The hunt is on! Sixteen-year-old Bree Sunderland must inject herself with an untested version of her father’s gene therapy to become a werewolf in order to stop a corrupt group of mercenaries from creating a team of unstoppable lycanthrope soldiers. When Bree went with her scientist father to Ireland, she thought it would be a vacation to study bog bodies. She never expected to fall in love with a mysterious young Irishman and certainly never expected to become the kind of monster her father said only existed in nightmares. Dr. Sunderland discovers that lycanthropy was not a supernatural curse but rather a genetic mutation. When they return home, her dad continues his research, but the military wants to turn that research into a bio weapons program and rogue soldiers want to steal the research to turn themselves into unstoppable killing machines. Bree’s boyfriend Liam surprises her with a visit to the United States, but there are darker surprises in store for both of them. As evil forces hunt those she loves, Bree must become an even more dangerous hunter to save them all.
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.60(d)|
|Age Range:||12 Years|
About the Author
Janice Gable Bashman is the managing editor of the International Thriller Writers' e-zine, The Big Thrill. She is the Bram Stoker Award-nominated coauthor of Wanted Undead or Alive. She lives in Dresher, Pennsylvania.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Intriguing and suspenseful new spin on the werewolf myth! ....Werewolves as heroes? Bashman drew me right in with the intrigue of her own legend she weaves into the werewolf lore we all know. This a completely fresh spin on the myth blending in an ancient sect I bet you’ve never heard of – the Benandanti! She slowly sets the stage with characters to root for - especially heroic Bree - and then as the pace picks up and races toward the end, you want to race with her as secrets and dark history come to light and the horror behind the science is revealed. A wild concoction of bog bodies, werewolves, romance, genetic engineering, murder and suspense – this book packs it all into one massive punch that satisfies at the end but leaves the door open for a sequel.
When Bree went to Ireland with her father to study bog bodies, she had no idea that her life would change irreversibly forever. Bree stumbles across a body while out walking the bog and when they unearth it they also find a really big hairy paw. How did the paw get there and why does it seem to be part of the very human body they found? Brees' father, Dr Sunderland, findings lead them to believe that they have found a Lycantrop. Dr Sunderland lost his son in the war and when he finds the Lycantrophy gene he knows that there is only one thing he can do with it. He wants to create super soldiers! Ones that are stronger and more resilient than humans, but when his research is stolen before its ready the results are horrendous. The super soldiers are out of control and Bree along with her Irish Boyfriend, Liam, may be the only ones who can stop them. Well what a refreshingly unique Werewolf book. Janice Gable Bashman has managed to put her own stamp on a genre that's as widespread as this. I loved the lore and history of the Benandanti and the science and archaeology that was mixed in! The best thing about Predator is the lore and the setting. When I read that its set in Ireland I immediately added it to my list. There isn't that many good YA books set here and being Irish I had to read it ;) I also live only a few miles away from a bog so I found it fascinating when they found the body. The Benandanti were also fascinating and you should totally Google them and see the information about them. I loved Bree. She is curious, smart, strong and brave. She meets Liam when they get to Ireland and both immediately hit it off. Bree questions everything and always tries to do the right thing no matter what. I also loved Liam and his irresistible Irish charm ;) He is so supportive and honest and I want to see lots more of him in the next book!! Predator is a very fast paced read. From the time they find the hand till the end we have deaths, betrayals, fights and super-strong mice!! I loved the science involved and never for a moment did it get confusing. Its a thrilling and extremely entertaining read. So overall I loved Predator. Its an engaging, thrilling and additive read. At times nerve wracking and at others sad, Predator is a unique story that will capture your interest and keep you on your toes till the very end. I fell in love with the characters and setting of Predator and look forward to more from this author (lets hope we get more from this world too).
After the death of her brother Troy, Bree is desperate to reconnect with her scientist father who hasn't been the same since he lost his son and went along with him to Ireland for the summer to help with his field study, researching a way to create a wound-repair serum to aid soldiers on the battlefield and linking it with the acid from the peat that preserve the flesh. But Bree had no idea what she stumbled on when she discovered a well preserved bog body and his mutated hand, or what she could have possibly unleashed. Well this was certainly different. I wasn't sure what I would expect when I opened this book, but I was really impressed with how fast I got into it. Predator is a thrilling, suspenseful and mysterious spin on werewolf lore that combines, science, archaeology and folklore mythology. I'm a really big fan of myths so it was pretty interesting to learn about the Benandanti lore and how it ties with the lycanthropy legend. I also loved the concept about a bog-swamp and the possibility of human life being persevered throughout time by the peat and then researched by biological anthropologist to uncover ancient truths. Add the greed and desperation of men who want to use this information to further success the war efforts by creating a super-solider army, despite the risks, and you got yourself one hell of a solid read. I loved Bashman's writing, you can tell she put a lot of thought and heart into this book. The action was fast paced and pulse pounding and the tone of the book was always kept at fascinating, rattling and shutter-worthy levels. It was like seeing everything unfold on the big screen in my mind. Very real, addicting and entertaining. I really enjoyed all of these characters. Each played their roles well which made it easy to like and connect with. Bree has a great voice, she's brave, strong, intelligent with a good heart. She may be a little to curious for her own good and a bit reckless, but I liked that she took responsibility for her role in the events that unfolded and tried to do the right thing no matter the consequences. Liam is one of those great book boyfriends who is kind and sweet and supportive. There was a moment near the end of the book when he approached Bree that stole my heart a little. It gave me even greater respect for him. However, I am curious, nervous and excited to see how things will play out for him in the next book all things considering. All in all, I had a really good time reading Predator. It's not your average werewolf book which was refreshing and I really enjoyed the scientific approach more then I thought I would. It's a bit mind boggling mind you, but I think that's what makes it such a fun experience. For fans who are looking for a new twist in the werewolf genre should have a good time with this one. As for me? I'm greatly looking forward to seeing what happens next! A fascinating and highly intriguing read.
My Thoughts - 3.5 out of 5 Unicorns - I more than liked it!!! ***Received this ebook from the publisher Month9Books for an honest review The cover is creepy and fierce looking. I really like it. Wow, lots of things happening it this book, but it did have some slow parts for me. I think that Janice set up an awesome world that is only going to get better if it is a series. At this point, I have no idea where this will be a series or not, but it left like there is more to come but with closure if that makes sense. There are definitely some unique ideas in this world that I haven’t read before. Janice’s descriptions are very life like, and you can see it happening while you are reading it. She definitely threw me for a couple of loops that I didn’t expect. As always, I will not give anything away in my reviews because I think everyone should have a chance to experience a book for themselves without someone ruining it or tainting their own impressions of the story. My mom is always asking what happens in a book or with a movie we are watching, and I always say “I don’t remember, read/watch it and see.” She gets so mad at me, but I don’t mind. I really think this is a book my high school students could get into. I hope one day I can add it to my classroom library, but not sure when I can afford that. This was my first time reading anything by Janice, so I will have to check out and see what else she has especially if there is more to this series. I recommend this book to those people who want a unique werewolf world and don’t want everything happy and perfect. Off to read a new adventure :)