Here is my no-spoiler review of Werewolf Nights by Mari Hamill. (4/5 stars)
Werewolf Nights by Mari Hamill follows the story of Catherine who runs the local bakery, she’s trying to pay off the debt of her late controlling husband Frank when Hollywood moves to a town in the plan of shooting a werewolf movie. Frank had told Catherine all the stories of the werewolf legends that surround Wereville. Catherine decides to audition for the movie to help keep the tourists in town to help boost the economy of her business. She manages to land the lead role among movie star Greg Byron who doesn’t leave the best first impression, Catherine thinks him arrogant but agrees to act alongside him. During filming, Greg is bitten by a wolf and Catherine begins to make a connection between the script and her family history. Can Catherine figure it all out and find a way to save Greg from becoming a werewolf?
I was actually really surprised by this book as I was gripped from beginning to end. It was everything you’d want from a supernatural novel – suspense, mystery, and even a little bit of romance. Werewolf Nights consists of shorter chapters which made it very easy to read, it was a fast-paced book and I barely put it down.
I love how much attention to detail has been written into this novel, Catherine is a baker by profession and whenever baking is mentioned I can feel my senses heightening at the smell and taste of it. Catherine is a likeable character who is very confident and independent, at times I thought she seemed a bit dippy but it only added to her charm. Greg is a very interesting character who has a bit of a big ego, other than that I can’t say too much about him without revealing one of the biggest plot twists I have read this year.
Werewolf nights is full of twists and turns and definitely made me raise an eyebrow in wonder, the only fault I could possibly say was the length of this story. I wish it had been longer because I feel as though certain chapters were cut short. Besides this minor detail, I would definitely recommend to a fan of fantasy, paranormal and romance.
Mari Hamill is a comic book store owner which I think it has helped influence this novel and definitely the front cover, it definitely radiates the vibe of a comic book. I think it would be interesting if it was adapted into a graphic novel and I’d be really interested in checking it out. A very impressive debut novel by Mari Hamill and I’d be intrigued to read any other potential novels.
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