Book Review: Wild Blood by Nancy A. Collins
There is an updated ebook version the author prefers. Too Late! Already read this one.
Skinner Cade finds out he’s a werewolf the hard way . . . by doing hard time in a south Arizona prison. After eating a goodly portion of the inmate population (and a non-trivial number of guards), he busts out during a riot and disappears into the desert. He joins a pack of werewolves who fancy themselves a rock band called Vargr. They teach him how to werewolf, but he soon realizes that being Wild isn’t all it’s been advertised to be.
Writing was good.
Background information was good.
Character Development was good.
If you’re into bestiality-rape and gore, this book is right up your alley. I’m not into the former at all, but I was able to forgive it because it doesn’t get in the way of the story. I found her take on werewolves to be different from every other werewolf story I’ve read or watched in the theater.
Once I got past the first 50 or so pages, it was hard to put down. The only reason I stuck with it past those was because I found the writing good and could tell she was building a much larger story arc.
My only serious gripe is that she crammed in too much information at the end. The backstory needed it, but I would have preferred experiencing it instead of reading an info dump that answered all of Skinner’s dangling questions.
4 out of 5 stars for the print version.