley for an honest review. The story stays off with giving us the history of Nessa’s daily life, family and what she is working for. It is in third person point of view and follows only Nessa around. It is a fast pace coming of age story with a twist.
There is something going where she lives. Really strange things happening and Nessa never really thought about them until now. There are people trying to help her understand what is happening. However, she can’t tell anyone her secret and she doesn’t know who to truly trust. You will enjoy this book and not want to put it down. Even in the end you will be wanting more. This comes out in November.