Nessa Kurland is running for her life.
D. Bell’s WEREGIRLis a fast-paced teen thriller set in Tether, Michigan, a town on the brink of shutdown since it was stripped of its resources by corporate polluter Dutch Chemical.
High school junior, Nessa Kurland, is a cross-country runner with her eyes set on one thing: a college scholarship as her one-way ticket out of Tether.
Talented teammate Cynthia Sinise invites Nessa on a nighttime run through Tether’s overgrown forest trails. But she speeds ahead, leaving Nessa alone to discover a trapped wolf. Nessa tries to free the animal but is badly bitten, seemingly ruining her hopes for a strong fall season with the cross-country team.
Instead, Nessa’s freakishly quick recovery is followed by improved running times. All her senses are heightened. Nessa has transformed.
She has become a werewolf.
In her new state, Nessa learns there are things about Tether that powerful people want to keep hidden. Why does a Nobel Laureate work at the small-town medical clinic? Are top college athletic scouts really interested in her emerging talent? Can she trust Chayton, the motorcycle-riding guide her friends have faith in? WEREGIRL‘s Nessa must navigate her junior year and true human darkness, while making peace with her new, wild nature.
Weregirl is an exciting and thought-provoking novel that will make your heart pounds as you read more of it.
simple, thrilling story about a girl named Nessa who only wants out of her small town by having a college scholarship for cross-country running. Dedicated on winning it, she went running with Cynthia Sinise, the girl’s team captain, at night. But, on that night, something terrible happened to her, she was bitten by a wolf, a wolf that will make her life changed forever.
I had fun reading this. You don’t know where the story might lead as you pass on each scene. From a very normal life that turns extraordinary, Nessa will discover more unbelievably things around her, and that will make this story more enjoyable.
There’s also a part there that I really liked, the one with Chayton – on their first meeting – and I won’t share it as I want you to know why I like it. The romance in the air is also good, especially if you are having “something” with someone you don’t even know that much and it’s cool right? That you have chemistry with someone, you like unknowingly because I find it much sweeter than the others.
Another thing, I like it when I’m near the end already because I can feel an eruption of butterflies in my stomach whenever I think who the wolf might be. And I’m looking forward to reading the next book to know more about it.
Nessa is such a nice, funny and determined person but I just find her irritating when her crush, Cassian likes her, and they are already kissing – like that’s fast huh? Well, I can’t blame her as she’s just a teenager and some teenagers are acting like that.
The ending though leaves me hanging on. There’s so much to tell but it was cut off, and yeah, I really need the next book to fill the missing part of me that was lost because of it.
All in all, this is very recommended. Aside from it having a pretty cover that really attracts me.
Disclaimer: I received a review copy from the publisher via NetGalley.
Publication Date: November 1, 2016
Series: Weregirl Trilogy, 01
Genres: Contemporary, Young Adult, Thriller
WEREGIRL [Chooseco LLC] will be available in hardcover and e-book formats via all online and select brick-and-mortar book retailers as of November 1, 2016. Pre-order your copy today!
When she’s not biking the streets of Brooklyn, NY, you can find C. D. Bell writing in a decrepit RV clinging to the side of a hill in upstate New York, trying to teach herself to watercolor, or inventing her own recipes. She is a voracious reader of anything and everything fantasy, supernatural, or romance. And she swears that the monsters she often writes about are not real– at least she hopes not.
Created by a talented team of six female writers and inspired by the working tradition of television writers, C. D. Bell is a Chooseco author pseudonym developed with teen author Cathleen Davitt Bell, who has written I Remember You [Knopf 2015], among other novels for young adults.
The second installment of the WEREGIRL trilogy is already in the works.
Chooseco publishes the Choose Your Own Adventure series. Widely commended for its appeal to reluctant readers, the interactive, multiple-choice multiple-ending series is the 4th-bestselling series for children ever published, with more than 265 million copies translated into 38 languages. Chooseco has sold over 10 million copies since the series re-launch in 2006. Weregirl represents Chooseco’s first foray into full-length, non-interactive young adult fiction.