Monday, April 11, 2011

The Abused Werewolf Rescue Group

The Abused Werewolf Rescue Group
by Catherine Jinks

Toby Vandevelde is famous.  You may not know him by name, but you've probably heard of him.  He's the kid who was found naked in a dingo cage after being reported missing by his mom.

No one seems to know how he got there, least of all him.  He was just kicking back on his bed, enjoying a few minutes of privacy and then he was on a hospital bed being told he'd disappeared the night before. 

Was he kidnapped?  Was it a prank?  Was it, as his mother suspects, drugs?


Toby is about to find out that he's inherited a strange genetic disorder: lycanthropy.

Of course, Toby can't believe any of this.  Werewolves are just myths.  He and his friends are determined to prove Reuben (also a werewolf) and the priest who've come to convince him of his heritage that they're wrong.

But things go from bad to worse when Toby is kidnapped by men running illegal werewolf fighting rings.

Final thoughts:  Much like The Reformed Vampire Support Group, this was good, but not great.  I got caught up in the action from time to time, but the action sometimes got a little too confusing.  I was often faced with either backing up to re-read or just push through and hope I figured it out.  My usual choice was to push through.  It took a long time to get to the action, as well.  The reader is forced to sit through multiple episodes of Toby and his friends trying to trick Reuben into revealing that he's been lying about Toby's "condition".  It gets repetitive fast and becomes frustrating because Toby never seems to give up on these traps.  It also took too long to see Nina, and Dave was just a blip at the end, so I missed them, though it's understandable since this is Toby's story.  LOVE the cover, though!

Rating: 3/5

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