There is quite the tail involved in this book (you'll get the pun later). I was invited to be part of the exciting blog tour for the new paranormal fiction novel and began reading it in early January. However, I then had to complete and submit my final university assignments *cheers* before dragging myself to Sydney to get on a cruise ship with a bunch of my besties to celebrate *cheers louder*. Low and behold, one of said friends actually sat on my bed afterwards reading it herself. And so it came to today, the previously arranged release date of my review, and I hadn't even got five chapters in. Now unfortunately that meant that I only had one day to kick back and read it all (poor me). Fortunately though, it was amazing and got me so hooked that I practically only got off my bed to eat lunch. And here I am, full of adrenaline and emotions, and you my dear reader are about to cop the brunt of them (enjoy!).
Tommi Grayson isn't a name, or girl for that matter that you come across often in the world of novels. She is tough, feminine, artistic, has blue hair and oh yeah, is a were-wolf. The latter she discovers only after she tracks down her paternal family in New Zealand, activating her she-wolf gene. Thrown into the world of fantasy, Tommi has to learn how to navigate her old life and new. Luckily for her, she has god's gift to women Lorcan to show her how. Unluckily for her, some want to use and abuse the new powers she has gained from the full moon.
I absolutely loved Tommi's character; she is fierce, strong-willed and its hilarious to live inside her head. There were a tonne of "say what?!" and "hory clapping duck wing!" moments throughout, leaving me constantly on the edge of my seat (bed). There were really strong friendship themes which I loved, and the romance aspect of the novel was in my opinion; on point! Nothing was overdone or cliché and I genuinely was never sure as to what was coming next. The only 'common' emotion evoked was my ability to cry, sob and full on bawl over fictional characters; which I did, a fair bit. You've been warned! The only thing left to do now is lend the book to my friend before she hunts me down to get her hands on it, all while wondering about just what else is to come for Tommi and co.
Genre: Paranormal Fiction
Acquired from: Hatchette Australia
*I received this book in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are entirely my own*