Tuesday, 18 January 2011

Wereworld: Rise of the Wolf by Curtis Jobling. Review and Trailer (Blog Tour)

For Review: Puffin.  Published 6 January 2011
From Goodreads: 'You're the last of the werewolves son. Don't fight it...Conquer it'. When the air is clear, sixteen year-old Drew Ferran can pick up the scent of a predator. When the moon breaks through the clouds, a terrifying fever grips him. And when a vicious beast invades his home, his gums begin to tear, his fingers become claws, and Drew transforms ...Forced to flee the family he loves, Drew seeks refuge in the most godforsaken parts of Lyssia. But when he is captured by Lord Bergan's men, Drew must prove he is not the enemy. Can Drew battle the werecreatures determined to destroy him - and master the animal within?

I don't know why I find myself hesitant to read fantasy books because when I do I seem to really enjoy them.  This is a prime example!  I found myself completely lost in the story and characters.

The story begins with Drew and his family.  When his father and brother leave for the day,  Drew and his mother are brutally attacked by a monster.  But things take an unexpected turn when Drew himself turns ... and realises not all is as it seems.  Forced to run from his family he takes refuge in Dyrewood forest and that's where his story really begins....

Curtis Jobling managed to capture my attention straight away.  I really liked his writing style - really descriptive which I found a pleasure to read and get lost in.  I really liked the world of Lyssia and the mythology behind it - and how we get to learn it all at the same time as Drew.

The book is action packed and very exciting.  There are a host of characters that we meet over the course of the story and I loved each one (even those I loved to hate!).  Whitley made an instant impression, as did Hector and Gretchen.  I loved the dynamic between Drew,  Hector and Gretchen.  But mainly I loved Drew.  He's an awesome character that I just instantly fell in love with.

One of those books that plays out in your imagination as if you are watching it on screen.  Definitely epic in it's scope - so much happened with many twists and turns - and I can't wait for the next installment!  More please!


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Check out the brilliant trailer below:



You can find the official Wereworld website here

And you check out the rest of the tour - the schedule can be found here.

2 comments:

Dazzling Mage said...

Amazing review, and I really can't wait to get my hands on this one. I totally understand what you mean about loving a genre you don't mean to love- that's like with me towards dystopian stories.

Becky said...

Now you see I told you fantasy is the BEST. Actually I am ashamed that I haven't read this book. Everyone except me has read it and everyone loves it. Shocking! ;-)
Fab review!

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