Wolf Island (Demonata Series #8)
  • Wolf Island (Demonata Series #8)
  • Wolf Island (Demonata Series #8)

Wolf Island (Demonata Series #8)

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As the mysterious Shadow builds an army of demons, Grubbs Grady and his team search desperately for answers. But when they follow up a new lead, it takes them to an old, unexpected foe - the Lambs.

"We spot the werewolves as we skim the treetops. Mutated, vicious, hairy monstrosities, all fangs, claws and muscles. The beast within me tries to force its way to

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As the mysterious Shadow builds an army of demons, Grubbs Grady and his team search desperately for answers. But when they follow up a new lead, it takes them to an old, unexpected foe - the Lambs.

"We spot the werewolves as we skim the treetops. Mutated, vicious, hairy monstrosities, all fangs, claws and muscles. The beast within me tries to force its way to the surface, howling silently at its warped brethren. I've never rid myself of the wolf..."

Editorial Reviews

VOYA - Erin Kilby
Every reader of The Demonata series knows that the Lambs are a necessary evil, ridding the world of innocent—albeit dangerous—teens who morph into werewolves and make the earth unsafe for humanity. But when Grubbs and his crew return from the demon universe to investigate an increase in wolf attacks, the true motives of the Lambs come into question and Grubbs's wolven side strains for release. Fans may be shocked by some of the unique conflicts that begin to surface in book eight. Past series installments have required Grubbs to accept the deaths of his loved ones, make sacrifices for the cause, kill, and even be willing to give his own life to save another. Those killings, however, were always of the demon kind, and Grubbs's sacrifices served to make the world a safer place. Yet this installment reveals Grubbs's transformation from a young man fighting for the survival of all humans, be they good or slightly bad, to developing a bloodlust that is out of control—one that does not exclude the desire to murder members of the human race. A moral line is crossed here, and the reader is left to wonder whether Grubbs's character has succumbed to his own internal evil or if he is being manipulated by some outside force—an uncertainty that is not fully clarified by the book's conclusion. Readers will be left crestfallen at the changes in Grubbs, but they will also be curious to see whether he will be redeemed in the next installment. Reviewer: Erin Kilby
School Library Journal
Gr 7–10—Grubbs Grady, his magical mentor Beranabus, and their ally Kernel—all featured in previous volumes—battle their way through the alternate worlds of demons and other creepy creatures. They kill all the demons they can while hoping to learn more about the monstrous power that propels them to slaughter humanity. Grubbs, as readers know from earlier installments, carries a family curse that could turn him into a werewolf, and it takes all of his magical talents to keep that curse at bay. When his beloved Uncle Dervish is attacked by werewolves and is near death, and the Lambs may have allied with Lord Loss, Grubbs and the other demon fighters learn that things are worse than they thought (in the "Demonata" books, they always are). Like all of the books in this series, Wolf Island is not for the squeamish; blood and death are gruesome constants and triumphs are only temporary.—Walter Minkel, Austin Public Library, TX

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780316048811
Publisher:
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publication date:
04/12/2010
Series:
Demonata Series, #8
Pages:
196
Sales rank:
179,778
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range:
12 - 17 Years

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