Weregirl (Weregirl Series #1)

Weregirl (Weregirl Series #1)

by C. D. Bell


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Weregirl (Weregirl Series #1) by C. D. Bell

16 year-old Nessa Kurland is an above-average girl in a below-average town. While Tether, Michigan might not have the water problems of Flint, it does suffer the after effects of the infamous 90's corporate polluter, Dutch Chemical. Nessa's best hope to escape is a college scholarship for cross-country running. Then a seemingly chance encounter with a trapped wolf on a forest run renders Nessa transformed: she becomes a werewolf, able to shape shift at will, throwing her junior year into lupine tumult.

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ISBN-13: 9781937133559
Publisher: Chooseco LLC
Publication date: 11/01/2016
Series: Weregirl Series , #1
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 296,317
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.50(d)
Age Range: 14 - 17 Years

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Weregirl 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
closkot 9 months ago
My Thoughts - 4 out of 5 Unicorns - I really liked it!!! ***I choose what I read and review based on what intrigues me!! Yes, I got a review copy of this book, but no one tells me what to think, feel, or write about any book! I will collect this series in paperback in the future. I love the wolf on the cover! This is the first book in the series, and it is classified as young adult though I would say more new adult with the violence. This book is more than 300 pages long. This is my first time reading this author’s work. This book was interesting because it isn’t a typical shifter book. Nessa was chosen. This book has some of the usual trouble I find with a new series where while the world and details are built that I find it slow. So the first half of the book, I equate to getting all the high school details and life of Nessa. The second half of the book is packed with mystery, intrigue, and action. Nessa is strong for a high school student thrown to the wolves. There were some twists and turns that I thought I saw coming, and then I thought I was wrong. I love when authors make it so you can’t guess what will happen next. By the end of the book, I was hooked. I can’t wait to read the next book! I recommend to shifter fans who want a new kind of shifter world where Nessa is chosen!
InvestedIvana More than 1 year ago
I received an ARC of this book book from the author/publisher. Back in June when I reviewed the 16-chapter sample of Weregirl, I was intrigued by several things: the relationships between Nessa and a couple of her running teammates, the town’s history of chemical poisoning, the history of the doctor who is head of a long-term study of the poisoning effects on the town’s children, and what would happen after Nessa consulted a Native American shaman about her condition. I’m happy to say the full novel delivers the story on all these things. There is a very positive feeling about this novel, despite some of the awful things that are happening in the town. The protagonist isn’t a tortured teen, really. She has a great family, an awesome best friend, a supportive coach. Though she’s going through something weird, people believe her and she handles it very maturely. She has goals and ambitions and she’s putting in hard work toward them. Nessa is the kind of protagonist I hope shows up in YA more often than not as she’s a great role-model. I found the writing style to be interesting. The voice seems to be very straight-forward and direct, almost minimalist in some places. The story is told from a third-person limited point of view, usually from Nessa’s perspective. In the ARC I read, there were occasional slips into another character’s POV, which I suspect will be cleaned up in the final version. Throughout the book, simple vignettes are used to convey something to the reader — maybe a particular emotion or a bit of a relationship. I found those interesting and different than what I normally read. Taking all of this together, I’m not sure if I liked the style or not. I think it made for a fast read, but there were a few things I wish had been fleshed-out or explained more explicitly. The real question of the book is, “Why is Nessa chosen to be a werewolf?” Not her transformation. Not how she deals with it. But the . . . I’ll say “destined” . . . purpose behind it. I really like that part of the story, the mystery that Nessa must solve. I’m curious to see where this series will go next. There is a book two in the works, and it could go almost anyplace. Overall, I’m going to give this book 3.5 stars. I love the concept and the mystery, but I’m still undecided about the writing style. My usual disclaimer is that I am NOT the target audience for a young adult book, being way past that stage in life, nor do I read YA often. There is a lot to love in this book, and I’m sure it will find a great audience.
BuckeyeAngel More than 1 year ago
Nessa went to see her advisor to let him know that she would need a full scholarship to be able to go to college. Nessa had the gift of being clear and direct- The advisor brought up the fact when she had to stay at home to take care of her brother Nate whenever he was sick that winter- she hadn’t done well in Bio even though he knew why. The sad part was Nessa loved Bio. Nessa works weekends at the Vet’s office Nessa helped with Nate anyway as he had Aspergers which met he was autistic. Cynthia Sinise was in the running for a track scholarship that year and the advisor told Nessa to see if Cynthia would give her some tips . Cynthia was quiet and intense. Nessa’s best friend was Bree. Bree and Nessa both had a crush on Cassian. Nessa felt like she may be missing out on the whole teenage experience. Cynthia had stopped to talk to Nessa and Nessa told Cynthia she wanted to run at night with her. Cynthia said OK but to be there right at eight as she wouldn’t wait. Nessa was a little late and Cynthia had already started to run Nessa was going to try to catch up with her. Nessa saw a wolf in a trap and decided to try to help it if she could. Then another white wolf came up and bit Nessa in the hip. When Nessa woke up she was in Dr. Kalish’s clinic. The Dr. told Nessa she could not run for a month at the very least and the season would almost be over then. Then a couple weeks later Nessa could hear better, and see better,her sense of smell was much better, and the she started growing white fur on her body. Nessa was scared to death. I loved this story right up until the end and it just stopped. I didn’t expect it to end there was no warning and my rating went down a lot because of this. GIANT CLIFFHANGER I am so disappointed I loved the plot - til the end. I loved the characters. I also loved the ins and outs but as I said the end ruined the story for me.
CathrineLake More than 1 year ago
I received this ebook for free from Netgalley for an honest review. The story stays off with giving us the history of Nessa’s daily life, family and what she is working for. It is in third person point of view and follows only Nessa around. It is a fast pace coming of age story with a twist. There is something going where she lives. Really strange things happening and Nessa never really thought about them until now. There are people trying to help her understand what is happening. However, she can't tell anyone her secret and she doesn't know who to truly trust. You will enjoy this book and not want to put it down. Even in the end you will be wanting more. This comes out in November.
onemused More than 1 year ago
"Weregirl" takes the reader through a fantastic supernatural mystery within the small town of Tether. Tether's water supply had been contaminated by a chemical company, resulting in an abnormal amount of cancers and other illnesses. The company went bankrupt and another company stepped in to "study" the children who might be affected. Somehow, no one questions what they are studying or doing to the kids or why the parents can't be in the exam room. No one except Billy's mother and even then, only after he's getting sicker and sicker. Nessa is a teenager who lives for cross country races. She is trying to improve her running when she gets bitten by a wolf and slowly transforms into a werewolf. She learns that she was chosen to solve the mystery around the studies being done on the children and Billy. It's a fantastic mystery that easily carries the plotline and makes werewolves seem like the lesser story. I was reading to the end just to learn more about that! The werewolf plotline seems pretty typical and it has the usual transformation type events (healing and speed/increased athleticism). It worked along with the main mystery, and I am curious to see if there will be sequels/how the plot will evolve. Nessa's teenage life, including romance, takes a backseat. This (romance) is somewhat predictable (I mean, a guy named Luc with all this mystery? It seemed a little obvious to me), but I liked it anyway! All-in-all it's a captivating mystery with a supernatural flare, and I really enjoyed reading it. Please note that I received an ARC from the publisher through netgalley in exchange for my honest review.
Rosemary-Standeven More than 1 year ago
You may have guessed from the title, that this book is about a teenage girl who gets bitten by a wolf and turns into a werewolf. But the story is really a lot more than just another teen supernatural tale – for one thing, there are no vampires lurking around. Nessa runs cross-country, and through her running she is determined to leave her dead-end home town well behind her. As her running times get faster and faster (with the help of a bit of wolf stamina), so does the pace of the book – and your reading races to keep up. However, it cannot all be as straightforward as that. Her hometown had been devastated by industrial pollution, and the new owner of the disgraced company Dutch Chemical has turned white knight with the promise of new jobs (as yet to be fulfilled) and free health care for the town, including special monitoring for any children likely to have been affected – such as Nessa’s autistic younger brother, Nate. But why would Paravida want to take on such a huge burden, and what are they really doing with the kids, and with the old Dutch Chemical factory? With her best friend, Bree, and the Monster (Bree’s non-supernatural vehicle), Nessa tries to investigate Paravida – while attempting to attract (and keep) a boyfriend, avoid doping suspicions, look after Nate, and cope with the enormous physical and emotional changes that come with being a werewolf. As if being a teenager were not enough! The book is well-written, and the main characters very well realised – especially Nessa. Nessa visibly grows from a girl obsessed with running, to a more mature person, able to look outside of her own narrow focus, to the human and wolf world around her – and to really care about their futures. Not all is resolved at the end – does that mean a sequel? There is certainly a lot more to come from this story yet. An excellent read. I received this copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review
In_My_Humble_OpinionDA More than 1 year ago
Weregirl by C.D. Bell is a sweet, well written ya paranormal. There is enough angst and mystery to keep you turning pages. I’ll admit to reading it in one sitting. The author gets what it is to be a high school student. Nessa is responsible but not beyond her years or experience. I really enjoyed this book.
Erani_Kole More than 1 year ago
*ARC via NetGalley and I voluntarily reviewed this* This book started off great for me, introducing a character driven for a better education that'll eventually lead to an easier life. She's got family and friends, responsibilities, and aspirations. Then the story's focus changed, and I felt a little lost, which resulted in my decaying interest. I felt like the ground was pulled from under my feet because just as the MC's introduced to a new world of shifters, the story decides to take another turn and show a smaller piece of the big picture. This split in attention between her changing and the town's oddities was jarring, and if you add in the chapters of details that seemed to drag, I got a book that personally made me fight to finish it. The only things that drove me to the end was a character's secret identity that I guessed at and the town's major secret. I like this story's simple originality with werewolves, and it's been a while since I read anything that reminded me of my favorite Were movie with Marty. Nessa stared off cool, but eventually, with her mind in all directions, I kind of lost her in the chaos. I really enjoyed her mother and the support she gave. The romance aspect was pretty good if you like being teased with it, and the ending certainly made me smile because as a hopeless romantic, there's nothing I like more than a satisfying ending. Overall, this is a good story that drags a little here and there with characters that will leave you guessing.