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Friday, 19 February 2010

Wolven [Review]

Written by: Di Toft.
Publisher: Chicken House.
Format: Paperback.
Released: 3rd August 2009.
Rating: 3.5/5.

Official synopsis: "When Nat Carver takes home a strange and smelly mutt, his life is changed forever. Woody is the last of his kind, a Wolven, thought only to exist in legend. Then Nar discovers Woody has escaped from a top-secret science project - and some very bad guys want him back..."

I got this book free last year when I got GHOST HUNTER by Michelle Paver as it was a Buy One, Get One Free offer, and I only got around to reading it a few weeks ago.

Wolven is very funny in places, and is a brilliant read for young teens. Whilst I enjoyed it, there are some parts of the book that feel quite young.

My thoughts on it are quite mixed to be honest, and I'm not entirely sure what to say about it. Whilst I loved it, and thought it amazing, now after a little time away from the book, I don't know if I feel the same way. It is still a good book. But parts feel clunky and there are a few plot holes. Still, it's good for a light read I suppose.

I do have to say that the cover art is stunning, and very clever. The image changes as you move it, from a boy to a wolf. Very smart, something that made me pick it.

Still very much looking forward to reading the second book Wolven: The Twilight Circus due in May.

6 comments:

  1. Great review, Ryan! I've actually wanted to read this for a few weeks, when I first heard about, but now after reading your review, I'm not so sure. I'm not a huge fan of young YA. Perhaps I'll give this a miss. Cheers for the review!

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  2. Huh...I haven't seen/heard of this particular one before...but I must agree on that cover art. WOW! Eye catching in both color use and subject matter. A little concerned about reading it due to the "young" aspect mentioned (there is a fine line between a fun children's book and YA...if done right, both are good...if done wrong you end up with something mushy that just doesn't feel right), btu I might take a look for it locally and see if I it may work for a quick read. Thanks for sharing....and happy reading!

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  3. I felt the same way as you. You can check out my review here if you want. :)

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  4. The summary intrigues me(and I love the cover!) but after reading your review I'm not sure that this book is for me.

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  5. a very fair review. Looking forward to following your site!

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  6. I love the cover art too. I haven't read this one but I think it is something that I should add to the school library. Looks cute and if you it is good for younger readers then I think it will be a popular choice.

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