New school. First crush. A psychotic werewolf that wanted me dead. And it was only week one in Santa Isadora.
FOR FIFTEEN-YEAR-OLD Teavan Laurent and his older sister Suzanne, Santa Isadora seemed like a sleepy and idyllic California town to finish high school after their unexpected move west from New York City.
As he struggles to make friends in a town shrouded in secrets, Teavan soon finds himself the target of an irrational tormentor and rumored-to-be werewolf. The revenge-obsessed psycho vows to wipe out Teavan and his small family due to past wrongs beyond Teavan’s control or knowledge. The twisted legacy left to him by his late grandfather brings Teavan at odds with everything he knows to be true—or at least everything he thought to be true.
The impossible truth of the tale begins to gain traction at his first wolf sighting, and Teavan and Suzanne soon find themselves in the crosshairs of the dark and secretive lycan world of Santa Isadora.
Stalked by a legend that shouldn’t exist, Teavan must decide how far he is willing to go to save those that he loves and come to terms with what lurks from within.
Age Suitability: 11-16
|Publisher:||R. A. Watt|
|Product dimensions:||5.24(w) x 7.99(h) x 0.70(d)|
|Age Range:||13 - 18 Years|
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I Recommend This Book Maybe Full disclosure: I read this in an e format as an Advanced Reader copy from net galley and Ter Publishing. Thank you for the opportunity. This is R. A. Watt's debut YA novel. It is a good solid first effort. The opening sets the stage for the evolution of lycanthropes. In France, in the 18th century, a young girl defies custom and falls in love with a non were. She escapes to Louisiana establishing a line of American werewolves. Skip to the present day where the new in town family is trying to fit into a rural Northern California town. Teavan can not understand why Bruno has taken such an instant dislike to him. Yes, he is from New York. Yes, he has a disability. Yes, he is smart. But, why is he hated because his last name is Laurent? The answer? Odd things happen in Santa Isadora. Wild animals that may be more than just animals are seen. People disappear. Perhaps there are wolves in the vicinity. Perhaps the 'wolves' are more dangerous. Watt tells a lively believable story, complete with a budding romantic triangle. He is savvy enough to allude to the Twilight saga, and original enough to encourage the reader to engage in a series about Teagan. Recommended