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Curse of the Wolf Girl

A book by Martin Millar

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Love "weres"! Hate this book!

  • Oct 16, 2010
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+2
Like a few other reviewers, I love "weres" and think there should be more books written about them. That's why I selected this book, hoping for a "sexy, bad-boy were" with whom to while away a lazy afternoon and/or tedious evening... But that was not to be!

I need to start off by saying I hated this book, even though I did get into a few of the characters, like Kalix, Decembrius, and the two mortals, Moonglow and Daniel. Because of them I trudged on to the end, through too-numerous characters with tongue-twisting names, through endless conversations between Queen Something-or-Other and Princess So-and-So. Even though it took me about eighty pages to finally figure out which character was which, who loved whom, and what realm s/he was from, I finally finished. And I'm obligated to say that the ending wasn't worth it. I saw no resolve for any of my favorite characters.

The cover states that author Martin Millar populates this novel with a universe of characters, and, IMO, that's its flaw, as I touched on above.

Without question, Millar is a gifted writer with a flair for satire beyond compare and a to-die-for way with words! In this book, however, he takes the satire too far, so far as to make reading an unpleasant experience. (How many times does the reader need to be told that the Were Mistress and the Fire Queen are "fashionistas," ignoring their kingdoms as they compete for designer fashions?). I did like the plot, but feel that Millar could easily have told the same story with half the words. That may have done it for me, as the repetition grew "old" rapidly.

I truly dislike giving an esteemed author only two stars, but feel that I must! The story simply did not work for me. Both stars are for the author's obvious talent; the book receives none.

Reviewed by Betty Dravis, October 8, 2010
Author of "Dream Reachers" (with Chase Von) and other books
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October 25, 2010
Hm thanks for the warning--someone gave this to me as a gift. I'll keep my expectations low.
October 25, 2010
Woopy, I do love a good satire, but this one goes way too far and the author repeats too many things over and over... I don't see how he got so many five-star reviews, but you might like stuff this far out... Let me know. Betty
October 28, 2010
Yeah, repetition would bore me too. Nice review, Betty.
October 28, 2010
Thanks, Adrianna... xo
 
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review by . July 26, 2010
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review by . July 28, 2010
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Kallix, a morose, laudanum-addicted, unschooled, slightly anorexic werewolf is still on the run. The youngest daughter of the Thane of the MacRinnalch Clan of werewolves, held responsible unfairly for the death of the Thane, and justifiably responsible for the deaths of a great many other werewolves, remains prohibited from returning to Scotland in order to maintain the uneasy peace that temporarily prevails in court, despite the endemic debauchery and degeneracy always threatening to again spiral out of control. Frankly, things aren’t much better for her in London than in Scotland. The love of her life is in hiding and her enemies increase in number by the day. Strong as she is when enraged, it’s becoming ever more dangerous to be her. Daniel and Moonglow, her two human friends, do what they can to keep her hidden in plain sight (who would look for a werewolf in a remedial program for high school dropouts?) and keep her fed. Millar is a true world-creator, populating Curse of the Wolf Girl with a universe of characters: fashion-designing werewolves, cross-dressing werewolves, and neurotic, psychotic, and erotic werewolves, as well as fairies, Fire Elementals, and good ole humans — whipping them in faster and faster revolutions with his thrilling, vertiginous rollercoaster narrative.
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ISBN-10: 0980226058
ISBN-13: 978-0980226058
Author: Martin Millar
Genre: Young Adult Fiction
Publisher: Underland Press
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