Ryan Zachery lived his life the way all high school teenagers should -carefree until he was attacked by an unknown assailer and awoke in the hospital with lycanthropy.
Taken by armed guards and dragged away from everything he held dear, Ryan was thrown into a US camp made for those 'suffering' from lycanthropy.
They caged the beast, but now he will show them that he will never be dehumanized.
Here's what I thought:
Oh my, my, my, what a different take on my typical werewolf reads. I was rooting for a love story in this book and while Ryan and Anna find a beautiful connection in their horrid situation, this is no love story.
This book however is pretty freaking awesome. I think the story
truly picked up in the second half of the book, but that does not negate the
importance of the first half.
I felt bad for Ryan from the very beginning, but throughout the book I found myself questioning his character. Ryan comes off as this sad and lonely character. A boy not even out of his teens, who was thrown into what is essentially a concentration camp for those infected by the Lycanthropy virus to end up being this fighting and somewhat terrifying (to those around him)Man.
The facility that the werewolves are thrown in is a stark new reality for those who once lived normal lives before being infected and are now turned into lab rats, and treated with zero compassion or humanity. The vicious fighting and hatred in this camp is beyond sad and Loring makes it feel all too real with its intensity.
There were some great characters in this book and all brought new layers to this amazing story. I found a deep respect for Elizabeth’s character. I liked Anna and her feisty nature. Sarah became a character whose growth in the book was about
redemption. Russell was a cute character with his shy yet pretty kickass personality.
So of course I would recommend this book, just be prepared as it is quite long!