Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Review: Prince of Wolves (The Grey Wolves, #1) by Quinn Loftis

Jaque Pierce was just an ordinary 17 year old girl getting ready to start her senior year in high school in Coldspring, Texas. When a mysterious foreign exchange student from Romania moves in across the street, Jacque and her two best friends, Sally and Jen, don't realize the last two weeks of their summer was going to get a lot more interesting. From the moment Jacque sets eyes on Fane she feels an instant connection, a pull like a moth to a flame. Little does she know that the flame she is drawn to is actually a Canis lupis, werewolf, and she just happens to be his mate; the other half of his soul. The problem is Fane is not the only wolf in Coldspring, Texas. Just as Fane and Jacque are getting to know each other, another wolf steps out to try and claim Jacque as his mate. Fane will now have to fight for the right to complete the mating bond, something that is his right by birth but is being denied him by a crazed Alpha. Will the love Fane has for Jacque be enough to give him the strength to defeat his enemy, will Jacque accept that she is Fane's mate and complete the bond between them?

I have to say right off the bat that I'm torn on this one.  It was creative, and interesting I can't say that I'll plan on following up on the series.  It could be a reading funk that I'm in or the fact that lately I've been lucky enough to come across some great reads that I simply can't get enough of and because of this the bar has been raised.  Either way the dialogue was really what threw me off on this title.  I never felt like I was apart of the story.  It might not make complete sense, but when I'm reading a book that I love it feels as if I'm right there with the characters on the pages, I forget that I'm reading a book and lose myself in the story line and scenes that are unfolding.

The conversations that took place in this book felt too forced to me.  Too many quips thrown in that made it feel unrealistic.  I can't figure out a way to really describe it on paper, but everyone knows there's a difference in how people speak and write.  If you recorded your conversations and transcribed them to paper they'd be chaotic and all over the place nine times out of ten.  In this book I just had a hard time getting past the fact that everything felt forced.  I wish I was articulate enough to be able to nail down what it is exactly but all I can say is while this book will surely be enjoyed by many readers, it won't be a series that will make it to the top of my list for one reason or another.  I'm not sorry I read it but I'm not sure it can compete with some of the other titles I've immersed myself in lately.

I gave Prince of Wolves (The Grey Wolves, #1) 2 shamrocks!!

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