This is a very good, exciting YA Paranormal Fantasy book. It’s fast-paced, with interesting characters and a good storyline.
Years ago werewolves attacked a human city, slaughtering hundreds and taking it over. The humans were forced to flee across the river and live in an encampment surrounded by werewolves. With little land capable of growing food or sustaining animals, the humans barely eek out an existence.
Lea’s father trained her from a young age to hunt and track. She has spent her young life hunting werewolves. While in the woods one day she finds a white wolf caught in a trap. Recently she’s been dreaming about a white wolf. Could this be the wolf that’s been stalking her dreams? Maybe, but it doesn’t matter because humans and werewolves are at war. Just as she’s about to loose her arrow, the wolf shifts into a young man, pleading with her by name to spare his life. How does he know here name? His name is Henrik and he begs Lea to help him return home across the river. What happens next could change the fate of humans and werewolves alike.
This is a quick, easy read. The author does a fairly good job of worldbuilding, and Lea is a fully formed character. Her relationship with Henrik is sweet and I like that the author doesn’t have them meet and then instantly declare their undying love for each other. There is good interaction between the two and while they are naturally suspicious of each other, they eventually begin to let their guards down.
There is no swearing, sex or explicit violence. Some of the action is a bit too neat and tidy and just a touch earnest, but that’s to be expected in a YA Fantasy book. The book has a good ending, with a hint of cliffhanger for the next book. Overall this was an enjoyable read and I look forward to the next book.
I received a free digital copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.