Wednesday, October 10

Book Review: To Catch a Wolf & SMPH

Author: Susan Krinard
Title: To Catch a Wolf (Historical Wolf #4) 
Genre: Historical Romance, Fantasy, paranormal
Pages: 369
First Published: September 2nd, 2003
Where I Got It: Borrowed from library

"When crippled Denver socialite Athena Munroe sees werewolf Morgan Holt in a traveling circus, she will have to fight tooth and nail to keep her passion for him at bay-or discover her own extraordinary destiny.."

This is the fourth book in the Historical Wolf series by Susan Krinard. However, you can read this as solo book, because it has nothing to do with past books. I personally haven't read #2 and #3 yet, so worry not.

Well, I'm going to divide and conquer this review:

The Good

  • I simply love that Susan Krinard likes to use handicapped heroes and heroines  I especially loved this one, because Athena was bound to a chair.
  • I loved all the side stories, they didn't overwhelm the main story, but it added to it.
  • I loved how there wasn't really a "bad guy" in this one. Everyone has done good things and bad things. Neill, Athena's brother, may have been a jerk in a lot of instances, but it didn't make him a baddie.
  • The whole circus thing was pretty cool. I've never read a book where the majority of the cast was from the circus.
The Bad and the Ugly
  • Mmmmm, I hate to say this, but it was rather boring. Yes, there was a lot of drama going on, but it was just.....gah.
  • The ending was SO unrealistic  and I couldn't help but roll my eyes at it. Yes, it was suppose to be the big reveal and everything was suppose to come together and shock the reader, buuuuutttt.....mmm.
  • Athena annoyed me. Yes, she was stuck in a chair but her self-pity really grated my nerves.
  • Morgan....mmmm......that is all.
my face when Morgan opened his mouth

The Conclusion
All in all, this book was okay. It fed my werewolf need, so I'm content. It wasn't as good as the first book, but it was entertaining. I defiantly want to read the other books in this series. Susan Krinard is a good author and I enjoy how well she blends fantasy and historical together. I would recommend this to those that love werewolfs, historical romances, and circus people. Out of five stars I stamp this novel with 3 stars. It is more like 2.5 but I don't give decimals so I round.

Favorite Character(s): Caitilin, Ulysses, Athena (at the end), and Harry.
Not-so Favorite Character(s): Athena (at the beginning), Morgan, Neill, Cecily (stupid girl), and Tamar


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Blodeuedd said...

I love that! How often do I get someone in a wheelchair..well never

Carole Rae said...

Exactly! It's a risk to write a book with the main character being handicapped.

Melissa (My words and pages) said...

Yeah, I like the idea of handicapped heroes too. Thanks for sharing on this one. I'd not heard of it before.

Carole Rae said...

:) It's not a bad series so far.