Saturday, May 5, 2012

Review ~ Bonds of Fenris by S.J. Bell

Description from Smashwords:
Talia Thornwood's life ended one year ago, when she became a werewolf. She survived the attack, and the horrifying transformation a month later, but the life she has now is barely worth living. She lurks about in a filthy, run-down house, with too many werewolves crammed into too small a space. Every day is a struggle against the stress of human contact, the romantic prodding of her obnoxious packmate Pierce, and the gnawing hunger for flesh in her soul. 

She's all but resigned herself to a dreary existence on the margins of society when she meets Corwin. Corwin is a werewolf like none other. He walks among humans as if it was nothing, and can keep his wolf under control even when the moon is full. Talia's mind is suddenly opened to the possibilities before her, and the realization of how little she really knows about lycanthropy.

Corwin claims that he can teach her how to cope as he does, even how to transcend her affliction. But it will not be easy. It is a hard education that requires her to question everything her pack taught her, and confront exactly what she has become. And, more amazingly, what she never stopped being.

My Review
When Talia Thornwood is bitten by a werewolf she struggles daily for control over the wolf’s instincts.  Constantly fighting with her inner wolf for control Talia has almost completely given up on a normal “human” life style and instead tries to focus on how to get by the best she can.  Talia is not alone in this struggle.  She has the help and support of her other pack mates, four other young adults who like Talia were a attacked by a rouge wolf.  Together the five young wares live barley on the fringes of society sticking to themselves, away from other humans as much as possible for fear of hurting or killing someone.  Then one day Talia comes across another werewolf.  He is the same as her and her friends, but at the same time he is different. Unlike Talia and her pack, Corwin can control his inner wolf.  He can go out in public and have a normal life.  He can be around other people and not have to fight the urge to eat them.  What is it that Corwin knows and understands that they do not? This is a story about a young woman’s journey into self discovery.  It’s about learning about who and what she is and how to live in harmony with the beast that is within her   This was a nice story, I will warn readers that unlike most books in this genre this is not an action story nor is it a romance (though it does have some of each in it). This book is very insightful, deep and educational.  While the characters are learning about themselves you may learn something about life and about yourself as well.  

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