Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Review: Wereling (Wereling, #1) by Steve Feasey

Fourteen-year-old Trey Laporte is not a kid anymore. Not after the day he wakes up in agony—retina-splitting, vomit-inducing agony. His clothes are torn. His room is trashed.

Enter Lucien Charron, the mysterious, long-lost “uncle” with freakish fire-flecked eyes and skin that blisters in the sun. Suddenly, Trey finds himself living in a luxury penthouse at the heart of a strange and sinister empire built on the powers of the Netherworld—vampires, demons, sorcerers, and djinn.

And there is a girl—Alexa Charron—who is half vampire, half human, and insanely pretty, with powers all of her own. Trey is falling for her.

Trey is training night and day to control the newly discovered power lurking inside him. Now, demons are closing in on every side, and the most psychopathic bloodsucker to rock the Netherworld wants to destroy him. Above all, he must face one terrifying question:
Is he a boy . . . or is he a beast?

Right from the start I have to say that above all else, reading Wereling has reminded me that trying something different often times ends up being a fantastic idea! Reading a male point of view is not something I'm used to, nor do I usually seek it out. I'm not quite sure why I picked this book up, I know it wasn't the cover (that kind of scared me) but whatever the reason, I'm just glad that I did.

It was a nice change of pace for me and a good break in routine from what I normally read. Feasey's writing is quick and gripping. He sets a break neck pace from start to finish and had me stressed out through most of it...but in a good way. It was suspenseful and addicting.

With characters like Trey, Lucien, Alexa and Tom, I never knew what to expect but enjoyed myself the whole way through. It was a great cast of characters and they were incredibly entertaining the entire way through. I found myself easily relating to each of them and felt concern and empathy for them as they went through their struggles within the novel. But along with the suspense and anxiety, Feasey managed to throw in a good bit of humor and kept things light when I found myself needing a short break from all the stress.
I did however find that I needed to know what would happen to Trey and how he would handle all of these new revelations that were being thrown his way. I wanted to learn more about Lucien and whether his intentions were good or not, how dark was his past really? Is Tom as easy going as he seems, and how can he possibly survive with everything that's going on around him? And of course I wanted to know if anything would develop between Trey and Alexa beyond a platonic friendship...this might not be a romance but in some ways I'll never change, I'm always a sucker for a little bit of young love!

Feasey kept me on the edge with these questions in my head and although some were answered by the end of the novel I found the my list continued to grow. I've always loved a series as opposed to a stand alone novel because I hate to say goodbye to the characters that I grow so attached to, and Feasey has not disappointed me. I think I have a very good chance to see Trey and this bunch more in the future and can't wait to reunite with them.

I gave Wereling (Wereling, #1) 4 shamrocks!!!!

**Author Interview Coming Soon**


  1. YEAH awesome review! I loved LOVED WEREling - and I also loved the other 2 books out already in the series...though this one is just now coming to the US, the other books have been out for a while now in the's the Changling series over there...with a new one due out in September. :) So yep you will get to see more of the whole gang... :D YEAH!

  2. Yeah I saw that on Steve's web page I was super excited...are you getting excited about the festival?? I know I am!

  3. This sounds like something I'd really enjoy. Thanks for the review! :D

  4. This looks really good. I have been reading a few books from the male pov lately and I'm enjoying it!

  5. This was the first male POV for me Karen in a while, I think the other was Shiver which was not soley male POV but in part and I find myself liking the change up.

  6. Great Review! I think the change of POV probably makes it stand out a little. I think there are not enough books from the male POV.

  7. I'm with ya always lol. I think more male POVs would be nice and widely accepted because for the most part they're few and far between.



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