Wereling (Steve Feasey's Wereling Series #1)

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Fourteen-year-old Trey Laporte is not a kid anymore. Not after the day he wakes up in agony—retina-splitting, vomit-inducing agony. His clothes are torn. His room is trashed.

Enter Lucien Charron, the mysterious, long-lost “uncle” with freakish fire-flecked eyes and skin that blisters in the sun. Suddenly, Trey finds himself living in a luxury penthouse at the heart of a strange and sinister empire built on the powers of the ...

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Overview

Fourteen-year-old Trey Laporte is not a kid anymore. Not after the day he wakes up in agony—retina-splitting, vomit-inducing agony. His clothes are torn. His room is trashed.

Enter Lucien Charron, the mysterious, long-lost “uncle” with freakish fire-flecked eyes and skin that blisters in the sun. Suddenly, Trey finds himself living in a luxury penthouse at the heart of a strange and sinister empire built on the powers of the Netherworld—vampires, demons, sorcerers, and djinn.

And there is a girl—Alexa Charron—who is half vampire, half human, and insanely pretty, with powers all of her own. Trey is falling for her.

Trey is training night and day to control the newly discovered power lurking inside him. Now, demons are closing in on every side, and the most psychopathic bloodsucker to rock the Netherworld wants to destroy him. Above all, he must face one terrifying question:

Is he a boy . . . or is he a beast?

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Debut author Feasey kicks off a gripping new series with a tale of a young man unexpectedly discovering his true heritage. When 14-year-old orphan Trey wakes up to a room that's been utterly destroyed, with no way anyone could have gotten in as he slept, it's the start of a new chapter in his life. The same day, the mysterious Lucien Charron shows up, pretending to be his long-lost uncle, and frees him from the oppressive group home. Trey soon learns that magic is real, Lucien is a vampire, and he himself is a werewolf, perhaps the last hereditary werewolf alive. Introduced to Lucien's beautiful daughter, Alexa, and his right-hand man, Tom, Trey has little time to adjust before he's learning to control his powers and fight creatures he couldn't even have imagined a week earlier. Although Trey sometimes sounds overly formal (“I need to talk to someone, Lucien, and it would appear that my options in that department are somewhat limited and diminishing rapidly”), Feasey's world-building is solid, the characters believable, and the action genuine, making this an all-around strong beginning. Ages 12–up. (May)
Publishers Weekly
Debut author Feasey kicks off a gripping new series with a tale of a young man unexpectedly discovering his true heritage. When 14-year-old orphan Trey wakes up to a room that's been utterly destroyed, with no way anyone could have gotten in as he slept, it's the start of a new chapter in his life. The same day, the mysterious Lucien Charron shows up, pretending to be his long-lost uncle, and frees him from the oppressive group home. Trey soon learns that magic is real, Lucien is a vampire, and he himself is a werewolf, perhaps the last hereditary werewolf alive. Introduced to Lucien's beautiful daughter, Alexa, and his right-hand man, Tom, Trey has little time to adjust before he's learning to control his powers and fight creatures he couldn't even have imagined a week earlier. Although Trey sometimes sounds overly formal (“I need to talk to someone, Lucien, and it would appear that my options in that department are somewhat limited and diminishing rapidly”), Feasey's world-building is solid, the characters believable, and the action genuine, making this an all-around strong beginning. Ages 12–up. (May)
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"Feasey's world-building is solid, the characters believable, and the action genuine, making this an all-around strong beginning." —Publishers Weekly

 

"Paranormal fans and reluctant readers will feast on this fast-paced vampire/werewolf tale with a technological twist." —School Library Journal

Children's Literature - Jeanna Sciarrotta
When Trey Laporte wakes up naked, with a splitting headache and no memory of the night before, it is the beginning of a whirlwind day that will change his life forever. Moments later a mysterious visitor comes to see him in the Care Home that he has been living in since the death of his parents and smuggles him out with promises of answers. As he finds himself chased by demons and bloodsuckers from every angle, Trey rapidly comes to terms with the Netherworld that he never knew existed. With the help of his vampire savior and a beautiful half girl half vampire that he can't help but fall, Trey must prepare for the fight of his life. As yet another tale of Werewolves and Vampires hits the shelves, most readers might question the authenticity of the story. However, Steve Feasey, dabbling in teen fiction for the first time, creates a refreshing tale of a shockingly normal teenager coming to terms (maybe a bit too quickly at times) with his paranormal reality. Those tired of the vampyric love story should not shy away from this one as the teenage hormones stay in check in light of the impending battle at the end of the story. Fitting the trend, this story is left open to expansion and readers can probably expect another adventure in the near future. Reviewer: Jeanna Sciarrotta
VOYA - Kathleen Beck
Everything changes the day orphaned Trey awakes in the children's home to find his room totally trashed. Who did this? Things become even odder when a mysterious stranger, Lucien, whisks Trey away to his luxurious penthouse in London and reveals himself as a vampire who was once the partner of Trey's father in fighting evil. Trey himself is the last surviving hereditary werewolf—meaning he was born one, not bitten. It was the manifestation of his wolf self, triggered by puberty, which destroyed his room and possessions, and Trey must now learn to control his powerful alter ego. Lucien needs Trey to help defeat the evil Caliban, who, with other denizens of the "nether-world," intends to use the magical Ring of Amon to subjugate humankind. Lucien's beautiful daughter, Alexa, and loyal henchman, Tom, complete the team. The ending finds Lucien on the brink of death after rescuing his daughter from Caliban's clutches; a sequel is clearly planned. An appended "demoncyclopedia" provides a guide to the creatures of the nether-world. This might have made a good graphic novel, full of mayhem and creepy critters. As is, it reads like a hastily written, uneasy conglomeration of fantasy/horror cliches. The writing is often awkward (Trey's "actions crushed in on him"; Lucien climbs into a car and sits on a "chair" rather than in the seat), and characters veer between colloquial and overly-formal speech. With many good fantasy/horror choices, libraries can easily let this one pass. Reviewer: Kathleen Beck
School Library Journal
Gr 7–10—Trey, 14, wakes in pain with no clothes on and no memory of the night before. Everything in his small room at his British care center for orphans is destroyed. Before he can be punished for the mess, a stranger comes claiming to be his uncle and asks Trey to trust him. Trey escapes with this mysterious individual, who is neither his uncle…nor human. Lucien Charron is a vampire who has come to help Trey become what he was born to be: a werewolf. Trey learns that his parents were murdered and that Caliban, Lucien's evil vampire brother, is trying to kill him because of a prophecy. Lucien, with the help of his daughter Alexa, a sorceress; and his right-hand man, Tom, begin to teach Trey how to transform at will and keep control of his mind. Despite their combined efforts to keep the boy safe, he is attacked, and it soon becomes clear that someone has betrayed them. When Alexa is kidnapped, Trey and his protectors must face Caliban and his minions to rescue her and save all of mankind from subjugation. Paranormal fans and reluctant readers will feast on this fast-paced vampire/werewolf tale with a technological twist. A "Demoncyclopedia" at the end of the book explains the abilities and hierarchy of the netherworld creatures. Expect sequels.—Samantha Larsen Hastings, Riverton Library, UT
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780312596125
  • Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
  • Publication date: 4/27/2010
  • Series: Steve Feasey's Wereling Series , #1
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 173,549
  • Age range: 12 - 17 Years
  • Lexile: 1050L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Steve Feasey is the author of young adult fantasy novels including Dark Moon and Blood Wolf. He lives with his family in Hertfordshire, England, where he sometimes hears a strange and unidentifiable howling just after midnight.

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He swung his legs over the edge of the bed, his eyes shut against both the sunlight and the fireworks that detonated inside his skull whenever he moved. He was naked. He fished under his pillow and pulled out his pajama shorts. This was just too weird. Trey forced his eyes open and bent down to pull the shorts on when he saw his shoes. His favorite shoes. What the hell…?

There was a sharp knock at the door.

“My shoes! What the…?” His voice cracked as he tried to speak, and his throat felt painfully raw. …Standing up, he desperately looked around for something to drink, and saw properly for the first item that chaos that had become his bedroom….

Looking over his shoulder, he stared at the window, which was hanging at an impossible angle from the buckled metal surround..…His eyes shifted to the wall to the side of the opening, where great rents had been made in the plaster, as if someone had taken a garden fork and raked it along the surface.

How could he have slept through this? How could anyone have slept through this?

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  • Posted June 24, 2010

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    WEREling

    When I first read the premise for WEREling, I knew I would probably like it. What I wasn't expecting was how much I liked it. I loved it actually.

    Trey was a fabulous main character. His reactions were so spot on. From chapter one, I was invested in his story. But my favorite character by far was Lucien. He was completely mysterious and intriguing, yet humorous at the same time. I loved the way he spoke and his mannerisms.

    Alexa, Lucien's daughter, was also an enjoyable character. Trey and Alexa had great, natural chemistry. I usually prefer a little romance thrown into my stories. But when all the other elements are well crafted defined, romance isn't always needed. That is the case with WEREling. Of course, there leaves room for romance in future installments. :)

    Another wonderful quality about WEREling; it wasn't JUST a were book. It had other supernatural creatures I love thrown into the mix. But they were the "real" supernatural creatures. The scary kind that give you goosebumps. The kind I grew to love as a child. This was definitely one of those stories that took me to another place while reading. I didn't want to put it down, and was itching to pick it up when I had to. Feasey is a talented writer who knows how to draw in his audience, and keep them there.

    The ending had me craving more. I don't even want to wait for the sequel to come out in the US! If you loved the heroic protags in books like The Maze Runner or the Percy Jackson series, or if you just like creepy supernatural creatures, I think you will be a fan of this one too. Definitely a win for me!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 5, 2011

    Coolest Werebook Ever!

    WEREling was such a brilliant book when I finished it I wished it would keep going on. I thought teenage werewolves is a topic a lot of people enjoy but unlike the Twilight Saga this book didn't have tons of romance so those who like werewolves but not romance could read this book and enjoy it. Steve Feasey definately wrote this book well and I can't wait to start the sequel,Dark Moon!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 3, 2011

    LOVED IT!

    FABULOUSLY WRITTEN! KUDOS TO THE AUTHOR!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 8, 2010

    You Must Check It Out!!!

    Really Good!!!

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  • Posted April 29, 2010

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    Engaging Storyline!

    Wereling delivered an engaging storyline with detailed and explosive action. Trey, an orphaned teen, wakes up one day to have his whole life turned upside down. His "uncle" Lucien, who is a vampire, revealed to him that he was a werewolf. A lot to swallow in one day right? Trey didn't surprise me by his reaction of wanting to run away, that would be my initial response as well. I enjoyed his realistic behavior and willingness to deal with the crazy changes. Lucien made it his business to protect and train Trey for the future attacks that might be coming his way. Some of you might be thinking, a vampire training a werewolf? Yes! A refreshing twist to the vampires vs. werewolves battle in most YA books.

    Lucien's daughter, Alexa was also an interesting character. She was down to earth and got along well with Trey. I was expecting some type of romance to blossom, however it never happened. Usually, I'd be disappointed since I'm a hopeless romantic, but I was pleasantly fine without it. The book's plot held my attention long enough without realizing that slight detail until the end. The story concluded with me wanting more and yearning to read the sequel! Overall, Steve's writing is simply amusing and colorful. Since this series was released in the UK first, I believe it's a good addition to the US market for supernatural books and look forward to its future releases.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 16, 2014

    Excellent story. I loved the characters especially Tom. This is

    Excellent story. I loved the characters especially Tom. This is a very fast paced story that makes you say "Just one more chapter." Reminds me a bit of some of Darren Shan's work. This is basically a coming of age story for a werewolf. Throw in a cute girl, as is done, and it is complete.

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  • Posted November 1, 2011

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    Fast Paced & Cleverly Written

    This book captured me in from the first few pages. It's fast paced and cleverly written. Although it is a little bit unoriginal in the actual story format, the characters are great and the story is easy to follow along with. I'm glad that the main character is a werewolf and not a vampire like every other book out there. The villain is really cheesy and predictable that I actually pretty much skimmed the end of the book to get it over with. I really hope that the villain isn't as lame in book 2 or it's going to be one annoying book. I can't wait to read book 2.

    Reviewed by Kole for Book Sake.

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  • Posted August 1, 2010

    Great "idea", disliked dialogue writing

    WEREling, by Steve Feasey, is a fast-paced adventure surrounding a fourteen-year-old boy and his supernatural genetics. Trey is thrust into a world of paranormal proportions in a matter of hours he is overwhelmed by a whirlwind of information as he discovers that his life is in grave danger.

    When I received this book, I was excited to read another werewolf story, but this book let me down.

    On the positive side, I liked the idea of the story. Feasey really stretched my imagination with his characters and the world they lived in. He created a unique setting that explored a different view on vampires, werewolves and other supernatural beings. I liked that Feasey's werewolf was more of old horror movie style versus the more wolf-like werewolves that dominate the market now. Also, there were many instances of action which I enjoyed very much.

    On the flip side, I really did not enjoy the dialogue. I felt that it was too proper and sometimes it distracted me from the actual story. I felt that some of the conversations would never occur in real life. Characters gave too much information regarding their feelings and thoughts, which I felt was awkward reading. For instance, the spats that Trey and Alexa frequently had were random and resolved too quickly with long-winded apologies that I think a fourteen year old would never come up with on his own.

    This book was previously released as Changeling, the beginning of a series. This book cleverly set up the series by giving a lot of backstory which I think made me not enjoy it as much. I did not feel there was a resolution at the end of this book, but I would actually not be against reading the next book to see if there is any improvement in the story. I still have mixed feelings about this book even now, so I can honestly say if it interests you I think you should check it out for yourself.

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  • Posted July 2, 2010

    Wereling

    Trey LaPorte woke one morning to find many things amiss. One, he never remembered going to bed, two, every part of him ached tremendously. Also him room was trashed to the extreme; it looked like a tornado had ripped through his room again and again. And most traumatically his favorite new shoes which he had saved months for were totally shredded. Trey doesn't think his day can get any more strange, when a mysterious man comes to Trey's group home claiming to be his uncle, but Trey knows he doesn't haven't any family not after his grandmother died 3 years ago. This man claims to have answers for him. But Trey must ultimately decide whether or not to trust this man with the strange eyes and get the answers to his questions. What happened to his parents, what secrets this man is hiding, and scariest of all, what he is becoming?

    The Good: The opening scene of this novel was overall intriguing. It kept pulling you farther into those first pages. It story had good pace towards the beginning keeping you drawn in by answering long standing questions. The world created by author, Steve Feasey, was unique, mysterious, and compelling. Trey the main character is very relatable and kind. The internal battles he goes through are written beautifully. The minor characters, as well, have well developed personalities. The occasional humor is not out of place. The novel overall was a enjoyable read.

    The Bad: I felt the middle of this novel drug out a little long. Also the major conflict seemed almost too convenient. Almost like it was thrown in just to have a conflict. But all the same it was action-filled. The ending of this book also laid out the sequel almost too perfectly. It stated the basic story sequence and this killed some suspense.

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  • Posted May 12, 2010

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    Wereling by Steve Feasey Review

    Right from the start I have to say that above all else, reading Wereling has reminded me that trying something different often times ends up being a fantastic idea! Reading a male point of view is not something I'm used to, nor do I usually seek it out. I'm not quite sure why I picked this book up, I know it wasn't the cover (that kind of scared me) but whatever the reason, I'm just glad that I did.

    It was a nice change of pace for me and a good break in routine from what I normally read. Feasley's writing is quick and gripping. He sets a break neck pace from start to finish and had me stressed out through most of it...but in a good way. It was suspenseful and addicting.

    With characters like Trey, Lucien, Alexa and Tom, I never knew what to expect but enjoyed myself the whole way through. It was a great cast of characters and they were incredibly entertaining the entire way through. I found myself easily relating to each of them and felt concern and empathy for them as they went through their struggles within the novel. But along with the suspense and anxiety, Feasley managed to throw in a good bit of humor and kept things light when I found myself needing a short break from all the stress.

    I did however find that I needed to know what would happen to Trey and how he would handle all of these new revelations that were being thrown his way. I wanted to learn more about Lucien and whether his intentions were good or not, how dark was his past really? Is Tom as easy going as he seems, and how can he possibly survive with everything that's going on around him? And of course I wanted to know if anything would develop between Trey and Alexa beyond a platonic friendship...this might not be a romance but in some ways I'll never change, I'm always a sucker for a little bit of young love, lol!

    Feasley kept me on the edge with these questions in my head and although some were answered by the end of the novel I found the my list continued to grow. I've always loved a series as opposed to a stand alone novel because I hate to say goodbye to the characters that I grow so attached to, and Feasley has not disappointed me. I think I have a very good chance to see Trey and this bunch more in the future.

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  • Posted January 9, 2010

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    Reviewed by JenJen for TeensReadToo.com

    Last night, 14-year-old Trey Laporte went to bed a ward of the state, but at least normal, and today he wakes up to his room in shambles, a mysteriously rich Uncle Lucien he had never heard of, and finds out he is a werewolf!

    It took me about seventy pages before I really could get into this one. Mainly those first seventy or so pages introduces you to the characters and lays the groundwork for what has happened. In itself this was fine, but what bugged me was being that far into the book and Lucien more or less stalling Trey (and me!) as to what his situation was and what he had to do with it.

    Trey would ask a question and Lucien always had something else to do or some reason not to sit down and explain everything to him. I just wanted to reach in and smack Lucien a few times and have him to get on with it already!

    Once you make it past all that, though, the story actually starts getting some action and takes off! The ending had a nice cliffhanger and left me yearning for the next book in the series.

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