What I Loved:
I loved the paranormal aspects of this story! The shape-shifting was fun, and I liked that we get to learn about the world with the Louvette because it’s all new to her as well!
How I Felt:
This is a debut story for author Lou Grimes, and I think it is going to be one that people easily fall in love with! And don’t worry, it’s a series, so you can expect more greatness to come!
The plot was so intriguing! Louvette and her mother inherit land in Montana and move from their old home into this new place, grateful for the opportunity to escape their old lives. Louvette meets Arsen who tells her that she is a Lupine, which is a werewolf, and happens to be the only female left!
The characters were so wonderful! Louvette is the main character in the story, and she was easy to connect with. Her experiences as she learns more and more about who she is were described so well, I felt like I was right there with her! I really liked Cara as well. She had this great playful and funny attitude that made me just want to be friends with her!
The mixture of genres that this story goes through is amazing! It’s obviously paranormal with the werewolves, but there are a lot of other things happening. There’s a lovely romance that felt just right. There’s also some murder/mystery stuff that happens that gives you a great sense of suspense and some awesome action moments!
Overall, I was really impressed with this story, and absolutely loved it!
To Read or Not To Read:
I would recommend Winter’s Wolf to readers that enjoy stories with a strong mix of fantasy beings and romance!
Where to Find This Book:
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The impact of the sucker punch sent Louvette to the ground hard. Pain flared across her cheek as it split. The effects of her adrenaline paused as her mother’s words of warning replayed in her mind: Make this school last until graduation. She knew this would break her mother’s heart.
A shout that did not come from her mother took her back to present reality. She hadn’t started this fight, but she knew she wasn’t going to let her butt get stomped, either.
She jumped up. Her fist balled as a blonde pixie of a girl came at her. Louvette dodged her this time and swung her fist straight into the girl’s nose. A solid crunch sounded as her attack landed. Her momentary satisfaction was thrown off along with her balance as the girls fell to the ground.
A large arm separated them apart as the coach finally arrived to do his job. They continued to kick at each other, looking like barrel monkeys hanging off a barrel.
“Break it up! Lynskey and Mallory, report to the principal’s office immediately,” snapped Coach No Clue. No clue what his name was because she hadn’t been in his class or let alone the whole school of Farwell long enough to learn it.
She was more dragged down the hallway toward the principal’s office than reported to it.
The Queen B, otherwise known as Tiffany Mallory, began to beg immediately, spawning an eye roll from Louvette. She was a whiny beggar. Just one of many B words that could describe her to a T, but it was the nicest one that Louvette could think of.
Her pleading stopped as they arrived at the door of the principal’s office. They locked eyes for a second, hatred flaring toward each other.
“I’m first. I’m on my third offense and I’m not waiting all day for you to get a slap on the wrist,” Louvette said to Tiffany as she darted past her into the office. The only thing that stopped her from slamming the door in the B’s face was the creature on the other side of the door.
Just the Facts:
Winter’s Wolf by Lou Grimes
Series: The Cursed, Book 1
Genre: Fantasy / Paranormal
Page Count: 244 pages
Publisher: Amazon.com Services LLC
Pub Date: April 11, 2020
I was provided an advanced reader’s copy of this book for free. I am leaving my honest review voluntarily.