Thursday, May 26, 2011

Book Review: The Abused Werewolf Rescue Group by Catherine Jinks

The Abused Werewolf Rescue GroupThe Abused Werewolf Rescue Group by Catherine Jinks
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Toby is a teenage boy from Australia. He lives with his mother and likes to hang out with his friends and come up with all sorts of plans that usually end with some broken bones, scrapes and bruises. But, one day, he finds himself with an unusual situation in his hands. He wakes up, in the hospital, with doctors informing him that they found him in a dingo pen, naked. He worries that everyone will found out it was him in the dingo pen but, that is the least of his problems. Turns out he is a werewolf.

As Toby struggles to figure out what he is and who he can trust, we are introduced to a whole set of characters to round up this book. The characters are from the authors (Catherine Jinks) previous book, The Reformed Vampire Support Group. And there starts my first problem with the book. We get a pretty good characterization of Toby, the narrator. But, the other characters are terribly uni-dimensional and their characterization is very superficial. Having not read The Reformed Vampire Support Group, I cannot use that book as a reference.

I was rather un-enthused with the book in the beginning. It seemed to drag on and on an on. Frankly, I was getting bored. But, as the chapters went by, the urgency of the writing increased due to some crazy events, plots and twists. Impossible event upon impossible event kept happening and the book kept traveling down the road of the far-fetched, even in this book’s universe.

Still, I got into it, and the book became a page-turner for me. That is, of course, until it all stopped. It seemed as if the writer didn’t know how to finish the book and it all seems rather hurried and conveniently patched together at the end.

I still enjoyed the book, despite the hiccups in its narrative and pacing. I already bought The Reformed Vampire Support Group and I look forward to filling in the uni-dimensional characters of this book.

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Also by Catherine Jinks
The Reformed Vampire Support GroupThe Genius WarsGenius SquadEvil GeniusLiving Hell

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