Fantasy Fiction

Book Review: Purity, by Claire Farrell (2013).

This is the final book in the Cursed series authored by Claire Farrell, and I feel that it closes things quite nicely. With Nathan’s family curse broken, everything is in turmoil, most of all Perdy and Nathan’s relationship. Both of them feeling the loss of the infatuation that comes with the curse, it still knowing there is a natural attraction between the two.

The storyline really picks up in this novel and becomes quite fast paced and action really becomes a big part of the novel. There are some gruesome fight scenes involving fangs and fur, which leave the reader wanting more.

As a final book in a series I feel the author has tied up all questions or loose ends readers may have had nicely. Definitely a series for the young adult, but suitable for all ages. I would recommend this to anyone who enjoys the fantasy genre and has a liking of werewolves. I give this book a rating of 7/10 stars.


Book Reviews, Fantasy Fiction

Book Review: Prince of Wolves, by Quinn Loftis. (Book 1 of The  Grey Wolf series.)

Prince of Wolves is a teenage romance with a werewolf fantasy woven amongst it. The author has modernised the novel by characters referring to the werewolves as Cannis Lupis which has been their name in many recent fantasy tales. However I did feel that it was difficult to decipher the “Texan” connotations which made the text difficult to understand at times. Basically the romance itself has a twist and gives “Arranged marriages “ a new meaning altogether. The sarcasm and humour make it enjoyable to read. What I would have liked there to have been more of the two friends Jen and Sally. They are interesting characters and there could have been more from their points of view.  

Overall I found the book refreshing and give a rating of 5/10. I recommend this series to young teens although I have to admit I am enjoying the storyline. So far so good.