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.
I have to admit that this book caught me completely by surprised. I totally freaking loved it! The word building is intense and the characters are very well developed. This story starts off with Professor Wiseman proving that werewolves do exist, or in this case Lycanthropy. While he is discredited and basically called all manners of names by his peers, his students believe him. Case in point 3 of his students have turned from human into werewolves. Veritable shapeshifters and their plan is to change every human and infect them with the same virus. Lol. I love werewolves and this story took me on a totally different ride and I was pleasantly thrilled. Great start to a wonderful series!!! Well done Mr. Morris, truly well done. 5 Rip-Roaring, tear out your throat, in this case literally, stars!!!!!
Think American Werewolf in London minus the American but redone with a 21st century twist! There's no waiting for the action to start, from the beginning you're into the story line and it quickly escalates from there. The story line starts with a Scientist with a wild idea, who has escaped to the Carpathian Mountains to do research, about werewolves of all things. While we don't get a lot of back story on the research, a bit comes out during the story, the rest of the characters do keep the story moving. The students have become infected and turned on their professor. They return as werewolves to London to start the Werewolf Apocalypse with Leanne as the leader of the pack, highly intelligent and ready to take over the world one bite at a time. It is a first in a series and there are multiple lines that intertwine and follow parallel to the main line, including a headmaster who devours instead of disciplines, the police force dealing with the dismembered bodies, a high priced call girl/thief and a group of very different kids who become unlikely friends. I'll be over here on the edge of my seat waiting for the next book in the series! I did receive a copy of this book for free from the author on a librarything giveaway in exchange for an honest review
Horror fans are in for a treat! These werewolves are cunning and unstoppable at spreading the lycanthropy disease. I was very excited to read this. This author pulls out all the stops so there's lots of gore and action to be had among these pages. Loved this from the moment I started reading. This is the first book in the series, so yes, it does end on a cliffhanger, but now I can't wait for book two.
We start off with Professor Norman Wiseman who is studying the lycanthropy disease in Romania when unfortunate mishaps occur. Then the rest of this takes place in London where the werewolf apocalypse spreads like the plague. This switches around to the different characters this book centers around. Amazing details give this authenticity. You're in for a wild ride.