Not Your Ordinary Wolf Girl by Emily Pohl-Weary Review
About a month after we started LazyDay.ca, we received an email invitation to “Chill Out with Razorbill” from our friends at Penguin Canada! Justin made a cute video and blog post about the event. While we were there we met 2 fantastic author’s including Emily Pohl-Weary. She is a super nice lady who does some really wonderful things for inner-city youth. She is an award-winning author, and loves Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Seeing I have an unhealthy obsession with all things Buffy, I felt an immediate connection with Emily and knew I would love her book. Since the release date wasn’t until this past week, I didn’t pick the book up until now but I really wished I had read it before meeting Emily because I would have acted more ‘fan girl’ appropriate. Meaning I loved her book and probably would have made a total fool of myself. So I guess it might have worked out for the best. Not Your Ordinary Wolf Girl is about a girl, Sam, who is a newly turned rock star of an all girl band, and is about to be bitten by a werewolf . Obviously she quickly realizes something isn’t right when she starts craving meat yet she is a vegetarian. There is a cute little love triangle in the book to make matters even more confusing for Sam and a lot of fun moments as she tries to cover up her carnal appetite.
What I Didn’t Like About Not Your Ordinary Wolf Girl
This was a pretty easy task when I started thinking about what I wanted to write in the didn’t like section. That would be the last part of the book because Not Your Ordinary Wolf Girl should have been a lot longer than it was. The only reason it wasn’t a 5 star rating was because the ending felt really rushed and left me scratching my head thinking that my Advanced Readers Copy was missing a few chapters at the end! The story line almost felt like it hadn’t gotten it’s proper conclusion and as far as I know there are no plans for a sequel!
What I Did Like About Not Your Ordinary Wolf Girl
Everything! This was such a fun, easy read that I really didn’t want it to end. All the characters were lovable (well most of them) and well written. Emily Pohl-Weary has a very relaxed, smooth, fluid writing style that I really enjoy. She made each character interesting and believable which is such an important factor for me when I am reading a book. If I can’t connect with the characters or at least believe they could be real then I won’t even bother finishing the book.
After Sam is bitten she goes kind of crazy by eating anything and everything in sight. Words of advice, don’t read this book on an empty stomach. The main character is eating or thinking about food so much that it seriously made me hungry the entire time I was reading. The author did a fantastic job conveying how ravishingly hungry our beloved Sam was! It makes you want to eat just as much as she does!
I recommend this gem is your looking for a fun book to read. It’s also a light read at only a few pages over the 300 mark so if your looking for a quick read that you’re likely to enjoy, pick this one up! Or win a signed copy below!
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Title: Not Your Ordinary Wolf Girl
Author: Emily Pohl-Weary
Subject: Young Adult, Paranormal
Release Date: September 24, 2013
Publisher: Razorbill Canada