Sunday, September 21, 2014

Book Review 18. Prince of Wolves

Prince of Wolves (The Grey Wolves, #1)
Book: Prince of Wolves
Series: The Grey Wolves (#1)
Author: Quinn Loftis
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Pages: 230
Published: June 29th, 2011

Summary: Jacque Pierce was just an ordinary 17-year-old girl getting ready to start her senior year in high school in Coldspring, Texas. When a mysterious foreign exchange student from Romania moves in across the street, Jacque and her two best friends, Sally and Jen, don't realize the last two weeks of their summer are going to get a lot more interesting.
From the moment Jacque sets eyes on Fane she feels an instant connection, a pull like a moth to a flame. Little does she know that the flame she is drawn to is actually a Canis lupis, werewolf, and she just happens to be his mate; the other half of his soul.
The problem is Fane is not the only wolf in Coldspring, Texas.
Just as Fane and Jacque are getting to know each other, another wolf steps out to try and claim Jacque as his mate. Fane will now have to fight for the right to complete the mating bond, something that is his right by birth but is being denied him by a crazed Alpha. Will the love Fane has for Jacque be enough to give him the strength to defeat his enemy, will Jacque accept that she is Fane's mate and complete the bond between them?

★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

“Don't mind her; she's missing that part in her brain that tells her to shut up.”

What was going on in this book? I got tricked into trying it since it was free on the kindle store and there were reviews from one of my goodreads friends like: "I loved this book, it's these kind of books that make me wish I could live in a world where werewolves and other creatures existed. . . Can't wait to get started on the second book!" Oh the lies....

The biggest flaw in this book is actually very clear: Imagine you are a typical teenage girl. Now, out of nowhere, you figure out that werewolves, mysterious monsters from legend, are real. One of these wolves can even talk to you via mindwaves. On top of that, two of them want you to become their mate and live as their partner for the next couple centuries. And all this is dropped on you in a matter of 3 days. I'm not sure about you, but I would freak out. That's a really big thing to drop on someone, but how does Jacque take it? She acts like the hot boy who moved in next door told her his what color he was planning on painting his walls. The whole book, I was like excuse me? Werewolves? How can you act like this is something totally average? Her period of shock lasts literally two minutes, and then she's overcome by how hot Fane is and drops all her worries. Now I ask you; is that how people act in real life?
I've seen people more shocked their pen ran out of ink than how Jacque acts when she's told she needs to become a werewolf's mate.

 Also, Jacque's quirky two friends (Jen and whatever the other's name was) just rubbed me the wrong way. It's bad enough that their biggest issue with Fane being a werewolf is that he couldn't be hotter if he tried, but they're just so annoying. They seem to want to come off as witty and sarcastic, but they are just frustrating. One of them spends the entire scene where Fane is explaining the ins and outs of being a werewolf to Jacque (an important part of Jacque's journey to be Fane's mate or whatever) complaining about how she wasn't allowed to make popcorn. Then she bites someone, saying that is they just let her make the popcorn she wouldn't have to bite them in this important reveal.

And this is a pretty minor critique all things considered, but there were lots of typos.

So how'd I feel in the end about this book you ask?
I will not be continuing this series. The first book was free, so there are no regrets, but I'm not looking forward to any sequels (there are 8 books in this series total). It's free though, so you might like it for a laugh.


*edit* This review was up for a while with 3 stars, but that was a mistake. I meant to make it 1 star. My apologies!

Some Other Reviews for "Prince of Wolves" (May Contain Spoilers):
Holly's Reading Hollow
Lost in a Cloud of eBooks
Billie's Pink Reviews

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