Novel Review: Werewolf Descent by Elizabeth Kolodziej

I meant to have the Werewolf Descent review posted yesterday as part of Elizabeth Koldziej‘s blog tour. Unfortunately, life happened I didn’t get around to finishing the read until after midnight. A day late, a dollar short. My apologies to Ms. Kolodziej for dropping the bomb and my readership waiting for my Monday review. Just a heads up. I’m horribly behind on my reading, editing, writing, and just life in general. So I can’t guarantee a review next Monday. Until then, how about the blurb for Werewolf Descent:

Last witch in the world, Faith Scott, and her Irish vampire boyfriend Trent have just come back from fighting for their lives to recover the Vampiric Blood gem and Werewolf Moon gem. Thinking they could finally relax and work on the romance growing between them, they now meet a mysterious psychic vampire named Vincent who has his heart set on being with Faith.

Soon bizarre killings of Zou Tai’s werewolf pack begin, with rumors of an alchemist possessing the famed philosophers stone being the assailant; which, causes Faith to turn to Vincent for help in figuring out why the werewolves are being murdered.
It isn’t long before all those around them test Trent and Faith’s love, along with their abilities, once again. It is all Trent can do to keep Faith safe by his side while both go up against a deadly alchemist, deceptive gods, and having to rescue the werewolf prince; yet, after a deal with the God of Werewolves will Trent be able to save himself too?

First off, this is the second novel in the Last Witch series. I didn’t read the first novel, Vampyre Kisses, so I was a little fearful I might become lost in Werewolf Descent. I’m happy to report, that was not the case. In my mind, Werewolf Descent could stand alone as a novel. Yes, it did reference plots from Vampyre Kisses, but in a way I didn’t feel as if I were missing out.

The story was told from three points of views (POV): Faith, Trent, and Zou Tai. Though I’m not sure why Zou Tai had his own POV, I’m not complaining. I rather enjoyed his character and hope to read a novel where he’s the central character with a love interest of his own. There was a little bit of foreshadowing in this work, so I’m really looking forward to finding out more about his story.

Then we have Faith and Trent, our two love birds. 🙂 Their relationship is already established by the time we enter Werewolf Descent. However, with the constant bombardment of males trying to get a little Faith action, this work had an Urban Fantasy feel to it. I’m not sure what genre Vampyre Kisses is, but Werewolf Descent is definitely NOT a Paranormal Romance (PR)… just a warning to you PR lovers.

Now I’m a bit new to the Urban Fantasy world. However, I have to say I quite enjoyed the story line for Werewolf Descent. I was never quite sure if Faith would succumb to one of the male advances, while also wondering which guy Trent would kill first. With all the territory marking, I’m surprised Faith didn’t come out pee splattered. Let’s just say, there was a heavy flow of testosterone in this novel. Add that to unexpected turns, and I was into for a pretty wild ride. More than once, I had the thought, I didn’t see that coming.

My only complaint, because I can’t leave well enough alone, is I think the writing could have been tighter by eliminating the filtering verbs and phrases which were at times a bit distancing. All in all, it was a pretty good read, and I can’t wait to see what’s in store for Faith in 2012.

***I received my copy as an ARC from the author***

Stop by around 10am for a Tuesday Teaser. Werewolf Descent will be the feature. 🙂 Until then, stop by Ms. Kolodziej’s blog and for other stops on her Werewolf Descent blog tour.

Werewolf Descent is available at:

Smashwords

Amazon

Barnes & Nobles

Looking for Vampyre Kisses? Find it at:

Smashwords

Barnes & Nobles

The Book Depository

4 thoughts on “Novel Review: Werewolf Descent by Elizabeth Kolodziej

  1. Thank you so much for doing the post and no worries on being a day late. It happens! I know I’m feeling the stress of life right now too. I am so glad you liked it and I know there is a lot of foreshadowing but it will come together in the next book. V-V

    <3's and fangs,
    Liz ^_^

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