Book Review – My Wolf and Me by India R. Adams

My Wolf and me by [Adams, India R]
Book Title: My Wolf and Me 
Indie Author: India R. Adams
Genre: Teen and Young Adult/Paranormal Romance/Fantasy
Length: 220 pages (full length novel)
Price: $2.99 (ebook)
 

Book Synopsis 

Their love was innocent. 
Their friendship was pure.Their fear was real.Their danger was true. 

When little Marlena is left to care for an abandoned wolf pup, her parents see their irrevocable bond, and this humble family embarks on an adventure trying to care for the needs of a rapidly growing wolf, and the needs of their headstrong daughter. The comical complications of such a venture only darken when Marlena, now a high school student, witnesses her wolf shift… into a young man.

Secrets and the pure hatred from a man out for revenge take Marlena, her family and her wolf on a heartbreaking journey of devastating loss, captivity, and ultimate sacrifices.
 

My Review

5 STARS
 
What Worked
This was an incredibly well-written book.  I think I may have noticed two typos in the entire book, very well-edited and easy to read.  
 
The story itself was phenomenal.  It definitely gets you in the feels, especially in the last half of the book.  I thought the author did a fantastic job of setting up the characters and building their relationship to what it needed to be for the big stuff that happens in the latter part of the story.  It starts out with Marlena as a young child, and ends with her as at the end of her Junior year in high school, and the progression was a good way to really show how deep the connection ran between Marley and Romy/Sebastian.  I enjoyed the supporting characters, and was happy to see how one of them redeemed himself later on in the book.
 
If you want to know how gripping this story is, then it might be telling to say that when I went to bed last night I was at about 30% (Chapter 8), and when I finished the book it was 4:10 a.m.  I think I cried for at least a good ten minutes afterwards, too, not going to lie.
 
A few of my favorite quotes that I highlighted that won’t require any spoilers include:
  • Chapter 7 – I learned that love is a simple, wondrous feeling to feed your body and soul.  If what someone is giving you feels bad, it is not love.
  • Chapter 10 – On one side of the battlefield was my heart, worrying for my best friend.  The opposing side was full of hormones, demanding to be released to conquer the beautiful young man holding me.
  • Chapter 13 – If you wish for me to stop breathing, then ask me to go and live my life searching for other wolves.  But if you wish for me to be happy, unbelievably content, then ask me to stay and live my life with you.
  • Chapter 16 – I looked into many different shades of eyes as I took the walk that changed my perception on life.
What Could Use Some Work:
There really isn’t much I can say on this section other than things that solely rely on my own personal preference, which was that I felt that the early chapters of the book were a little too happy and easy going.  I like to see a little more conflict early on in the book, but there were a few things here and there, and I definitely think that the middle and end sections of this book completely made up for any of that.  
 
Overall, if you enjoy YA, fantasy, werewolf, and/or paranormal romance books, then I definitely recommend My Wolf and Me.

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