Authors: Nancy Holder & Debbie Virguie
Genre: YA paranormal fantasy
Published: December 6th 2012
Publisher: Double Day
Source: Purchased Paperback
Available at: Amazon | Barnes & Noble
Katelyn had only been in Wolf Springs a few weeks before she was attacked by a werewolf. And now she carries that creature’s curse in her veins.
But she’s not alone. Wolf Springs is home to werewolves. And they swear that it wasn’t any of them who bit her. Changing humans without permission means the death penalty, and they’re none too happy about Katelyn.
The only explanation is that there’s a monster on the loose – something wild and uncontrollable. Because Katelyn has some of its power.
And two guys want Katelyn: one dark and mysterious, yet perhaps the perfect confidant; the other ferocious and forbidden – a werewolf that she can’t keep her hands off of.
My Rating of this Book – 4 out of 5 stars
Though the first novel, Unleashed, wasn’t an exact thriller, the cliffhanger had me dying for the next novel. So when I heard it was released on Amazon.co.uk I just had to buy it. Fortunately, my impatience was well rewarded because I found Hot Blooded far much better than Unleashed. It moved quickly and each chapter ended with me wanting more.
The reason, I think, was Justin – the werewolf that Katelyn can’t keep her hands off of, and I can’t blame her. *Wolf whistles.* Actually, one of the things that disappointed me about the first novel was that it hardly touched on his character. And honestly, I still want to know more about him, but at least he had a greater presence in this novel.
Also, the mystery of the silver mine and Hellhound was still tantalizing, though it really wasn’t the focus of this novel. Hot Blooded was more about Katelyn’s adjustment to “pack life,” which in itself was intriguing and bloody scary at times. There were moments where I wanted to run.
Now, Katelyn was still so “about the drama” in her life – which I wish she would just give it a rest – she is so self-absorbed. Like with her friend, Cordelia, who was in a sort of life or death situation. Katelyn kept clamming she was trying to help, but honestly, I never saw the effort. She was too wrapped up with herself to do anything for Cordelia.
Yet this novel kept me reading, and worse, this novel ended with another cliffhanger. AGH! Now I have to wait another year to find out what happens. 😦