The stars align for this stunningly original werewolf shifter romance:
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If she returns to her Pack, the stranger will die.
But if she stays…
Silver Nilsdottir is at the bottom of her Pack's social order, with little chance for a decent mate and a better life. Until the day a stranger stumbles into their territory, wounded and beaten, and Silver decides to risk everything on Tiberius Leveraux. But Tiberius isn't all he seems, and in the fragile balance of the Pack and wild, he may tip the destiny of all wolves…
For three days out of thirty, when the moon is full and her law is iron, the Great North Pack must be wild.
People are raving about Maria Vale's paranormal fantasy romance:
"Wonderfully unique and imaginative. I was —enthralled!"—JEANIENE FROST, New York Times bestselling author
"Raw, wild, and intense—captivating to the final page."AMANDA BOUCHET, USA Today bestselling author
"Pushes boundaries, and keeps you at the edge of your seat."—TERRY SPEAR, USA Today bestselling author
This mixed debut evocatively depicts British werewolves in the Adirondacks, but crudely stereotypes the antagonistic relationships among the werewolves of the Pack, the independent shifter werewolves, and humans. Silver Nilsdottir, a disabled runt who was enslaved by the alpha couple of the Pack after her low-ranking partner was exiled, throws in her lot with injured shifter Tiberius Leveraux, hoping to teach him not to be such a "crappy wolf" so they can apply to the Pack for admission as a couple. Vale's use of physical disability as a status-lowering device is lazy and thoughtless, and the derisive language used to describe Silver's limitations is disconcerting. Human wolf culture clash is a humorous highlight, though some scenes feel like set pieces. Sexual encounters are not centered enough in the story for many romance readers, but they strike a hot balance between human and feral. The climactic conflict between the shifters and the Pack werewolves arises and changes the mood too suddenly, and Vale doesn't let Silver and Ti work as a team in its resolution, missing an opportunity to solidify the sense of coupledom. This is a capable work, but it does little to set up future sequels.
In a sea of werewolf stories, I have never read a story quite like this one. Very odd writing style tho. Important scenes are kind of rushed while others are described well. Author does well to give the main character a voice of her own. Needs a little more descriptive scenes, especially towards the end, and it would be a great book.
This was fun to read, not just because of the story but because the language was beautiful.