I took a chance on this book and lost. Just a ridiculous narrative of violence and unconnected scenarios devoid of any semblance of plot or character development. No suspense. No flow of one scene to another. Just raw violence without a hint that the author had any goal other than to write a book.
Really enjoyed reading this one. It started where a College Professor and three of his students were up in the Carpathian Mountains trapping a live female werewolf to study and experiment on. But the three ended up bit and turned. Killed the professor and ended up back home giving the virus to others
Wolf Blood is the first book in a new werewolf series that should appeal to fans of good old-fashioned horror. Be forewarned, this is a far cry from the typical trend of young adult/paranormal romance werewolf books that have been the trend as of late, which is definitely not a criticism. This book gets right to the point, opening up in the forests of Romania in the dead of winter where a professor has himself holed up in a cabin where he's been experimenting with a virus that brings about lycanthropy in some victims. The virus breaks loose, spreading from the forests of Romania to London. These aren't your typical blood thirsty werewolves. They begin unleashing an evil plot to spread the disease throughout the human population, leading to the beginnings of a werewolf apocalypse. Readers should be warned that the story does contain some hints of homosexuality. Great opening to a promising new series. I was a little taken back by the number of characters introduced, but everything seemed to come together towards the end. The writing was a good pace and had some very interesting characters. The werewolves still came across as being human and staying true to their human instincts, even while in wolf form. The book was definitely gory, but not too over the top. I absolutely would be interested in continuing to read this series.
I received a copy of this book from the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.