It is so hard to find a new take werewolves and shifters. But C.D. Gorri does an excellent job in her young adult paranormal novel Wolf Moon. This is an excellent coming of age story that deals with the problems a young girl faces not only becoming a young woman but also a powerful werewolf.
Graze, at the beginning of the novel, is fifteen and living the life of an ordinary normal girl. She faces problems with her home life, at school and dealing with her first crush. As that wasn’t enough, she suddenly finds out she is also a werewolf. That sets her on a new path of self-discovery and learning. By the end of the novel she has transformed into a solid, strong female lead that could potentially carry a reader through multiple further books.
There are some interesting twists in the plot and a romantic triangle that is set up for future books. Any young adult reader will gobble this up and want more. I look forward to future reads about the forthcoming war between witches and werewolves.
Warning: There is a bit of religion used in the book (Catholic) which may not suit all readers. I would advise readers to take that part with a grain of salt if you decide to read the book – this is a work of fiction after all.
A solid 4 out of 5 stars ~ Recommended read for all Young Adult book fans.