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She Wolf

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Edith ist a shifter with a dangerous secret - one that costs her everything. In her darkest hour she has to depend on Damen, a stranger who drives her up the wall but is at the same time oddly familiar.
This novel is written in a very thrilling way, the characters are well developed and the scenario is so exciting that I am eager to see what happens next.
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DNF @9%

I haven't even read 10% of this so I don't feel comfortable rating it, but jesus christ get an editor. I shall now paste in the comments I made as I updated my doneness level:
Oh look, it includes a playlist... Oh cool it has Justin Bieber on it; this bodes well. This is like giving a fucking mixtape to your crush. Wait, no, this is like when one of your friends forces you to listen to a song they are really digging and really tries to ensure that you GET the DEEP meaning. They accomplish this by loudly singing along and staring at you without blinking.

There was only so much ass-kicking one person could take before common sense finally got knocked onto them.

"Most fourteen-year-olds also are not learning combat training..." She trailed.

I wiped the trail of sweat from my forehead using the back of my hand, while pushing back the loose strands of hair.
I'm just trying to visualize this. Does she use the same hand? Important questions.

I shuffled on the ground as pain radiated through the back of my spine.
The back of the spine. Right.

Let the records show that everything about them is direfully catastrophic.
Is that a word? I honestly don't know. Direful is a word. At any rate, it sounds weird.

He smiled, his gaze lingering on me for a few minutes too long.
A few minutes too long? Even staring at someone for 60 seconds is weird. 180 seconds is like enough time to microwave a bag of popcorn.

Has an editor even been given the option to cast eyes on this shit?

As if his father staging a coup against mine and taking everything, we once loved with him, wasn't enough of a low blow.

We all attended the same kindergarten from a young age.
As opposed to the geriatric kindergarten..

The need to feel the pack, and the bond that ties us all was so heavy.

Even basic shit like quotation marks are off, and why are we using single quotes when we've been using double quotes previously? And why are some things in italics? It's just insulting. Even a beta reader could catch this shit.

We need to choose a tense and stick with it.

Can no one just say things? Must everything be mentioned, asked, snapped, commented, announced, exhaled, repeated, sighed, stated, shouted, yelled, instructed, cried out, trailed, muttered, whispered... ffs
Side note: At this point I skimmed forward a few pages trying to find "said." Instead, I found all of the above.

And this is where I finally literally said out loud to no one "I'm fucking done."
Cassian shouted, flinging large, rounded balls towards us.
Rounded fucking balls. As opposed to? SQUARED BALLS? I'm fucking done.

I want to reiterate the fact that this novel has a playlist. It also has a rendering of the MC at the beginning with the following quote underneath: "Your neighborhood Veronica Mars to the rescue. In my case, Veronica Bored." Should I be slapping my knee here? Is it meant to be amusing? I don't know, I'm old.

Oh, I see this book was edited... and also proofread...
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The plot points are tolerable. The world could be interesting. It definitely has multiple layers and things that we find out this we go. 
But honestly I hated the writing. It is too self-aware and seems to be more of a way for the author to voice her opinions on all things book and writers.
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Thank you for allowing me access to a free eARC of this. 

I thought this was a great book as it includes many of the tropes that enjoy from fantasy werewolves are strong female heroin comedy, cool fight scenes and The great pacing book that draws me into the novel
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I met a boy at the waterfall on the edge of the Forbidden Forest. Our pack was prohibited from venturing there. But being the alpha's only child and a bit of a social misfit, it became my second home.When I started reading I couldn't put it down. Maya Morrison is magnifysent and amazing writer.I cannot wait to read more of there books.Keep up the great work.You should definitely read this book.Can't wait for the next
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An enjoyable easy read that will hook you from start to finish, loved the characters and the way the story blends together, you want be disappointed with this book.
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Edith is the only child of the alpha pack of the human realm.  However even though she’s a wolf shifter she spends her childhood hiding her wolf.   At a young age her father losses his status as alpha and making her an outsider in her own pack.  She meets a boy not from their pack one night and their friendship builds over the years.  Then one day they give into desire and find themselves marked as fated mates. Edith rejects Tiam for reasons she can’t explain and that night he loses more than Edith.  Years pass Ediths best friend goes missing and her biggest secret is discovered.  Its during this time fate throws them back together sort of… Will Edith and Tiam reunite?  Will Edith find hee best friend that’s been kidnapped? Why are girls disappearing? So many mysteries.  As Edith and Tiam struggle to solve these things and more they find new friends and allies throughout the Realms. 

Maya Morrison creates a beautiful paranormal world with all types of creatures with unique powers.  She paints some pretty amazing images of magic and it’s creations.  Her characters are woven with such great detail you find yourself knowing how they would react in almost any situation.  There is plenty of action and adventure as Edith and Tiam never seem to get a break just when they figure one thing out more questions pop up elsewhere.

My only complaint was how the beginning of the story was non-linear and I had to go back and check a few dates to try and remember what had happened and what was still to come also some backtracking when a different character tells their side of a story.

I have to give this book 5 out of 5 stars  due to beautiful character and unique plot that keeps you guessing even after the story is over. I am definitely waiting for the next book and to see where things go for Edith and Tiam.

This book is appropriate for adults. There is vulgar language, some violence, and some sexual situations not appropriate for younger kids. It may be appropriate for older teens as none of the material are that graphic.
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How could you do that to me with that ending! I really hope book 2 is coming soon.   

I liked this book, I really did, it’s got a good foundation. I loved the setup between the two main characters and the overall plot is interesting, some unexpected twists. Not crazy about either character’s present day personality but I got past it and I think they will improve.  

However, this story has one of my least favorite things. It’s *checks calendar* 2022 and we’re STILL writing stories where the couple is separated and the girl remains a virgin while the guy sleeps around all over the place?! Really? 

Despite that, I’m giving this 4 stars because it was a fun read with really good drama and angst. 

 *thank you so much to Maya Morrison and Victory Editing for giving me a copy of the book for an honest review*
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I feel like this book had a good idea, but needed a bit more editing. It had a lot going on and would’ve benefited from it being split up into different books. I understand it’s a series, but it was just too much in a little bit of time. Also, there was a lot of telling instead of showing. A lot of things happened “off camera” and were later told to us. There was also a discrepancy with age. At one point it’s said that they’ve known each other for three years and she can’t believe it. The chapter said she was like fourteen, but they had met when she was thirteen or fourteen so that didn’t make any sense. There were some references towards today’s culture and that’s not necessarily bad, but if you don’t know the references, it could take you out of the book. It also dates the book. Overall, I liked the idea of the book, but the execution needed a little work. It is also definitely for a younger crowd, probably high schoolers, based on the language.
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A really good start to a series, but watch out if you don't like cliff hangers! A little slow in places but some interesting twists on the usual werewolf stories. Can't wait  for the next in the series. Definitely one to watch.
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I usually really like books about shifters but this one was not for me. It’s as if the writer decided to add every idea that came to her. Every one! There are so many arcs in here that there are enough stories for a whole series. I would have liked a simpler story. 
Arc One—The book starts off describing how a benevolent alpha has been overthrown by an abusive alpha. Evil alpha attacks our protagonists family. Edith’s mother tells Edith to hide her wolf but we don’t understand why. Evil alpha kills the mother without explaining how she was insubordinate, then makes Edith and her dad outcasts in the pack.
Arc Two—Edith gets bullied every day so steals off to a hidden waterfall where she meets a friend and they begin meeting every week for five years which develops into a close friendship. Evil alpha son threatens her friend so she breaks It off, after five years!
Arc Three—Skip five years ahead, Edith is about to graduate from college and wants to escape the pack by claiming to be a mutt (a wolf that can’t change). She works in a secret underground club for supernatural guests to save money for her escape.
Arc Four—Girls are disappearing from many different territories it feels like no one cares or investigates. 
Arc Five—Another pack alpha has been overthrown by the evil alpha. Something bad happens to the good alphas son and he is sent to a world between worlds to recover but it’s not clear what he is recovering from. He has also started a shelter for battered woman but is out for revenge against the evil alpha.
Arc Six—There is a benevolent goddess pulling peoples strings but it doesn’t seem to do any good for years and years. 

I could go on and on but there is just too much here with little or no cohesiveness. There needed to be some editing here. There is no cohesion between the story arcs. The time line jumps around like crazy. The world building is thin and there are so many worlds to build. The characters are not well fleshed out, I don’t like any of them especially the adults that plainly see bullying on a daily basis and yet do nothing to stop it. I don’t care what happens to any of the characters, They simply are not likeable. On top of all that, the dialogue was unnatural. This book was not for me at all. I hope for the author’s sake and the sake of the story, a good editor will fix this. Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for giving me an ARC in exchange for a fair and honest review. All opinions expressed are my own.
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I requested this based on the fact it’s a shifter PNR and the cover, but I never expected to love this as much as I did.  I mean I should have known I was going to it has some of my favourite requirements in a read, strong and free willed lead, enemies to lovers feel, reject/ostracised, my main dislike is cliffhangers but only because I have to wait for the next book., which I am definitely eager to read, this is a good start to what I think will be a great series.

Thanks to netgalley and the publisher for a free copy for an honest opinion
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A big thank you to NetGalley and Victory Editing NetGalley Co-op for the ARC.  I am voluntarily reviewing this book.  I liked the cover, and the first part of the book.  Then it started getting odd.  Her family got a raw deal.  I skimmed alot to be honest as it got slow for me.  This is the first in a series, and I personally probably won't continue.  I can see that many others will enjoy but not my thing apparently.  Still the imagination to create this world is amazing.  3 stars.
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NetGalley ARC Educator 550974

Action packed romance with twists, murder and kidnappings. It is well written. Nova and Tiam are fated mates but circumstances and evil want to keep them apart. This is book 1 and ends on a cliffhanger. Anxiously awaiting book 2.
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Edith/Nova spent her childhood hiding her wolf from everyone - her abusive packmates and her only friend.  When her last tie to the pack is murdered, Edith gets out of Sybil Falls and into the world at large.  Her best friend is kidnapped and she has to work with the sexy if annoying Damen Elder to find Asha and get her back. Damen is also hiding secrets - he remembers Nova from long ago and blames her for fracturing his life.  Although they are both attracted to one another - the secrets and lies hold them apart.

I really enjoyed Edith as a character - she's strong, confident and tries to make the best of a bad situation.  Damen is stubborn and strong and carries too many secrets.  This has a enemies-to-lovers vibe, but it took a while to get into the story.  The beginning is a little muddled with back and forth chapters and time jumps.  The dialogue is great.  There is a real cliffhanger too.
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I did not think i would like this as much as i did!
I honestly LOVED it!!!! 💜
The main character wasn’t annoying or fake which i loved as i hate pick me girls.
I loved the love interest and the plot behind their romance and their bond which made me really interested!
The actual plot itself i liked especially how the girls go missing! I feel like it makes the story very interesting.
Only rated it 4 ⭐️ because at some points u found the plot to be repetitive but not to the point where it was actually annoying.
Also loved how the main character wasn’t a basic shy and innocent girl because i’m so over that. Instead, she was confident and knew what she wanted which was so refreshing!
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Thank you Netgalley and the publishers for providing me with this ARC, to read this book in exchange for an honest review.

Romance 4.5/5
Protangonists 4/5
Plot 3.5/5
Side characters 3.5/5
World Building 2.5/5
Cliffhanger Ending alert

What I liked:

Edith was great, she didn't let her circumstances affect her disposition. She had a strong will and approach to life. Damien, is complicated, and I liked that. The character development was done well, Edith acknowledges her mistakes and Damien is stubborn, but towards the end was willing accept the suggestions of others and be more open-minded. 

What I didn't like:
The story initially had a couple of chapters from different ages of the protagonists, but once or twice, it became a little confusing esp. since it had gone without a specific sequence.  It had the "special snowflake" theme to it, but it merges well with the story. The dimensions were a little confusing, I didn't understand the travel powers or the world quite clearly, but that might be due to the fact I was reading this way past my bedtime.

But overall a good find, will definitely continue the series.
My complete  review has also been posted to Goodsread on 14th Dec 2021, with spoilers.
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I was drawn to this book initially by the front cover and the title as I love wolves in general and especially books that contain them. Once I started this book I couldnt put it down, it was completely compelling. The writing was great, the characters were great and the storyline was unique and interesting. I really enjoyed this read and I look forward to the next one.
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Great writing and dialogue. I loved the main character and the story is very unique and the writing draws you in . i can;t wait for for Book 2.
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She-wolf by Maya Morrison.
A paranormal shifter romance book 1.
When I was young, I met a boy at the waterfall on the edge of the Forbidden Forest. Our pack was prohibited from venturing there. But being the alpha's only child and a bit of a social misfit, it became my second home.
I enjoyed this book.  Likeable story.  I liked
Edith character. I didn't trust alpha Dire or 
Duke dire. I liked Damen. I'm looking forward to the next book.  5*.
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