This is a pre-teen/YA book about werewolves. There is the evil vs. good story as well as a romantic feel. While the book is short (264 pgs.) this is the first of a trilogy. I have the others and am looking forward to reading them. And I'm an adult!
Reviewed by Me for TeensReadToo.com
Sixteen-year-old Tom Anderson is a typical teen. Ticked off to be spending his summer vacation with his parents and younger brother, Tom storms out of their rented cabin in the Seattle forest, needing some time to himself. Next thing he knows, he's wading in a fast-moving river, with a bear between him and freedom. After being tossed unmercilessly down-river, Tom passes out--and awakes in a strange bed in a strange house.
Tom's now at the mercy of the Folan family--mom Marcie, a former nurse, dad Henry, an author, son Wesley, and strange daughter Kate. The family (minus Kate) informs Tom that he's now on an island, cut off from the mainland, with severe injuries sustained from his trip down the river. In terrible pain and totally weak, Tom spends what he believes is a week in the Folan home, recuperating from his wounds yet somehow feeling stranger as every day goes by.
Then a shocker from the strange but lovely Kate--Tom's been in the Folan home for a month, not a week, and Marcie, Henry, and Wesley aren't normal family members. They're werewolves, and they're doing everything within their power to change Tom into one to act as Kate's mate.
Suddenly, Tom is in fear for his life, and not from the raging river than wounded him. He realizes that Kate Folan may be his only chance for salvation from the beast that now resides within him, and the two set off in the dead of night after a deadly confrontation with Wesley to find a mystery man named Jicaque in New Orleans, who just might be able to cure Tom of the beast he's now living with.
WOUNDED is a great, fast-paced read! Touted as young adult book, probably because the hero is sixteen, this story will appeal to any lovers of the paranormal, especially those who enjoy werewolf stories. I've already ordered the final two books in the series, PREY and RESURRECTION, and am looking forward to getting started on them.
Definitely a recommended read!
Tom Anderson is a typical 16-year-old, who would prefer to go camping with his friends instead of his family. However, Tom eventually appreciates his parents and little brother after he nearly drowns from the raging rapids, yet is saved, so he thinks, by the Folan family. With the help of Kate Folan, Tom learns that Marcie, Kate's mom, is determined to turn Tom into a werewolf who will mate with Kate. Kate's parents and brother are werewolves, and her inner wolf will be released once she mates with a wolf, for which Tom has been selected as the prime candidate by Marcie. Tom becomes a wereling, and highly sought after for the werewolfs' future. Although Kate has fought the evilness that her mother displays, her only alternative is to run away with Tom in order to save herself and Tom. Kate and Tom search for a cure, yet Kate's family and other werewolf packs are determined to stop them. This is the first book in "The Wereling" trilogy.
Sixteen-year-old Tom Anderson's vacation turns into a nightmare when he is "rescued" from a hiking accident by the Folan family. Why do they keep his door locked? And why won't they let him contact his parents?
At first he thinks Kate Folan is the one he should be afraid of, with her black candles and books on dark magic.But soon he discovers that she is,in fact,his only chance for survival. Together, the teenagers flee the Folans and their evil, seeking freedom and a way to cope with the love thats growing between them- a love that could spell ruin for the both of them.