Thursday, 5 August 2010

URBAN FANTASY REVIEW: Curse of the Wolf Girl - Martin Miller


Scottish teenage werewolf Kalix MacRinnalch is in London trying to settle down and live a normal life. Her new friends support her as she goes to college to learn to read and write, but her old enemies won't leave her alone. Many powerful werewolves want Kalix dead, and the Guild of Werewolf Hunters is still dedicated to wiping out the entire MacRinnalch werewolf clan. Life might be easier for Kalix if her werewolf family were able to help, but her sister the Enchantress needs all of her sorcerous powers to locate the perfect pair of high heels, her brother Markus is busy in Scotland organising an opera, and her cousin Dominil is engaged in her own merciless vendetta with her enemies. Kalix must carry on alone but she's finding it difficult enough to pay the rent and cope with her anxiety and depression, while struggling with werewolf hunters and exams at the same time...


To be honest I really didn’t get into the originally offering by this author and really wasn’t expecting that much from this, the second title in the series. As with the original we continue with the tale of Kalix, as she struggles to immerse herself in the real world by learning to read and write with the support of her friends. It is well written, the villains pretty good fun but to be honest with you, I still have the same problem with this as I did with the first. I just didn’t like the principle character. It made this offering not only difficult to get into but it made it a real struggle to finish but most of all it left me wondering if I should even try the next title by this author as it felt that none of the problems had been corrected. It’s definitely an interesting world, it definitely has some fun characters but when you can’t writing a protagonist that the reader can latch onto and support then you’ve lost half the battle to start with.

1 comment:

Julie-Anne said...

Is the editing any better in this one? I have this on my wishlist and the one major flaw with the first book for me, was the editing. So many grammar and spelling mistakes.