I Was a Teenage Weredeer

I Was a Teenage Weredeer

by C. T. Phipps, Michael Suttkus

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Jane Doe is a weredeer, the least-threatening shapechanger species in the world. Blessed with the ability to turn furry at will and psychically read objects, Jane has done her best to live a normal life working as a waitress at the Deerlightful Diner. She has big dreams of escaping life in the supernatural-filled town of Bright Falls, Michigan, and her eighteenth birthday promises the beginning of her teenage dreams coming true.

Unfortunately, her birthday is ruined by the sudden murder of her best friend's sister in an apparent occult killing. Oh, and her brother is the primary suspect. Allying with an eccentric FBI agent, the local crime lord, and a snarky werecrow, Jane has her work cut out for her in turning her big day around.

Thankfully, she's game.

Set in the same world as STRAIGHT OUTTA FANGTON

"I can't recommend it highly enough." - The Bookwyrm Speaks

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Product Details

BN ID: 2940158764844
Publisher: Crossroad Press
Publication date: 09/22/2017
Series: The United States of Monsters Series , #2
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 702,058
File size: 1 MB

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I Was a Teenage Weredeer 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
MontzieW 15 days ago
I Was a Teenage Weredeer (Bright Falls Mysteries, #1) by C.T. Phipps and Michael Suttkus I was given this book to read and the review is voluntary, but boy would I be a real jerk not to tell everyone I could about this fun book! This book had me smiling or smirking or laughing or groaning frequently. Jane Doe, are gal of the story, yes... Jane DOE, is a shifter in the Deer family. All shifters in the area have a gift, hers is ....well you have to read the story...this isn't a book report! This book is sooo clever and fun, so full of puns too that apparently deer don't like, who knew? There were moments of suspense, battling evil but not like I have ever read before. Nope, not like I have ever read before. This book is certainly a hoot. There is murder and mayhem. There is craziness and fun, all based around an ancient legend and spell. Mystery, twists, turns, adventure, magic, creatures, shifters, and more. This book is a fun book to read and I enjoyed it tremendously!!! I can't wait for book 2!
HouseValerius More than 1 year ago
Jane Doe gets a couple of surprises when Victoria O'Henry turns up dead. The first is that someone has killed the scion of the local werewolf pack and most powerful family in town. The second is that her brother is the prime suspect. So when Jane's best friend (and Victoria's sister) asks her to look into the murder, what else is a teenage weredeer supposed to do? Set in the outdated town of Bright Falls, I Was A Teenage Weredeer shows a world where supernatural creatures have announced their presence to the world but have been forced to remain in specific places due to the slow change of state laws. This is addressed sparingly, hinting at a greater world (with greater concerns) beyond the town, but giving just enough detail to keep things realistic. The town itself owes a debt to Twin Peaks; the murder in a rural locale and with many of its inhabitants having their secrets to protect. It's something the author acknowledges with some of the many in-jokes sprinkled throughout the story. Jane (and yes, that is her real name) and her friend Emma, are well up on their pop culture so the references come thick and fast. As do the puns. In the world the author has created, not only do the different breeds of shapeshifters have their own roles in society (Weredeer are the shamen, werewolves are the leaders etc) but they also have their own personality traits. It turns out that weredeer love puns and make them frequently, sometimes even when they aren’t aware of it. There was a lot I liked about this book. As mentioned above, the world building is excellent and I always love a good reference. Having said that, there were odd occasions were the jokes fell a little flat or felt forced and while the book features plenty of tropes and uses them to its advantage, there was at least one that made me think “Not this again.” Whether this is something the author intends to let play out or subvert, I have yet to learn. Still, these are minor quibbles. Overall, the writing is excellent and the main characters read believably despite all the supernatural shenanigans. A sequel, An American Weredeer in Michigan, is already available and has already been added to my TBR list.
DiiMI More than 1 year ago
Quirky title-check Quirky characters-check Quirky dialogue-check Fabulously entertaining read-check and double check-because, yes, there is a murder mystery to solve, and no, it wasn’t the butler. When her eighteenth birthday was ruined by the murder of her best friend’s sister and her brother is the primary suspect, Jane Doe, weredeer, waitress and psychic must put her plans to escape small town life on hold, possibly indefinitely. There is a murder to solve and a brother to save, and Jane is on the case. C.T. Phipps’s I WAS A TEENAGE WEREDEER gives readers license to groan, laugh out loud and still be intrigued and invested in what could be an occult murder with dark undertones in a world where the supernatural have long ago been outed by vampires. As Jane digs into her town’s past, she discovers that even a place as kitschy as Bright Falls, Michigan there are secrets to uncover and some will hit pretty close to home. Suspects abound and even with the help of the FBI and a visit to the vampire medical examiner’s vault, Jane will find herself running into dead-ends. The question remains, who dun it and why? Who can be trusted and who is fooling who? Unlikely allies and possible romantic entanglements will find Jane up to her antlers in chaos. Prepare yourself to be thoroughly entertained by C.T. Phipps’s wicked puns, social consciousness and a cast of characters that practically glow in the dark, they are so vibrant! Jane has attitude, snark and a talent for digging herself out of trouble, just barely. I loved her character! Do yourself a favor, take a walk on the wild side, I WAS A TEENAGE WEREDEER is one of those gems that comes on like a tsumani of surprises! The entertainment value is priceless, the mystery is cozy and the pace is perfectly timed!