Monday, February 27, 2012

Lonely Werewolf Girl by Martin Millar

Published: 2007
Pages: 558
Format: Paperback (New)
Stars: ★ ★ ★ ★ 

While teenage werewolf Kalix MacRinnalch is being pursued through the streets of London by murderous hunters, her sister, the Werewolf Enchantress, is busy designing clothes for the Fire Queen. 

Meanwhile, in the Scottish Highlands, the MacRinnalch Clan is plotting and feuding after the head of the clan suddenly dies intestate. As the court intrigue threatens to blow up into all-out civil war, the competing factions determine that Kalix is the swing vote necessary to assume leadership of the clan. 

Unfortunately, Kalix isn’t really into clan politics — laudanum’s more her thing. Even more unfortunately, Kalix is the reason the head of the clan ended up dead, which is why she’s now on the lam in London. . . This expansive tale of werewolves in the modern world — friendly werewolves, fashionista werewolves, troubled teenage werewolves, cross-dressing werewolves, werewolves of every sort — is hard-edged, hilarious, and utterly believable.

I found this novel while hunting through Sci-fi/Fantasy at my local bookstore (This book is ADULT not YA) trying to find any book that featured a female werewolf that wasn't Young Adult (just because I currently have so many YA books to read) and I picked out Lonely Werewolf Girl.

Lonely Werewolf Girl is a very amusing story and I love the characters but if you are looking for something that is high Fantasy or super epic, I wouldn't say that this book fits the bill 100%. It was a little dry and I felt that Millar was trying to write a parody then an actual supernatural werewolf tale. BUT it was still something that I was able to enjoy because of the silly characters and a goofy plot line.

I feel if you go into Lonely Werewolf Girl knowing this, that you'll like it but if you expect some epic thrilling werewolf book, you might be a bit disappointed. Either way, I would say at least give Millar a chance if nothing else.

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